Period
to 23 April 2021

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 April 2021 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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 456 410 446
Rank change year-on-year -46 +36 +52
Contract jobs citing VB 208 261 495
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.46% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 1.15% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 160 359
10th Percentile £267 £200 £300
25th Percentile £321 £325 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £401 £423 £400
Median % change year-on-year -5.14% +5.63% +9.97%
75th Percentile £525 £490 £500
90th Percentile £575 £525 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £405 £375
% change year-on-year -5.56% +8.00% +7.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
10th Percentile £26.75 £16.20 £15.25
25th Percentile £33.72 £16.43 £15.34
Median hourly rate £42.69 £16.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +158.70% -10.81% -45.19%
75th Percentile £45.00 £25.03 £28.75
90th Percentile " £43.88 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.69 £16.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +158.70% -10.81% -45.19%

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 21,950 22,786 40,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.57% 40.56% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,454 16,009 28,809
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £401 £400 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.70%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 427 648
10th Percentile £17.77 £17.13 £17.43
25th Percentile £25.47 £21.57 £24.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
75th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £60.50 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.12 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year -5.61% -0.58% +6.88%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the UK

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB.

Daily rate trend for VB in the UK

VB
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB.

Hourly rate trend for VB in the UK

VB
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VB over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 15 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 April 2021. 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 +19 185 £413 -1.60% 74
London +19 96 £470 +7.43% 14
UK excluding London +11 91 £383 -5.56% 65
Work from Home -222 43 £360 +9.09% 10
South East +60 36 £425 - 16
North of England +38 15 £350 +75.00% 20
East of England +27 14 £513 +13.89% 1
North West +18 12 £358 +84.28% 8
Midlands +14 10 £290 -22.67% 11
South West +40 7 £351 -16.37% 12
West Midlands +24 6 £238 -38.71% 4
Scotland -16 6 £375 -18.26% 4
Wales +9 4 £475 +46.15% 1
East Midlands +7 4 £400 +8.84% 7
North East +28 3 £350 -28.57%

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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 99 (47.60%) SQL
2 69 (33.17%) Microsoft
3 60 (28.85%) C#
3 60 (28.85%) SQL Server
3 60 (28.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 55 (26.44%) Windows
5 53 (25.48%) Security Cleared
6 50 (24.04%) PowerShell
7 48 (23.08%) Finance
8 47 (22.60%) .NET
9 44 (21.15%) VBScript
10 43 (20.67%) Oracle
11 41 (19.71%) Java
12 40 (19.23%) Active Directory
13 37 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (17.79%) SC Cleared
14 33 (15.87%) Migration
15 27 (12.98%) VBA
15 27 (12.98%) Azure
16 26 (12.50%) Degree
17 25 (12.02%) DevOps
17 25 (12.02%) SDLC
17 25 (12.02%) SLA
18 23 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
18 23 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
19 22 (10.58%) QA
19 22 (10.58%) JavaScript
20 21 (10.10%) Banking
21 20 (9.62%) Telecoms

