Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 461 414 295
Rank change year-on-year -47 -119 -36
Contract jobs citing VB 510 528 932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.55% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 1.33% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 337 578
UK median daily rate £363 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £246
90th Percentile £495 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 37
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £40.63 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.15% +42.54% +26.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £19.82 £14.70
90th Percentile £43.93 £53.88 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year -11.76% +50.44% +25.56%

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 45,260 39,578 42,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.83% 41.60% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,702 27,125 29,183
UK median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 797 917
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.54 £16.25 £13.27
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.38% +12.00% +7.14%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -47 458 £363 -3.33% 202
UK excluding London -16 332 £350 -6.67% 162
London -70 168 £375 -7.41% 56
North of England +42 131 £345 +2.22% 52
South East -19 84 £396 +13.00% 24
North West +26 77 £350 +10.32% 25
Yorkshire -7 48 £331 -1.85% 20
South West +9 33 £253 -36.88% 19
Scotland -36 32 £290 -26.58% 10
Midlands -56 22 £325 -18.75% 32
East of England -7 18 £350 -6.67% 19
Wales -5 13 £450 -14.29% 5
East Midlands -18 12 £400 -1.54% 10
West Midlands -43 10 £300 -25.00% 22
North East -3 6 £300 -21.57% 7
Northern Ireland +20 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 267 (52.35%) SQL
2 197 (38.63%) Microsoft
3 190 (37.25%) .NET
4 186 (36.47%) Windows
5 181 (35.49%) C#
6 171 (33.53%) SQL Server
7 143 (28.04%) PowerShell
8 122 (23.92%) VBScript
9 108 (21.18%) Finance
10 101 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
11 100 (19.61%) VB.NET
12 93 (18.24%) Active Directory
13 87 (17.06%) Microsoft Excel
14 86 (16.86%) SCCM
15 82 (16.08%) VB6
16 78 (15.29%) Windows 7
17 77 (15.10%) Problem-Solving
18 73 (14.31%) T-SQL
19 72 (14.12%) VBA
20 70 (13.73%) Oracle
21 69 (13.53%) Java
22 67 (13.14%) JavaScript
23 59 (11.57%) HTML
24 56 (10.98%) Windows Server
25 52 (10.20%) ITIL
26 50 (9.80%) Citrix
27 49 (9.61%) ASP.NET
27 49 (9.61%) Security Cleared
27 49 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
28 48 (9.41%) Banking

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 18 (3.53%) IIS
2 15 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.55%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.96%) OpenEdge
5 9 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.37%) SAS
6 7 (1.37%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.98%) Apache
8 5 (0.98%) Confluence
8 5 (0.98%) WebLogic Integration
9 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.59%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.39%) CMS
11 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 87 (17.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.39%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.20%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.76%) Visualfiles
2 8 (1.57%) Elite 3E
3 5 (0.98%) SAP HR
3 5 (0.98%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.39%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.20%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.20%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.20%) FastStats
5 1 (0.20%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.20%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.20%) Maximo
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.94%) Office 365
3 7 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.78%) G Suite
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.39%) IaaS
5 2 (0.39%) PaaS
5 2 (0.39%) Slack
6 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.69%) DNS
2 27 (5.29%) DHCP
3 17 (3.33%) Internet
4 16 (3.14%) SAN
5 12 (2.35%) VPN
6 7 (1.37%) Cisco ISE
6 7 (1.37%) Skype
6 7 (1.37%) Wireless
7 6 (1.18%) Firewall
8 5 (0.98%) FTP
8 5 (0.98%) HTTP
8 5 (0.98%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.78%) LAN
9 4 (0.78%) SMS
10 3 (0.59%) 802.11
10 3 (0.59%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.39%) Junos
11 2 (0.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (33.53%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (6.27%) Relational Database
3 32 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (4.90%) MS Access
5 20 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.53%) Oracle Database
8 17 (3.33%) MySQL
9 16 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (1.76%) Data Lake
12 9 (1.76%) HDInsight
12 9 (1.76%) Power BI
13 8 (1.57%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.37%) QlikView
14 7 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (6.08%) MSI
2 28 (5.49%) JIRA
2 28 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (5.10%) Git (software)
3 26 (5.10%) Visual Studio
4 22 (4.31%) Selenium
5 18 (3.53%) HP UFT
6 13 (2.55%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.57%) JMeter
9 6 (1.18%) Calabash
9 6 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.18%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.78%) JUnit
10 4 (0.78%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.78%) Subversion
10 4 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 108 (21.18%) Finance
2 48 (9.41%) Banking
3 25 (4.90%) Retail
4 16 (3.14%) Front Office
5 13 (2.55%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.96%) Legal
7 7 (1.37%) Back Office
7 7 (1.37%) Japanese Language
7 7 (1.37%) Law
8 6 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.98%) Electronics
9 5 (0.98%) Marketing
