Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 533 391 466
Rank change year-on-year -142 +75 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 309 140 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.92% 1.04% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 97 249
10th Percentile £275 £203 £300
25th Percentile £350 £363 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £448 £475 £375
Median % change year-on-year -5.79% +26.67% -
75th Percentile £528 £525 £488
90th Percentile £625 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -11.11% +24.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 16
10th Percentile £25.80 " £15.50
25th Percentile £26.99 " £16.06
Median hourly rate £41.22 £38.00 £41.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.46% -8.43% +118.42%
75th Percentile £49.15 " £42.00
90th Percentile £57.18 " £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £38.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -28.95% -8.43% +124.32%

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 33,544 13,444 35,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.54% 42.22% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,180 9,414 24,851
10th Percentile £363 £310 £320
25th Percentile £425 £394 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 279 644
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.40 £19.18
25th Percentile £25.50 £20.44 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.50 £38.50 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -13.48% +6.55%
75th Percentile £60.00 £47.50 £50.38
90th Percentile £68.75 £57.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.75 £44.00
% change year-on-year +19.21% -14.20% +4.43%

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 25 October 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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 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 -139 258 £425 -10.53% 112
London -91 151 £450 -6.74% 27
UK excluding London -124 114 £400 -11.11% 90
Work from Home -186 69 £483 +20.63% 23
North of England -70 29 £400 +110.53% 31
South East -82 25 £423 -7.40% 19
East of England -46 24 £369 -26.25% 11
Midlands -67 21 £330 -17.50% 17
West Midlands -65 16 £320 -15.79% 9
North West -50 15 £463 +144.71% 19
Scotland -72 10 £475 +11.76% 5
North East -1 8 £325 -6.47% 2
Yorkshire -46 6 £375 - 10
East Midlands -36 5 £400 -20.00% 8
Wales -28 2 £300 -40.00%
Northern Ireland - 2 £500 - 1
South West -60 1 £438 -12.50% 6

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 165 (53.40%) SQL
2 129 (41.75%) C#
3 126 (40.78%) .NET
4 124 (40.13%) SQL Server
5 96 (31.07%) Microsoft Excel
6 90 (29.13%) Oracle
6 90 (29.13%) Windows
7 89 (28.80%) Finance
8 85 (27.51%) PowerShell
9 79 (25.57%) Microsoft
10 77 (24.92%) Social Skills
11 73 (23.62%) VBA
12 70 (22.65%) Azure
13 62 (20.06%) Java
13 62 (20.06%) DevOps
14 55 (17.80%) Active Directory
15 53 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (15.21%) Banking
16 47 (15.21%) JavaScript
17 45 (14.56%) VB.NET
18 44 (14.24%) VMware
19 43 (13.92%) Migration
19 43 (13.92%) .NET Framework
20 42 (13.59%) Security Cleared
20 42 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
20 42 (13.59%) VBScript
20 42 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
21 39 (12.62%) SharePoint
22 38 (12.30%) Data Analysis
23 37 (11.97%) Linux

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 39 (12.62%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.21%) IIS
3 12 (3.88%) Appian
3 12 (3.88%) ArcGIS
4 11 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.59%) Apache
5 8 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.27%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.94%) SAS
8 3 (0.97%) Confluence
8 3 (0.97%) Site Server
8 3 (0.97%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 96 (31.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (10.68%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (4.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (3.88%) Photoshop
5 11 (3.56%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 7 (2.27%) Lorenzo
