Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 439 305 255
Rank change year-on-year -134 -50 -36
Contract jobs citing VB 494 888 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.83% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 2.09% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 548 638
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £252
90th Percentile £530 £522 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £350
% change year-on-year +11.94% -4.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 63
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.03% +17.27% +21.20%
10th Percentile £20.32 £17.38 £15.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.88 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% - +47.62%

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 41462 42488 43100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 39.80% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28630 29215 29051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 913 962
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £15.79 £14.03 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +7.33% +1.35% +10.71%

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 26 September 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 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Contractor 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 26 September 2017. 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 -129 459 £375 +7.14% 61
UK excluding London -128 285 £375 +11.94% 51
London -8 206 £390 -8.24% 13
South East -80 83 £350 -6.67% 8
North of England -61 72 £345 +7.81% 18
Midlands +14 59 £375 +3.45% 12
North West -7 38 £325 -7.14% 9
East Midlands -9 30 £450 +24.14% 4
Scotland -29 30 £375 +14.85% 2
Yorkshire +38 29 £341 -5.86% 9
West Midlands +24 26 £375 +7.14% 8
South West -24 24 £431 +32.69% 6
East of England -3 17 £375 +26.05% 4
North East -30 5 £450 +40.63%
Wales -7 3 £525 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 246 (49.80%) SQL
2 197 (39.88%) C#
3 171 (34.62%) .NET
4 160 (32.39%) Windows
5 135 (27.33%) Microsoft
6 134 (27.13%) SQL Server
7 129 (26.11%) Finance
8 97 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
8 97 (19.64%) Microsoft Excel
9 96 (19.43%) PowerShell
10 93 (18.83%) Java
11 83 (16.80%) VB6
12 78 (15.79%) VB.NET
12 78 (15.79%) Oracle
13 74 (14.98%) VBA
14 68 (13.77%) VBScript
14 68 (13.77%) HTML
15 61 (12.35%) Web Services
16 58 (11.74%) Banking
17 57 (11.54%) ASP.NET
18 56 (11.34%) JavaScript
19 54 (10.93%) T-SQL
20 52 (10.53%) Active Directory
21 50 (10.12%) Degree
22 49 (9.92%) ITIL
22 49 (9.92%) Unix
23 47 (9.51%) XML
24 46 (9.31%) MVC
25 44 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
26 43 (8.70%) C++

