Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 393 470 468
Rank change year-on-year +77 -2 -15
Contract jobs citing VB 145 372 499
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.44% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.05% 1.04% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 250 342
Median daily rate £463 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% - -
10th Percentile £196 £299 £282
90th Percentile £538 £539 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £366 £363
% change year-on-year +22.95% +0.97% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +121.62% -53.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.32% +121.62% -53.75%

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 13,815 35,603 46,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.09% 41.95% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,062 24,658 32,460
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £309 £321 £315
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 695 700
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +5.25% +4.51%
10th Percentile £13.00 £19.60 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +3.57% +3.70%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the UK

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB.

Daily rate trend for VB in the UK

VB
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB.

Hourly rate trend 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 30 October 2020. 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 +108 136 £475 +26.67% 79
UK excluding London +129 79 £450 +22.95% 66
London +116 53 £488 +16.42% 15
Work from Home -92 20 £400 -7.62% 16
North of England +93 18 £190 -49.33% 7
Midlands +76 16 £400 +11.11% 18
South West +78 15 £500 +41.84% 11
West Midlands +65 14 £380 +10.14% 12
South East +117 13 £438 +14.98% 21
East of England +80 12 £500 +65.98% 7
North West +74 12 £189 -41.85% 6
Yorkshire +65 4 - - 1
Scotland +65 4 £425 +30.77% 2
East Midlands +41 2 £500 +36.61% 6
North East +38 2 £320 -
Wales - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 79 (54.48%) SQL
2 67 (46.21%) SQL Server
3 59 (40.69%) Windows
4 57 (39.31%) PowerShell
5 56 (38.62%) Microsoft
6 53 (36.55%) C#
7 48 (33.10%) Security Cleared
8 42 (28.97%) Java
9 41 (28.28%) Oracle
10 37 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (23.45%) .NET
12 33 (22.76%) Windows 10
13 32 (22.07%) JavaScript
14 29 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
14 29 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
14 29 (20.00%) DV Cleared
15 27 (18.62%) HTML
15 27 (18.62%) Active Directory
15 27 (18.62%) Finance
16 26 (17.93%) Migration
16 26 (17.93%) CSS
16 26 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (15.86%) VMware
18 22 (15.17%) ITIL
18 22 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (14.48%) SC Cleared
19 21 (14.48%) Windows 7
20 20 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (13.10%) C
21 19 (13.10%) ASP.NET