10 3 (0.59%) Billing
11 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.39%) French Language
11 2 (0.39%) Games
11 2 (0.39%) Local Government
11 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 200 (39.22%) Developer
2 93 (18.24%) .NET Developer
3 59 (11.57%) Analyst
4 51 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 41 (8.04%) VB.NET Developer
6 40 (7.84%) VB Developer
7 39 (7.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 34 (6.67%) SQL Developer
9 28 (5.49%) VB6 Developer
10 21 (4.12%) Administrator
10 21 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (4.12%) Tester
11 20 (3.92%) Software Developer
12 17 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
12 17 (3.33%) VBA Developer
13 15 (2.94%) Data Analyst
13 15 (2.94%) IT Support
13 15 (2.94%) Senior Developer
14 14 (2.75%) Applications Support
14 14 (2.75%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (37.25%) .NET
2 59 (11.57%) HTML
3 49 (9.61%) ASP.NET
4 44 (8.63%) Web Services
5 35 (6.86%) XML
6 31 (6.08%) CSS
7 24 (4.71%) jQuery
7 24 (4.71%) WPF
8 23 (4.51%) REST
8 23 (4.51%) SOAP
9 19 (3.73%) WCF
10 17 (3.33%) JSON
11 16 (3.14%) WinForms
12 15 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (2.75%) .NET Framework
13 14 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (2.55%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.55%) RESTful
15 12 (2.35%) Ajax
16 11 (2.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.75%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.55%) Client/Server
6 13 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.16%) Clustering
8 11 (2.16%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.96%) PKI
10 8 (1.57%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.57%) Equities
10 8 (1.57%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.37%) Derivative
11 7 (1.37%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.18%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.18%) Reference Data
12 6 (1.18%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 186 (36.47%) Windows
2 78 (15.29%) Windows 7
3 56 (10.98%) Windows Server
4 33 (6.47%) Windows 10
5 28 (5.49%) Linux
6 27 (5.29%) Unix
7 19 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.76%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.98%) HPUX
11 5 (0.98%) SUSE
12 4 (0.78%) VMS
12 4 (0.78%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.59%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.39%) CentOS
14 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
15 1 (0.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (15.10%) Problem-Solving
3 52 (10.20%) ITIL
4 42 (8.24%) Scrum
5 41 (8.04%) Project Management
6 39 (7.65%) Test Automation
7 37 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
8 34 (6.67%) Migration
8 34 (6.67%) SDLC
9 33 (6.47%) Software Engineering
10 30 (5.88%) Analytics
11 29 (5.69%) E-Commerce
12 23 (4.51%) MVC
12 23 (4.51%) Workflow
13 21 (4.12%) ETL
13 21 (4.12%) Process Improvement
14 20 (3.92%) Change Management
15 18 (3.53%) Data Analysis
15 18 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (3.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 267 (52.35%) SQL
2 181 (35.49%) C#
3 143 (28.04%) PowerShell
4 122 (23.92%) VBScript
5 100 (19.61%) VB.NET
6 82 (16.08%) VB6
7 73 (14.31%) T-SQL
8 72 (14.12%) VBA
9 69 (13.53%) Java
10 67 (13.14%) JavaScript
11 26 (5.10%) C++
12 25 (4.90%) Python
13 23 (4.51%) Perl
14 21 (4.12%) Shell Script
15 20 (3.92%) PL/SQL
16 13 (2.55%) PHP
17 10 (1.96%) C
18 8 (1.57%) R
19 7 (1.37%) Ruby
20 5 (0.98%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (9.61%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.43%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.10%) Degree
4 22 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.14%) MCSE
6 15 (2.94%) ISTQB
7 12 (2.35%) ISEB
7 12 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (2.16%) MCP
9 9 (1.76%) MCSA
10 8 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.37%) CCNA
11 7 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.37%) MCTS
11 7 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.98%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.78%) HNC
14 4 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.31%) QA
1 22 (4.31%) SLA
2 9 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.57%) GDPR
4 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 93 (18.24%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 31 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (4.71%) XenApp
5 22 (4.31%) XenDesktop
6 21 (4.12%) Hyper-V
7 17 (3.33%) XenServer
8 15 (2.94%) vSphere
9 11 (2.16%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.98%) NFS
11 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.59%) Xen
13 2 (0.39%) Firmware
13 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.20%) ACF2
14 1 (0.20%) RACF
14 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 86 (16.86%) SCCM
2 22 (4.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (2.16%) HP ALM
3 11 (2.16%) WSUS
4 9 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.18%) SCOM
6 5 (0.98%) Puppet
6 5 (0.98%) vRealize
7 4 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.59%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.59%) CA Service Virtualization
8 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.39%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 1 (0.20%) Ansible
10 1 (0.20%) FlexNet
10 1 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 197 (38.63%) Microsoft
2 70 (13.73%) Oracle
3 50 (9.80%) Citrix
4 47 (9.22%) VMware
5 30 (5.88%) Ivanti
6 28 (5.49%) HP
7 19 (3.73%) McAfee
8 18 (3.53%) Dell
9 17 (3.33%) Cisco
9 17 (3.33%) SAP
10 14 (2.75%) Intel
11 9 (1.76%) Blue Prism
11 9 (1.76%) NetApp
12 8 (1.57%) Aderant
12 8 (1.57%) Altiris
13 7 (1.37%) CyberArk
13 7 (1.37%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.37%) Tableau
14 6 (1.18%) IBM
14 6 (1.18%) SolarWinds