Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 16 December 2018 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)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 476 501 348
Rank change year-on-year +25 -153 -57
Contract jobs citing VB 487 435 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.42% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.04% 1.01% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 281 449
UK median daily rate £379 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £285 £276 £250
90th Percentile £525 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year - +13.64% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 26
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.75% -5.88% +41.67%
10th Percentile £15.25 £28.75 £27.88
90th Percentile £35.35 £42.50 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -53.75% -5.88% +37.10%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 46,682 43,067 41,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.80% 41.97% 40.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,867 30,236 28,546
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £285
90th Percentile £644 £638 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 776 876
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £16.54 £16.25 £14.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.13 £52.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the UK

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in the UK

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in the UK

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
England +18 441 £380 +1.33% 214
UK excluding London +63 306 £375 - 187
London -28 172 £425 +8.97% 42
South East +34 99 £413 +17.86% 28
North of England +11 91 £350 -6.67% 48
North West -1 49 £363 -3.33% 24
Midlands -29 37 £370 -1.33% 45
Yorkshire -2 31 £310 -10.14% 20
Scotland -6 28 £338 -3.57% 6
South West -17 25 £413 -2.94% 24
West Midlands -26 20 £300 -20.00% 27
East Midlands +11 17 £423 +20.71% 18
East of England +4 16 £313 +7.76% 27
North East -2 11 £338 -25.00% 4
Wales -22 7 £438 +2.94% 9
Isle of Man - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 with a requirement for VB.

