Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 486 471 497
Rank change year-on-year -15 +26 -140
Contract jobs citing VB 324 491 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.47% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.98% 1.04% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 332 295
UK median daily rate £375 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% +0.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £284 £285 £275
90th Percentile £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 15
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £15.57 £15.25 £28.75
90th Percentile £43.80 £35.35 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -53.75% -5.88%

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 32,965 47,118 43,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.19% 44.74% 41.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,676 33,185 30,443
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 694 782
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +1.98%
10th Percentile £17.30 £16.37 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.43%

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 13 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 12 December 2019. 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 +5 302 £375 -1.32% 158
UK excluding London +12 221 £363 -3.33% 148
London +27 101 £413 -2.94% 23
South East +27 77 £375 -9.09% 37
North of England 0 45 £350 +3.70% 33
Midlands +48 35 £360 -2.70% 30
South West +7 28 £365 -14.12% 20
North West -5 27 £226 -37.66% 15
Scotland +25 20 £325 - 6
East Midlands +28 19 £389 -7.87% 8
Yorkshire +26 18 £375 +20.97% 10
East of England +39 17 £375 +20.00% 15
West Midlands +38 15 £353 +17.50% 22

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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.

1 174 (53.70%) SQL
2 117 (36.11%) PowerShell
3 116 (35.80%) Windows
4 114 (35.19%) Microsoft
5 110 (33.95%) .NET
6 107 (33.02%) C#
7 95 (29.32%) SQL Server
8 69 (21.30%) SCCM
9 63 (19.44%) Active Directory
10 62 (19.14%) Oracle
11 59 (18.21%) Finance
12 58 (17.90%) Security Cleared
13 48 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
14 47 (14.51%) VB6
14 47 (14.51%) VMware
14 47 (14.51%) VBScript
15 46 (14.20%) Microsoft Excel
16 42 (12.96%) ITIL
17 41 (12.65%) Migration
17 41 (12.65%) Windows 10
18 38 (11.73%) ASP.NET
19 36 (11.11%) SC Cleared
20 35 (10.80%) VBA
20 35 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
21 34 (10.49%) Java
22 33 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
23 32 (9.88%) XML
24 31 (9.57%) Windows Server
25 30 (9.26%) Python
25 30 (9.26%) JavaScript

