Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 298 260
Rank change year-on-year -103 -38 -65
Contract jobs citing VB 534 931 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.85% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% 2.19% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 578 634
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £263 £246 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 53
UK median hourly rate £40.63 £28.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.54% +26.67% -18.18%
10th Percentile £19.82 £14.70 £15.55
90th Percentile £53.88 £43.30 £41.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +50.44% +25.56% -12.77%

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 39639 42526 42389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.63% 38.63% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27166 29172 27980
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 922 867
UK median hourly rate £41.13 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -98 488 £380 +1.33% 124
UK excluding London -88 326 £375 +7.14% 95
London -22 196 £413 -2.94% 35
South East -61 99 £350 -6.67% 23
North of England -54 79 £331 +3.52% 28
Midlands +3 64 £400 +6.67% 21
East Midlands +1 36 £406 +13.64% 9
Yorkshire +38 35 £338 +3.85% 10
Scotland +26 34 £395 +8.22% 5
North West -6 31 £310 -27.18% 16
West Midlands +10 28 £400 - 12
South West -21 24 £400 +23.08% 9
East of England +2 20 £375 +26.05% 8
North East -36 13 £383 +30.10% 2
Wales +3 5 £525 +35.48% 1
Northern Ireland -48 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 300 (56.18%) SQL
2 242 (45.32%) C#
3 224 (41.95%) .NET
4 193 (36.14%) Windows
5 175 (32.77%) Microsoft
6 173 (32.40%) SQL Server
7 144 (26.97%) Finance
8 109 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
9 105 (19.66%) VB6
10 102 (19.10%) PowerShell
11 100 (18.73%) Java
12 86 (16.10%) VB.NET
13 84 (15.73%) Microsoft Excel
14 82 (15.36%) HTML
14 82 (15.36%) Oracle
14 82 (15.36%) ASP.NET
15 74 (13.86%) JavaScript
16 73 (13.67%) Web Services
17 69 (12.92%) T-SQL
18 68 (12.73%) MVC
19 67 (12.55%) Security Cleared
20 64 (11.99%) VBA
21 63 (11.80%) Active Directory
22 60 (11.24%) VBScript
22 60 (11.24%) Windows Server
23 58 (10.86%) Banking
24 57 (10.67%) Degree
25 56 (10.49%) Linux
26 54 (10.11%) XML
27 52 (9.74%) ITIL

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 38 (7.12%) IIS
2 33 (6.18%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 15 (2.81%) SAS
5 14 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (2.62%) MS Exchange
6 11 (2.06%) ArcGIS
6 11 (2.06%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.87%) NServiceBus
7 10 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.50%) Apache
10 7 (1.31%) Confluence
10 7 (1.31%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.12%) JBoss
11 6 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.94%) CMS
Applications
1 84 (15.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.75%) SmartSuite
6 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.37%) SPSS
8 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (1.12%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.56%) Primavera
2 3 (0.56%) Summit
2 3 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.37%) HFM
3 2 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.37%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.19%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.19%) Relativity
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.19%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.19%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.56%) Office 365
3 15 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.31%) PaaS
5 5 (0.94%) IaaS
6 4 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.56%) Mailgun
8 2 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) SaaS
9 1 (0.19%) BIME
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.12%) Internet
1 22 (4.12%) LAN
2 21 (3.93%) HTTP
3 17 (3.18%) DNS
3 17 (3.18%) SSL
3 17 (3.18%) WAN
4 14 (2.62%) HTTPS
5 13 (2.43%) DHCP
5 13 (2.43%) Wireless
6 12 (2.25%) 3G
6 12 (2.25%) GPRS
6 12 (2.25%) GSM
6 12 (2.25%) LTE
6 12 (2.25%) SGSN
6 12 (2.25%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.87%) Firewall
7 10 (1.87%) Link 16
7 10 (1.87%) SMTP
8 9 (1.69%) FTP
8 9 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (32.40%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (7.30%) Relational Database
4 39 (7.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 38 (7.12%) MS Access
6 34 (6.37%) Oracle Database
7 21 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 19 (3.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 17 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (3.00%) RDBMS
11 16 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (2.43%) MySQL
13 12 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (1.87%) MongoDB
15 9 (1.69%) DB2
16 8 (1.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (6.93%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.74%) JIRA
2 36 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (5.99%) Visual Studio
4 30 (5.62%) Selenium
5 27 (5.06%) MSI
6 25 (4.68%) Jenkins
7 19 (3.56%) HP UFT
8 13 (2.43%) Calabash
8 13 (2.43%) SpecFlow
8 13 (2.43%) Subversion
8 13 (2.43%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.87%) Toad
10 9 (1.69%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.69%) Moq
11 8 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.12%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.12%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.12%) TestNG
General
1 144 (26.97%) Finance
2 58 (10.86%) Banking
3 40 (7.49%) Front Office
4 25 (4.68%) Retail
5 22 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 20 (3.75%) Marketing
7 18 (3.37%) Manufacturing
8 16 (3.00%) Electronics
9 14 (2.62%) Investment Banking
10 11 (2.06%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.87%) Avionics
11 10 (1.87%) Military
12 9 (1.69%) Publishing
13 4 (0.75%) Billing
14 3 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.56%) Legal
14 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.37%) Advertising
