Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 476 471 348
Rank change year-on-year -5 -123 -48
Contract jobs citing VB 472 484 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.47% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.03% 1.13% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 307 481
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £290 £276 £250
90th Percentile £520 £538 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year - +13.64% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 30
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.75% -4.19% +12.76%
10th Percentile £15.25 £28.10 £21.85
90th Percentile £37.90 £51.75 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -53.75% -5.88% +13.33%

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 45,785 42,862 42,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.71% 41.97% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,212 29,957 29,286
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £316 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 796 887
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.67%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.07 £14.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -15 425 £375 - 210
UK excluding London +31 308 £375 - 175
London -64 158 £423 +8.33% 52
South East +31 102 £400 +14.29% 29
North of England +3 93 £350 +0.36% 45
North West -3 52 £363 -3.33% 20
Yorkshire +8 35 £325 -5.80% 21
Midlands -30 32 £395 -7.06% 38
Scotland -13 29 £325 -13.33% 11
South West -33 21 £413 -4.35% 24
East Midlands +15 18 £423 +20.71% 15
East of England +13 17 £350 -6.67% 22
West Midlands -38 14 £280 -25.33% 23
Wales -10 11 £438 +2.94% 6
North East -3 6 £300 -33.33% 4
Isle of Man - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 237 (50.21%) SQL
2 177 (37.50%) C#
3 172 (36.44%) Microsoft
4 154 (32.63%) Windows
5 152 (32.20%) .NET
6 150 (31.78%) SQL Server
7 111 (23.52%) PowerShell
8 105 (22.25%) Microsoft Excel
9 101 (21.40%) Finance
10 89 (18.86%) Java
11 87 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
12 79 (16.74%) VBScript
13 76 (16.10%) Active Directory
14 75 (15.89%) Oracle
15 72 (15.25%) SCCM
16 71 (15.04%) VBA
17 70 (14.83%) Problem-Solving
18 65 (13.77%) Windows 7
19 62 (13.14%) VB.NET
20 59 (12.50%) Migration
20 59 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
21 58 (12.29%) Banking
22 57 (12.08%) T-SQL
23 55 (11.65%) SDLC
24 53 (11.23%) Citrix
25 51 (10.81%) VB6
25 51 (10.81%) VMware
26 50 (10.59%) HTML
26 50 (10.59%) ITIL
26 50 (10.59%) Data Warehouse

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 26 (5.51%) IIS
2 24 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.54%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.33%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.69%) Confluence
6 7 (1.48%) CMS
7 6 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.27%) OpenEdge
8 5 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.64%) Apache
10 3 (0.64%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.64%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.64%) SAS
10 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 105 (22.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.42%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.75%) SAP HR
2 9 (1.91%) Workday HCM
3 6 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.27%) Endur
3 6 (1.27%) Visualfiles
4 5 (1.06%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.42%) iTrent
5 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.21%) MoSes
6 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.21%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.81%) Office 365
4 7 (1.48%) IaaS
5 4 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (0.85%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.42%) GitHub
6 2 (0.42%) PaaS
6 2 (0.42%) SaaS
6 2 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.21%) Apigee
7 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.21%) Google Play
7 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.03%) SAN
2 14 (2.97%) LAN
3 12 (2.54%) DNS
4 9 (1.91%) DHCP
4 9 (1.91%) Firewall
4 9 (1.91%) Internet
4 9 (1.91%) VPN
4 9 (1.91%) Wireless
5 5 (1.06%) Skype
6 4 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (0.85%) HTTP
6 4 (0.85%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.85%) SMS
7 3 (0.64%) FTP
7 3 (0.64%) WAN
8 2 (0.42%) 4G
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.21%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (31.78%) SQL Server
2 50 (10.59%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (9.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (6.78%) MS Access
6 30 (6.36%) Relational Database
7 29 (6.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (4.45%) Oracle Database
10 18 (3.81%) MySQL
10 18 (3.81%) Power BI
11 16 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (2.54%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.12%) Data Lake
13 10 (2.12%) HDInsight
13 10 (2.12%) Oracle Database 12c
14 9 (1.91%) Big Data
14 9 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (5.72%) MSI
2 25 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (5.08%) Git (software)
4 20 (4.24%) JIRA
4 20 (4.24%) Selenium
5 14 (2.97%) HP UFT
6 13 (2.75%) SoapUI
6 13 (2.75%) Visual Studio
7 12 (2.54%) JMeter
8 11 (2.33%) InstallShield
8 11 (2.33%) Wise Package Studio
9 9 (1.91%) AdminStudio
10 8 (1.69%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.48%) LoadRunner
12 6 (1.27%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (1.27%) Subversion
13 5 (1.06%) JUnit
13 5 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (0.85%) Eclipse
General
1 101 (21.40%) Finance
2 58 (12.29%) Banking
3 25 (5.30%) Retail
4 14 (2.97%) Legal
5 12 (2.54%) Front Office
6 10 (2.12%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.91%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.69%) Billing
