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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 271 239
Rank change year-on-year -80 -32  
Contract jobs citing VB 258 484 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.87% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% 2.27% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 309 308
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 21
Median hourly rate £50.00 £25.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.73% +12.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.65 £17.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.88 £30.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £26.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year +86.35% +19.24%  

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 19173 21356 21138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.41% 38.21% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13180 14664 13707
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 469 443
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £13.00 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 24 April 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 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 30 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 24 April 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 -86 231 £390 +4.00% 104
London -40 76 £425 +3.03% 25
South East -38 57 £363 -3.33% 16
East Midlands -2 20 £356 +5.55% 9
Buckinghamshire -9 20 £425 -15.00% 2
Scotland +24 19 £410 +13.88% 4
Milton Keynes -7 18 £425 -15.00%
Hampshire -20 18 £400 +17.64% 2
City of London -6 17 £360 -11.38% 7
North West +16 16 £310 -27.17% 17
West Midlands +10 15 £375 +1.35% 9
South West -5 13 £400 +13.07% 6
Yorkshire +19 10 £330 +1.53% 11
North East -27 10 £300 -5.51% 2
Renfrewshire - 10 £416 -
Erskine - 10 £416 -
Manchester +21 8 £288 - 7
Berkshire +13 8 £358 -4.66% 2
West Yorkshire +10 8 £310 -11.42% 7
East of England +6 8 £400 - 9
Bristol +5 8 £400 +23.07%
Leeds +16 7 £278 -26.00% 5
Tyne and Wear -26 7 £325 +3.17% 1
Edinburgh +18 6 £360 -28.00% 1
Lincolnshire - 6 - - 2
Reading +12 5 £300 -20.13% 1
West Sussex +11 5 £250 -10.71% 2
Nottinghamshire +8 5 £363 +7.01% 3
Northampton 0 5 £350 - 2
Northamptonshire -2 5 £350 -6.66% 2

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 308 (56.00%) SQL
2 268 (48.73%) .NET
3 241 (43.82%) C#
4 224 (40.73%) Windows
5 200 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 197 (35.82%) Microsoft
7 127 (23.09%) Finance
8 112 (20.36%) Security Cleared
9 106 (19.27%) VB6
10 104 (18.91%) Microsoft Excel
11 96 (17.45%) PowerShell
12 92 (16.73%) Java
13 88 (16.00%) VB.NET
14 87 (15.82%) JavaScript
15 86 (15.64%) Oracle
15 86 (15.64%) Windows Server
16 85 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
17 78 (14.18%) Migration
17 78 (14.18%) VBA
18 77 (14.00%) SC Cleared
19 73 (13.27%) HTML
20 72 (13.09%) VBScript
21 68 (12.36%) Linux
22 65 (11.82%) ASP.NET
23 64 (11.64%) Active Directory
24 63 (11.45%) T-SQL
25 59 (10.73%) Banking
25 59 (10.73%) SQL Server 2008
26 58 (10.55%) SharePoint
27 57 (10.36%) ITIL