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 14 (4.32%) IIS
2 13 (4.01%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.09%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.16%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.85%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.23%) WordPress
7 3 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.93%) Confluence
7 3 (0.93%) OpenEdge
7 3 (0.93%) SAS
7 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.62%) Apache
8 2 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.62%) JBoss
8 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.62%) WildFly
9 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.31%) TPMS
Applications
1 46 (14.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.23%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.95%) Office 365
2 28 (8.64%) Azure
3 16 (4.94%) Power Platform
4 13 (4.01%) GitHub
5 12 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (3.40%) AWS
7 4 (1.23%) IaaS
8 3 (0.93%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.62%) ShareGate
10 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.31%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.95%) DNS
2 25 (7.72%) DHCP
3 13 (4.01%) LAN
3 13 (4.01%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.70%) FTP
5 11 (3.40%) Firewall
6 8 (2.47%) SAN
6 8 (2.47%) Skype
7 7 (2.16%) HTTP
8 4 (1.23%) WAN
9 3 (0.93%) 4G
10 2 (0.62%) 2G
10 2 (0.62%) 3G
10 2 (0.62%) GSM
10 2 (0.62%) LTE
10 2 (0.62%) NAS
10 2 (0.62%) RNC
10 2 (0.62%) VLAN
10 2 (0.62%) WCDMA
10 2 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (29.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (7.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (6.17%) Crystal Reports
5 18 (5.56%) DB2
6 16 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (4.94%) MS Access
7 15 (4.63%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (4.63%) Power BI
7 15 (4.63%) Relational Database
8 13 (4.01%) Oracle Database
8 13 (4.01%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (2.78%) Qlik Sense
9 9 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (1.85%) MySQL
11 6 (1.85%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (8.02%) InstallShield
2 21 (6.48%) MSI
3 20 (6.17%) Visual Studio
4 19 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (4.32%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.40%) AdminStudio
6 11 (3.40%) Visual Studio Code
7 10 (3.09%) LoadRunner
8 6 (1.85%) HP UFT
9 5 (1.54%) ClearCase
9 5 (1.54%) JIRA
9 5 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.54%) Toad
9 5 (1.54%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 5 (1.54%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (1.23%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.23%) Selenium
11 3 (0.93%) JUnit
11 3 (0.93%) Maven
11 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (18.21%) Finance
2 21 (6.48%) Banking
3 10 (3.09%) Public Sector
4 5 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.54%) Retail
5 4 (1.23%) Front Office
5 4 (1.23%) Legal
5 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.23%) Military
6 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Environmental Health
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Publishing
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 137 (42.28%) Developer
2 36 (11.11%) Analyst
3 29 (8.95%) .NET Developer
4 24 (7.41%) SQL Developer
5 23 (7.10%) Windows Engineer
6 21 (6.48%) Support Engineer
7 20 (6.17%) C# Developer
8 19 (5.86%) Applications Packager
9 15 (4.63%) Architect
10 14 (4.32%) Administrator
10 14 (4.32%) VB Developer
11 12 (3.70%) RPG Developer
11 12 (3.70%) Software Developer
11 12 (3.70%) Software Engineer
12 11 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (3.09%) PL/SQL Developer
13 10 (3.09%) Server Engineer
13 10 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
14 9 (2.78%) Support Analyst
14 9 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (33.95%) .NET
2 38 (11.73%) ASP.NET
3 32 (9.88%) XML
4 29 (8.95%) HTML
5 23 (7.10%) WinForms
6 18 (5.56%) WPF
6 18 (5.56%) XSLT
7 14 (4.32%) .NET Framework
7 14 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (3.09%) CSS
8 10 (3.09%) Web Services
9 6 (1.85%) JSP
9 6 (1.85%) RESTful
9 6 (1.85%) Spring
9 6 (1.85%) WCF
10 5 (1.54%) .NET Core
10 5 (1.54%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.54%) HTML5
10 5 (1.54%) XSD
11 4 (1.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (3.40%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.40%) PKI
4 9 (2.78%) Blog
5 6 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.23%) Graphic Design
7 4 (1.23%) iSeries
8 3 (0.93%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.62%) Clustering
9 2 (0.62%) LIMS
9 2 (0.62%) PACS
10 1 (0.31%) EMC Centera
10 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.31%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.31%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 116 (35.80%) Windows
2 41 (12.65%) Windows 10
3 31 (9.57%) Windows Server
4 28 (8.64%) Windows 7
5 21 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (5.56%) Linux
7 17 (5.25%) Unix
8 14 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.54%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.93%) VMS
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.31%) CentOS
12 1 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.31%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (12.96%) ITIL
3 41 (12.65%) Migration
4 35 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (8.95%) Software Engineering
6 27 (8.33%) Application Packaging
7 22 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (6.79%) MVC
8 20 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (5.25%) Configuration Management
9 17 (5.25%) DevOps
10 16 (4.94%) ETL
11 15 (4.63%) Asset Management
11 15 (4.63%) OO
11 15 (4.63%) Problem Management
11 15 (4.63%) SDLC
11 15 (4.63%) System Testing
12 14 (4.32%) CRM
12 14 (4.32%) Project Management
12 14 (4.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (53.70%) SQL
2 117 (36.11%) PowerShell
3 107 (33.02%) C#
4 47 (14.51%) VB6
4 47 (14.51%) VBScript
5 35 (10.80%) VBA
6 34 (10.49%) Java
7 30 (9.26%) JavaScript
7 30 (9.26%) Python
8 29 (8.95%) VB.NET
9 26 (8.02%) C++
10 24 (7.41%) PL/SQL
10 24 (7.41%) T-SQL
11 13 (4.01%) C
11 13 (4.01%) Shell Script
12 12 (3.70%) RPG
12 12 (3.70%) RPG IV
12 12 (3.70%) RPG/400
13 6 (1.85%) PHP
13 6 (1.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 58 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 36 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.32%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.47%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.16%) Degree
7 6 (1.85%) ISEB
7 6 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.54%) MCP
9 4 (1.23%) MCSE
9 4 (1.23%) OCP
9 4 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.23%) SAP Certification
10 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.93%) MCTS
11 2 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.62%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.62%) PMP
11 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.09%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) PMO
2 3 (0.93%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) HL7
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) DICOM
4 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 33 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (5.25%) Hyper-V
5 13 (4.01%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.54%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.23%) XenApp
8 3 (0.93%) vSphere
9 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.31%) Firmware
10 1 (0.31%) NFS
10 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (21.30%) SCCM
2 17 (5.25%) ThinApp
3 15 (4.63%) Ansible
4 13 (4.01%) WSUS
5 9 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.85%) HP ALM
7 5 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.93%) SCOM
9 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.31%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.31%) Control-M
9 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 114 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 62 (19.14%) Oracle
3 47 (14.51%) VMware
4 25 (7.72%) Citrix
5 15 (4.63%) HP
6 9 (2.78%) McAfee
6 9 (2.78%) Symantec
7 8 (2.47%) SAP
8 6 (1.85%) webMethods
9 4 (1.23%) Northgate
9 4 (1.23%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.93%) Cisco
10 3 (0.93%) Cognos
10 3 (0.93%) IBM
10 3 (0.93%) Novell
11 2 (0.62%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.62%) Mapinfo
11 2 (0.62%) Progress
11 2 (0.62%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.62%) Reuters