Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 465 464 506
Rank change year-on-year -1 +42 -111
Contract jobs citing VB 267 484 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.49% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.97% 1.12% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 334 290
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +3.81%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £274
90th Percentile £525 £584 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -2.00% +7.14% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 18
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -20.00% -47.06%
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.30 £23.49 £48.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% -20.00% -47.06%

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 27,627 43,309 42,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.90% 43.80% 42.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,757 30,348 30,146
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 712 776
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.28 £16.81
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 17 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 28 February 2020. 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 -27 230 £388 -3.13% 180
UK excluding London +23 173 £368 -2.00% 169
London +22 91 £425 - 28
South East +46 36 £413 +6.45% 42
North of England +35 36 £264 -29.67% 38
Scotland +36 30 £455 +21.33% 9
Midlands +33 30 £360 - 43
North West +9 25 £198 -48.53% 18
South West +24 21 £404 -5.00% 18
West Midlands +36 17 £360 +11.63% 12
East of England +21 13 £500 -13.04% 11
East Midlands +27 12 £413 +10.00% 31
Yorkshire +53 7 £413 -1.49% 18
Wales +29 7 £325 +2.88% 5
North East +29 4 £490 +40.00% 2
Northern Ireland +10 1 - - 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 150 (56.18%) SQL
2 119 (44.57%) Windows
3 108 (40.45%) PowerShell
4 104 (38.95%) Microsoft
5 97 (36.33%) SQL Server
6 83 (31.09%) .NET
7 80 (29.96%) C#
8 71 (26.59%) Active Directory
9 66 (24.72%) SCCM
10 61 (22.85%) Security Cleared
11 54 (20.22%) Windows 10
12 46 (17.23%) Finance
13 45 (16.85%) Oracle
14 42 (15.73%) VBScript
14 42 (15.73%) SC Cleared
15 38 (14.23%) Migration
16 37 (13.86%) Microsoft Excel
16 37 (13.86%) Windows 7
16 37 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (13.86%) VB6
17 36 (13.48%) VMware
17 36 (13.48%) Windows Server
18 35 (13.11%) ASP.NET
19 34 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
20 33 (12.36%) T-SQL
20 33 (12.36%) HTML
21 30 (11.24%) JavaScript
21 30 (11.24%) ITIL
22 29 (10.86%) Microsoft App-V
22 29 (10.86%) Azure

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 11 (4.12%) IIS
2 8 (3.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.00%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.25%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.50%) WordPress
6 3 (1.12%) Confluence
6 3 (1.12%) OpenEdge
6 3 (1.12%) SAS
7 2 (0.75%) Apache
7 2 (0.75%) JBoss
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.75%) WildFly
8 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.37%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (13.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) GenStat
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.86%) Azure
2 23 (8.61%) Office 365
3 15 (5.62%) Power Platform
4 10 (3.75%) AWS
5 9 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (1.87%) GitHub
7 4 (1.50%) IaaS
8 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.37%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.36%) DNS
2 22 (8.24%) DHCP
3 16 (5.99%) HTTP
4 14 (5.24%) LAN
4 14 (5.24%) TCP/IP
5 13 (4.87%) SSL
6 12 (4.49%) HTTPS
7 9 (3.37%) Firewall
8 7 (2.62%) Skype
9 5 (1.87%) FTP
9 5 (1.87%) WAN
10 4 (1.50%) VLAN
11 3 (1.12%) 4G
11 3 (1.12%) Internet
11 3 (1.12%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.12%) Wireless
12 2 (0.75%) 2G
12 2 (0.75%) 3G
12 2 (0.75%) 5G
12 2 (0.75%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (36.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (9.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (7.12%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (5.99%) Relational Database
6 15 (5.62%) Power BI
7 14 (5.24%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (3.75%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (3.00%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.87%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.87%) DB2
12 5 (1.87%) MS Access
12 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (1.12%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 27 (10.11%) MSI
2 18 (6.74%) InstallShield
3 15 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (4.87%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.75%) AdminStudio
6 7 (2.62%) HP UFT
7 6 (2.25%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.50%) JIRA
8 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (1.50%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.12%) JUnit
9 3 (1.12%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.12%) Maven
9 3 (1.12%) Subversion
9 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (0.75%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.75%) Selenium
General
1 46 (17.23%) Finance
2 19 (7.12%) Banking
3 17 (6.37%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.25%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.25%) Retail
5 3 (1.12%) Front Office
