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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 341 250 246
Rank change year-on-year -91 -4  
Contract jobs citing VB 291 518 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.96% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.47% 2.47% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 314 279
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £512 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.33% -4.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £13.45 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.05 £43.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £25.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year +62.62% -4.62%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19764 20993 21025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.88% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13485 14405 14060
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 462 425
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £15.00 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.16 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -89 265 £375 +3.44% 99
London -18 106 £389 -8.52% 27
South East -43 52 £360 -4.00% 16
East Midlands -2 23 £450 +25.87% 5
Yorkshire +42 20 £338 -12.90% 12
Scotland +9 19 £388 +6.16% 1
West Yorkshire +30 18 £345 -1.42% 9
North West +7 18 £388 -3.12% 14
Kingston Upon Thames +5 18 £365 -6.41% 1
West Midlands +13 17 £375 +7.14% 8
Leeds +30 16 £349 -0.35% 8
Edinburgh +26 13 £388 -6.06%
Manchester +22 13 £388 +3.33% 8
Berkshire +17 13 £360 -4.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 13 £250 -24.24% 3
City of London -19 13 £525 +23.52% 11
East of England +2 12 £375 +36.36% 7
Milton Keynes -8 12 £250 - 2
South West -12 12 £413 +26.92% 9
Birmingham +11 10 £425 -1.16% 2
Northampton +1 9 £450 +5.88% 2
Northamptonshire 0 9 £450 +5.88% 3
Hampshire -38 9 £425 +21.42% 4
Lincolnshire 0 7 - -
Bristol -2 7 £413 +26.92% 2
Reading +11 6 £315 -16.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 5 £450 +59.29%
Tyne and Wear +3 5 £450 +57.89% 1
Surrey 0 5 £375 -23.07% 3
North East -6 5 £450 +57.89% 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 320 (56.54%) SQL
2 270 (47.70%) C#
3 261 (46.11%) .NET
4 209 (36.93%) Windows
5 202 (35.69%) SQL Server
6 196 (34.63%) Microsoft
7 150 (26.50%) Finance
8 108 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
8 108 (19.08%) VB6
9 105 (18.55%) PowerShell
10 103 (18.20%) Java
11 101 (17.84%) HTML
12 100 (17.67%) JavaScript
13 94 (16.61%) VB.NET
13 94 (16.61%) Security Cleared
14 89 (15.72%) Microsoft Excel
15 88 (15.55%) Oracle
16 80 (14.13%) ASP.NET
17 71 (12.54%) MVC
17 71 (12.54%) Web Services
18 69 (12.19%) T-SQL
18 69 (12.19%) VBA
19 67 (11.84%) Active Directory
20 65 (11.48%) SC Cleared
21 64 (11.31%) Windows Server
21 64 (11.31%) VBScript
21 64 (11.31%) Migration
22 61 (10.78%) Banking
23 60 (10.60%) Linux
24 58 (10.25%) jQuery

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 56 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 38 (6.71%) IIS
3 33 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 29 (5.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (2.65%) SAS
6 14 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (2.47%) MS Exchange
6 14 (2.47%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.12%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.94%) Apache
8 11 (1.94%) ArcGIS
8 11 (1.94%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (1.77%) NServiceBus
10 7 (1.24%) Confluence
10 7 (1.24%) JBoss
10 7 (1.24%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 89 (15.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.53%) SmartSuite
5 2 (0.35%) SPSS
6 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.88%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.53%) Primavera
4 3 (0.53%) Summit
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.35%) HFM
5 2 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.18%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.18%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.18%) Relativity
6 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.18%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (6.18%) Office 365
3 14 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.06%) PaaS
6 5 (0.88%) IaaS
7 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.53%) Mailgun
9 2 (0.35%) SaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.18%) BIME
10 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.89%) HTTP
1 22 (3.89%) Internet
2 21 (3.71%) SSL
3 19 (3.36%) LAN
4 18 (3.18%) DNS
5 17 (3.00%) TCP/IP
6 14 (2.47%) HTTPS
6 14 (2.47%) WAN
7 13 (2.30%) DHCP
8 12 (2.12%) Firewall
9 10 (1.77%) Link 16
9 10 (1.77%) SMTP
9 10 (1.77%) Wireless
10 9 (1.59%) 3G
10 9 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (1.59%) FTP
10 9 (1.59%) GPRS
10 9 (1.59%) GSM
10 9 (1.59%) SAN
10 9 (1.59%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (35.69%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (8.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (8.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 45 (7.95%) MS Access
6 42 (7.42%) Relational Database
7 34 (6.01%) Oracle Database
8 27 (4.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 23 (4.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (3.18%) RDBMS
12 16 (2.83%) MySQL
12 16 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (2.12%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (2.12%) SQL Server 2016
16 9 (1.59%) DB2
16 9 (1.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (6.54%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.18%) JIRA
2 35 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (6.18%) Visual Studio
3 31 (5.48%) Selenium
4 28 (4.95%) MSI
5 25 (4.42%) Jenkins
6 21 (3.71%) HP UFT
7 14 (2.47%) Subversion
8 13 (2.30%) Calabash
8 13 (2.30%) SpecFlow
9 12 (2.12%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.94%) Toad
11 8 (1.41%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.41%) Moq
11 8 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.06%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.06%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.06%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.06%) TestNG
