Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 494 378 326
Rank change year-on-year -116 -52 -54
Contract jobs citing VB 424 595 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.62% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.00% 1.52% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 380 516
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.11% +3.21%
10th Percentile £269 £256 £250
90th Percentile £545 £490 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 43
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.82% +14.86% +64.44%
10th Percentile £12.25 £21.85 £15.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £55.25 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -58.82% +30.77% +44.44%

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 42,344 39,052 41,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.07% 40.73% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,753 26,878 28,284
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 867 1,049
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.84 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.88 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -117 397 £375 +5.26% 225
UK excluding London -86 215 £350 +6.06% 186
London -48 204 £400 +0.50% 53
North of England -32 83 £348 +6.92% 58
North West +23 55 £375 +25.00% 26
Midlands +21 49 £350 -3.45% 34
South East -66 36 £450 +33.33% 43
West Midlands +20 34 £350 - 20
Yorkshire +3 23 £345 +2.22% 20
South West +20 19 £408 +25.38% 21
Scotland -25 18 £344 -1.08% 7
East Midlands -7 11 £350 -3.45% 14
East of England -24 9 £331 -5.36% 16
North East -15 5 £300 -13.54% 12
Wales +5 3 - - 7
Northern Ireland -11 3 £400 +45.45%

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 214 (50.47%) SQL
2 178 (41.98%) C#
3 160 (37.74%) .NET
4 146 (34.43%) SQL Server
5 126 (29.72%) Finance
6 120 (28.30%) Windows
7 102 (24.06%) Microsoft
8 101 (23.82%) Microsoft Excel
9 95 (22.41%) VBA
10 83 (19.58%) VBScript
10 83 (19.58%) PowerShell
11 79 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
12 78 (18.40%) Oracle
13 75 (17.69%) Banking
14 74 (17.45%) VB.NET
15 71 (16.75%) VB6
16 65 (15.33%) Java
17 58 (13.68%) ASP.NET
18 54 (12.74%) Web Services
19 53 (12.50%) JavaScript
20 50 (11.79%) HTML
21 49 (11.56%) Active Directory
22 48 (11.32%) T-SQL
23 44 (10.38%) Linux
24 42 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
25 40 (9.43%) Degree
26 39 (9.20%) .NET Framework
26 39 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
27 38 (8.96%) Test Automation
28 35 (8.25%) Citrix