2 6 (1.94%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 4 (1.29%) Endur
4 3 (0.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 70 (22.65%) Azure
2 34 (11.00%) Power Platform
3 25 (8.09%) AWS
4 23 (7.44%) Microsoft 365
5 22 (7.12%) GitHub
6 15 (4.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (3.88%) GitHub Actions
8 11 (3.56%) Amazon EKS
8 11 (3.56%) PaaS
9 10 (3.24%) GCP
9 10 (3.24%) IaaS
9 10 (3.24%) PowerApps
10 8 (2.59%) OneDrive
10 8 (2.59%) SaaS
11 7 (2.27%) Azure Logic Apps
11 7 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (2.27%) Power Automate
12 5 (1.62%) AWS CodeCommit
12 5 (1.62%) AWS CodePipeline
12 5 (1.62%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.80%) DHCP
1 21 (6.80%) DNS
2 20 (6.47%) Firewall
3 12 (3.88%) SAN
4 11 (3.56%) LAN
4 11 (3.56%) WAN
5 10 (3.24%) Internet
6 7 (2.27%) VPN
7 6 (1.94%) HTTP
7 6 (1.94%) VLAN
7 6 (1.94%) VoIP
7 6 (1.94%) WebEx
7 6 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.62%) IPv4
9 4 (1.29%) Skype
9 4 (1.29%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.97%) FTP
10 3 (0.97%) NAS
10 3 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (40.13%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.33%) Oracle Database
3 32 (10.36%) Power BI
4 24 (7.77%) Relational Database
5 23 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (7.44%) MS Access
6 21 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (5.18%) MySQL
9 12 (3.88%) GIS
10 10 (3.24%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (3.24%) QlikView
11 6 (1.94%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.94%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.94%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (1.29%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.29%) Data Mart
14 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (10.03%) Visual Studio
2 19 (6.15%) Selenium
3 18 (5.83%) JIRA
4 13 (4.21%) Cypress.io
4 13 (4.21%) Maven
5 12 (3.88%) Gradle
5 12 (3.88%) SonarQube
6 11 (3.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (3.24%) Git (software)
7 10 (3.24%) MSI
8 7 (2.27%) AdminStudio
8 7 (2.27%) GitLab
8 7 (2.27%) HP UFT
8 7 (2.27%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.62%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.97%) InstallShield
12 2 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.65%) Zephyr
General
1 89 (28.80%) Finance
2 77 (24.92%) Social Skills
3 47 (15.21%) Banking
4 36 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (5.50%) Public Sector
6 10 (3.24%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.24%) Retail
7 9 (2.91%) Front Office
8 8 (2.59%) Advertising
9 6 (1.94%) Back Office
9 6 (1.94%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.62%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.62%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (0.97%) Legal
12 3 (0.97%) Local Government
12 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.65%) Automotive
13 2 (0.65%) Publishing
13 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (41.10%) Developer
2 52 (16.83%) .NET Developer
3 46 (14.89%) C# Developer
4 33 (10.68%) Analyst
5 26 (8.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (6.47%) Consultant
7 19 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (5.50%) SharePoint Developer
9 15 (4.85%) Data Analyst
10 14 (4.53%) Applications Developer
11 11 (3.56%) VB Developer
12 9 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (2.91%) Lead Developer
12 9 (2.91%) SQL Analyst
12 9 (2.91%) SQL Developer
13 8 (2.59%) .NET Applications Developer
14 7 (2.27%) Data Consultant
14 7 (2.27%) Oracle Analyst
14 7 (2.27%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (40.78%) .NET
2 43 (13.92%) .NET Framework
3 36 (11.65%) ASP.NET
4 20 (6.47%) HTML
5 18 (5.83%) CSS
5 18 (5.83%) WPF
6 16 (5.18%) .NET Core
6 16 (5.18%) JSON
6 16 (5.18%) Web Services
6 16 (5.18%) XML
7 13 (4.21%) WinForms
8 12 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (2.91%) MDX
10 7 (2.27%) XMPP
11 6 (1.94%) Django
11 6 (1.94%) Middleware
12 5 (1.62%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.62%) Express