6 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (33.33%) Developer
2 29 (10.86%) Analyst
3 27 (10.11%) .NET Developer
4 23 (8.61%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (5.99%) C# Developer
5 16 (5.99%) SQL Developer
5 16 (5.99%) Support Engineer
6 15 (5.62%) Architect
7 12 (4.49%) Applications Packager
8 11 (4.12%) Applications Support
8 11 (4.12%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.37%) Administrator
9 9 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (3.00%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (3.00%) Software Engineer
11 7 (2.62%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.62%) Support Technician
11 7 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.62%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (31.09%) .NET
2 35 (13.11%) ASP.NET
3 33 (12.36%) HTML
4 22 (8.24%) XML
5 19 (7.12%) .NET Framework
6 17 (6.37%) CSS
7 14 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (4.49%) WinForms
9 10 (3.75%) Web Services
10 9 (3.37%) jQuery
11 8 (3.00%) HTML5
11 8 (3.00%) WPF
12 6 (2.25%) Spring
13 5 (1.87%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (1.87%) ODBC
14 4 (1.50%) Classic ASP
14 4 (1.50%) Entity Framework
14 4 (1.50%) XSLT
15 3 (1.12%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.87%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (3.37%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.25%) Graphic Design
4 6 (2.25%) PKI
5 5 (1.87%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.87%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.50%) Blog
7 3 (1.12%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.12%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.75%) iSeries
8 2 (0.75%) LIMS
8 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.75%) NHS
8 2 (0.75%) PACS
8 2 (0.75%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.75%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 119 (44.57%) Windows
2 54 (20.22%) Windows 10
3 37 (13.86%) Windows 7
4 36 (13.48%) Windows Server
5 25 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (7.12%) Linux
8 15 (5.62%) Windows XP
9 13 (4.87%) Unix
9 13 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.87%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.50%) VMS
12 1 (0.37%) CentOS
12 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.23%) Migration
2 37 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (11.24%) ITIL
4 27 (10.11%) Configuration Management
5 24 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (8.99%) Patch Management
6 23 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (8.24%) Application Packaging
7 22 (8.24%) Data Analysis
7 22 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (7.12%) MVC
9 18 (6.74%) ETL
10 16 (5.99%) OO
10 16 (5.99%) Prototyping
11 15 (5.62%) Software Distribution
12 14 (5.24%) Problem Management
13 13 (4.87%) Project Management
13 13 (4.87%) Software Engineering
13 13 (4.87%) Web Development
14 12 (4.49%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 150 (56.18%) SQL
2 108 (40.45%) PowerShell
3 80 (29.96%) C#
4 42 (15.73%) VBScript
5 37 (13.86%) VB6
6 33 (12.36%) T-SQL
7 30 (11.24%) JavaScript
8 25 (9.36%) VB.NET
9 24 (8.99%) VBA
10 23 (8.61%) Java
11 18 (6.74%) PL/SQL
12 16 (5.99%) Python
13 12 (4.49%) REXX
13 12 (4.49%) Tcl
14 7 (2.62%) C
14 7 (2.62%) Shell Script
15 6 (2.25%) C++
16 5 (1.87%) PHP
16 5 (1.87%) RPG
16 5 (1.87%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 61 (22.85%) Security Cleared
2 42 (15.73%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.12%) Degree
5 10 (3.75%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.87%) ISEB
6 5 (1.87%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (1.87%) MCSE
7 4 (1.50%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (1.12%) MCITP
9 2 (0.75%) MCP
9 2 (0.75%) OCP
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.75%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.87%) QA
2 3 (1.12%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) HL7
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) DICOM
4 1 (0.37%) PMO
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (26.59%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 24 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.49%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (2.25%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.87%) XenApp
8 4 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.50%) vSphere
9 1 (0.37%) Firmware
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 66 (24.72%) SCCM
2 13 (4.87%) ThinApp
2 13 (4.87%) WSUS
3 9 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.62%) HP ALM
4 7 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (2.25%) Ansible
6 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.37%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.37%) SCOM
8 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 104 (38.95%) Microsoft
2 45 (16.85%) Oracle
3 36 (13.48%) VMware
4 22 (8.24%) Citrix
5 16 (5.99%) HP
6 11 (4.12%) McAfee
7 9 (3.37%) Symantec
8 6 (2.25%) UiPath
8 6 (2.25%) webMethods
9 5 (1.87%) Databricks
9 5 (1.87%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.50%) Micro Focus
11 3 (1.12%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.12%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.12%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.12%) Northgate
11 3 (1.12%) Reuters
11 3 (1.12%) SAP
11 3 (1.12%) Sybase
11 3 (1.12%) Tableau