Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 465 515 359
Rank change year-on-year +50 -156 -57
Contract jobs citing VB 466 415 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.42% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.05% 0.99% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 269 403
UK median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £261
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 19
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.75% -11.11% +21.62%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.25 £23.60
90th Percentile £29.00 £47.50 £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -53.75% -11.11% +21.62%

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 44,216 41,984 38,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.37% 42.15% 40.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,032 29,597 26,730
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 757 857
UK median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.45 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 22 January 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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 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 +27 427 £385 +2.67% 221
UK excluding London +32 269 £375 - 202
London -2 186 £415 +10.67% 36
South East +39 85 £405 -3.28% 38
North of England -1 72 £363 -3.33% 53
North West +2 45 £375 - 31
Midlands -5 39 £373 +6.43% 45
South West -22 25 £425 -8.11% 28
West Midlands -28 23 £363 +3.57% 28
Scotland -7 22 £363 +3.57% 6
East of England +20 20 £538 +34.38% 21
East Midlands +17 16 £395 +12.86% 17
Yorkshire -13 15 £300 -13.04% 16
North East +2 12 £350 - 6
Wales -12 4 £107 -74.88% 10
Isle of Man - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 227 (48.71%) SQL
2 174 (37.34%) C#
3 161 (34.55%) .NET
4 145 (31.12%) SQL Server
5 140 (30.04%) Windows
6 136 (29.18%) Microsoft
6 136 (29.18%) Finance
7 122 (26.18%) Microsoft Excel
8 95 (20.39%) VBA
9 86 (18.45%) Java
10 84 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
11 82 (17.60%) PowerShell
12 80 (17.17%) VBScript
13 74 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
14 68 (14.59%) VB.NET
15 67 (14.38%) Oracle
15 67 (14.38%) Migration
16 60 (12.88%) Citrix
17 58 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
18 57 (12.23%) Banking
18 57 (12.23%) SCCM
19 56 (12.02%) SDLC
20 55 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
21 54 (11.59%) VB6
21 54 (11.59%) Active Directory
22 51 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 49 (10.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 46 (9.87%) Python
25 44 (9.44%) VMware
25 44 (9.44%) Business Intelligence

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 33 (7.08%) IIS
2 27 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.86%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.15%) Confluence
4 10 (2.15%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.50%) SAS
7 6 (1.29%) CMS
7 6 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.64%) Apache
9 3 (0.64%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.64%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.43%) JBoss
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 122 (26.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (8.37%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.79%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.43%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 12 (2.58%) SAP HR
2 11 (2.36%) Workday HCM
3 9 (1.93%) MoSes
4 7 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.29%) Endur
6 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.43%) iTrent
6 2 (0.43%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.21%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.21%) Primavera
7 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.21%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (5.58%) Office 365
4 13 (2.79%) GitHub
5 12 (2.58%) IaaS
6 4 (0.86%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.86%) PaaS
7 3 (0.64%) SaaS
8 2 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Apigee
9 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) Google Play
9 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.29%) LAN
2 18 (3.86%) SAN
3 11 (2.36%) DNS
3 11 (2.36%) Firewall
4 9 (1.93%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (1.93%) iSCSI
5 8 (1.72%) DHCP
5 8 (1.72%) WAN
6 6 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.07%) HTTP
7 5 (1.07%) Skype
8 4 (0.86%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.86%) Internet
8 4 (0.86%) VPN
9 3 (0.64%) FTP
9 3 (0.64%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.64%) SMS
9 3 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (31.12%) SQL Server
2 58 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (10.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (7.51%) MS Access
6 28 (6.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 24 (5.15%) Relational Database
7 24 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (3.86%) Power BI
10 16 (3.43%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.36%) Big Data
11 11 (2.36%) Data Mining
12 10 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (2.15%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (1.29%) MySQL
16 6 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (5.79%) MSI
2 22 (4.72%) Selenium
2 22 (4.72%) SoapUI
3 20 (4.29%) HP UFT
4 19 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 19 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (3.86%) AdminStudio
6 17 (3.65%) InstallShield
6 17 (3.65%) JIRA
7 15 (3.22%) Jenkins
7 15 (3.22%) Wise Package Studio
8 13 (2.79%) Visual Studio
9 10 (2.15%) JMeter
10 8 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (1.50%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.50%) Subversion
12 6 (1.29%) LoadRunner
12 6 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (1.07%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.07%) JUnit
General
1 136 (29.18%) Finance
