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 29 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 348 265 242
Rank change year-on-year -83 -23  
Contract jobs citing VB 284 508 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.95% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.44% 2.43% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 307 313
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 22
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £23.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +17.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £13.05 £17.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.40 £41.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £23.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +78.19% -11.32%  

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 19717 20891 21377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.85% 38.90% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26337 28906 27296
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 £310 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 904 929
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.54 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 29 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 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 10 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 29 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 -85 258 £375 +7.14% 105
UK excluding London -69 173 £375 +11.11% 73
London -16 106 £388 -8.82% 34
South East -45 47 £360 -4.00% 17
North of England -19 44 £369 +22.71% 27
Midlands +12 39 £425 +14.09% 12
Scotland +10 19 £388 +6.16% 1
South West -16 12 £413 +26.92% 7
East of England -6 10 £325 +18.18% 8
Wales -6 2 £525 +35.48%

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 315 (55.65%) SQL
2 270 (47.70%) C#
3 259 (45.76%) .NET
4 210 (37.10%) Windows
5 202 (35.69%) SQL Server
6 194 (34.28%) Microsoft
7 151 (26.68%) Finance
8 112 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
9 108 (19.08%) VB6
10 104 (18.37%) Java
10 104 (18.37%) PowerShell
11 102 (18.02%) HTML
12 100 (17.67%) JavaScript
13 94 (16.61%) Security Cleared
14 92 (16.25%) VB.NET
15 88 (15.55%) Oracle
15 88 (15.55%) Microsoft Excel
16 80 (14.13%) ASP.NET
17 71 (12.54%) Web Services
18 69 (12.19%) T-SQL
18 69 (12.19%) VBA
18 69 (12.19%) MVC
19 67 (11.84%) Active Directory
20 65 (11.48%) SC Cleared
21 64 (11.31%) Windows Server
21 64 (11.31%) Migration
22 63 (11.13%) VBScript
23 61 (10.78%) Banking
24 60 (10.60%) Linux
25 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 88 (15.55%) 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 23 (4.06%) Internet
2 22 (3.89%) HTTP
3 21 (3.71%) SSL
4 19 (3.36%) LAN
5 18 (3.18%) DNS
6 17 (3.00%) TCP/IP
7 14 (2.47%) HTTPS
7 14 (2.47%) WAN
8 13 (2.30%) DHCP
9 12 (2.12%) Firewall
10 10 (1.77%) Link 16
10 10 (1.77%) SMTP
10 10 (1.77%) Wireless
11 9 (1.59%) 3G
11 9 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (1.59%) FTP
11 9 (1.59%) GPRS
11 9 (1.59%) GSM
11 9 (1.59%) SAN
11 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 46 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 45 (7.95%) MS Access
6 42 (7.42%) Relational Database
7 33 (5.83%) Oracle Database
8 27 (4.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 23 (4.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (3.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (3.18%) RDBMS
11 16 (2.83%) MySQL
11 16 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (2.12%) SQL Server 2000
14 12 (2.12%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (1.59%) DB2
15 9 (1.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (6.71%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.36%) JIRA
3 35 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (6.18%) Visual Studio
4 31 (5.48%) Selenium
5 28 (4.95%) MSI
6 26 (4.59%) Jenkins
7 20 (3.53%) HP UFT
8 14 (2.47%) Calabash
8 14 (2.47%) Subversion
9 13 (2.30%) SpecFlow
10 12 (2.12%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.94%) Toad
12 9 (1.59%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.41%) Moq
13 8 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
14 6 (1.06%) Bitbucket
14 6 (1.06%) Jasmine
14 6 (1.06%) SoapUI
14 6 (1.06%) TestNG
General
1 151 (26.68%) Finance
2 61 (10.78%) Banking
3 35 (6.18%) Front Office
4 24 (4.24%) Retail
5 18 (3.18%) Financial Institution
6 17 (3.00%) Marketing
6 17 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.30%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.12%) Electronics
10 10 (1.77%) Avionics
10 10 (1.77%) Military
11 9 (1.59%) Publishing
12 4 (0.71%) Billing
12 4 (0.71%) Legal
12 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.53%) Back Office
13 3 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.35%) Advertising
14 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 258 (45.58%) Developer
2 97 (17.14%) .NET Developer
3 81 (14.31%) Analyst
4 75 (13.25%) C# Developer
5 54 (9.54%) 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 17 (3.00%) Administrator
14 17 (3.00%) Automation Tester
15 16 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 16 (2.83%) Software Engineer
16 15 (2.65%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (45.76%) .NET
2 102 (18.02%) HTML
3 80 (14.13%) ASP.NET
4 71 (12.54%) Web Services
5 58 (10.25%) jQuery
6 57 (10.07%) XML
7 46 (8.13%) .NET Framework
8 45 (7.95%) CSS
9 28 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (4.95%) SOAP
10 27 (4.77%) WPF
11 26 (4.59%) REST
12 24 (4.24%) Ajax
12 24 (4.24%) WinForms
13 23 (4.06%) AngularJS
13 23 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (3.18%) COM+
15 17 (3.00%) WCF
15 17 (3.00%) XSLT
16 15 (2.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.42%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.65%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.30%) Clustering
6 13 (2.30%) Replication
7 12 (2.12%) User Experience
8 11 (1.94%) Equities
9 8 (1.41%) FMCG
10 7 (1.24%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.71%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.71%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.71%) Robotics
13 3 (0.53%) Derivative
13 3 (0.53%) Fintech
13 3 (0.53%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 210 (37.10%) 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
1 112 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (12.19%) MVC
3 64 (11.31%) Migration
4 54 (9.54%) ITIL
5 52 (9.19%) Test Automation
6 47 (8.30%) Scrum
7 41 (7.24%) TDD
8 40 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (6.89%) Web Development
10 35 (6.18%) SDLC
11 31 (5.48%) Mathematics
12 28 (4.95%) Project Management
13 27 (4.77%) Data Analysis
14 25 (4.42%) OO
15 24 (4.24%) Software Engineering
15 24 (4.24%) Test Strategy
15 24 (4.24%) Unit Testing
15 24 (4.24%) Workflow
16 23 (4.06%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 315 (55.65%) SQL
2 270 (47.70%) C#
3 108 (19.08%) VB6
4 104 (18.37%) Java
4 104 (18.37%) PowerShell
5 100 (17.67%) JavaScript
6 92 (16.25%) VB.NET
7 69 (12.19%) T-SQL
7 69 (12.19%) VBA
8 63 (11.13%) VBScript
9 42 (7.42%) C++
10 38 (6.71%) Perl
10 38 (6.71%) Python
11 35 (6.18%) Shell Script
12 32 (5.65%) C
13 27 (4.77%) Ruby
14 22 (3.89%) PHP
15 20 (3.53%) PL/SQL
16 18 (3.18%) Bash Shell
17 16 (2.83%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 94 (16.61%) Security Cleared
2 65 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 57 (10.07%) 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 24 (4.24%) 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 5 (0.88%) 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
1 194 (34.28%) 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
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