Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 488 349 292
Rank change year-on-year -139 -57 -63
Contract jobs citing VB 454 709 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.69% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.05% 1.70% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 449 582
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £275 £252 £256
90th Percentile £538 £488 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +13.64% -5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 64
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +39.34% +52.04%
10th Percentile £28.75 £21.70 £15.15
90th Percentile £42.50 £50.75 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +30.77% +62.01%

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 43393 41789 43255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.99% 40.44% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30441 28679 29356
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £308 £285 £270
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 782 870 1061
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.23 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +17.19%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.43 £14.10
90th Percentile £52.23 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.43% +5.16% +15.38%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -129 418 £375 +7.14% 90
London +2 225 £390 +4.00% 29
UK excluding London -142 223 £375 +13.64% 67
North of England -56 70 £353 +8.46% 21
South East -93 51 £350 +4.48% 19
Midlands +30 49 £425 +15.25% 9
North West +2 41 £375 +25.00% 10
West Midlands +25 32 £425 +17.24% 3
Scotland -31 25 £350 +11.11% 5
Yorkshire +18 24 £345 +0.36% 10
South West -14 18 £425 +30.77% 10
East Midlands -12 12 £350 -8.20% 6
East of England -21 10 £290 +0.87% 2
North East -31 5 £450 +38.46% 1
Wales +7 4 £425 +41.67% 1
Northern Ireland -32 2 £400 +1.91%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 215 (47.36%) SQL
2 180 (39.65%) C#
3 149 (32.82%) .NET
4 142 (31.28%) Windows
5 136 (29.96%) Finance
6 123 (27.09%) SQL Server
7 108 (23.79%) Microsoft
8 100 (22.03%) Microsoft Excel
9 99 (21.81%) PowerShell
10 86 (18.94%) VBA
11 85 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
12 80 (17.62%) Java
13 78 (17.18%) VBScript
14 77 (16.96%) Banking
15 76 (16.74%) VB6
16 74 (16.30%) Oracle
17 68 (14.98%) VB.NET
18 57 (12.56%) Active Directory
19 54 (11.89%) HTML
20 52 (11.45%) Web Services
21 49 (10.79%) ASP.NET
22 48 (10.57%) JavaScript
23 44 (9.69%) WinForms
24 43 (9.47%) Degree
25 42 (9.25%) Test Automation
26 41 (9.03%) Linux
27 39 (8.59%) Front Office
28 38 (8.37%) ITIL
28 38 (8.37%) .NET Framework
29 37 (8.15%) 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 26 (5.73%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.63%) IIS
3 16 (3.52%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.64%) Confluence
5 11 (2.42%) SAS
6 8 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.10%) CMS
7 5 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.10%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.44%) Apache
10 2 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.44%) Kentico
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 100 (22.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (5.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.10%) SmartSuite
6 4 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.44%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.66%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.66%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.44%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.44%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.22%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) HFM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.52%) Office 365
3 5 (1.10%) Slack
4 4 (0.88%) G Suite
5 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.44%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.44%) PaaS
6 2 (0.44%) SaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.22%) Force.com
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.22%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.22%) iTunes
7 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.30%) Firewall
2 13 (2.86%) LAN
3 12 (2.64%) 3G
4 11 (2.42%) Network Security
5 10 (2.20%) Wireless
6 9 (1.98%) GPRS
6 9 (1.98%) GSM
6 9 (1.98%) LTE
6 9 (1.98%) SGSN
6 9 (1.98%) WAN
7 8 (1.76%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.54%) HTTP
8 7 (1.54%) Internet
9 6 (1.32%) DNS
9 6 (1.32%) SAN
10 5 (1.10%) Skype
11 4 (0.88%) VoIP
12 3 (0.66%) 4G
12 3 (0.66%) DHCP
12 3 (0.66%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (27.09%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.61%) Oracle Database
3 25 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (5.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (3.52%) Relational Database
7 14 (3.08%) MySQL
7 14 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (2.86%) QlikView
8 13 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.98%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.98%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.07%) JIRA
3 21 (4.63%) Git (software)
4 20 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (4.19%) Cucumber
6 18 (3.96%) Jenkins
6 18 (3.96%) Selenium
7 17 (3.74%) HP UFT
8 15 (3.30%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.86%) MSI
10 9 (1.98%) WinAutomation
11 8 (1.76%) Wise Package Studio
12 7 (1.54%) Jasmine
12 7 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.32%) InstallShield
13 6 (1.32%) JUnit
14 5 (1.10%) Bitbucket
14 5 (1.10%) ClearCase
15 4 (0.88%) JMeter