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 13 (8.97%) ArcGIS
2 11 (7.59%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.21%) Moodle
4 7 (4.83%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (4.14%) IIS
6 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.69%) SAS
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.69%) Site Server
7 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.69%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 29 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 29 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (8.97%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Siebel CRM
2 2 (1.38%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.72%) Power Platform
2 9 (6.21%) Azure
3 6 (4.14%) Office 365
4 5 (3.45%) AWS
5 3 (2.07%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.07%) Power Automate
5 3 (2.07%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.38%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.38%) Serverless
7 1 (0.69%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.69%) GitHub
7 1 (0.69%) IaaS
7 1 (0.69%) Logic Apps
7 1 (0.69%) PaaS
7 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.14%) DHCP
1 6 (4.14%) DNS
2 2 (1.38%) HTTP
2 2 (1.38%) Intranet
2 2 (1.38%) IPsec
2 2 (1.38%) SAN
2 2 (1.38%) SSH
3 1 (0.69%) 2G
3 1 (0.69%) 3G
3 1 (0.69%) 4G
3 1 (0.69%) 5G
3 1 (0.69%) Firewall
3 1 (0.69%) LAN
3 1 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.69%) Skype
3 1 (0.69%) UTRAN
3 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (46.21%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.66%) Power BI
3 13 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 10 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 9 (6.21%) GIS
5 9 (6.21%) MS Access
6 8 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (4.83%) Siebel EIM
7 7 (4.83%) Tableau
8 6 (4.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 4 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.76%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (2.76%) QlikView
9 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.38%) DTS
Development Applications
1 13 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 10 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.21%) MSI
4 9 (6.21%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.52%) JIRA
5 8 (5.52%) Subversion
6 7 (4.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (4.14%) AdminStudio
7 6 (4.14%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (2.76%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.76%) Selenium
9 3 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.07%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.07%) JUnit
9 3 (2.07%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.07%) NeoLoad
10 2 (1.38%) Flyway
10 2 (1.38%) Gradle
10 2 (1.38%) Liquibase
General
1 27 (18.62%) Finance
2 10 (6.90%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.21%) Banking
4 4 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.38%) Advertising
5 2 (1.38%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.38%) Front Office
5 2 (1.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) Billing
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) Finnish Language
6 1 (0.69%) International Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (44.83%) Developer
2 16 (11.03%) Web Developer
3 12 (8.28%) Windows Engineer
4 11 (7.59%) Analyst
4 11 (7.59%) C# Developer
5 10 (6.90%) SQL Developer
6 9 (6.21%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.52%) Consultant
8 7 (4.83%) Siebel Developer
9 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Active Directory Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Applications Developer
10 4 (2.76%) Applications Support
10 4 (2.76%) Architect
10 4 (2.76%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) IFS Consultant
11 3 (2.07%) Access Developer
11 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared Java Developer
11 3 (2.07%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (23.45%) .NET
2 27 (18.62%) HTML
3 26 (17.93%) CSS
4 19 (13.10%) ASP.NET
5 11 (7.59%) Web Services
5 11 (7.59%) WinForms
5 11 (7.59%) XML
6 10 (6.90%) .NET Framework
7 9 (6.21%) WPF
8 8 (5.52%) jQuery
9 6 (4.14%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.14%) XHTML
10 5 (3.45%) HTML5
10 5 (3.45%) Spring
11 4 (2.76%) SOAP
12 3 (2.07%) Ajax
12 3 (2.07%) Classic ASP
12 3 (2.07%) COM+
12 3 (2.07%) JPA
12 3 (2.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.90%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.45%) Robotics
4 3 (2.07%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.07%) CMDB
4 3 (2.07%) Equities
4 3 (2.07%) User Experience
5 2 (1.38%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.38%) Derivative
5 2 (1.38%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.38%) NHS
5 2 (1.38%) PACS
5 2 (1.38%) SCADA
6 1 (0.69%) Clustering
6 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (40.69%) Windows
2 33 (22.76%) Windows 10
3 21 (14.48%) Windows 7
4 14 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.97%) Linux
5 13 (8.97%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (8.97%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (8.28%) Unix
6 12 (8.28%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.38%) AIX
8 1 (0.69%) Solaris
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.93%) Migration
2 26 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (15.17%) ITIL
4 20 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (13.10%) Web Development
6 17 (11.72%) Configuration Management
7 14 (9.66%) Data Migration
7 14 (9.66%) DevOps
8 13 (8.97%) Scrum
8 13 (8.97%) Test Scripting
8 13 (8.97%) Workflow
9 11 (7.59%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (7.59%) Service Design
9 11 (7.59%) Test Automation
10 10 (6.90%) Change Management
10 10 (6.90%) Release Management
10 10 (6.90%) Systems Engineering
10 10 (6.90%) Waterfall
11 9 (6.21%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 79 (54.48%) SQL
2 57 (39.31%) PowerShell
3 53 (36.55%) C#
4 42 (28.97%) Java
5 32 (22.07%) JavaScript
6 19 (13.10%) C
7 18 (12.41%) VB6
8 16 (11.03%) C++
8 16 (11.03%) VBA
8 16 (11.03%) VBScript
9 15 (10.34%) PL/SQL
9 15 (10.34%) Python
10 14 (9.66%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.76%) Scala
11 4 (2.76%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.76%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.07%) Java 8
12 3 (2.07%) Perl
12 3 (2.07%) PHP
13 2 (1.38%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 48 (33.10%) Security Cleared
2 29 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 21 (14.48%) SC Cleared
4 12 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.76%) Degree
6 4 (2.76%) ISEB
7 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.69%) HNC
8 1 (0.69%) HND
8 1 (0.69%) MCP
8 1 (0.69%) OCP
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.69%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.21%) QA
2 6 (4.14%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.07%) NCSC
4 2 (1.38%) DICOM
4 2 (1.38%) HL7
4 2 (1.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 27 (18.62%) Active Directory
2 22 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.21%) VMware NSX
4 7 (4.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.38%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.38%) XenApp
6 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (9.66%) SCCM
2 12 (8.28%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (6.90%) Ansible
4 3 (2.07%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.38%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.38%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.69%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.69%) Control-M
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.69%) SCOM
6 1 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.69%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.69%) vRealize
6 1 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (38.62%) Microsoft
2 41 (28.28%) Oracle
3 23 (15.86%) VMware
4 13 (8.97%) ESRI
4 13 (8.97%) Lumension
4 13 (8.97%) Sophos
5 8 (5.52%) Cisco
6 7 (4.83%) Siebel
7 6 (4.14%) Blue Prism
7 6 (4.14%) HP
7 6 (4.14%) IFS
7 6 (4.14%) UiPath
8 4 (2.76%) McAfee
8 4 (2.76%) SAP
9 3 (2.07%) Citrix
9 3 (2.07%) Informatica
10 2 (1.38%) Cognos
10 2 (1.38%) IBM
10 2 (1.38%) Lotus
10 2 (1.38%) Micro Focus