Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 438 488 389
Rank change year-on-year +50 -99 -69
Contract jobs citing VB 481 447 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.44% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.14% 1.04% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 305 362
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.74% +1.04%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £255
90th Percentile £575 £538 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £341
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.71% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 17
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.55% -38.89% +50.00%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.25 £21.70
90th Percentile £23.49 £48.25 £57.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -34.55% -42.11% +63.79%

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 42,092 42,838 37,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.51% 42.47% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,430 30,054 26,017
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £290
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 785 832
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.25 £16.80 £16.01
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.77 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 19 March 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
Top 17 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 19 March 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 +18 434 £385 +2.67% 196
UK excluding London +21 257 £375 +7.14% 172
London +26 204 £420 +9.80% 38
North of England -10 77 £375 +3.45% 48
South East +20 66 £375 -11.76% 32
North West -5 49 £385 +2.67% 23
Midlands +1 43 £338 -3.57% 44
South West -31 27 £425 +25.46% 23
West Midlands -13 25 £323 -7.86% 28
East Midlands +26 18 £375 +7.14% 16
Yorkshire +4 18 £350 -9.09% 23
Scotland +1 18 £375 +25.00% 12
East of England +24 17 £575 +53.33% 11
North East -4 10 £350 +16.67% 2
Wales -4 6 £488 +69.57% 1
Northern Ireland +9 2 £375 -6.25% 1
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 March 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.

1 222 (46.15%) SQL
2 185 (38.46%) .NET
3 179 (37.21%) C#
4 174 (36.17%) Microsoft
5 157 (32.64%) SQL Server
6 153 (31.81%) Windows
7 137 (28.48%) Finance
8 121 (25.16%) Microsoft Excel
9 98 (20.37%) PowerShell
10 93 (19.33%) VBA
11 90 (18.71%) VB.NET
12 89 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
13 79 (16.42%) VBScript
14 76 (15.80%) Java
15 73 (15.18%) VB6
16 71 (14.76%) Citrix
17 70 (14.55%) Oracle
18 67 (13.93%) Active Directory
19 63 (13.10%) Migration
20 62 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
21 61 (12.68%) SDLC
21 61 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
21 61 (12.68%) SCCM
22 57 (11.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 52 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
24 49 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
24 49 (10.19%) Microsoft Office
24 49 (10.19%) Software Engineering
25 48 (9.98%) HTML
25 48 (9.98%) Windows Server