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 28 (6.60%) IIS
1 28 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.54%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.54%) SAS
3 8 (1.89%) Apache
3 8 (1.89%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.42%) Confluence
4 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.94%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (0.71%) CMS
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 101 (23.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (5.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.71%) SmartSuite
6 2 (0.47%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.24%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.71%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.71%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.47%) Summit
6 1 (0.24%) FastStats
6 1 (0.24%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.24%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) HFM
6 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.24%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.59%) Office 365
4 7 (1.65%) G Suite
5 5 (1.18%) Slack
6 3 (0.71%) SaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.47%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.24%) Force.com
8 1 (0.24%) IaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.12%) Internet
2 8 (1.89%) Firewall
2 8 (1.89%) Network Security
3 7 (1.65%) SAN
4 6 (1.42%) DHCP
4 6 (1.42%) DNS
4 6 (1.42%) FTP
5 5 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.94%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (0.94%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.94%) VoIP
6 4 (0.94%) VPN
7 3 (0.71%) 3G
7 3 (0.71%) 4G
7 3 (0.71%) 802.11
7 3 (0.71%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.71%) LAN
7 3 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.71%) SMS
8 2 (0.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.02%) Oracle Database
3 30 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (6.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (5.90%) Relational Database
7 19 (4.48%) QlikView
8 15 (3.54%) BusinessObjects
9 14 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (2.36%) MySQL
12 7 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (1.65%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.65%) MS Access
12 7 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.42%) NoSQL
13 6 (1.42%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (6.13%) Visual Studio
2 25 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (5.42%) Jenkins
4 22 (5.19%) Cucumber
5 20 (4.72%) Git (software)
5 20 (4.72%) TeamCity
6 19 (4.48%) Selenium
7 16 (3.77%) HP UFT
8 11 (2.59%) JIRA
9 9 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.65%) MSI
10 7 (1.65%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.18%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.18%) JUnit
12 4 (0.94%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.94%) JMeter
12 4 (0.94%) Wise Package Studio
13 3 (0.71%) CA Gen
13 3 (0.71%) IBM UrbanCode
13 3 (0.71%) MSBuild
General
1 126 (29.72%) Finance
2 75 (17.69%) Banking
3 35 (8.25%) Front Office
4 23 (5.42%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.36%) Retail
6 8 (1.89%) Back Office
6 8 (1.89%) Legal
7 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.94%) Marketing
9 4 (0.94%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.71%) Automotive
10 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.47%) Law
11 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.47%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 178 (41.98%) Developer
2 87 (20.52%) Analyst
3 62 (14.62%) .NET Developer
4 55 (12.97%) C# Developer
5 46 (10.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 34 (8.02%) VB Developer
7 25 (5.90%) SQL Developer
8 24 (5.66%) VB.NET Developer
9 21 (4.95%) VBA Developer
10 20 (4.72%) VB6 Developer
10 20 (4.72%) WinForms Developer
11 18 (4.25%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (4.01%) Business Analyst
12 17 (4.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (4.01%) C# VB.NET Developer
13 16 (3.77%) Administrator
13 16 (3.77%) Test Analyst
14 15 (3.54%) Applications Support
14 15 (3.54%) Architect
14 15 (3.54%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (37.74%) .NET
2 58 (13.68%) ASP.NET
3 54 (12.74%) Web Services
4 50 (11.79%) HTML
5 39 (9.20%) .NET Framework
6 32 (7.55%) WinForms
7 23 (5.42%) XML
8 20 (4.72%) CSS
9 19 (4.48%) REST
10 15 (3.54%) jQuery
11 13 (3.07%) SOAP
12 12 (2.83%) WPF
13 10 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (2.12%) AngularJS
14 9 (2.12%) JSON
14 9 (2.12%) WCF
15 8 (1.89%) Ajax
15 8 (1.89%) Classic ASP
15 8 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.19%) Computer Science
2 22 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (4.48%) Client/Server
4 13 (3.07%) Derivative
5 12 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.36%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.36%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.12%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.12%) Equities
7 9 (2.12%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.65%) Clustering
10 6 (1.42%) FMCG
10 6 (1.42%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.18%) Robotics
11 5 (1.18%) User Experience
12 4 (0.94%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.94%) Replication
13 3 (0.71%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 120 (28.30%) Windows
2 44 (10.38%) Linux
3 25 (5.90%) Unix
4 20 (4.72%) Windows 10
5 19 (4.48%) Windows 7
6 18 (4.25%) Windows Server
7 11 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.65%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.94%) HPUX
10 4 (0.94%) SUSE
11 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.24%) Android
13 1 (0.24%) CentOS
13 1 (0.24%) Solaris
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (8.96%) Test Automation
4 30 (7.08%) Scrum
5 28 (6.60%) Migration
6 26 (6.13%) Data Analysis
6 26 (6.13%) ITIL
6 26 (6.13%) Mathematics
6 26 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (5.42%) SDLC
8 23 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (4.95%) Web Development
10 19 (4.48%) Analytics
11 18 (4.25%) Software Engineering
12 17 (4.01%) Configuration Management
12 17 (4.01%) OO
12 17 (4.01%) Workflow
13 16 (3.77%) BDD
13 16 (3.77%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 214 (50.47%) SQL
2 178 (41.98%) C#
3 95 (22.41%) VBA
4 83 (19.58%) PowerShell
4 83 (19.58%) VBScript
5 74 (17.45%) VB.NET
6 71 (16.75%) VB6
7 65 (15.33%) Java
8 53 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 48 (11.32%) T-SQL
10 30 (7.08%) C++
10 30 (7.08%) Perl
11 22 (5.19%) Python
12 17 (4.01%) PL/SQL
13 16 (3.77%) R
14 15 (3.54%) Bash Shell
14 15 (3.54%) Ruby
14 15 (3.54%) Shell Script
15 13 (3.07%) C
16 9 (2.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (9.43%) Degree
2 17 (4.01%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.89%) ISEB
6 7 (1.65%) MCSE
7 5 (1.18%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.18%) PhD
8 4 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.94%) MCSA
8 4 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.71%) CCNA
9 3 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.47%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.66%) QA
2 14 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.18%) PMO
3 5 (1.18%) SLA
4 3 (0.71%) GDPR
5 1 (0.24%) DICOM
5 1 (0.24%) HL7
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 49 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.12%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.65%) vSphere
5 7 (1.65%) XenApp
6 6 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.94%) NFS
7 4 (0.94%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.71%) Docker
9 2 (0.47%) Firmware
9 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (5.90%) SCCM
2 16 (3.77%) Puppet
3 12 (2.83%) Ansible
4 6 (1.42%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.71%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.71%) RSA Archer
7 3 (0.71%) SCOM
7 3 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.71%) ThinApp
7 3 (0.71%) vRealize
8 2 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.47%) Terraform
8 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 102 (24.06%) Microsoft
2 78 (18.40%) Oracle
3 35 (8.25%) Citrix
4 21 (4.95%) VMware
5 20 (4.72%) HP
6 12 (2.83%) SAP
7 11 (2.59%) Ivanti
8 10 (2.36%) Aveksa
8 10 (2.36%) McAfee
9 9 (2.12%) Cisco
10 8 (1.89%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.65%) Google
11 7 (1.65%) IBM
11 7 (1.65%) NetApp
11 7 (1.65%) Tableau
12 6 (1.42%) 3PAR
12 6 (1.42%) Teradata
13 5 (1.18%) Blue Prism
14 4 (0.94%) Fortinet
14 4 (0.94%) Qualys