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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 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 616 474 418
Rank change year-on-year -142 -56 +26
Contract jobs citing VB 227 224 225
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 0.94% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 140 142
10th Percentile £315 £280 £263
25th Percentile £363 £343 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £425 £434
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% -2.02% +8.44%
75th Percentile £500 £525 £500
90th Percentile £585 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £423
% change year-on-year +5.63% -5.33% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 8
10th Percentile £29.05 £27.25 £16.24
25th Percentile £30.25 £34.54 £18.86
Median hourly rate £34.50 £42.87 £23.77
Median % change year-on-year -19.52% +80.33% +13.23%
75th Percentile £57.75 £45.00 £42.31
90th Percentile £70.35 £47.00 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £42.69 £22.55
% change year-on-year -19.18% +89.33% +21.86%

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 32,374 23,704 19,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.67% 40.54% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,582 16,684 13,956
10th Percentile £384 £325 £325
25th Percentile £455 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £655 £600 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +16.16% -4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 460 354
10th Percentile £19.52 £17.00 £17.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £21.68
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% -1.18% -1.16%
75th Percentile £61.63 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £73.70 £63.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -3.41%

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 21 May 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VB over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 15 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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -141 190 £440 +3.53% 80
Work from Home -87 103 £420 +10.53% 23
London -123 97 £440 -2.22% 19
UK excluding London -76 89 £423 +5.63% 64
Midlands -28 28 £470 +36.23% 13
North of England -44 26 £415 +3.75% 22
South East -58 19 £316 -25.98% 17
North West -39 16 £388 -3.13% 8
West Midlands -44 15 £459 +93.26% 8
East Midlands -16 13 £488 +21.88% 5
Yorkshire -24 10 £450 +8.43% 11
Scotland -4 7 £423 +12.67% 2
South West -28 4 £355 +1.07% 6
East of England -43 3 £450 -10.00% 2
Wales -13 2 £385 -19.05% 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 133 (58.59%) SQL
2 115 (50.66%) C#
3 107 (47.14%) SQL Server
4 95 (41.85%) .NET
5 74 (32.60%) VBA
5 74 (32.60%) Oracle
6 62 (27.31%) T-SQL
7 61 (26.87%) Microsoft Excel
8 58 (25.55%) Windows
9 57 (25.11%) PowerShell
10 55 (24.23%) Agile
11 50 (22.03%) PL/SQL
12 48 (21.15%) Finance
13 46 (20.26%) DevOps
14 45 (19.82%) Microsoft
15 41 (18.06%) VBScript
16 40 (17.62%) Problem-Solving
17 39 (17.18%) Banking
18 37 (16.30%) Business Intelligence
18 37 (16.30%) Social Skills
19 36 (15.86%) Power Platform
20 35 (15.42%) JavaScript
20 35 (15.42%) SharePoint
21 34 (14.98%) Microsoft 365
22 33 (14.54%) Azure
22 33 (14.54%) .NET Framework
22 33 (14.54%) Disaster Recovery
22 33 (14.54%) HTML
22 33 (14.54%) Power BI
23 32 (14.10%) Java