12 5 (1.62%) Node.js
12 5 (1.62%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (2.91%) NHS
3 8 (2.59%) Legacy Systems
4 6 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.94%) Public Cloud
4 6 (1.94%) Robotics
5 5 (1.62%) Credit Risk
5 5 (1.62%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.29%) Swaptions
7 3 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.97%) Equities
7 3 (0.97%) Legacy Applications
7 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.97%) PKI
7 3 (0.97%) Social Media
8 2 (0.65%) Cybercrime
8 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.65%) Legacy Code
8 2 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 90 (29.13%) Windows
2 37 (11.97%) Linux
3 30 (9.71%) Windows 10
3 30 (9.71%) Windows Server
4 23 (7.44%) Windows 7
5 20 (6.47%) Unix
6 19 (6.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (4.21%) Windows Server 2019
8 12 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.29%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.97%) HPUX
11 3 (0.97%) SUSE
12 1 (0.32%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.32%) Solaris
12 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.06%) DevOps
2 53 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (13.92%) Migration
4 42 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
5 38 (12.30%) Data Analysis
6 34 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (9.39%) ITIL
8 26 (8.41%) Configuration Management
9 25 (8.09%) Data Modelling
10 23 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (6.80%) Analytics
11 21 (6.80%) Scrum
12 19 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 19 (6.15%) MVC
13 17 (5.50%) Change Management
13 17 (5.50%) Data Migration
13 17 (5.50%) Software Engineering
13 17 (5.50%) Test Scripting
14 15 (4.85%) Test Automation
15 14 (4.53%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 165 (53.40%) SQL
2 129 (41.75%) C#
3 85 (27.51%) PowerShell
4 73 (23.62%) VBA
5 62 (20.06%) Java
6 47 (15.21%) JavaScript
7 45 (14.56%) VB.NET
8 42 (13.59%) VBScript
9 28 (9.06%) PHP
9 28 (9.06%) T-SQL
10 26 (8.41%) C
11 21 (6.80%) Python
12 20 (6.47%) PL/SQL
13 15 (4.85%) VB6
14 13 (4.21%) Perl
15 10 (3.24%) R
16 9 (2.91%) Bash Shell
17 8 (2.59%) Shell Script
18 7 (2.27%) C++
19 5 (1.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.77%) Degree
4 17 (5.50%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.62%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.29%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.97%) ISEB
10 3 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.65%) MBA
11 2 (0.65%) PMP
12 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.32%) MCSE
12 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.33%) QA
2 5 (1.62%) PMO
3 4 (1.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 55 (17.80%) Active Directory
2 42 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.80%) Docker
4 15 (4.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (3.88%) VMware NSX
6 7 (2.27%) vSphere
7 6 (1.94%) BitLocker
7 6 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.65%) XenApp
9 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (9.71%) SCCM
2 29 (9.39%) Ansible
3 22 (7.12%) Terraform
4 19 (6.15%) Kubernetes
5 13 (4.21%) Grafana
6 12 (3.88%) Argo
6 12 (3.88%) Prometheus
7 11 (3.56%) Kibana
8 7 (2.27%) WSUS
9 6 (1.94%) AppManager
9 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.62%) Puppet
10 5 (1.62%) SCOM
11 3 (0.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 3 (0.97%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
13 1 (0.32%) vRealize
13 1 (0.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 90 (29.13%) Oracle
2 79 (25.57%) Microsoft
3 44 (14.24%) VMware
4 28 (9.06%) Citrix
5 21 (6.80%) Cisco
6 13 (4.21%) Lumension
7 12 (3.88%) Atlassian
7 12 (3.88%) ESRI
7 12 (3.88%) MuleSoft
7 12 (3.88%) Sophos
8 11 (3.56%) IBM
8 11 (3.56%) TIBCO
9 8 (2.59%) Ivanti
10 6 (1.94%) Automation Anywhere
10 6 (1.94%) HP
11 5 (1.62%) Alibaba
11 5 (1.62%) Xamarin
12 4 (1.29%) LogRhythm
12 4 (1.29%) OpenLink
12 4 (1.29%) Sybase