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 10 (4.81%) ArcGIS
2 9 (4.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.37%) IIS
3 7 (3.37%) SAS
4 4 (1.92%) Confluence
5 3 (1.44%) Site Server
6 2 (0.96%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.48%) Apache
7 1 (0.48%) Documentum
7 1 (0.48%) JBoss
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.48%) WildFly
Applications
1 60 (28.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (4.81%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.96%) Simulink
5 2 (0.96%) SPSS
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.48%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.48%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.48%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.98%) Azure
2 12 (5.77%) Power Platform
3 11 (5.29%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (3.85%) AWS
4 8 (3.85%) SaaS
5 6 (2.88%) Azure Logic Apps
5 6 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.88%) IaaS
5 6 (2.88%) PaaS
5 6 (2.88%) Power Automate
5 6 (2.88%) PowerApps
6 5 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.92%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.44%) GCP
9 2 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.96%) Google Workspace
9 2 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.96%) Taleo
10 1 (0.48%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.25%) HTTP
2 5 (2.40%) DHCP
2 5 (2.40%) DNS
2 5 (2.40%) Firewall
2 5 (2.40%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.92%) WAAS
4 3 (1.44%) SMTP
5 2 (0.96%) Intranet
5 2 (0.96%) SAN
6 1 (0.48%) Internet
6 1 (0.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (28.85%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (7.21%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (5.77%) MySQL
4 12 (5.77%) Power BI
5 11 (5.29%) MS Access
6 8 (3.85%) GIS
7 7 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (2.40%) Big Data
8 5 (2.40%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.92%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.92%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.44%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.44%) PowerPivot
10 3 (1.44%) SSDT
11 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.96%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 18 (8.65%) JIRA
2 13 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 9 (4.33%) NeoLoad
4 8 (3.85%) JMeter
4 8 (3.85%) SilkPerformer
4 8 (3.85%) WebLOAD
5 6 (2.88%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.40%) MSI
6 5 (2.40%) Selenium
6 5 (2.40%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.92%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.92%) JUnit
7 4 (1.92%) Maven
7 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.44%) Appium
8 3 (1.44%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.44%) eggPlant
8 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.44%) TestComplete
8 3 (1.44%) TestRail
General
1 48 (23.08%) Finance
2 21 (10.10%) Banking
3 20 (9.62%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.25%) Public Sector
5 9 (4.33%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.85%) Front Office
7 6 (2.88%) Legal
8 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.92%) Retail
10 3 (1.44%) Games
10 3 (1.44%) Publishing
11 2 (0.96%) Advertising
12 1 (0.48%) Environmental Health
12 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.48%) German Language
12 1 (0.48%) Law
12 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (26.92%) Developer
2 21 (10.10%) Analyst
3 15 (7.21%) Tester
4 14 (6.73%) .NET Developer
5 13 (6.25%) Consultant
5 13 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.77%) Ericsson Engineer
6 12 (5.77%) VB Developer
7 8 (3.85%) Performance Tester
7 8 (3.85%) SQL Developer
8 7 (3.37%) Lead Tester
8 7 (3.37%) Software Developer
8 7 (3.37%) Technical Manager
9 6 (2.88%) Administrator
9 6 (2.88%) Automation Tester
9 6 (2.88%) C# Developer
9 6 (2.88%) Project Manager
9 6 (2.88%) Technical Project Manager
9 6 (2.88%) Test Engineer
10 5 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.60%) .NET
2 20 (9.62%) ASP.NET
2 20 (9.62%) HTML
3 17 (8.17%) Web Services
4 9 (4.33%) JSON
5 8 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 8 (3.85%) SOAP
6 6 (2.88%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 6 (2.88%) CSS
6 6 (2.88%) REST
6 6 (2.88%) WinForms
6 6 (2.88%) XML
7 5 (2.40%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.40%) LDAP
7 5 (2.40%) MDX
8 4 (1.92%) JSP
9 2 (0.96%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.96%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.96%) jQuery
9 2 (0.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (4.33%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.33%) Social Media
4 8 (3.85%) Smart Meter
5 6 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.40%) Equities
7 4 (1.92%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.92%) PMI
8 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.44%) Derivative
8 3 (1.44%) NHS
8 3 (1.44%) Robotics
8 3 (1.44%) User Experience
9 2 (0.96%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.96%) VAX
10 1 (0.48%) Clustering
10 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.48%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 55 (26.44%) Windows
2 19 (9.13%) Windows 10
3 18 (8.65%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.21%) Linux
5 14 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 13 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (5.77%) Unix
7 12 (5.77%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.44%) CentOS
9 3 (1.44%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.96%) AIX
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (15.87%) Migration
3 25 (12.02%) DevOps
3 25 (12.02%) SDLC
4 23 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (9.13%) Analytics
5 19 (9.13%) ITIL
6 18 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (7.69%) Performance Management
8 15 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 15 (7.21%) Test Automation
9 14 (6.73%) Systems Engineering
10 13 (6.25%) Open Source
10 13 (6.25%) Scrum
11 12 (5.77%) Data Migration
11 12 (5.77%) Performance Testing
11 12 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (5.29%) Change Management
12 11 (5.29%) Software Engineering
12 11 (5.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 99 (47.60%) SQL
2 60 (28.85%) C#
3 50 (24.04%) PowerShell
4 44 (21.15%) VBScript
5 41 (19.71%) Java
6 27 (12.98%) VBA
7 22 (10.58%) JavaScript
8 18 (8.65%) C
9 17 (8.17%) Python
10 14 (6.73%) PHP
10 14 (6.73%) PL/SQL
10 14 (6.73%) VB.NET
11 13 (6.25%) C++
12 12 (5.77%) T-SQL
13 7 (3.37%) Perl
14 6 (2.88%) VB6
15 5 (2.40%) Bash Shell
15 5 (2.40%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.44%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.96%) F#
Qualifications
1 53 (25.48%) Security Cleared
2 37 (17.79%) SC Cleared
3 26 (12.50%) Degree
4 16 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.81%) ISTQB
5 10 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.85%) ISEB
8 5 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.92%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.96%) MCP
10 2 (0.96%) OCP
10 2 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.96%) PMP
10 2 (0.96%) SAP Certification
10 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.48%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.02%) SLA
2 22 (10.58%) QA
3 3 (1.44%) COREP
3 3 (1.44%) CRD IV
3 3 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.48%) Basel III
4 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.48%) DICOM
4 1 (0.48%) GDPR
4 1 (0.48%) HL7
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (4.33%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.44%) vSphere
5 2 (0.96%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.96%) Docker
6 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.48%) Xen
6 1 (0.48%) XenApp
6 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (7.69%) SCCM
2 13 (6.25%) HP ALM
3 9 (4.33%) Ansible
4 6 (2.88%) WSUS
5 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.96%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.96%) SCOM
6 2 (0.96%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.96%) vRealize
7 1 (0.48%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.48%) Terraform
7 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.48%) WMI
Vendors
1 69 (33.17%) Microsoft
2 43 (20.67%) Oracle
3 19 (9.13%) VMware
4 15 (7.21%) Ericsson
4 15 (7.21%) Huawei
4 15 (7.21%) Nokia
5 14 (6.73%) Citrix
6 13 (6.25%) HP
7 10 (4.81%) ESRI
7 10 (4.81%) Lumension
7 10 (4.81%) Sophos
8 9 (4.33%) Cisco
8 9 (4.33%) SAP
9 5 (2.40%) IBM
10 4 (1.92%) Splunk
11 3 (1.44%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.44%) Google
11 3 (1.44%) UiPath
12 2 (0.96%) Ivanti
12 2 (0.96%) Workday