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 35 (15.42%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.73%) IIS
3 10 (4.41%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.64%) Confluence
4 6 (2.64%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.76%) Apache
6 4 (1.76%) JBoss
7 3 (1.32%) WildFly
8 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.88%) Mendix
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.44%) Jetty
9 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (26.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (6.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.76%) CATIA
5 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.44%) SPSS
5 1 (0.44%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.88%) Primavera
2 2 (0.88%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.88%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.44%) HFM
3 1 (0.44%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 36 (15.86%) Power Platform
2 34 (14.98%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (14.54%) Azure
4 24 (10.57%) PowerApps
5 22 (9.69%) Power Automate
6 10 (4.41%) OneDrive
7 7 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.64%) AWS
8 6 (2.64%) Azure Logic Apps
9 3 (1.32%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.32%) Google Workspace
9 3 (1.32%) Serverless
10 2 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.88%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.88%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.88%) SaaS
10 2 (0.88%) Tricentis Tosca
11 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.49%) DHCP
1 17 (7.49%) DNS
2 10 (4.41%) LAN
2 10 (4.41%) WAN
3 9 (3.96%) Internet
4 8 (3.52%) VLAN
4 8 (3.52%) VoIP
4 8 (3.52%) VPN
4 8 (3.52%) WebEx
4 8 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (2.64%) 4G
5 6 (2.64%) 5G
5 6 (2.64%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (2.20%) 2G
6 5 (2.20%) 3G
6 5 (2.20%) 3GPP
7 4 (1.76%) Firewall
8 3 (1.32%) HTTP
8 3 (1.32%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (47.14%) SQL Server
2 33 (14.54%) Power BI
3 30 (13.22%) Oracle Database
4 27 (11.89%) Relational Database
5 20 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.96%) MySQL
8 7 (3.08%) DB2
9 6 (2.64%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.20%) Tableau
11 4 (1.76%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.76%) QlikView
11 4 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.76%) Star Schema
12 3 (1.32%) MS Access
12 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (11.89%) Visual Studio
2 18 (7.93%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.49%) JIRA
4 15 (6.61%) Selenium
5 11 (4.85%) SoapUI
6 8 (3.52%) JMeter
6 8 (3.52%) LoadRunner
6 8 (3.52%) Postman
7 7 (3.08%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.08%) NeoLoad
7 7 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.20%) LoadUI
8 5 (2.20%) SilkPerformer
9 4 (1.76%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.76%) SilkTest
10 3 (1.32%) JUnit
10 3 (1.32%) Maven
10 3 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (1.32%) Subversion
10 3 (1.32%) Toad
General
1 48 (21.15%) Finance
2 39 (17.18%) Banking
3 37 (16.30%) Social Skills
4 20 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (6.61%) Public Sector
6 12 (5.29%) Retail
7 9 (3.96%) Publishing
8 8 (3.52%) Legal
8 8 (3.52%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (2.64%) Automotive
10 5 (2.20%) Aerospace
10 5 (2.20%) Local Government
11 4 (1.76%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (1.32%) Front Office
13 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.44%) Law
14 1 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 102 (44.93%) Developer
2 35 (15.42%) Analyst
3 31 (13.66%) C# Developer
4 30 (13.22%) .NET Developer
5 19 (8.37%) SharePoint Developer
6 17 (7.49%) Microsoft 365 Developer
7 16 (7.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (6.17%) SQL Developer
9 13 (5.73%) Consultant
10 11 (4.85%) Architect
11 10 (4.41%) VB Developer
12 9 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (3.52%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 8 (3.52%) Desktop Support
13 8 (3.52%) Test Analyst
13 8 (3.52%) VB6 Developer
14 7 (3.08%) Senior Developer
14 7 (3.08%) Tester
15 6 (2.64%) Active Directory Consultant
15 6 (2.64%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (41.85%) .NET
2 33 (14.54%) .NET Framework
2 33 (14.54%) HTML
3 25 (11.01%) CSS
4 24 (10.57%) WPF
5 18 (7.93%) React
6 16 (7.05%) HTML5
6 16 (7.05%) jQuery
7 15 (6.61%) ASP.NET
8 12 (5.29%) XML
9 10 (4.41%) WinForms
10 9 (3.96%) SOAP
11 8 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (3.52%) XMPP
12 7 (3.08%) JSON
13 6 (2.64%) REST
14 4 (1.76%) .NET Core
14 4 (1.76%) Spring
14 4 (1.76%) XSLT
15 3 (1.32%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.05%) Legacy Systems
2 7 (3.08%) Clustering
3 6 (2.64%) PMI
4 5 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.20%) PACS
4 5 (2.20%) PKI
5 3 (1.32%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.32%) User Experience
6 2 (0.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.88%) Equities
6 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.88%) Legacy Code
6 2 (0.88%) Robotics
6 2 (0.88%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.44%) NHS
7 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 58 (25.55%) Windows
2 24 (10.57%) Linux
3 21 (9.25%) Unix
4 12 (5.29%) Windows 10
5 9 (3.96%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.20%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (1.76%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.32%) AIX
9 3 (1.32%) Android
9 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.32%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.88%) VMS
11 1 (0.44%) HPUX
11 1 (0.44%) SUSE
11 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.23%) Agile
2 46 (20.26%) DevOps
3 40 (17.62%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (16.30%) Business Intelligence
5 33 (14.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (14.10%) Data Analysis
7 22 (9.69%) OOP
8 21 (9.25%) Test Automation
9 20 (8.81%) Configuration Management
10 17 (7.49%) OO
11 15 (6.61%) Migration
12 14 (6.17%) Data Management
12 14 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (5.73%) MVC
14 12 (5.29%) Decision-Making
14 12 (5.29%) UML
15 11 (4.85%) Coaching
15 11 (4.85%) ETL
15 11 (4.85%) Microservices
15 11 (4.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (58.59%) SQL
2 115 (50.66%) C#
3 74 (32.60%) VBA
4 62 (27.31%) T-SQL
5 57 (25.11%) PowerShell
6 50 (22.03%) PL/SQL
7 41 (18.06%) VBScript
8 35 (15.42%) JavaScript
9 32 (14.10%) Java
9 32 (14.10%) VB.NET
10 24 (10.57%) VB6
11 22 (9.69%) C
12 12 (5.29%) Python
13 10 (4.41%) Perl
14 9 (3.96%) C++
15 7 (3.08%) Go
15 7 (3.08%) PHP
16 6 (2.64%) XPath
17 5 (2.20%) MapBasic
18 4 (1.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.73%) Degree
2 13 (5.73%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.96%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.64%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.20%) ISEB
7 3 (1.32%) CISSP
7 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.88%) GCIH
8 2 (0.88%) GIAC
8 2 (0.88%) HNC
8 2 (0.88%) HND
8 2 (0.88%) MCP
8 2 (0.88%) SANS
9 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.44%) CISM
9 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.33%) QA
2 10 (4.41%) PMO
3 6 (2.64%) NIST
4 5 (2.20%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.20%) SLA
5 3 (1.32%) GDPR
5 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.32%) NCSC
5 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.88%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.44%) IFRS
7 1 (0.44%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.44%) SEPA
7 1 (0.44%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (12.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.52%) BitLocker
4 4 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.32%) Docker
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.44%) vSphere
6 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (8.81%) SCCM
2 8 (3.52%) AppManager
3 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.76%) HP ALM
4 4 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.76%) SnapMirror
5 3 (1.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 3 (1.32%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.88%) CA Service Virtualization
6 2 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.88%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.88%) SCOM
6 2 (0.88%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.44%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.44%) Rancher
7 1 (0.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 74 (32.60%) Oracle
2 45 (19.82%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.37%) Citrix
4 16 (7.05%) VMware
5 14 (6.17%) Cisco
6 10 (4.41%) SAP
6 10 (4.41%) UiPath
7 8 (3.52%) HP
7 8 (3.52%) Ivanti
8 6 (2.64%) Infragistics
9 5 (2.20%) Borland
9 5 (2.20%) Ericsson
9 5 (2.20%) Huawei
9 5 (2.20%) NetCracker
9 5 (2.20%) Nokia
10 4 (1.76%) Blue Prism
10 4 (1.76%) Google
10 4 (1.76%) IBM
10 4 (1.76%) McAfee
11 3 (1.32%) LogRhythm