1 234 (48.05%) SQL
2 179 (36.76%) C#
3 164 (33.68%) Microsoft
4 156 (32.03%) Windows
5 155 (31.83%) .NET
6 146 (29.98%) SQL Server
7 123 (25.26%) Finance
8 120 (24.64%) Microsoft Excel
9 105 (21.56%) PowerShell
10 88 (18.07%) Java
11 82 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
12 80 (16.43%) VBA
13 79 (16.22%) SCCM
14 78 (16.02%) VBScript
15 76 (15.61%) Active Directory
16 73 (14.99%) Analytical Skills
17 72 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
17 72 (14.78%) Oracle
18 69 (14.17%) Migration
19 68 (13.96%) Windows 7
20 62 (12.73%) Citrix
21 60 (12.32%) VB.NET
22 58 (11.91%) Banking
23 56 (11.50%) SDLC
24 53 (10.88%) Data Warehouse
25 52 (10.68%) VMware
26 51 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 51 (10.47%) ITIL
27 50 (10.27%) T-SQL
28 49 (10.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 26 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.93%) IIS
3 12 (2.46%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.46%) Skype for Business
4 11 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (1.44%) CMS
5 7 (1.44%) Confluence
6 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.03%) SAS
7 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.82%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.62%) Apache
8 3 (0.62%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.62%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 120 (24.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.41%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (3.49%) SAP HR
2 13 (2.67%) Workday HCM
3 6 (1.23%) Endur
4 5 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.03%) MoSes
5 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.41%) iTrent
5 2 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.21%) Primavera
6 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.21%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (4.11%) Office 365
4 8 (1.64%) GitHub
5 7 (1.44%) IaaS
6 4 (0.82%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.62%) SaaS
8 2 (0.41%) PaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Apigee
9 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) Google Play
9 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.70%) SAN
2 16 (3.29%) LAN
3 12 (2.46%) DNS
4 9 (1.85%) VPN
4 9 (1.85%) Wireless
5 8 (1.64%) Firewall
6 7 (1.44%) DHCP
7 6 (1.23%) Internet
8 4 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.82%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.82%) Skype
9 3 (0.62%) FTP
9 3 (0.62%) HTTP
9 3 (0.62%) SMS
9 3 (0.62%) WAN
10 2 (0.41%) 4G
10 2 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
11 1 (0.21%) Intranet
11 1 (0.21%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (29.98%) SQL Server
2 53 (10.88%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 49 (10.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (7.39%) MS Access
6 29 (5.95%) Relational Database
7 28 (5.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (4.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 20 (4.11%) Oracle Database
9 20 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (3.90%) Power BI
11 16 (3.29%) MySQL
12 12 (2.46%) Data Mining
12 12 (2.46%) RDBMS
13 11 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (1.85%) Big Data
15 9 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (1.85%) Data Lake
15 9 (1.85%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 29 (5.95%) MSI
2 23 (4.72%) Selenium
3 22 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (4.11%) Git (software)
5 19 (3.90%) HP UFT
5 19 (3.90%) SoapUI
6 15 (3.08%) JIRA
6 15 (3.08%) Wise Package Studio
7 13 (2.67%) AdminStudio
7 13 (2.67%) InstallShield
7 13 (2.67%) Jenkins
7 13 (2.67%) Visual Studio
8 11 (2.26%) JMeter
9 8 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (1.23%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.23%) LoadRunner
10 6 (1.23%) Subversion
11 5 (1.03%) JUnit
12 4 (0.82%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 123 (25.26%) Finance
2 58 (11.91%) Banking
3 20 (4.11%) Retail
4 16 (3.29%) Front Office
5 12 (2.46%) Billing
6 11 (2.26%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.05%) Legal
8 7 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.23%) French Language
9 6 (1.23%) German Language
9 6 (1.23%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.82%) Back Office
10 4 (0.82%) Marketing
10 4 (0.82%) Publishing
10 4 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.62%) Automotive
11 3 (0.62%) Electronics
11 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 186 (38.19%) Developer
2 81 (16.63%) Analyst
3 66 (13.55%) .NET Developer
4 39 (8.01%) C# Developer
5 32 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 29 (5.95%) Data Analyst
7 27 (5.54%) SQL Developer
8 24 (4.93%) Applications Packager
9 21 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (3.90%) Architect
10 19 (3.90%) VB Developer
11 18 (3.70%) Tester
12 17 (3.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 17 (3.49%) HR Analyst
13 16 (3.29%) Technical Specialist
13 16 (3.29%) Test Analyst
13 16 (3.29%) VBA Developer
14 15 (3.08%) Migration Analyst
15 14 (2.87%) Data Migration Analyst
15 14 (2.87%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (31.83%) .NET
2 46 (9.45%) HTML
3 36 (7.39%) Web Services
4 32 (6.57%) ASP.NET
5 29 (5.95%) XML
6 24 (4.93%) REST
7 21 (4.31%) SOAP
8 20 (4.11%) CSS
9 16 (3.29%) WinForms
10 15 (3.08%) WCF
11 12 (2.46%) .NET Framework
11 12 (2.46%) JSON
11 12 (2.46%) WPF
12 11 (2.26%) jQuery
12 11 (2.26%) Middleware
13 10 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (2.05%) CGI
14 9 (1.85%) OCX
15 7 (1.44%) HTML5
15 7 (1.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.99%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.49%) Reference Data
5 13 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.05%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.85%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.85%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.85%) Replication
8 8 (1.64%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.64%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.44%) Clustering
9 7 (1.44%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.44%) PMI
10 6 (1.23%) LIMS
10 6 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.23%) Swaptions
10 6 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 156 (32.03%) Windows
2 68 (13.96%) Windows 7
3 36 (7.39%) Windows 10
4 31 (6.37%) Windows Server
5 30 (6.16%) Linux
6 21 (4.31%) Windows XP
7 14 (2.87%) Unix
7 14 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.82%) Solaris
11 4 (0.82%) VMS
12 3 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.41%) Android
13 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.21%) CentOS
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
3 69 (14.17%) Migration
4 56 (11.50%) SDLC
5 51 (10.47%) ITIL
6 47 (9.65%) ETL
7 44 (9.03%) Software Engineering
8 42 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (8.42%) Analytics
9 41 (8.42%) Project Management
10 37 (7.60%) Test Automation
11 29 (5.95%) Data Analysis
12 28 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (5.54%) Data Migration
14 26 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 25 (5.13%) Scrum
16 23 (4.72%) Computer Science
16 23 (4.72%) Data Management
16 23 (4.72%) Visualisation
17 22 (4.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 234 (48.05%) SQL
2 179 (36.76%) C#
3 105 (21.56%) PowerShell
4 88 (18.07%) Java
5 80 (16.43%) VBA
6 78 (16.02%) VBScript
7 60 (12.32%) VB.NET
8 50 (10.27%) T-SQL
9 48 (9.86%) VB6
10 46 (9.45%) Python
11 39 (8.01%) C++
12 32 (6.57%) JavaScript
12 32 (6.57%) PL/SQL
13 27 (5.54%) Perl
14 20 (4.11%) C
15 15 (3.08%) PHP
16 12 (2.46%) Bash Shell
17 11 (2.26%) Ruby
18 5 (1.03%) Groovy
18 5 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.21%) Degree
3 34 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (4.11%) ISTQB
6 18 (3.70%) ISEB
6 18 (3.70%) MCSE
7 15 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (2.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (2.05%) MCP
10 10 (2.05%) MCSA
10 10 (2.05%) MCTS
11 9 (1.85%) PMI Certification
11 9 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (1.23%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.23%) PMP
13 3 (0.62%) HNC
14 2 (0.41%) CCNA
14 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.37%) QA
2 20 (4.11%) SLA
3 14 (2.87%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.82%) PMO
5 3 (0.62%) GDPR
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.41%) P3O
7 1 (0.21%) IFRS
7 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.21%) JTAG
System Software
1 76 (15.61%) Active Directory
2 41 (8.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 35 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (6.37%) XenApp
5 20 (4.11%) Hyper-V
6 11 (2.26%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.85%) vSphere
9 4 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.62%) Docker
10 3 (0.62%) XenServer
11 2 (0.41%) ACF2
11 2 (0.41%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.41%) RACF
12 1 (0.21%) Firmware
12 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 79 (16.22%) SCCM
2 19 (3.90%) HP ALM
3 9 (1.85%) Control-M
3 9 (1.85%) WSUS
4 8 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.44%) SCOrch
6 6 (1.23%) SCOM
6 6 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (1.23%) Terraform
7 5 (1.03%) HP SIM
7 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.82%) CA Service Virtualization
9 3 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.62%) WMI
10 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.21%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 164 (33.68%) Microsoft
2 72 (14.78%) Oracle
3 62 (12.73%) Citrix
4 52 (10.68%) VMware
5 41 (8.42%) HP
6 31 (6.37%) SAP
7 19 (3.90%) Ivanti
8 17 (3.49%) Workday
9 16 (3.29%) Cisco
10 15 (3.08%) Tableau
11 13 (2.67%) Dell
12 11 (2.26%) Altiris
12 11 (2.26%) Juniper
12 11 (2.26%) Symantec
13 10 (2.05%) CA
14 9 (1.85%) Intel
14 9 (1.85%) Xerox
15 8 (1.64%) Informatica
15 8 (1.64%) TIBCO
15 8 (1.64%) Wyse