Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 297 255
Rank change year-on-year -104 -42 -58
Contract jobs citing VB 526 933 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.85% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 2.19% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 579 650
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +6.87%
10th Percentile £263 £246 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.26% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 55
UK median hourly rate £40.63 £28.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.54% +26.67% -13.76%
10th Percentile £19.82 £14.70 £15.60
90th Percentile £53.88 £43.30 £41.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +50.44% +25.56% -11.76%

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 39610 42579 42705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.66% 38.70% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27147 29186 28205
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 917 880
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.27 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 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 -93 485 £375 - 122
UK excluding London -92 324 £375 +7.14% 87
London -46 194 £411 -3.24% 39
South East -69 99 £350 -6.67% 19
North of England -45 78 £338 +5.47% 25
Midlands +7 64 £400 +6.67% 20
Yorkshire +33 35 £338 +3.85% 10
East Midlands -8 35 £406 +13.64% 9
Scotland +10 33 £400 +9.59% 3
North West -3 30 £317 -25.35% 13
West Midlands +14 29 £400 - 11
South West -25 24 £400 +23.08% 9
East of England -1 20 £375 +26.05% 10
North East -32 13 £383 +31.67% 2
Wales -1 5 £525 +35.48% 1
Northern Ireland -50 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 301 (57.22%) SQL
2 232 (44.11%) C#
3 219 (41.63%) .NET
4 194 (36.88%) Windows
5 176 (33.46%) Microsoft
6 170 (32.32%) SQL Server
7 138 (26.24%) Finance
8 111 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
9 104 (19.77%) PowerShell
10 103 (19.58%) VB6
11 96 (18.25%) Java
12 85 (16.16%) Microsoft Excel
13 84 (15.97%) VB.NET
14 82 (15.59%) Oracle
14 82 (15.59%) ASP.NET
15 79 (15.02%) HTML
16 73 (13.88%) Web Services
17 71 (13.50%) JavaScript
18 69 (13.12%) T-SQL
19 67 (12.74%) MVC
20 65 (12.36%) Security Cleared
21 64 (12.17%) Active Directory
22 63 (11.98%) VBA
23 61 (11.60%) VBScript
24 60 (11.41%) Windows Server
25 58 (11.03%) Linux
26 56 (10.65%) Banking
27 55 (10.46%) Degree
27 55 (10.46%) ITIL
28 54 (10.27%) XML

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 38 (7.22%) IIS
2 31 (5.89%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (2.85%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.85%) SAS
4 13 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (2.28%) Skype for Business
6 11 (2.09%) ArcGIS
6 11 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.90%) NServiceBus
7 10 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.90%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.52%) Apache
9 7 (1.33%) Confluence
9 7 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.33%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.14%) JBoss
10 6 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.95%) CMS
Applications
1 85 (16.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.76%) SmartSuite
6 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.38%) SPSS
8 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (1.14%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.57%) Primavera
2 3 (0.57%) Summit
2 3 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.38%) HFM
3 2 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.19%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.19%) Relativity
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.19%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.19%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.61%) Office 365
3 15 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.33%) PaaS
5 5 (0.95%) IaaS
6 4 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.57%) Mailgun
8 2 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.38%) SaaS
9 1 (0.19%) BIME
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.37%) LAN
2 22 (4.18%) Internet
3 21 (3.99%) HTTP
4 18 (3.42%) DNS
5 17 (3.23%) SSL
5 17 (3.23%) WAN
6 14 (2.66%) DHCP
6 14 (2.66%) HTTPS
7 13 (2.47%) Wireless
8 12 (2.28%) 3G
8 12 (2.28%) Firewall
8 12 (2.28%) GPRS
8 12 (2.28%) GSM
8 12 (2.28%) LTE
8 12 (2.28%) SGSN
8 12 (2.28%) TCP/IP
9 11 (2.09%) SMTP
10 10 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (1.90%) Link 16
10 10 (1.90%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (32.32%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (8.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 38 (7.22%) MS Access
6 36 (6.84%) Relational Database
7 34 (6.46%) Oracle Database
8 21 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (3.80%) SQL Server 2014
10 19 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (3.04%) RDBMS
12 16 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
13 13 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (2.47%) MySQL
14 12 (2.28%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (1.90%) MongoDB
16 9 (1.71%) DB2
17 8 (1.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (7.03%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.84%) JIRA
2 36 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (6.08%) Visual Studio
4 30 (5.70%) Selenium
5 28 (5.32%) MSI
6 25 (4.75%) Jenkins
7 19 (3.61%) HP UFT
8 13 (2.47%) Calabash
8 13 (2.47%) SpecFlow
8 13 (2.47%) Subversion
8 13 (2.47%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.90%) Toad
10 9 (1.71%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.71%) Moq
11 8 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.14%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.14%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.14%) TestNG
General
1 138 (26.24%) Finance
2 56 (10.65%) Banking
3 35 (6.65%) Front Office
4 25 (4.75%) Retail
5 22 (4.18%) Telecoms
6 20 (3.80%) Marketing
7 18 (3.42%) Manufacturing
8 16 (3.04%) Electronics
9 13 (2.47%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.90%) Avionics
10 10 (1.90%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.90%) Military