2 57 (12.23%) Banking
3 20 (4.29%) Front Office
3 20 (4.29%) Retail
4 11 (2.36%) Billing
4 11 (2.36%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.15%) French Language
5 10 (2.15%) German Language
6 9 (1.93%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.72%) Legal
8 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.07%) Publishing
8 5 (1.07%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.86%) Marketing
10 3 (0.64%) Automotive
10 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.64%) Retail Finance
11 2 (0.43%) Back Office
11 2 (0.43%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 188 (40.34%) Developer
2 79 (16.95%) Analyst
3 63 (13.52%) .NET Developer
4 45 (9.66%) C# Developer
5 41 (8.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 32 (6.87%) SQL Developer
7 29 (6.22%) VB Developer
8 25 (5.36%) Data Analyst
9 24 (5.15%) Applications Packager
9 24 (5.15%) Architect
10 21 (4.51%) Tester
11 18 (3.86%) VBA Developer
12 17 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.22%) Automation Tester
14 14 (3.00%) HR Analyst
14 14 (3.00%) Senior Developer
15 13 (2.79%) Software Developer
15 13 (2.79%) Test Analyst
16 12 (2.58%) Data Migration Analyst
16 12 (2.58%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (34.55%) .NET
2 36 (7.73%) HTML
2 36 (7.73%) Web Services
3 32 (6.87%) ASP.NET
4 26 (5.58%) XML
5 24 (5.15%) REST
6 22 (4.72%) WinForms
7 20 (4.29%) WPF
8 17 (3.65%) SOAP
9 16 (3.43%) .NET Framework
10 15 (3.22%) CSS
11 12 (2.58%) WCF
12 10 (2.15%) CGI
12 10 (2.15%) jQuery
13 9 (1.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.93%) Middleware
13 9 (1.93%) OCX
13 9 (1.93%) XSLT
14 7 (1.50%) Classic ASP
14 7 (1.50%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 74 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (3.43%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.58%) Clustering
4 12 (2.58%) Reference Data
5 11 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.93%) Hedge funds
7 9 (1.93%) Replication
8 8 (1.72%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.50%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.50%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.50%) PMI
9 7 (1.50%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.29%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.29%) LIMS
10 6 (1.29%) Swaptions
11 5 (1.07%) Derivative
11 5 (1.07%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 140 (30.04%) Windows
2 42 (9.01%) Windows 7
3 39 (8.37%) Windows 10
4 35 (7.51%) Windows Server
5 21 (4.51%) Linux
6 18 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.22%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (2.15%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.93%) Unix
11 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.64%) Solaris
13 2 (0.43%) Android
13 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.21%) VMS
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (14.38%) Migration
3 56 (12.02%) SDLC
4 55 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (8.58%) ETL
7 38 (8.15%) Software Engineering
8 36 (7.73%) Analytics
8 36 (7.73%) ITIL
9 35 (7.51%) Data Analysis
10 33 (7.08%) Test Automation
11 32 (6.87%) Project Management
12 30 (6.44%) Computer Science
13 29 (6.22%) DevOps
14 26 (5.58%) Data Modelling
15 24 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 21 (4.51%) Asset Management
17 21 (4.51%) Visualisation
18 20 (4.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 227 (48.71%) SQL
2 174 (37.34%) C#
3 95 (20.39%) VBA
4 86 (18.45%) Java
5 82 (17.60%) PowerShell
6 80 (17.17%) VBScript
7 68 (14.59%) VB.NET
8 54 (11.59%) VB6
9 46 (9.87%) Python
10 41 (8.80%) T-SQL
11 39 (8.37%) C++
12 34 (7.30%) PL/SQL
13 26 (5.58%) Perl
14 25 (5.36%) JavaScript
15 16 (3.43%) C
16 12 (2.58%) Bash Shell
16 12 (2.58%) PHP
17 11 (2.36%) Ruby
18 4 (0.86%) F#
18 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (7.73%) Degree
2 30 (6.44%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (3.22%) ISTQB
6 13 (2.79%) MCSE
7 12 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (2.36%) ISEB
9 10 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (1.93%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.07%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.07%) PMP
12 4 (0.86%) MCP
12 4 (0.86%) MCSA
12 4 (0.86%) MCTS
13 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.43%) CCNA
14 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.94%) QA
2 14 (3.00%) SLA
3 9 (1.93%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.07%) GDPR
4 5 (1.07%) PMO
5 2 (0.43%) P3O
6 1 (0.21%) IFRS
6 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) JTAG
System Software
1 54 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 37 (7.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 34 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (6.65%) XenApp
5 23 (4.94%) Hyper-V
6 15 (3.22%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.29%) vSphere
11 5 (1.07%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.64%) Docker
13 2 (0.43%) ACF2
13 2 (0.43%) RACF
14 1 (0.21%) Firmware
14 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (12.23%) SCCM
2 19 (4.08%) HP ALM
3 13 (2.79%) SCOrch
4 12 (2.58%) SCOM
5 11 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (2.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 10 (2.15%) Terraform
6 10 (2.15%) WSUS
7 8 (1.72%) Control-M
7 8 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.86%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.86%) ThinApp
10 3 (0.64%) QRadar
10 3 (0.64%) WMI
11 2 (0.43%) CA Service Virtualization
11 2 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 136 (29.18%) Microsoft
2 67 (14.38%) Oracle
3 60 (12.88%) Citrix
4 44 (9.44%) VMware
5 39 (8.37%) HP
6 24 (5.15%) SAP
7 18 (3.86%) Symantec
8 17 (3.65%) Cisco
9 16 (3.43%) Ivanti
10 15 (3.22%) Tableau
11 12 (2.58%) Workday
12 11 (2.36%) Juniper
13 9 (1.93%) Atlassian
13 9 (1.93%) TIBCO
13 9 (1.93%) Xerox
14 8 (1.72%) Alteryx
14 8 (1.72%) IBM
14 8 (1.72%) IFS
14 8 (1.72%) Informatica
15 7 (1.50%) Sybase