Period
to 12 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 6 months to 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > South East
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 184 274 306
Rank change year-on-year +90 +32 -43
Contract jobs citing VB 30 98 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.50% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 1.74% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 68 45
Median daily rate £450 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £370 £325 £263
90th Percentile £525 £445 £488
England median daily rate £450 £389 £365
% change year-on-year +15.76% +6.51% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.53% +58.88%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.66% +97.62% -47.50%

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,957 5,638 6,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.62% 37.17% 39.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,237 3,528 4,097
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £308
90th Percentile £600 £588 £560
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 175 209
Median hourly rate £43.50 £47.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +10.59% -1.16%
10th Percentile £28.75 £23.20 £18.60
90th Percentile £56.01 £57.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £41.53
% change year-on-year -19.54% +4.74% +0.37%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the South East

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB in the South East.

Daily rate trend for VB in the South East

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB in the South East over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VB in the South East

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for VB in the South East

VB
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South East region over the 6 months to 12 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +88 12 £405 +6.44% 1
Buckinghamshire +49 8 £405 -
Hampshire +53 6 £370 +1.37% 2
Surrey +41 6 £450 +20.00% 1
Kent +36 5 £450 +50.00%
Berkshire +70 4 £325 -28.57% 1
East Sussex +32 1 £425 +6.25%
VB
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for VB.

1 18 (60.00%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
3 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (36.67%) Windows
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (36.67%) Finance
5 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 9 (30.00%) MS Visio
6 9 (30.00%) VBScript
6 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (26.67%) WSUS
7 8 (26.67%) SCCM
7 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (23.33%) .NET
8 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (20.00%) ERP
9 6 (20.00%) Linux
9 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (20.00%) C#
9 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (20.00%) Azure
9 6 (20.00%) Power BI
9 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 6 (20.00%) Power Platform
10 5 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (16.67%) McAfee ePO

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (30.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Azure
1 6 (20.00%) Power Platform
2 4 (13.33%) Azure Functions
2 4 (13.33%) Serverless
3 1 (3.33%) AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) IPsec
1 4 (13.33%) SAN
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Intranet
3 1 (3.33%) Skype
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) Power BI
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.33%) Informix
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) ClearCase
1 4 (13.33%) ClearQuest
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Cypress.io
3 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.33%) Hudson
3 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.33%) NeoLoad
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Public Sector
3 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Deployment Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) T-SQL Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Excel Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Finance Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Finance Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (13.33%) ADO.NET
2 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (10.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.33%) Classic ASP
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
3 3 (10.00%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (13.33%) AIX
5 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Vista
6 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) HPUX
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Unix
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (20.00%) ERP
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) ITIL
3 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (16.67%) Time Management
4 4 (13.33%) High Availability
4 4 (13.33%) Patch Management
4 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 4 (13.33%) Requirements Gathering
4 4 (13.33%) Scrum
4 4 (13.33%) Security Patching
4 4 (13.33%) Service Management
4 4 (13.33%) Software Deployment
5 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (30.00%) VBScript
3 6 (20.00%) C#
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) F#
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (13.33%) Terminal Server
2 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
1 8 (26.67%) WSUS
2 5 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (13.33%) BladeLogic
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (13.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (13.33%) SCOM
3 4 (13.33%) Tivoli
3 4 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) McAfee
3 4 (13.33%) HP
3 4 (13.33%) Lotus
3 4 (13.33%) Remedy
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Symantec
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Brocade
6 1 (3.33%) CommVault
6 1 (3.33%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.33%) Veritas