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 45 (9.36%) IIS
2 30 (6.24%) SharePoint
3 24 (4.99%) Skype for Business
4 14 (2.91%) MS Exchange
5 12 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (1.66%) Confluence
7 8 (1.66%) SAS
8 7 (1.46%) CMS
9 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.62%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.62%) Appian
10 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.62%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.42%) JBoss
11 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 121 (25.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (10.19%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.83%) CATIA
6 4 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.12%) MoSes
2 11 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.25%) Endur
4 5 (1.04%) SAP HR
4 5 (1.04%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.62%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.62%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.42%) Exstream
6 2 (0.42%) HFM
6 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.42%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.21%) iTrent
7 1 (0.21%) Primavera
7 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 61 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (9.15%) Office 365
3 32 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (3.74%) GitHub
5 17 (3.53%) IaaS
6 10 (2.08%) PaaS
7 6 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.62%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.42%) SaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.78%) LAN
2 19 (3.95%) SAN
3 16 (3.33%) Firewall
4 15 (3.12%) Fibre Channel
4 15 (3.12%) iSCSI
5 14 (2.91%) DNS
6 13 (2.70%) WAN
7 12 (2.49%) DHCP
8 11 (2.29%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (1.87%) Cisco Firepower
9 9 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.04%) HTTP
11 4 (0.83%) FTP
11 4 (0.83%) SMS
12 3 (0.62%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.62%) Skype
12 3 (0.62%) VLAN
13 2 (0.42%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (32.64%) SQL Server
2 57 (11.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (9.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (5.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 26 (5.41%) Relational Database
7 24 (4.99%) MS Access
8 22 (4.57%) Power BI
9 21 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (3.12%) RDBMS
12 14 (2.91%) Big Data
13 13 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (1.87%) Oracle Database
16 9 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
18 7 (1.46%) Data Mining
18 7 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (6.44%) MSI
2 27 (5.61%) Git (software)
3 24 (4.99%) HP UFT
4 21 (4.37%) Visual Studio
5 18 (3.74%) AdminStudio
5 18 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (3.33%) SoapUI
7 14 (2.91%) Jenkins
7 14 (2.91%) Oracle Forms
8 13 (2.70%) Selenium
8 13 (2.70%) Wise Package Studio
9 11 (2.29%) JIRA
9 11 (2.29%) WiX
10 10 (2.08%) InstallShield
10 10 (2.08%) Subversion
10 10 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (1.87%) JMeter
12 6 (1.25%) Toad
13 5 (1.04%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 137 (28.48%) Finance
2 39 (8.11%) Banking
3 23 (4.78%) Front Office
4 17 (3.53%) French Language
4 17 (3.53%) German Language
4 17 (3.53%) Retail
5 12 (2.49%) Billing
6 8 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.04%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.62%) Law
10 3 (0.62%) Publishing
10 3 (0.62%) Retail Finance
11 2 (0.42%) Automotive
11 2 (0.42%) Legal
11 2 (0.42%) Local Government
11 2 (0.42%) Marketing
11 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 215 (44.70%) Developer
2 91 (18.92%) .NET Developer
3 67 (13.93%) Analyst
4 56 (11.64%) C# Developer
5 52 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 31 (6.44%) SQL Developer
6 31 (6.44%) VB Developer
7 28 (5.82%) Software Developer
8 23 (4.78%) Architect
9 21 (4.37%) Applications Packager
10 20 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (3.95%) Senior Developer
12 17 (3.53%) Software Engineer
13 16 (3.33%) VBA Developer
14 15 (3.12%) MoSes Developer
14 15 (3.12%) Tester
14 15 (3.12%) VB6 Developer
15 14 (2.91%) Automation Tester
16 13 (2.70%) Applications Support
16 13 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (38.46%) .NET
2 48 (9.98%) HTML
3 40 (8.32%) ASP.NET
4 33 (6.86%) WinForms
5 31 (6.44%) XML
6 25 (5.20%) CSS
7 24 (4.99%) Web Services
7 24 (4.99%) WPF
8 20 (4.16%) REST
9 17 (3.53%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.91%) jQuery
11 13 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (2.49%) Software Packaging
12 12 (2.49%) WCF
13 11 (2.29%) OCX
14 10 (2.08%) Middleware
15 9 (1.87%) Classic ASP
15 9 (1.87%) EDI
15 9 (1.87%) SOAP
16 8 (1.66%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (3.53%) Clustering
4 13 (2.70%) Hedge funds
5 11 (2.29%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.46%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.46%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.46%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.25%) Swaptions
8 6 (1.25%) User Experience
9 5 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.04%) LIMS
9 5 (1.04%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.83%) CMDB
10 4 (0.83%) Derivative
10 4 (0.83%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.83%) Robotics
10 4 (0.83%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 153 (31.81%) Windows
2 48 (9.98%) Windows Server
3 41 (8.52%) Windows 10
4 40 (8.32%) Windows 7
5 19 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (3.74%) Linux
7 16 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.70%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.49%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.25%) Solaris
11 6 (1.25%) Unix
12 4 (0.83%) AIX
13 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (13.10%) Migration
3 61 (12.68%) SDLC
4 49 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
4 49 (10.19%) Software Engineering
5 46 (9.56%) DevOps
6 45 (9.36%) ITIL
7 38 (7.90%) Test Automation
8 37 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (7.48%) Computer Science
10 32 (6.65%) Data Analysis
10 32 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 29 (6.03%) ETL
12 27 (5.61%) Application Packaging
12 27 (5.61%) Data Protection
13 24 (4.99%) MVC
14 23 (4.78%) Project Management
15 22 (4.57%) Process Improvement
16 20 (4.16%) Data Modelling
16 20 (4.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 222 (46.15%) SQL
2 179 (37.21%) C#
3 98 (20.37%) PowerShell
4 93 (19.33%) VBA
5 90 (18.71%) VB.NET
6 79 (16.42%) VBScript
7 76 (15.80%) Java
8 73 (15.18%) VB6
9 42 (8.73%) C++
10 35 (7.28%) JavaScript
10 35 (7.28%) T-SQL
11 34 (7.07%) PL/SQL
12 30 (6.24%) Python
13 20 (4.16%) C
14 12 (2.49%) Perl
15 7 (1.46%) PHP
16 5 (1.04%) VC++
16 5 (1.04%) XAML
17 4 (0.83%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (5.20%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (4.78%) Degree
4 18 (3.74%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.08%) MCSE
7 9 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.46%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.04%) MCP
10 4 (0.83%) OCP
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.83%) SAP Certification
11 3 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.62%) MCSA
12 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.42%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.42%) ISEB
12 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.15%) QA
2 15 (3.12%) SLA
3 6 (1.25%) GDPR
3 6 (1.25%) PMO
3 6 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.83%) ISO 15022
4 4 (0.83%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.42%) P3O
6 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 67 (13.93%) Active Directory
2 38 (7.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 36 (7.48%) XenApp
4 31 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (5.61%) Hyper-V
6 19 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (2.70%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.49%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.62%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.42%) XenServer
12 1 (0.21%) Firmware
12 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (12.68%) SCCM
2 22 (4.57%) SCOM
3 18 (3.74%) SCOrch
4 16 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 15 (3.12%) HP ALM
5 15 (3.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 14 (2.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 13 (2.70%) Terraform
8 12 (2.49%) WSUS
9 10 (2.08%) QRadar
10 7 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (1.04%) WMI
13 4 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.83%) ThinApp
14 2 (0.42%) CA Service Virtualization
14 2 (0.42%) Control-M
14 2 (0.42%) Nagios
14 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.42%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 174 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 71 (14.76%) Citrix
3 70 (14.55%) Oracle
4 38 (7.90%) VMware
5 32 (6.65%) HP
6 25 (5.20%) SAP
7 21 (4.37%) Symantec
8 19 (3.95%) Ivanti
9 18 (3.74%) Cisco
10 14 (2.91%) IFS
11 12 (2.49%) Atlassian
12 11 (2.29%) Xerox
13 10 (2.08%) F5
14 9 (1.87%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.66%) Epicor
15 8 (1.66%) Juniper
15 8 (1.66%) TIBCO
16 7 (1.46%) Wyse
17 6 (1.25%) OpenLink
17 6 (1.25%) Sybase