15 2 (0.37%) Back Office
15 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 229 (42.88%) Developer
2 91 (17.04%) .NET Developer
3 83 (15.54%) Analyst
4 73 (13.67%) C# Developer
5 48 (8.99%) C# .NET Developer
6 33 (6.18%) VB Developer
7 29 (5.43%) VB6 Developer
8 25 (4.68%) VB.NET Developer
9 23 (4.31%) Consultant
9 23 (4.31%) Data Analyst
10 22 (4.12%) Architect
10 22 (4.12%) SQL Developer
11 20 (3.75%) Software Developer
12 19 (3.56%) Administrator
12 19 (3.56%) Tester
13 17 (3.18%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.00%) Automation Tester
14 16 (3.00%) SharePoint Developer
15 15 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support
15 15 (2.81%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (41.95%) .NET
2 82 (15.36%) ASP.NET
2 82 (15.36%) HTML
3 73 (13.67%) Web Services
4 54 (10.11%) XML
5 49 (9.18%) .NET Framework
6 42 (7.87%) CSS
7 36 (6.74%) jQuery
8 32 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (5.43%) SOAP
9 29 (5.43%) WinForms
10 27 (5.06%) WPF
11 26 (4.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (4.68%) REST
13 22 (4.12%) Ajax
14 21 (3.93%) AngularJS
15 18 (3.37%) COM+
16 17 (3.18%) WCF
16 17 (3.18%) XSLT
17 15 (2.81%) React
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.12%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.00%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.43%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.43%) Replication
6 12 (2.25%) User Experience
7 11 (2.06%) Clustering
8 9 (1.69%) Equities
8 9 (1.69%) FMCG
9 7 (1.31%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.75%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.75%) Robotics
12 3 (0.56%) Derivative
12 3 (0.56%) Fintech
12 3 (0.56%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.56%) Social Media
13 2 (0.37%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 193 (36.14%) Windows
2 60 (11.24%) Windows Server
3 56 (10.49%) Linux
4 50 (9.36%) Unix
5 44 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (5.43%) Windows 10
8 28 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (4.87%) Windows 7
10 21 (3.93%) Android
10 21 (3.93%) Windows XP
11 13 (2.43%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.43%) Mac OS X
11 13 (2.43%) Windows Phone
12 11 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.75%) CentOS
14 3 (0.56%) MVS
15 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (12.73%) MVC
3 52 (9.74%) ITIL
3 52 (9.74%) Scrum
4 50 (9.36%) Test Automation
5 44 (8.24%) TDD
6 42 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (7.49%) Web Development
8 39 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (7.30%) Migration
9 33 (6.18%) Mathematics
10 29 (5.43%) SDLC
11 28 (5.24%) Project Management
12 26 (4.87%) OO
13 25 (4.68%) Analytics
13 25 (4.68%) Workflow
14 24 (4.49%) Software Engineering
14 24 (4.49%) Test Strategy
15 21 (3.93%) Data Analysis
15 21 (3.93%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 300 (56.18%) SQL
2 242 (45.32%) C#
3 105 (19.66%) VB6
4 102 (19.10%) PowerShell
5 100 (18.73%) Java
6 86 (16.10%) VB.NET
7 74 (13.86%) JavaScript
8 69 (12.92%) T-SQL
9 64 (11.99%) VBA
10 60 (11.24%) VBScript
11 44 (8.24%) C++
12 36 (6.74%) Python
13 35 (6.55%) Shell Script
14 34 (6.37%) Perl
15 33 (6.18%) C
16 25 (4.68%) PHP
17 23 (4.31%) Ruby
18 20 (3.75%) PL/SQL
19 17 (3.18%) Tcl
20 16 (3.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 67 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 57 (10.67%) Degree
3 49 (9.18%) SC Cleared
4 31 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.81%) ISTQB
6 13 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (2.06%) ISEB
9 8 (1.50%) MCP
9 8 (1.50%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (1.31%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.12%) MCDBA
12 5 (0.94%) MCSE
13 4 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.75%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.75%) PMP
14 3 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.37%) RHCE
15 2 (0.37%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.75%) QA
2 14 (2.62%) PMO
3 10 (1.87%) MIL-STD-1553
4 8 (1.50%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.12%) SLA
6 5 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.37%) MiFID
7 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.19%) DICOM
8 1 (0.19%) HL7
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (11.80%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.12%) vSphere
6 5 (0.94%) Docker
6 5 (0.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.37%) XenApp
7 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (4.12%) AirWatch
2 20 (3.75%) SCCM
3 17 (3.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 16 (3.00%) WSUS
5 9 (1.69%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (1.31%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.12%) AppDNA
7 6 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.12%) SCOM
8 5 (0.94%) Ansible
8 5 (0.94%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.94%) vRealize
9 4 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.75%) Puppet
9 4 (0.75%) RSA Archer
9 4 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 175 (32.77%) Microsoft
2 82 (15.36%) Oracle
3 33 (6.18%) VMware
4 31 (5.81%) SAP
5 26 (4.87%) Citrix
6 25 (4.68%) HP
7 21 (3.93%) MobileIron
8 20 (3.75%) IBM
9 14 (2.62%) Sybase
9 14 (2.62%) Symantec
10 11 (2.06%) Tableau
11 9 (1.69%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.69%) Cisco
11 9 (1.69%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.31%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.31%) Blue Prism
12 7 (1.31%) Reuters
12 7 (1.31%) Teradata
13 6 (1.12%) Adobe
13 6 (1.12%) Infragistics
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Martin & Conley
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Prescot, Merseyside
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 8 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates + Expenses
Posted: 21 hours ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT
Posted: 16 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 13 days ago