11 9 (1.71%) Publishing
12 4 (0.76%) Billing
13 3 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.57%) Legal
13 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.38%) Advertising
14 2 (0.38%) Back Office
14 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 223 (42.40%) Developer
2 88 (16.73%) .NET Developer
3 82 (15.59%) Analyst
4 71 (13.50%) C# Developer
5 46 (8.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 33 (6.27%) VB Developer
7 29 (5.51%) VB6 Developer
8 24 (4.56%) Consultant
8 24 (4.56%) VB.NET Developer
9 23 (4.37%) Data Analyst
10 22 (4.18%) Architect
10 22 (4.18%) SQL Developer
11 20 (3.80%) Administrator
12 19 (3.61%) Software Developer
12 19 (3.61%) Tester
13 17 (3.23%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.04%) Automation Tester
15 15 (2.85%) 3rd Line Support
15 15 (2.85%) SQL Analyst
16 14 (2.66%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (41.63%) .NET
2 82 (15.59%) ASP.NET
3 79 (15.02%) HTML
4 73 (13.88%) Web Services
5 54 (10.27%) XML
6 48 (9.13%) .NET Framework
7 41 (7.79%) CSS
8 34 (6.46%) jQuery
9 32 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (5.51%) SOAP
10 29 (5.51%) WinForms
11 27 (5.13%) WPF
12 26 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (4.75%) REST
14 22 (4.18%) Ajax
15 21 (3.99%) AngularJS
16 18 (3.42%) COM+
17 17 (3.23%) WCF
17 17 (3.23%) XSLT
18 15 (2.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.18%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.04%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.66%) User Experience
6 13 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.47%) Replication
7 11 (2.09%) Clustering
8 9 (1.71%) FMCG
9 7 (1.33%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.76%) Equities
11 4 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.76%) Robotics
12 3 (0.57%) Derivative
12 3 (0.57%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.57%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.57%) Social Media
13 2 (0.38%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.38%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 194 (36.88%) Windows
2 60 (11.41%) Windows Server
3 58 (11.03%) Linux
4 47 (8.94%) Unix
5 45 (8.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (5.51%) Windows 10
7 29 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (4.94%) Windows 7
9 22 (4.18%) Android
10 21 (3.99%) Windows XP
11 13 (2.47%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.47%) Mac OS X
11 13 (2.47%) Windows Phone
12 11 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.76%) CentOS
14 3 (0.57%) MVS
15 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (12.74%) MVC
3 55 (10.46%) ITIL
4 52 (9.89%) Scrum
5 50 (9.51%) Test Automation
6 44 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (8.37%) TDD
7 40 (7.60%) Web Development
8 39 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (7.03%) Migration
10 31 (5.89%) Mathematics
11 28 (5.32%) SDLC
12 27 (5.13%) Project Management
13 26 (4.94%) OO
14 25 (4.75%) Analytics
14 25 (4.75%) Software Engineering
15 24 (4.56%) Test Strategy
15 24 (4.56%) Workflow
16 21 (3.99%) Data Analysis
16 21 (3.99%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 301 (57.22%) SQL
2 232 (44.11%) C#
3 104 (19.77%) PowerShell
4 103 (19.58%) VB6
5 96 (18.25%) Java
6 84 (15.97%) VB.NET
7 71 (13.50%) JavaScript
8 69 (13.12%) T-SQL
9 63 (11.98%) VBA
10 61 (11.60%) VBScript
11 44 (8.37%) C++
12 36 (6.84%) Python
13 34 (6.46%) C
14 30 (5.70%) Shell Script
15 29 (5.51%) Perl
16 23 (4.37%) Ruby
17 21 (3.99%) PL/SQL
18 20 (3.80%) PHP
19 18 (3.42%) Tcl
20 16 (3.04%) REXX
Qualifications
1 65 (12.36%) Security Cleared
2 55 (10.46%) Degree
3 49 (9.32%) SC Cleared
4 31 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.85%) ISTQB
6 13 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (2.09%) ISEB
9 8 (1.52%) MCP
10 7 (1.33%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.14%) MCDBA
11 6 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.95%) MCSE
13 4 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.76%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.76%) PMP
14 3 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.38%) RHCE
15 2 (0.38%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.80%) QA
2 14 (2.66%) PMO
3 10 (1.90%) MIL-STD-1553
4 8 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.14%) SLA
6 5 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.38%) MiFID
7 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.19%) DICOM
8 1 (0.19%) HL7
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (12.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.14%) vSphere
6 5 (0.95%) Docker
6 5 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.38%) XenApp
7 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (4.37%) AirWatch
2 20 (3.80%) SCCM
3 17 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (3.23%) WSUS
4 10 (1.90%) NetBackup
5 8 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.52%) SCOM
6 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.33%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.14%) AppDNA
8 5 (0.95%) Ansible
8 5 (0.95%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.95%) vRealize
9 4 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.76%) Puppet
9 4 (0.76%) RSA Archer
9 4 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 176 (33.46%) Microsoft
2 82 (15.59%) Oracle
3 34 (6.46%) VMware
4 31 (5.89%) SAP
5 26 (4.94%) HP
6 22 (4.18%) MobileIron
7 21 (3.99%) Citrix
8 20 (3.80%) IBM
9 15 (2.85%) Symantec
10 14 (2.66%) Sybase
11 11 (2.09%) Tableau
12 10 (1.90%) Cisco
13 9 (1.71%) Atlassian
13 9 (1.71%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.33%) Bloomberg
14 7 (1.33%) Blue Prism
14 7 (1.33%) Reuters
14 7 (1.33%) Teradata
15 6 (1.14%) Calypso
15 6 (1.14%) Infragistics
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Martin & Conley
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT
Posted: 21 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 18 days ago
Ireland, Bedfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates + Expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates + Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago