Period
to 16 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 419 474 390
Rank change year-on-year +55 -84 -90
Contract jobs citing VB 504 447 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.45% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.31% 1.04% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 306 346
UK median daily rate £400 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -4.61% +2.70%
10th Percentile £287 £263 £260
90th Percentile £588 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 28
UK median hourly rate £36.87 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.83% - +49.09%
10th Percentile £15.37 £12.25 £19.82
90th Percentile £44.93 £45.90 £55.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.12 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -29.71% -20.00% +86.36%

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 38,578 43,034 37,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.59% 43.28% 41.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,735 30,007 25,926
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +5.34% +4.05%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £407 £390
% change year-on-year +4.42% +4.36% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 774 810
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -0.61% +8.55%
10th Percentile £18.11 £17.03 £17.23
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £55.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.17% -1.82% +8.55%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 +63 466 £388 +6.16% 60
UK excluding London +28 254 £375 +7.14% 59
London +78 222 £418 +11.33% 7
South East +34 78 £375 - 10
North of England +5 67 £350 - 24
South West -2 45 £425 +70.00% 6
North West -14 38 £363 +3.57% 12
Midlands +26 29 £310 -11.43% 8
East of England +3 21 £475 +35.71% 5
Yorkshire +9 19 £350 +1.45% 9
West Midlands +4 15 £320 -8.57% 5
East Midlands +29 14 £300 -13.67% 3
Scotland +10 11 £325 +12.07% 4
North East +17 10 £331 +15.22% 3
Northern Ireland +5 2 £375 - 1
Wales -7 2 £506 +22.73% 1

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 (46.43%) SQL
2 190 (37.70%) .NET
3 183 (36.31%) C#
4 168 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 150 (29.76%) SQL Server
6 143 (28.37%) Windows
7 138 (27.38%) Microsoft Excel
8 117 (23.21%) Finance
9 113 (22.42%) PowerShell
10 109 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
11 106 (21.03%) VBA
12 90 (17.86%) Oracle
13 88 (17.46%) VB.NET
14 83 (16.47%) Java
15 76 (15.08%) Citrix
16 74 (14.68%) Active Directory
17 69 (13.69%) VB6
18 68 (13.49%) Migration
19 67 (13.29%) C++
20 65 (12.90%) VBScript
20 65 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
21 60 (11.90%) Software Engineering
22 59 (11.71%) JavaScript
23 58 (11.51%) SCCM
23 58 (11.51%) SDLC
24 55 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
25 52 (10.32%) Office 365
25 52 (10.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 51 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
26 51 (10.12%) Data Warehouse

