Period
to 16 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 460 316
Rank change year-on-year -17 -144 -49
Contract jobs citing VB 494 481 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.48% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.08% 1.16% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 300 513
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £512 £538 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £335
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.94% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 35
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.25% +23.08% -1.52%
10th Percentile £15.25 £25.30 £20.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £52.50 £47.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -48.75% +23.08% -12.16%

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 45,866 41,586 42,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.47% 41.91% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,162 28,869 29,199
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 790 913
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.08 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +1.35%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 -5 448 £375 - 240
UK excluding London +10 314 £350 -6.67% 173
London -46 172 £400 +2.56% 75
North of England +9 104 £350 +1.45% 66
South East +27 101 £400 +14.29% 19
North West +13 53 £356 -8.06% 39
Yorkshire -9 44 £325 -5.80% 25
Scotland -14 30 £320 -13.22% 5
Midlands -39 27 £338 -20.59% 41
East of England +9 20 £350 -6.67% 16
South West -22 20 £363 -15.94% 23
East Midlands -6 17 £395 -1.25% 14
Wales -12 11 £450 -14.29% 3
West Midlands -40 10 £190 -55.29% 27
North East +7 7 £300 -33.33% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 258 (52.23%) SQL
2 187 (37.85%) C#
3 183 (37.04%) .NET
4 181 (36.64%) Microsoft
5 160 (32.39%) SQL Server
6 159 (32.19%) Windows
7 118 (23.89%) PowerShell
8 107 (21.66%) Microsoft Excel
9 102 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
10 97 (19.64%) Finance
11 95 (19.23%) Java
12 85 (17.21%) VBScript
13 83 (16.80%) VB.NET
14 82 (16.60%) Active Directory
15 76 (15.38%) VBA
16 75 (15.18%) Oracle
17 74 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
18 73 (14.78%) SCCM
19 71 (14.37%) T-SQL
20 66 (13.36%) Windows 7
21 62 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
21 62 (12.55%) VB6
22 58 (11.74%) Banking
23 55 (11.13%) SDLC
24 53 (10.73%) Migration
24 53 (10.73%) Citrix
25 52 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
26 51 (10.32%) ITIL
26 51 (10.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 49 (9.92%) HTML

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 27 (5.47%) IIS
2 17 (3.44%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.02%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.82%) Confluence
6 7 (1.42%) OpenEdge
7 5 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.81%) CMS
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.61%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.61%) SAS
10 2 (0.40%) Apache
10 2 (0.40%) CICS
10 2 (0.40%) JBoss
10 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 107 (21.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.40%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.20%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.43%) SAP HR
2 8 (1.62%) Workday HCM
3 6 (1.21%) Visualfiles
4 5 (1.01%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.61%) Endur
7 2 (0.40%) iTrent
8 1 (0.20%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.20%) Epicor Tropos
8 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.20%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.64%) Office 365
3 16 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.42%) IaaS
5 3 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.61%) PaaS
6 2 (0.40%) GitHub
6 2 (0.40%) SaaS
6 2 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.20%) G Suite
7 1 (0.20%) Google Play
7 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.20%) Serverless
7 1 (0.20%) Slack
7 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.64%) DNS
1 18 (3.64%) SAN
2 14 (2.83%) DHCP
2 14 (2.83%) Internet
3 11 (2.23%) Firewall
4 10 (2.02%) VPN
5 9 (1.82%) Wireless
6 8 (1.62%) LAN
7 7 (1.42%) Skype
8 5 (1.01%) HTTP
8 5 (1.01%) SMS
9 3 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.61%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.61%) Junos
9 3 (0.61%) OSPF
10 2 (0.40%) 4G
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.40%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (32.39%) SQL Server
2 52 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (10.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (6.48%) MS Access
6 31 (6.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (5.87%) Relational Database
8 23 (4.66%) Oracle Database
9 21 (4.25%) MySQL
9 21 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (3.04%) Data Lake
10 15 (3.04%) HDInsight
11 14 (2.83%) Power BI
12 12 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (2.02%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (1.42%) Big Data
16 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (6.48%) Git (software)
2 31 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (5.26%) JIRA
4 23 (4.66%) MSI
4 23 (4.66%) Selenium
5 17 (3.44%) HP UFT
6 14 (2.83%) Visual Studio
7 11 (2.23%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.23%) SoapUI
8 10 (2.02%) JMeter
9 8 (1.62%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.62%) LoadRunner
9 8 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (1.42%) InstallShield
11 6 (1.21%) Calabash
11 6 (1.21%) JUnit
11 6 (1.21%) Subversion
11 6 (1.21%) Wise Package Studio
12 5 (1.01%) AdminStudio
12 5 (1.01%) Eclipse
General
1 97 (19.64%) Finance
2 58 (11.74%) Banking
3 29 (5.87%) Retail
4 14 (2.83%) Legal
5 11 (2.23%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.02%) Front Office
7 9 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.42%) Japanese Language
8 7 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.21%) Law