9 6 (1.27%) Japanese Language
9 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.27%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.06%) Law
11 4 (0.85%) Back Office
11 4 (0.85%) Electronics
12 3 (0.64%) Marketing
13 2 (0.42%) Automotive
13 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.42%) Publishing
13 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (37.92%) Developer
2 75 (15.89%) Analyst
3 64 (13.56%) .NET Developer
4 36 (7.63%) C# Developer
5 29 (6.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 28 (5.93%) Data Analyst
7 23 (4.87%) SQL Developer
8 20 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (3.81%) Applications Packager
9 18 (3.81%) VB Developer
10 17 (3.60%) Architect
10 17 (3.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 16 (3.39%) Technical Specialist
11 16 (3.39%) Tester
12 15 (3.18%) Consultant
13 14 (2.97%) HR Analyst
13 14 (2.97%) VBA Developer
14 13 (2.75%) IT Support
14 13 (2.75%) Software Engineer
14 13 (2.75%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (32.20%) .NET
2 50 (10.59%) HTML
3 41 (8.69%) Web Services
4 34 (7.20%) ASP.NET
4 34 (7.20%) XML
5 24 (5.08%) SOAP
6 23 (4.87%) CSS
7 21 (4.45%) REST
8 16 (3.39%) Middleware
8 16 (3.39%) WCF
9 15 (3.18%) WinForms
10 14 (2.97%) JSON
11 13 (2.75%) .NET Framework
11 13 (2.75%) WPF
12 12 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.91%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (1.91%) jQuery
14 8 (1.69%) CGI
14 8 (1.69%) RESTful
14 8 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.20%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.75%) Reference Data
6 11 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.91%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.91%) Replication
8 8 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.69%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.48%) Clustering
9 7 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.27%) DataPower
10 6 (1.27%) Swaptions
10 6 (1.27%) User Experience
11 5 (1.06%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 154 (32.63%) Windows
2 65 (13.77%) Windows 7
3 38 (8.05%) Windows Server
4 34 (7.20%) Linux
5 25 (5.30%) Windows 10
6 17 (3.60%) Windows XP
7 16 (3.39%) Unix
8 15 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.48%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.06%) VMS
14 3 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.64%) Solaris
15 2 (0.42%) Android
15 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.21%) CentOS
16 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (14.83%) Problem-Solving
3 59 (12.50%) Migration
4 55 (11.65%) SDLC
5 50 (10.59%) ITIL
6 48 (10.17%) Software Engineering
7 43 (9.11%) Business Intelligence
8 42 (8.90%) Analytics
9 41 (8.69%) ETL
10 40 (8.47%) Project Management
11 34 (7.20%) Test Automation
12 32 (6.78%) Scrum
13 25 (5.30%) Data Migration
14 24 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 23 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 22 (4.66%) Data Analysis
17 21 (4.45%) E-Commerce
18 20 (4.24%) MVC
18 20 (4.24%) TDD
19 19 (4.03%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (50.21%) SQL
2 177 (37.50%) C#
3 111 (23.52%) PowerShell
4 89 (18.86%) Java
5 79 (16.74%) VBScript
6 71 (15.04%) VBA
7 62 (13.14%) VB.NET
8 57 (12.08%) T-SQL
9 51 (10.81%) VB6
10 48 (10.17%) Python
11 37 (7.84%) C++
12 36 (7.63%) PL/SQL
13 34 (7.20%) JavaScript
14 26 (5.51%) Perl
15 19 (4.03%) C
16 15 (3.18%) Bash Shell
17 14 (2.97%) PHP
18 12 (2.54%) Ruby
19 10 (2.12%) Shell Script
20 5 (1.06%) F#
Qualifications
1 45 (9.53%) Security Cleared
2 37 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.42%) Degree
4 23 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (4.45%) MCSE
6 19 (4.03%) ISTQB
7 17 (3.60%) ISEB
8 15 (3.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (2.33%) MCP
10 10 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (2.12%) MCSA
10 10 (2.12%) MCTS
11 9 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (1.48%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.27%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.27%) PMP
14 4 (0.85%) HNC
15 2 (0.42%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.30%) QA
2 16 (3.39%) SLA
3 11 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.85%) GDPR
5 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) IFRS
6 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.21%) JTAG
6 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (16.10%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.42%) Microsoft App-V
2 35 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.30%) XenApp
4 18 (3.81%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.54%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.12%) vSphere
7 8 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.85%) XenServer
11 3 (0.64%) Docker
11 3 (0.64%) Xen
12 2 (0.42%) ACF2
12 2 (0.42%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.42%) RACF
13 1 (0.21%) Firmware
13 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 72 (15.25%) SCCM
2 17 (3.60%) HP ALM
3 9 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (1.91%) WSUS
4 8 (1.69%) Control-M
5 7 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.48%) SCOrch
6 6 (1.27%) SCOM
6 6 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (1.06%) CA Service Virtualization
7 5 (1.06%) HP SIM
7 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.42%) WMI
11 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.21%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 172 (36.44%) Microsoft
2 75 (15.89%) Oracle
3 53 (11.23%) Citrix
4 51 (10.81%) VMware
5 40 (8.47%) HP
6 24 (5.08%) SAP
7 17 (3.60%) Ivanti
8 15 (3.18%) Cisco
9 13 (2.75%) Dell
9 13 (2.75%) Tableau
9 13 (2.75%) Workday
10 11 (2.33%) Altiris
10 11 (2.33%) Symantec
11 10 (2.12%) CA
11 10 (2.12%) Intel
12 9 (1.91%) Informatica
12 9 (1.91%) Juniper
13 8 (1.69%) Alteryx
13 8 (1.69%) IBM
13 8 (1.69%) TIBCO