General
1 150 (26.50%) Finance
2 61 (10.78%) Banking
3 36 (6.36%) Front Office
4 23 (4.06%) Retail
5 20 (3.53%) Financial Institution
6 17 (3.00%) Marketing
6 17 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.47%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.12%) Electronics
9 10 (1.77%) Avionics
9 10 (1.77%) Military
10 9 (1.59%) Publishing
11 4 (0.71%) Billing
11 4 (0.71%) Legal
11 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.53%) Back Office
13 2 (0.35%) Advertising
13 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 258 (45.58%) Developer
2 98 (17.31%) .NET Developer
3 81 (14.31%) Analyst
4 79 (13.96%) C# Developer
5 57 (10.07%) C# .NET Developer
6 38 (6.71%) SharePoint Developer
7 36 (6.36%) VB Developer
8 31 (5.48%) VB6 Developer
9 27 (4.77%) VB.NET Developer
10 22 (3.89%) Consultant
11 21 (3.71%) SQL Developer
12 20 (3.53%) Data Analyst
12 20 (3.53%) Software Developer
12 20 (3.53%) Tester
13 19 (3.36%) Architect
14 18 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 17 (3.00%) Administrator
15 17 (3.00%) Automation Tester
16 16 (2.83%) Software Engineer
17 15 (2.65%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (46.11%) .NET
2 101 (17.84%) HTML
3 80 (14.13%) ASP.NET
4 71 (12.54%) Web Services
5 58 (10.25%) jQuery
6 57 (10.07%) XML
7 45 (7.95%) .NET Framework
7 45 (7.95%) CSS
8 28 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (4.77%) SOAP
9 27 (4.77%) WPF
10 25 (4.42%) REST
11 24 (4.24%) Ajax
12 23 (4.06%) AngularJS
12 23 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (4.06%) WinForms
13 18 (3.18%) COM+
14 17 (3.00%) WCF
14 17 (3.00%) XSLT
15 15 (2.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.24%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.65%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.30%) Clustering
5 13 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.30%) Replication
6 12 (2.12%) User Experience
7 11 (1.94%) Equities
8 8 (1.41%) FMCG
9 7 (1.24%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.71%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.71%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.53%) Derivative
12 3 (0.53%) Fintech
12 3 (0.53%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.53%) Social Media
13 2 (0.35%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 209 (36.93%) Windows
2 64 (11.31%) Windows Server
3 60 (10.60%) Linux
4 49 (8.66%) Unix
4 49 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (6.18%) Windows 10
7 32 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (5.30%) Windows 7
9 27 (4.77%) Windows XP
10 18 (3.18%) Android
11 11 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.77%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.77%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.77%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.88%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.71%) CentOS
14 4 (0.71%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.53%) MVS
16 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (12.54%) MVC
3 64 (11.31%) Migration
4 54 (9.54%) ITIL
5 51 (9.01%) Test Automation
6 47 (8.30%) Scrum
7 40 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (7.07%) TDD
8 38 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (6.54%) Web Development
10 34 (6.01%) SDLC
11 32 (5.65%) Mathematics
12 28 (4.95%) Project Management
13 27 (4.77%) Data Analysis
14 26 (4.59%) OO
15 24 (4.24%) Configuration Management
15 24 (4.24%) Patch Management
15 24 (4.24%) Software Engineering
15 24 (4.24%) Unit Testing
15 24 (4.24%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 320 (56.54%) SQL
2 270 (47.70%) C#
3 108 (19.08%) VB6
4 105 (18.55%) PowerShell
5 103 (18.20%) Java
6 100 (17.67%) JavaScript
7 94 (16.61%) VB.NET
8 69 (12.19%) T-SQL
8 69 (12.19%) VBA
9 64 (11.31%) VBScript
10 41 (7.24%) C++
11 39 (6.89%) Perl
12 38 (6.71%) Python
13 35 (6.18%) Shell Script
14 32 (5.65%) C
15 26 (4.59%) Ruby
16 22 (3.89%) PHP
17 20 (3.53%) PL/SQL
18 18 (3.18%) Bash Shell
19 16 (2.83%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 94 (16.61%) Security Cleared
2 65 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 56 (9.89%) Degree
4 30 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.30%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (1.77%) ISEB
9 8 (1.41%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (1.24%) MCP
11 6 (1.06%) MCDBA
12 5 (0.88%) RHCE
13 4 (0.71%) MCSE
13 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.71%) PMP
14 3 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.53%) HNC
14 3 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.06%) QA
2 13 (2.30%) PMO
3 10 (1.77%) MIL-STD-1553
3 10 (1.77%) SLA
4 7 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.35%) MiFID
6 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.18%) DICOM
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (1.06%) vSphere
6 5 (0.88%) Docker
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.35%) XenApp
7 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.18%) IAG
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 24 (4.24%) SCCM
2 20 (3.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 20 (3.53%) WSUS
3 19 (3.36%) AirWatch
4 9 (1.59%) NetBackup
4 9 (1.59%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (1.24%) Puppet
6 6 (1.06%) AppDNA
6 6 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.06%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.06%) SCOM
7 5 (0.88%) Ansible
7 5 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.88%) Salt
7 5 (0.88%) vRealize
8 4 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 196 (34.63%) Microsoft
2 88 (15.55%) Oracle
3 32 (5.65%) VMware
4 29 (5.12%) SAP
5 26 (4.59%) HP
6 25 (4.42%) Citrix
7 20 (3.53%) IBM
8 18 (3.18%) MobileIron
9 14 (2.47%) Sybase
9 14 (2.47%) Symantec
10 10 (1.77%) Tableau
11 9 (1.59%) Cisco
11 9 (1.59%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.59%) Remedy
12 8 (1.41%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.24%) Blue Prism
14 6 (1.06%) Bloomberg
14 6 (1.06%) Infragistics
14 6 (1.06%) Reuters
14 6 (1.06%) Teradata
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago