Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 464 334 289
Rank change year-on-year -130 -45 -56
Contract jobs citing VB 481 748 966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.71% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.11% 1.76% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 476 580
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £256
90th Percentile £538 £490 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £345
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 59
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +14.86% +84.45%
10th Percentile £28.10 £21.70 £15.40
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.75 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +86.94%

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 43210 42451 43594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 40.33% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30200 29151 29477
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £283 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 886 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +19.05%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -129 442 £375 +7.14% 96
London -3 241 £390 +2.97% 25
UK excluding London -139 235 £375 +13.64% 79
North of England -53 68 £345 +7.81% 23
South East -82 55 £348 -0.71% 15
Midlands +17 50 £425 +6.25% 17
North West +4 41 £375 +25.00% 9
West Midlands +32 31 £375 -6.25% 9
Scotland -24 29 £369 +17.06% 7
Yorkshire +20 22 £345 -1.43% 11
South West -27 19 £431 +32.69% 9
East Midlands -19 14 £350 -9.68% 7
East of England -21 14 £333 +15.65% 7
North East -37 5 £450 +38.46% 3
Wales +11 4 £425 +41.43% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VB.

1 237 (49.27%) SQL
2 199 (41.37%) C#
3 166 (34.51%) .NET
4 152 (31.60%) Windows
5 143 (29.73%) Finance
6 137 (28.48%) SQL Server
7 117 (24.32%) Microsoft
8 99 (20.58%) Microsoft Excel
9 97 (20.17%) Agile Software Development
9 97 (20.17%) PowerShell
10 85 (17.67%) Java
11 83 (17.26%) VBA
12 81 (16.84%) VB6
13 80 (16.63%) VB.NET
14 79 (16.42%) Banking
15 76 (15.80%) VBScript
15 76 (15.80%) Oracle
16 62 (12.89%) HTML
17 58 (12.06%) Web Services
17 58 (12.06%) Active Directory
18 56 (11.64%) JavaScript
19 55 (11.43%) ASP.NET
20 47 (9.77%) T-SQL
21 45 (9.36%) WinForms
21 45 (9.36%) Degree
22 42 (8.73%) XML
22 42 (8.73%) ITIL
22 42 (8.73%) Front Office
23 41 (8.52%) Linux
23 41 (8.52%) C++