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 49 (9.72%) IIS
2 29 (5.75%) Skype for Business
3 23 (4.56%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.58%) Confluence
5 11 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.18%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.98%) SAS
7 5 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.99%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.79%) Appian
8 4 (0.79%) CMS
9 3 (0.60%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.60%) WinCC
10 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.40%) JBoss
10 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 138 (27.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.99%) CATIA
7 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.20%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (3.37%) MoSes
2 11 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.79%) Visualfiles
4 4 (0.79%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.60%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.40%) Exstream
6 2 (0.40%) HFM
6 2 (0.40%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 65 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (10.32%) Office 365
3 30 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (4.96%) Power Platform
5 19 (3.77%) IaaS
6 13 (2.58%) PaaS
7 12 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (2.38%) GitHub
8 2 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.40%) SaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.20%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.20%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.16%) Firewall
2 19 (3.77%) SAN
3 18 (3.57%) DHCP
4 17 (3.37%) DNS
5 16 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
5 16 (3.17%) iSCSI
6 14 (2.78%) LAN
7 13 (2.58%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.58%) WAN
8 12 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (2.18%) Cisco Firepower
9 11 (2.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (1.98%) Skype
11 6 (1.19%) HTTP
11 6 (1.19%) VLAN
12 5 (0.99%) FTP
13 4 (0.79%) SMS
13 4 (0.79%) VPN
14 3 (0.60%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.60%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (29.76%) SQL Server
2 52 (10.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (9.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (6.35%) MS Access
6 28 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 25 (4.96%) Power BI
8 23 (4.56%) Relational Database
9 18 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (2.98%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (2.78%) Big Data
12 14 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (2.38%) Oracle Database
13 12 (2.38%) Qlik Sense
14 11 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (1.98%) RDBMS
16 9 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.35%) MSI
3 27 (5.36%) Visual Studio
4 23 (4.56%) Oracle Forms
5 22 (4.37%) HP UFT
6 18 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (3.37%) JIRA
8 14 (2.78%) WiX
9 11 (2.18%) InstallShield
10 10 (1.98%) AdminStudio
10 10 (1.98%) Selenium
11 8 (1.59%) SoapUI
11 8 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (1.39%) Jenkins
12 7 (1.39%) JMeter
12 7 (1.39%) LoadRunner
13 6 (1.19%) Subversion
13 6 (1.19%) Wise Package Studio
14 5 (0.99%) Toad
15 4 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
General
1 117 (23.21%) Finance
2 44 (8.73%) Banking
3 23 (4.56%) Front Office
4 19 (3.77%) Retail
5 17 (3.37%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.18%) French Language
6 11 (2.18%) German Language
7 10 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.59%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.19%) Legal
10 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.99%) Law
11 4 (0.79%) Billing
12 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.40%) Electronics
13 2 (0.40%) Local Government
14 1 (0.20%) Avionics
14 1 (0.20%) Marketing
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 231 (45.83%) Developer
2 86 (17.06%) .NET Developer
3 82 (16.27%) Analyst
4 58 (11.51%) C# Developer
5 53 (10.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (8.33%) SQL Developer
7 39 (7.74%) Software Developer
8 22 (4.37%) Architect
8 22 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (4.37%) VB Developer
9 20 (3.97%) Administrator
10 19 (3.77%) Applications Packager
11 17 (3.37%) MoSes Developer
11 17 (3.37%) Senior Developer
11 17 (3.37%) VBA Developer
11 17 (3.37%) WinForms Developer
12 16 (3.17%) Software Engineer
13 15 (2.98%) Data Analyst
14 14 (2.78%) Consultant
14 14 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (37.70%) .NET
2 47 (9.33%) WinForms
3 42 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 40 (7.94%) HTML
5 35 (6.94%) WPF
6 31 (6.15%) XML
7 23 (4.56%) CSS
8 21 (4.17%) .NET Framework
9 19 (3.77%) Web Services
10 17 (3.37%) JSON
11 15 (2.98%) Software Packaging
12 14 (2.78%) REST
13 12 (2.38%) .NET Core
13 12 (2.38%) jQuery
13 12 (2.38%) WCF
14 11 (2.18%) Middleware
15 10 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (1.98%) XSLT
16 9 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (1.79%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.56%) Clustering
2 23 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 8 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.59%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.19%) iSeries
7 5 (0.99%) SCADA
7 5 (0.99%) User Experience
8 4 (0.79%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.79%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.60%) PKI
9 3 (0.60%) Robotics
10 2 (0.40%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.40%) AS400
10 2 (0.40%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 143 (28.37%) Windows
2 51 (10.12%) Windows Server
3 29 (5.75%) Windows 10
4 28 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 20 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (2.18%) Linux
9 6 (1.19%) Unix
10 5 (0.99%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.79%) AIX
11 4 (0.79%) Solaris
11 4 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.40%) Debian
13 1 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (13.49%) Migration
3 60 (11.90%) Software Engineering
4 58 (11.51%) SDLC
5 51 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (8.53%) DevOps
6 43 (8.53%) ITIL
7 38 (7.54%) Data Analysis
8 35 (6.94%) ETL
9 34 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (6.55%) Computer Science
10 33 (6.55%) Test Automation
11 31 (6.15%) Process Improvement
12 29 (5.75%) Application Packaging
12 29 (5.75%) Data Protection
12 29 (5.75%) Test Strategy
13 28 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 24 (4.76%) Load Balancing
15 21 (4.17%) Data Modelling
15 21 (4.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 234 (46.43%) SQL
2 183 (36.31%) C#
3 113 (22.42%) PowerShell
4 106 (21.03%) VBA
5 88 (17.46%) VB.NET
6 83 (16.47%) Java
7 69 (13.69%) VB6
8 67 (13.29%) C++
9 65 (12.90%) VBScript
10 59 (11.71%) JavaScript
11 46 (9.13%) PL/SQL
12 42 (8.33%) T-SQL
13 26 (5.16%) C
14 21 (4.17%) Python
15 6 (1.19%) PHP
15 6 (1.19%) VC++
15 6 (1.19%) XAML
16 5 (0.99%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.79%) Perl
18 3 (0.60%) RPG
Qualifications
1 36 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.16%) Degree
4 25 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.59%) MCP
6 8 (1.59%) MCSE
7 7 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.39%) OCP
7 7 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (1.39%) SAP Certification
8 6 (1.19%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.99%) MCSA
10 4 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.40%) HND
12 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.53%) QA
2 7 (1.39%) SLA
3 6 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.79%) GDPR
4 4 (0.79%) GMP
4 4 (0.79%) ISO 15022
4 4 (0.79%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.40%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) HL7
6 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 74 (14.68%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.94%) XenApp
3 29 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 25 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (4.56%) Hyper-V
6 20 (3.97%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (3.17%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.99%) vSphere
10 3 (0.60%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (11.51%) SCCM
2 23 (4.56%) SCOM
3 21 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 18 (3.57%) SCOrch
5 17 (3.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 16 (3.17%) HP ALM
7 14 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 13 (2.58%) QRadar
9 12 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (1.39%) Terraform
11 7 (1.39%) WSUS
12 6 (1.19%) ThinApp
13 4 (0.79%) Nagios
13 4 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.60%) WMI
15 2 (0.40%) SCDPM
16 1 (0.20%) BladeLogic
16 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
16 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 168 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 90 (17.86%) Oracle
3 76 (15.08%) Citrix
4 32 (6.35%) VMware
5 30 (5.95%) SAP
6 24 (4.76%) HP
7 18 (3.57%) Symantec
8 15 (2.98%) F5
9 14 (2.78%) Cisco
10 13 (2.58%) Atlassian
11 12 (2.38%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.98%) Ivanti
13 9 (1.79%) IFS
14 7 (1.39%) IBM
14 7 (1.39%) UiPath
15 6 (1.19%) Epicor
15 6 (1.19%) Tableau
16 5 (0.99%) arago
16 5 (0.99%) Automation Anywhere
16 5 (0.99%) Xerox