15 4 (0.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 136 (29.96%) Finance
2 77 (16.96%) Banking
3 39 (8.59%) Front Office
4 23 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.96%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.96%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.08%) Retail
7 11 (2.42%) Electronics
8 10 (2.20%) Marketing
9 8 (1.76%) Back Office
10 7 (1.54%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.54%) Legal
10 7 (1.54%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.88%) Billing
12 3 (0.66%) Automotive
12 3 (0.66%) Publishing
13 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.44%) Law
13 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (40.97%) Developer
2 103 (22.69%) Analyst
3 60 (13.22%) .NET Developer
4 57 (12.56%) C# Developer
5 40 (8.81%) VB Developer
6 38 (8.37%) C# .NET Developer
7 23 (5.07%) VB6 Developer
8 22 (4.85%) WinForms Developer
9 21 (4.63%) Architect
10 19 (4.19%) SQL Developer
10 19 (4.19%) VBA Developer
11 18 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
11 18 (3.96%) Consultant
11 18 (3.96%) Data Analyst
11 18 (3.96%) Test Analyst
12 17 (3.74%) Software Developer
12 17 (3.74%) VB.NET Developer
13 16 (3.52%) Support Analyst
14 15 (3.30%) Applications Support
14 15 (3.30%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (32.82%) .NET
2 54 (11.89%) HTML
3 52 (11.45%) Web Services
4 49 (10.79%) ASP.NET
5 44 (9.69%) WinForms
6 38 (8.37%) .NET Framework
7 32 (7.05%) XML
8 18 (3.96%) WPF
9 16 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (3.52%) SOAP
10 12 (2.64%) CSS
10 12 (2.64%) REST
11 9 (1.98%) COM+
12 8 (1.76%) Ajax
12 8 (1.76%) XSLT
13 7 (1.54%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.54%) Gherkin
13 7 (1.54%) WSDL
14 6 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (1.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.96%) Client/Server
3 16 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.64%) FMCG
6 8 (1.76%) Derivative
6 8 (1.76%) Equities
6 8 (1.76%) Fixed Income
6 8 (1.76%) Robotics
6 8 (1.76%) User Experience
7 7 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.32%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.88%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.88%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.88%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 142 (31.28%) Windows
2 41 (9.03%) Linux
3 35 (7.71%) Unix
4 24 (5.29%) Windows Server
5 19 (4.19%) Windows 10
6 12 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.64%) Windows 7
7 11 (2.42%) Android
8 9 (1.98%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.98%) Windows Phone
9 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.10%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (9.25%) Test Automation
3 38 (8.37%) ITIL
4 36 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (7.49%) Migration
6 29 (6.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (6.17%) SDLC
8 27 (5.95%) Scrum
9 25 (5.51%) MVC
10 24 (5.29%) Web Development
11 23 (5.07%) Workflow
12 22 (4.85%) Mathematics
13 21 (4.63%) BDD
13 21 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (4.63%) Software Engineering
13 21 (4.63%) TDD
14 19 (4.19%) Analytics
15 18 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (3.74%) Data Modelling
16 17 (3.74%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 215 (47.36%) SQL
2 180 (39.65%) C#
3 99 (21.81%) PowerShell
4 86 (18.94%) VBA
5 80 (17.62%) Java
6 78 (17.18%) VBScript
7 76 (16.74%) VB6
8 68 (14.98%) VB.NET
9 48 (10.57%) JavaScript
10 37 (8.15%) C++
10 37 (8.15%) T-SQL
11 31 (6.83%) Python
12 22 (4.85%) Perl
13 20 (4.41%) C
14 18 (3.96%) PL/SQL
14 18 (3.96%) R
15 17 (3.74%) Bash Shell
16 15 (3.30%) PHP
16 15 (3.30%) Ruby
17 11 (2.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (9.47%) Degree
2 16 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.98%) ISEB
4 9 (1.98%) MCSE
4 9 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.10%) MCSA
8 4 (0.88%) MCP
9 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.44%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.44%) PhD
11 1 (0.22%) CCA
11 1 (0.22%) MCTS
11 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.41%) QA
2 11 (2.42%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.32%) SLA
4 3 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.66%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) Basel III
5 1 (0.22%) DICOM
5 1 (0.22%) GDPR
5 1 (0.22%) HL7
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 57 (12.56%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.20%) XenApp
5 6 (1.32%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.88%) Docker
6 4 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.88%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.44%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (4.19%) SCCM
2 10 (2.20%) AirWatch
2 10 (2.20%) Ansible
3 9 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.98%) Puppet
4 5 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (1.10%) RSA Archer
5 4 (0.88%) SCOM
5 4 (0.88%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.44%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.44%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.44%) WMI
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 108 (23.79%) Microsoft
2 74 (16.30%) Oracle
3 32 (7.05%) Citrix
4 24 (5.29%) SAP
5 21 (4.63%) VMware
6 20 (4.41%) HP
7 16 (3.52%) IBM
8 10 (2.20%) Aveksa
8 10 (2.20%) MobileIron
9 8 (1.76%) Teradata
10 7 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.54%) Sybase
11 6 (1.32%) Bloomberg
11 6 (1.32%) Calypso
11 6 (1.32%) Cisco
11 6 (1.32%) McAfee
11 6 (1.32%) Reuters
12 5 (1.10%) AppSense
12 5 (1.10%) Blue Prism
12 5 (1.10%) LANDesk