9 6 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.01%) Back Office
10 5 (1.01%) Billing
10 5 (1.01%) Electronics
11 4 (0.81%) Marketing
12 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.40%) Publishing
13 1 (0.20%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 192 (38.87%) Developer
2 77 (15.59%) .NET Developer
2 77 (15.59%) Analyst
3 41 (8.30%) C# Developer
4 33 (6.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (5.67%) Data Analyst
6 27 (5.47%) SQL Developer
6 27 (5.47%) VB Developer
7 23 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (4.25%) Tester
9 20 (4.05%) VB.NET Developer
10 18 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
11 16 (3.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 15 (3.04%) VBA Developer
13 14 (2.83%) Architect
13 14 (2.83%) IT Support
14 13 (2.63%) Automation Tester
14 13 (2.63%) HR Analyst
14 13 (2.63%) Software Developer
14 13 (2.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (37.04%) .NET
2 49 (9.92%) HTML
3 42 (8.50%) Web Services
4 35 (7.09%) ASP.NET
4 35 (7.09%) XML
5 25 (5.06%) CSS
6 23 (4.66%) REST
6 23 (4.66%) SOAP
7 18 (3.64%) WPF
8 16 (3.24%) WCF
8 16 (3.24%) WinForms
9 15 (3.04%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.83%) Middleware
11 13 (2.63%) JSON
12 12 (2.43%) jQuery
13 11 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (2.23%) RESTful
14 10 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (2.02%) JSP
15 9 (1.82%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.49%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.43%) Reference Data
7 10 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.82%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.82%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.82%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.82%) Replication
9 6 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.21%) Clustering
9 6 (1.21%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.21%) PKI
9 6 (1.21%) User Experience
10 5 (1.01%) PMI
10 5 (1.01%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 159 (32.19%) Windows
2 66 (13.36%) Windows 7
3 46 (9.31%) Windows Server
4 29 (5.87%) Linux
5 21 (4.25%) Windows 10
6 20 (4.05%) Unix
7 14 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (2.63%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.01%) VMS
12 3 (0.61%) Android
12 3 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.61%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.40%) Solaris
13 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.20%) AIX
14 1 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
3 55 (11.13%) SDLC
4 53 (10.73%) Migration
5 51 (10.32%) ITIL
6 49 (9.92%) Analytics
7 48 (9.72%) ETL
7 48 (9.72%) Software Engineering
8 43 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (8.30%) Scrum
10 38 (7.69%) Project Management
10 38 (7.69%) Test Automation
11 29 (5.87%) E-Commerce
12 24 (4.86%) TDD
13 23 (4.66%) Change Management
13 23 (4.66%) Data Analysis
13 23 (4.66%) Data Migration
14 21 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 21 (4.25%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 258 (52.23%) SQL
2 187 (37.85%) C#
3 118 (23.89%) PowerShell
4 95 (19.23%) Java
5 85 (17.21%) VBScript
6 83 (16.80%) VB.NET
7 76 (15.38%) VBA
8 71 (14.37%) T-SQL
9 62 (12.55%) VB6
10 47 (9.51%) JavaScript
11 40 (8.10%) Python
12 36 (7.29%) PL/SQL
13 34 (6.88%) C++
14 26 (5.26%) Perl
15 17 (3.44%) C
16 14 (2.83%) Bash Shell
16 14 (2.83%) Ruby
16 14 (2.83%) Shell Script
17 13 (2.63%) PHP
18 6 (1.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 45 (9.11%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.69%) Degree
3 37 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (4.05%) ISTQB
5 20 (4.05%) MCSE
6 17 (3.44%) ISEB
7 15 (3.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (2.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (2.23%) MCP
8 11 (2.23%) MCSA
9 10 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (2.02%) MCTS
10 9 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (1.42%) PMI Certification
12 6 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.21%) PMP
13 5 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.01%) HNC
13 5 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.07%) QA
2 20 (4.05%) SLA
3 12 (2.43%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.81%) GDPR
5 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) IFRS
6 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 82 (16.60%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.07%) Microsoft App-V
2 30 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.06%) XenApp
4 19 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.24%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.43%) vSphere
7 10 (2.02%) Forefront TMG
8 7 (1.42%) XenServer
9 6 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.61%) Docker
10 3 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.61%) Xen
11 2 (0.40%) ACF2
11 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.40%) RACF
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 73 (14.78%) SCCM
2 17 (3.44%) HP ALM
3 13 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.62%) WSUS
5 7 (1.42%) Control-M
6 6 (1.21%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.01%) HP SIM
7 5 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.01%) SCOM
8 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.61%) CA Service Virtualization
9 3 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.61%) WMI
10 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.20%) RSA Archer
11 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 181 (36.64%) Microsoft
2 75 (15.18%) Oracle
3 53 (10.73%) Citrix
4 47 (9.51%) VMware
5 35 (7.09%) HP
6 26 (5.26%) SAP
7 16 (3.24%) Ivanti
8 14 (2.83%) Cisco
8 14 (2.83%) Dell
8 14 (2.83%) Intel
8 14 (2.83%) Tableau
9 12 (2.43%) Workday
10 10 (2.02%) Altiris
11 9 (1.82%) Informatica
12 8 (1.62%) Alteryx
12 8 (1.62%) Automation Anywhere
12 8 (1.62%) CA
12 8 (1.62%) IBM
12 8 (1.62%) McAfee
13 7 (1.42%) UiPath