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 25 (5.20%) IIS
2 23 (4.78%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.33%) Confluence
4 14 (2.91%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.08%) SAS
6 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.25%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.04%) CMS
8 5 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.83%) Apache
9 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.62%) JBoss
10 3 (0.62%) Kentico
10 3 (0.62%) nginx
10 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 99 (20.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (4.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.46%) SmartSuite
5 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.42%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.62%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (0.62%) Summit
2 3 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (0.62%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.42%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.21%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.21%) HFM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.33%) Office 365
4 5 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.04%) Slack
5 4 (0.83%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.83%) Serverless
6 3 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.62%) G Suite
7 2 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.42%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.42%) PaaS
7 2 (0.42%) SaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) BIME
8 1 (0.21%) iTunes
8 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.33%) Firewall
2 14 (2.91%) LAN
3 12 (2.49%) 3G
3 12 (2.49%) Network Security
4 10 (2.08%) WAN
4 10 (2.08%) Wireless
5 9 (1.87%) DNS
5 9 (1.87%) GPRS
5 9 (1.87%) GSM
5 9 (1.87%) HTTP
5 9 (1.87%) LTE
5 9 (1.87%) SGSN
6 7 (1.46%) Internet
6 7 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.25%) DHCP
7 6 (1.25%) LDAP
7 6 (1.25%) Skype
8 4 (0.83%) SAN
8 4 (0.83%) VoIP
9 3 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (28.48%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.44%) Oracle Database
3 28 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (3.53%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.33%) MySQL
8 15 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (2.91%) MongoDB
9 14 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (2.49%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.49%) QlikView
11 12 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.66%) MS Access
15 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 30 (6.24%) JIRA
2 27 (5.61%) Visual Studio
3 24 (4.99%) Git (software)
4 23 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 16 (3.33%) HP UFT
6 15 (3.12%) Jenkins
6 15 (3.12%) Selenium
7 13 (2.70%) TeamCity
8 12 (2.49%) MSI
9 10 (2.08%) WinAutomation
10 9 (1.87%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.66%) Wise Package Studio
12 7 (1.46%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.25%) InstallShield
13 6 (1.25%) JUnit
13 6 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.25%) Subversion
14 5 (1.04%) ClearCase
15 4 (0.83%) Rational Robot
General
1 143 (29.73%) Finance
2 79 (16.42%) Banking
3 42 (8.73%) Front Office
4 24 (4.99%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.53%) Investment Banking
6 16 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.91%) Retail
8 12 (2.49%) Marketing
9 11 (2.29%) Electronics
10 8 (1.66%) Legal
11 7 (1.46%) Back Office
11 7 (1.46%) Retail Banking
12 6 (1.25%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.25%) Publishing
13 4 (0.83%) Billing
14 3 (0.62%) Automotive
15 2 (0.42%) Advertising
15 2 (0.42%) Military
15 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.42%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 201 (41.79%) Developer
2 104 (21.62%) Analyst
3 66 (13.72%) .NET Developer
4 60 (12.47%) C# Developer
5 40 (8.32%) VB Developer
6 38 (7.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 27 (5.61%) VB6 Developer
8 24 (4.99%) Architect
9 21 (4.37%) WinForms Developer
10 20 (4.16%) SQL Developer
10 20 (4.16%) Test Analyst
10 20 (4.16%) VB.NET Developer
11 19 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
12 18 (3.74%) Data Analyst
12 18 (3.74%) Software Developer
12 18 (3.74%) VBA Developer
13 16 (3.33%) Administrator
13 16 (3.33%) Consultant
13 16 (3.33%) Software Engineer
13 16 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (34.51%) .NET
2 62 (12.89%) HTML
3 58 (12.06%) Web Services
4 55 (11.43%) ASP.NET
5 45 (9.36%) WinForms
6 42 (8.73%) XML
7 40 (8.32%) .NET Framework
8 23 (4.78%) WPF
9 22 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (4.16%) SOAP
11 16 (3.33%) CSS
11 16 (3.33%) REST
12 15 (3.12%) COM+
13 13 (2.70%) AngularJS
14 11 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (2.29%) jQuery
15 10 (2.08%) XSLT
16 9 (1.87%) Ajax
16 9 (1.87%) JSON
16 9 (1.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.16%) Client/Server
3 16 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.12%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.29%) FMCG
6 10 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.08%) User Experience
7 8 (1.66%) Derivative
7 8 (1.66%) Equities
7 8 (1.66%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.66%) Robotics
8 7 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.25%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.83%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.83%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.62%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.62%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 152 (31.60%) Windows
2 41 (8.52%) Linux
3 33 (6.86%) Unix
4 27 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 16 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 12 (2.49%) Android
6 12 (2.49%) Windows 7
7 11 (2.29%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.87%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.87%) Windows Phone
9 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.83%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (20.17%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (8.73%) ITIL
3 40 (8.32%) Test Automation
4 39 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (7.28%) MVC
5 35 (7.28%) Scrum
6 32 (6.65%) Migration
6 32 (6.65%) Web Development
7 31 (6.44%) SDLC
8 30 (6.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 30 (6.24%) Workflow
9 25 (5.20%) TDD
10 23 (4.78%) BDD
10 23 (4.78%) Software Engineering
11 21 (4.37%) Analytics
11 21 (4.37%) Data Modelling
12 20 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (4.16%) Mathematics
13 19 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (3.74%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 237 (49.27%) SQL
2 199 (41.37%) C#
3 97 (20.17%) PowerShell
4 85 (17.67%) Java
5 83 (17.26%) VBA
6 81 (16.84%) VB6
7 80 (16.63%) VB.NET
8 76 (15.80%) VBScript
9 56 (11.64%) JavaScript
10 47 (9.77%) T-SQL
11 41 (8.52%) C++
12 32 (6.65%) Python
13 23 (4.78%) Perl
13 23 (4.78%) PL/SQL
14 22 (4.57%) C
15 19 (3.95%) Bash Shell
16 18 (3.74%) R
17 15 (3.12%) PHP
17 15 (3.12%) Shell Script
18 13 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (9.36%) Degree
2 20 (4.16%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.49%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.29%) ISEB
5 11 (2.29%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.87%) MCSE
7 7 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.04%) MCP
8 5 (1.04%) MCSA
9 4 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.42%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.42%) PhD
11 2 (0.42%) VCP6
11 2 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.21%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.74%) QA
2 10 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.66%) SLA
4 6 (1.25%) PMO
5 4 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.42%) MiFID
6 2 (0.42%) MIL-STD-1553
7 1 (0.21%) Basel III
7 1 (0.21%) DICOM
7 1 (0.21%) GDPR
7 1 (0.21%) HL7
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 58 (12.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (1.87%) XenApp
5 6 (1.25%) Docker
6 5 (1.04%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.83%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.62%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.21%) NFS
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (3.33%) SCCM
2 11 (2.29%) AirWatch
2 11 (2.29%) Ansible
2 11 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.66%) Puppet
4 7 (1.46%) RSA Archer
5 5 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.83%) SCOM
6 4 (0.83%) ThinApp
7 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.62%) WSUS
8 2 (0.42%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.42%) WMI
9 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 117 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 76 (15.80%) Oracle
3 30 (6.24%) Citrix
4 23 (4.78%) VMware
5 22 (4.57%) SAP
6 21 (4.37%) HP
7 20 (4.16%) IBM
8 13 (2.70%) Atlassian
9 11 (2.29%) MobileIron
9 11 (2.29%) Sybase
10 10 (2.08%) Aveksa
11 8 (1.66%) Teradata
12 7 (1.46%) Blue Prism
12 7 (1.46%) Cisco
12 7 (1.46%) Tableau
13 6 (1.25%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.25%) Calypso
13 6 (1.25%) Reuters
14 5 (1.04%) McAfee
14 5 (1.04%) Red Hat