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 23 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.05%) IIS
3 13 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.63%) SAS
4 12 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.23%) Confluence
6 10 (2.02%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.62%) NServiceBus
8 8 (1.62%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.42%) ArcGIS
9 7 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.21%) Apache
10 6 (1.21%) JBoss
11 5 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.01%) nginx
11 5 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 97 (19.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (5.67%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.42%) SmartSuite
6 5 (1.01%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.40%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.20%) SPSS
9 1 (0.20%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (1.21%) WebTrends
2 5 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.01%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.61%) Primavera
3 3 (0.61%) Summit
3 3 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.40%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.40%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.20%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.20%) HFM
5 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.04%) Office 365
4 7 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.81%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.40%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.40%) G Suite
7 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.40%) PaaS
7 2 (0.40%) SaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) BIME
8 1 (0.20%) iTunes
8 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.45%) LAN
2 16 (3.24%) DNS
2 16 (3.24%) Internet
2 16 (3.24%) WAN
3 14 (2.83%) Firewall
4 13 (2.63%) 3G
4 13 (2.63%) DHCP
4 13 (2.63%) Wireless
5 12 (2.43%) GPRS
5 12 (2.43%) GSM
5 12 (2.43%) LTE
5 12 (2.43%) SGSN
6 11 (2.23%) HTTP
7 10 (2.02%) Skype
7 10 (2.02%) SMTP
8 9 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (1.62%) Network Security
9 8 (1.62%) SAN
9 8 (1.62%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.42%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (27.13%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (7.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (6.48%) MS Access
5 28 (5.67%) Oracle Database
6 24 (4.86%) Relational Database
7 21 (4.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
9 14 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.63%) MySQL
11 12 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (2.02%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (1.62%) NoSQL
14 8 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.62%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (1.42%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 37 (7.49%) Visual Studio
2 35 (7.09%) JIRA
3 28 (5.67%) Git (software)
4 18 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (3.44%) Jenkins
6 16 (3.24%) HP UFT
6 16 (3.24%) Selenium
7 14 (2.83%) MSI
8 10 (2.02%) Calabash
9 9 (1.82%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.82%) Subversion
10 8 (1.62%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.21%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.21%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.21%) Toad
11 6 (1.21%) Wise Package Studio
12 5 (1.01%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.01%) Grunt
12 5 (1.01%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 129 (26.11%) Finance
2 58 (11.74%) Banking
3 35 (7.09%) Front Office
4 28 (5.67%) Retail
5 27 (5.47%) Telecoms
6 20 (4.05%) Manufacturing
7 19 (3.85%) Marketing
8 15 (3.04%) Electronics
9 14 (2.83%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.62%) Billing
11 7 (1.42%) Avionics
11 7 (1.42%) Military
12 5 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (1.01%) Publishing
13 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.61%) Automotive
14 3 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.40%) Advertising
15 2 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 191 (38.66%) Developer
2 97 (19.64%) Analyst
3 62 (12.55%) .NET Developer
4 57 (11.54%) C# Developer
5 37 (7.49%) VB Developer
6 35 (7.09%) C# .NET Developer
7 29 (5.87%) VB6 Developer
8 28 (5.67%) Architect
9 26 (5.26%) Data Analyst
10 23 (4.66%) SQL Developer
11 22 (4.45%) Consultant
12 20 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (3.64%) Software Developer
14 17 (3.44%) Support Analyst
14 17 (3.44%) VB.NET Developer
15 16 (3.24%) Administrator
15 16 (3.24%) Tester
16 15 (3.04%) Senior Developer
17 13 (2.63%) C++ Developer
17 13 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (34.62%) .NET
2 68 (13.77%) HTML
3 61 (12.35%) Web Services
4 57 (11.54%) ASP.NET
5 47 (9.51%) XML
6 37 (7.49%) .NET Framework
7 31 (6.28%) SOAP
8 30 (6.07%) WinForms
9 25 (5.06%) CSS
9 25 (5.06%) WPF
10 23 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 23 (4.66%) REST
11 19 (3.85%) jQuery
12 18 (3.64%) AngularJS
13 16 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (3.24%) COM+
13 16 (3.24%) XSLT
14 13 (2.63%) Spring
15 10 (2.02%) Ajax
15 10 (2.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.05%) Computer Science
2 20 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.04%) Client/Server
4 12 (2.43%) User Experience
5 10 (2.02%) FMCG
5 10 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.82%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.62%) Clustering
7 8 (1.62%) Derivative
7 8 (1.62%) Equities
8 7 (1.42%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.01%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.81%) Replication
11 4 (0.81%) Robotics
12 3 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 160 (32.39%) Windows
2 49 (9.92%) Unix
3 42 (8.50%) Linux
4 38 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 22 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.25%) Android
7 20 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (3.85%) Windows 10
9 13 (2.63%) Apple iOS
9 13 (2.63%) Mac OS X
9 13 (2.63%) Windows 7
9 13 (2.63%) Windows Phone
10 11 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.21%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.20%) MVS
14 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (9.92%) ITIL
3 46 (9.31%) MVC
4 44 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
5 42 (8.50%) Scrum
6 39 (7.89%) Test Automation
7 38 (7.69%) Web Development
8 37 (7.49%) Migration
9 34 (6.88%) TDD
10 29 (5.87%) Analytics
11 26 (5.26%) Mathematics
11 26 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (5.26%) Workflow
12 25 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (4.86%) Data Modelling
13 24 (4.86%) SDLC
14 23 (4.66%) Project Management
15 22 (4.45%) OO
16 20 (4.05%) ETL
17 19 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (49.80%) SQL
2 197 (39.88%) C#
3 96 (19.43%) PowerShell
4 93 (18.83%) Java
5 83 (16.80%) VB6
6 78 (15.79%) VB.NET
7 74 (14.98%) VBA
8 68 (13.77%) VBScript
9 56 (11.34%) JavaScript
10 54 (10.93%) T-SQL
11 43 (8.70%) C++
12 37 (7.49%) Python
13 31 (6.28%) C
14 25 (5.06%) Perl
14 25 (5.06%) Shell Script
15 21 (4.25%) PL/SQL
16 19 (3.85%) PHP
17 18 (3.64%) Bash Shell
17 18 (3.64%) Ruby
18 12 (2.43%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (10.12%) Degree
2 33 (6.68%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (4.66%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (2.63%) ISEB
5 13 (2.63%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.02%) MCSE
7 7 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.21%) MCP
8 6 (1.21%) MCSA
9 5 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.81%) MCDBA
10 4 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.61%) PMP
12 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.40%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.24%) QA
2 12 (2.43%) PMO
3 10 (2.02%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.62%) SLA
5 7 (1.42%) MIL-STD-1553
6 5 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.61%) MiFID
8 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.20%) Basel III
9 1 (0.20%) GDPR
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.21%) Docker
3 6 (1.21%) XenApp
4 4 (0.81%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.61%) vSphere
6 2 (0.40%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (4.25%) AirWatch
2 16 (3.24%) SCCM
3 13 (2.63%) WSUS
4 10 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.82%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.62%) Ansible
7 7 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.42%) RSA Archer
7 7 (1.42%) SCOM
8 5 (1.01%) AppDNA
8 5 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.81%) Puppet
10 2 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.40%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 135 (27.33%) Microsoft
2 78 (15.79%) Oracle
3 37 (7.49%) SAP
4 28 (5.67%) Citrix
4 28 (5.67%) VMware
5 24 (4.86%) HP
6 21 (4.25%) MobileIron
7 18 (3.64%) IBM
8 13 (2.63%) Atlassian
8 13 (2.63%) Symantec
8 13 (2.63%) Tableau
9 12 (2.43%) Sybase
10 9 (1.82%) Cisco
11 7 (1.42%) Teradata
12 6 (1.21%) Adobe
12 6 (1.21%) Bloomberg
12 6 (1.21%) Calypso
12 6 (1.21%) Reuters
12 6 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.01%) JD Edwards