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 58 (10.55%) SharePoint
2 45 (8.18%) IIS
3 31 (5.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 30 (5.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (2.73%) MS Exchange
6 13 (2.36%) Skype for Business
7 12 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.18%) SAS
8 11 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.82%) Apache
9 10 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.82%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.82%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.09%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.91%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.73%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.55%) Confluence
13 3 (0.55%) JBoss
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 104 (18.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.36%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) CATIA
8 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) HFM
4 2 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.36%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.18%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.18%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.18%) Primavera
5 1 (0.18%) Relativity
5 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.18%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.18%) Office 365
2 42 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.09%) IaaS
4 5 (0.91%) PaaS
5 3 (0.55%) Mailgun
6 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.36%) GitHub
6 2 (0.36%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.36%) SaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.09%) TCP/IP
2 22 (4.00%) DNS
3 19 (3.45%) SSL
4 18 (3.27%) Internet
5 15 (2.73%) DHCP
6 14 (2.55%) HTTP
7 13 (2.36%) SAN
8 12 (2.18%) HTTPS
9 11 (2.00%) Firewall
9 11 (2.00%) Skype
10 9 (1.64%) NAS
11 7 (1.27%) FTP
11 7 (1.27%) LAN
12 6 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (1.09%) PuTTY
12 6 (1.09%) SMTP
13 5 (0.91%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.91%) WinSCP
14 4 (0.73%) WAN
15 3 (0.55%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 59 (10.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (8.91%) MS Access
4 44 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (6.91%) Oracle Database
7 35 (6.36%) Relational Database
8 32 (5.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 30 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (3.27%) SQL Server 2000
13 17 (3.09%) RDBMS
14 14 (2.55%) MySQL
15 13 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
15 13 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (2.18%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
18 9 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (6.00%) Visual Studio
2 30 (5.45%) MSI
3 29 (5.27%) Selenium
3 29 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (4.73%) Git (software)
5 25 (4.55%) Jenkins
6 22 (4.00%) JIRA
7 18 (3.27%) HP UFT
8 16 (2.91%) SpecFlow
9 12 (2.18%) Calabash
10 10 (1.82%) Subversion
11 9 (1.64%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.27%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.27%) NUnit
12 7 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.27%) Toad
13 6 (1.09%) Moq
13 6 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (1.09%) TestNG
14 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 127 (23.09%) Finance
2 59 (10.73%) Banking
3 28 (5.09%) Front Office
4 18 (3.27%) Financial Institution
4 18 (3.27%) Retail
5 16 (2.91%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.27%) Back Office
6 7 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.27%) Publishing
6 7 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.91%) Avionics
7 5 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (0.91%) Marketing
7 5 (0.91%) Military
8 3 (0.55%) Electronics
8 3 (0.55%) Legal
8 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.36%) Advertising
9 2 (0.36%) Games
9 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 265 (48.18%) Developer
2 94 (17.09%) .NET Developer
3 75 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 71 (12.91%) Analyst
5 53 (9.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 35 (6.36%) SharePoint Developer
6 35 (6.36%) VB Developer
7 28 (5.09%) SQL Developer
8 27 (4.91%) VB6 Developer
9 23 (4.18%) VB.NET Developer
10 20 (3.64%) Software Developer
11 18 (3.27%) Tester
11 18 (3.27%) VBA Developer
12 17 (3.09%) Administrator
12 17 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 16 (2.91%) Automation Engineer
14 15 (2.73%) Automation Tester
14 15 (2.73%) DBA
14 15 (2.73%) SQL Analyst
14 15 (2.73%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (48.73%) .NET
2 73 (13.27%) HTML
3 65 (11.82%) ASP.NET
4 52 (9.45%) jQuery
5 51 (9.27%) Web Services
6 49 (8.91%) .NET Framework
7 36 (6.55%) XML
8 29 (5.27%) CSS
9 22 (4.00%) WinForms
10 21 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (3.45%) WCF
12 18 (3.27%) Ajax
13 16 (2.91%) WPF
14 15 (2.73%) SOAP
15 14 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (2.55%) REST
16 13 (2.36%) Entity Framework
17 10 (1.82%) ADO
17 10 (1.82%) AngularJS
17 10 (1.82%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.36%) Mainframe
3 13 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.18%) Clustering
4 12 (2.18%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.00%) Equities
5 11 (2.00%) Replication
6 10 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.27%) User Experience
8 6 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.55%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.55%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.55%) NHS
9 3 (0.55%) PACS
9 3 (0.55%) Robotics
9 3 (0.55%) Tandem
9 3 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.36%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 224 (40.73%) Windows
2 86 (15.64%) Windows Server
3 68 (12.36%) Linux
4 55 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (9.45%) Unix
6 48 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (7.82%) Windows 10
8 38 (6.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (6.18%) Windows 7
10 30 (5.45%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.64%) Android
11 9 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.45%) Solaris
13 7 (1.27%) AIX
13 7 (1.27%) MVS
14 6 (1.09%) CentOS
14 6 (1.09%) zOS
15 5 (0.91%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.73%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (14.18%) Migration
3 57 (10.36%) ITIL
3 57 (10.36%) MVC
4 44 (8.00%) SDLC
5 36 (6.55%) TDD
6 34 (6.18%) Change Management
7 33 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (5.45%) Mathematics
10 27 (4.91%) Configuration Management
11 26 (4.73%) Data Analysis
11 26 (4.73%) Patch Management
11 26 (4.73%) Scrum
12 25 (4.55%) Project Management
13 24 (4.36%) Change Control
13 24 (4.36%) Release Management
14 23 (4.18%) Unit Testing
15 22 (4.00%) Test Automation
16 20 (3.64%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 308 (56.00%) SQL
2 241 (43.82%) C#
3 106 (19.27%) VB6
4 96 (17.45%) PowerShell
5 92 (16.73%) Java
6 88 (16.00%) VB.NET
7 87 (15.82%) JavaScript
8 78 (14.18%) VBA
9 72 (13.09%) VBScript
10 63 (11.45%) T-SQL
11 51 (9.27%) Perl
12 40 (7.27%) Shell Script
13 34 (6.18%) C++
14 31 (5.64%) C
15 24 (4.36%) Python
16 23 (4.18%) Ruby
17 14 (2.55%) PL/SQL
17 14 (2.55%) Tcl
18 13 (2.36%) REXX
19 11 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 112 (20.36%) Security Cleared
2 77 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.82%) Degree
4 19 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.91%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.27%) ISEB
6 7 (1.27%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.91%) RHCE
9 4 (0.73%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.73%) MCP
10 3 (0.55%) HNC
10 3 (0.55%) HND
10 3 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.55%) PMP
11 2 (0.36%) MCSE
11 2 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.36%) QA
2 9 (1.64%) PMO
3 7 (1.27%) SLA
4 5 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.55%) DICOM
5 3 (0.55%) HL7
5 3 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.18%) MiFID
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (11.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 8 (1.45%) vSphere
7 7 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.09%) XenApp
9 5 (0.91%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.73%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.36%) VMware GSX
12 2 (0.36%) XenServer
13 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.18%) IAG
13 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 33 (6.00%) SCCM
2 24 (4.36%) WSUS
3 21 (3.82%) Tivoli
4 20 (3.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 18 (3.27%) HP SiteScope
6 10 (1.82%) AirWatch
7 9 (1.64%) SCOM
8 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.27%) Puppet
10 6 (1.09%) AppDNA
10 6 (1.09%) Control-M
10 6 (1.09%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.91%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.91%) Salt
11 5 (0.91%) Sysprep
12 4 (0.73%) MOM
12 4 (0.73%) vRealize
13 3 (0.55%) Webmin
Vendors
1 197 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 86 (15.64%) Oracle
3 39 (7.09%) HP
4 37 (6.73%) VMware
5 30 (5.45%) Citrix
6 22 (4.00%) SAP
7 14 (2.55%) IBM
8 12 (2.18%) Cisco
8 12 (2.18%) Sybase
9 11 (2.00%) Remedy
10 10 (1.82%) LANDesk
11 9 (1.64%) Blue Prism
12 8 (1.45%) Symantec
13 7 (1.27%) CA
14 6 (1.09%) AppSense
14 6 (1.09%) Infragistics
14 6 (1.09%) MobileIron
14 6 (1.09%) NetApp
14 6 (1.09%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.91%) Serena
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £354.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cititec
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
networx
Rate: From £44,400 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 25 days ago
Bristol or Winchester
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago