Period
to 22 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 464 382 290
Rank change year-on-year -82 -92 -29
Contract jobs citing VB 464 556 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.61% 0.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 1.46% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 344 575
UK median daily rate £365 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.87% +4.80% +5.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £246
90th Percentile £523 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 37
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +40.35% +26.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £19.82 £14.70
90th Percentile £45.50 £54.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.88 £28.25
% change year-on-year -10.45% +48.23% +25.56%

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 43,476 37,969 41,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.37% 41.57% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,325 26,002 28,117
UK median daily rate £460 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 812 933
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.72 £17.03 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +8.55% +8.57%

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018. 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 -91 418 £365 -5.81% 189
UK excluding London -60 281 £350 -6.67% 156
London -77 174 £386 -6.36% 43
North of England +7 104 £350 +9.38% 48
North West +22 71 £350 +13.09% 15
South East -68 66 £375 +4.17% 37
South West +10 29 £250 -37.50% 23
Scotland -48 29 £290 -25.64% 5
Yorkshire -20 28 £341 +3.80% 21
Midlands -42 24 £350 -6.67% 31
East of England +1 19 £350 -6.67% 7
West Midlands -36 15 £350 -9.68% 15
Wales -4 10 £413 -21.43% 4
East Midlands -30 8 £400 +10.34% 15
North East -8 5 £300 -11.11% 12
Northern Ireland +17 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, 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.

1 265 (57.11%) SQL
2 189 (40.73%) .NET
3 176 (37.93%) SQL Server
3 176 (37.93%) C#
4 168 (36.21%) Microsoft
5 150 (32.33%) Windows
6 116 (25.00%) VBScript
7 104 (22.41%) VB.NET
8 103 (22.20%) Finance
8 103 (22.20%) PowerShell
9 94 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
10 90 (19.40%) Microsoft Excel
11 85 (18.32%) T-SQL
12 82 (17.67%) VB6
13 79 (17.03%) VBA
14 73 (15.73%) Oracle
15 71 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
16 61 (13.15%) JavaScript
17 59 (12.72%) Active Directory
18 55 (11.85%) Java
19 52 (11.21%) HTML
19 52 (11.21%) SCCM
20 50 (10.78%) Windows Server
20 50 (10.78%) Windows 7
20 50 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
21 46 (9.91%) ASP.NET
21 46 (9.91%) Web Services
21 46 (9.91%) Scrum
22 45 (9.70%) Banking
23 44 (9.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 23 (4.96%) IIS
2 16 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.16%) OpenEdge
5 9 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (1.94%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.72%) Apache
6 8 (1.72%) SAS
7 6 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.08%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.08%) WebLogic Integration
9 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.65%) Confluence
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.22%) Drupal
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 90 (19.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.43%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.22%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (1.94%) Visualfiles
2 8 (1.72%) Elite 3E
3 5 (1.08%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.43%) Summit
5 1 (0.22%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.22%) FastStats
5 1 (0.22%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.22%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.22%) Maximo
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.37%) Office 365
3 8 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.08%) G Suite
5 2 (0.43%) Slack
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) SaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.39%) DNS
2 23 (4.96%) DHCP
3 18 (3.88%) Internet
4 11 (2.37%) SAN
5 7 (1.51%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (1.29%) VPN
7 5 (1.08%) FTP
7 5 (1.08%) iSCSI
7 5 (1.08%) Skype
7 5 (1.08%) SMS
8 4 (0.86%) 802.11
8 4 (0.86%) Firewall
8 4 (0.86%) HTTP
9 3 (0.65%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.65%) LAN
9 3 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.43%) BGP-4
10 2 (0.43%) DSL
10 2 (0.43%) OSPF
10 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 44 (9.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (7.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (5.82%) Relational Database
5 25 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (5.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (4.74%) Oracle Database
6 22 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (3.23%) MS Access
8 14 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
8 14 (3.02%) MySQL
9 13 (2.80%) Data Lake
9 13 (2.80%) HDInsight
10 11 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (1.94%) QlikView
12 8 (1.72%) Power BI
13 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (1.29%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 27 (5.82%) Visual Studio
4 26 (5.60%) MSI
5 24 (5.17%) JIRA
6 18 (3.88%) Selenium
7 15 (3.23%) Jenkins
8 13 (2.80%) HP UFT
9 8 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (1.72%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.51%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.29%) Calabash
11 6 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.86%) JUnit
12 4 (0.86%) LoadRunner
12 4 (0.86%) Subversion
12 4 (0.86%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.65%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.65%) TestComplete
General
1 103 (22.20%) Finance
2 45 (9.70%) Banking
3 22 (4.74%) Retail
4 19 (4.09%) Front Office
5 15 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.94%) Legal
8 7 (1.51%) Law
9 6 (1.29%) Back Office
10 5 (1.08%) Marketing
11 3 (0.65%) Electronics
11 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.43%) Billing
12 2 (0.43%) French Language
12 2 (0.43%) Games
13 1 (0.22%) German Language
13 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.22%) Military
13 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 202 (43.53%) Developer
2 88 (18.97%) .NET Developer
3 60 (12.93%) C# Developer
4 50 (10.78%) Analyst
5 45 (9.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (9.05%) VB Developer
7 39 (8.41%) SQL Developer
7 39 (8.41%) VB.NET Developer
8 32 (6.90%) VB6 Developer
9 21 (4.53%) Administrator
10 20 (4.31%) VBA Developer
11 18 (3.88%) Tester
12 17 (3.66%) Software Developer
12 17 (3.66%) SQL Server Developer
13 16 (3.45%) Senior Developer
14 12 (2.59%) ASP.NET Developer
14 12 (2.59%) Automation Tester
14 12 (2.59%) Data Analyst
15 11 (2.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 11 (2.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (40.73%) .NET
2 52 (11.21%) HTML
3 46 (9.91%) ASP.NET
3 46 (9.91%) Web Services
4 30 (6.47%) XML
5 29 (6.25%) CSS
6 23 (4.96%) WPF
7 22 (4.74%) .NET Framework
7 22 (4.74%) jQuery
7 22 (4.74%) REST
8 19 (4.09%) SOAP
9 18 (3.88%) WCF
10 17 (3.66%) WinForms
11 14 (3.02%) JSON
11 14 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (2.80%) RESTful
13 12 (2.59%) Ajax
13 12 (2.59%) AngularJS
14 11 (2.37%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.80%) Client/Server
6 13 (2.80%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.37%) Data Structures
7 11 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.16%) Clustering
8 10 (2.16%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.94%) Derivative
10 8 (1.72%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.72%) PKI
11 7 (1.51%) Equities
11 7 (1.51%) Fixed Income
11 7 (1.51%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.08%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.08%) Replication
12 5 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 150 (32.33%) Windows
2 50 (10.78%) Windows 7
2 50 (10.78%) Windows Server
3 29 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 27 (5.82%) Linux
5 25 (5.39%) Unix
6 16 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.08%) HPUX
10 5 (1.08%) SUSE
11 4 (0.86%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.43%) CentOS
12 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.22%) Android
13 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
3 46 (9.91%) Scrum
4 44 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (6.90%) Analytics
6 31 (6.68%) SDLC
7 30 (6.47%) E-Commerce
7 30 (6.47%) Test Automation
8 29 (6.25%) Project Management
9 27 (5.82%) ITIL
10 24 (5.17%) ETL
10 24 (5.17%) Migration
11 23 (4.96%) Software Engineering
12 22 (4.74%) Mathematics
12 22 (4.74%) Workflow
13 21 (4.53%) Data Analysis
14 20 (4.31%) OO
14 20 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (4.09%) MVC
16 18 (3.88%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 265 (57.11%) SQL
2 176 (37.93%) C#
3 116 (25.00%) VBScript
4 104 (22.41%) VB.NET
5 103 (22.20%) PowerShell
6 85 (18.32%) T-SQL
7 82 (17.67%) VB6
8 79 (17.03%) VBA
9 61 (13.15%) JavaScript
10 55 (11.85%) Java
11 29 (6.25%) Perl
12 25 (5.39%) Python
13 23 (4.96%) C++
13 23 (4.96%) PL/SQL
13 23 (4.96%) Shell Script
14 10 (2.16%) PHP
14 10 (2.16%) Ruby
15 9 (1.94%) R
16 8 (1.72%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.11%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.60%) Degree
4 13 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.94%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.72%) CCNA
7 8 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.51%) MCSE
9 6 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (1.08%) ISEB
10 5 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.86%) MCP
11 4 (0.86%) PhD
12 2 (0.43%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.43%) HNC
12 2 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.03%) QA
2 14 (3.02%) SLA
3 8 (1.72%) GDPR
4 5 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.08%) PMO
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (12.72%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 27 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.88%) XenApp
4 18 (3.88%) XenDesktop
5 15 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.23%) XenServer
6 11 (2.37%) vSphere
7 8 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (1.08%) NFS
9 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.65%) Xen
10 2 (0.43%) Firmware
10 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.22%) ACF2
11 1 (0.22%) RACF
11 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (11.21%) SCCM
2 19 (4.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (1.72%) Puppet
4 8 (1.72%) WSUS
5 6 (1.29%) SCOM
6 5 (1.08%) HP ALM
6 5 (1.08%) vRealize
7 4 (0.86%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.65%) Ansible
8 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.65%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.43%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.43%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 168 (36.21%) Microsoft
2 73 (15.73%) Oracle
3 40 (8.62%) Citrix
4 32 (6.90%) VMware
5 28 (6.03%) Ivanti
6 22 (4.74%) HP
7 19 (4.09%) McAfee
8 15 (3.23%) Cisco
9 13 (2.80%) SAP
10 10 (2.16%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.94%) Tableau
12 8 (1.72%) 3PAR
12 8 (1.72%) Aderant
12 8 (1.72%) NetApp
13 7 (1.51%) Blue Prism
13 7 (1.51%) CyberArk
13 7 (1.51%) Dell
14 6 (1.29%) IBM
14 6 (1.29%) Remedy
14 6 (1.29%) SolarWinds