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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 331 286 261
Rank change year-on-year -45 -25  
Contract jobs citing VB 285 428 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.79% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.52% 2.08% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 269 276
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +2.73% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 13
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £16.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £41.85 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% +64.44%  

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 18757 20594 19950
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.20% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12916 14137 12939
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 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 469 411
Median hourly rate £42.49 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -49 262 £400 +6.66% 122
London -12 101 £425 +3.65% 28
South East -25 60 £350 -6.66% 22
Hampshire -9 20 £400 +17.64% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 19 £475 -5.00% 3
Scotland +30 17 £400 +19.40% 4
Milton Keynes -6 17 £475 -5.00% 1
East Midlands -7 15 £294 +4.91% 9
City of London -3 14 £310 -22.50% 10
North West +11 13 £275 -35.29% 16
East of England +11 12 £388 -5.48% 6
South West -4 12 £375 - 8
West Midlands -4 12 £425 +13.33% 13
Yorkshire +2 11 £330 +14.78% 16
North East -22 10 £285 -15.55% 4
Renfrewshire - 10 £416 -
Erskine - 10 £416 -
Berkshire +18 9 £325 -23.52% 2
Hertfordshire - 9 £369 - 3
West Yorkshire -1 8 £310 -4.61% 11
Bristol +10 7 £375 +30.43% 1
Leeds -2 7 £278 -26.00% 7
Lancashire +14 6 £275 -13.04% 2
Reading +11 6 £300 -25.21% 1
Tyne and Wear -26 6 £280 -17.03% 1
Hatfield - 6 £413 -
Northampton -2 5 £294 - 1
Northamptonshire -4 5 £294 -24.19% 2
Lincolnshire - 5 - - 2
Shropshire - 5 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 333 (58.01%) SQL
2 266 (46.34%) .NET
3 237 (41.29%) C#
4 233 (40.59%) Windows
5 214 (37.28%) Microsoft
6 212 (36.93%) SQL Server
7 125 (21.78%) MS Excel
8 124 (21.60%) Finance
8 124 (21.60%) Security Cleared
9 101 (17.60%) VB6
10 99 (17.25%) Java
10 99 (17.25%) PowerShell
11 93 (16.20%) Windows Server
11 93 (16.20%) Oracle
12 90 (15.68%) SC Cleared
13 84 (14.63%) JavaScript
13 84 (14.63%) VB.NET
14 77 (13.41%) VBA
14 77 (13.41%) Migration
15 75 (13.07%) VBScript
15 75 (13.07%) HTML
15 75 (13.07%) Linux
16 73 (12.72%) T-SQL
17 72 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
18 70 (12.20%) Active Directory
19 64 (11.15%) ASP.NET
19 64 (11.15%) SQL Server 2008
20 63 (10.98%) Perl
21 58 (10.10%) SharePoint
22 56 (9.76%) IIS

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 (10.10%) SharePoint
2 56 (9.76%) IIS
3 32 (5.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 27 (4.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (2.79%) MS Exchange
6 13 (2.26%) Apache
6 13 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (2.26%) Skype for Business
7 12 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.92%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.92%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.74%) SAS
10 9 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.87%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.87%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.52%) Confluence
14 3 (0.52%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 125 (21.78%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.53%) MS Office
3 12 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.87%) MS Project
6 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.35%) SPSS
8 1 (0.17%) CATIA
8 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.70%) Sprinklr
3 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.52%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.35%) HFM
4 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.17%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.17%) Relativity
5 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.17%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.01%) Office 365
2 40 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.22%) IaaS
4 6 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.87%) PaaS
6 4 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.70%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.52%) HP Helion
7 3 (0.52%) Mailgun
7 3 (0.52%) SaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.54%) TCP/IP
2 28 (4.88%) DNS
3 22 (3.83%) SSL
4 19 (3.31%) Internet
5 18 (3.14%) DHCP
5 18 (3.14%) HTTP
6 15 (2.61%) SAN
7 13 (2.26%) Firewall
8 12 (2.09%) HTTPS
9 11 (1.92%) Skype
10 9 (1.57%) NAS
11 7 (1.22%) LAN
12 6 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (1.05%) LDAP
12 6 (1.05%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.05%) PuTTY
12 6 (1.05%) SMTP
13 5 (0.87%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.87%) WAN
13 5 (0.87%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (36.93%) SQL Server
2 64 (11.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (9.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (8.71%) MS Access
5 42 (7.32%) Oracle Database
6 36 (6.27%) Relational Database
7 35 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (5.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 27 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 24 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (3.66%) SQL Server 2000
12 20 (3.48%) MySQL
13 19 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (2.61%) Crystal Reports
16 14 (2.44%) QlikView
17 13 (2.26%) RDBMS
18 9 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (5.40%) MSI
2 31 (5.40%) Visual Studio
3 29 (5.05%) Selenium
4 20 (3.48%) JIRA
5 18 (3.14%) Git (software)
5 18 (3.14%) Jenkins
6 17 (2.96%) HP UFT
7 16 (2.79%) SpecFlow
8 13 (2.26%) Subversion
9 11 (1.92%) NUnit
10 8 (1.39%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.22%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.05%) Calabash
12 6 (1.05%) Moq
12 6 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.05%) TestNG
12 6 (1.05%) Toad
13 5 (0.87%) Ant
13 5 (0.87%) Eclipse
General
1 124 (21.60%) Finance
2 56 (9.76%) Banking
3 25 (4.36%) Front Office
4 17 (2.96%) Financial Institution
5 15 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.26%) Retail
7 9 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.39%) Publishing
9 7 (1.22%) Back Office
9 7 (1.22%) Marketing
9 7 (1.22%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.70%) Avionics
10 4 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.70%) Military
11 3 (0.52%) Electronics
11 3 (0.52%) Legal
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Games
12 2 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 272 (47.39%) Developer
2 93 (16.20%) .NET Developer
3 76 (13.24%) C# Developer
4 71 (12.37%) Analyst
5 51 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 39 (6.79%) SQL Developer
7 36 (6.27%) VB Developer
8 33 (5.75%) SharePoint Developer
9 26 (4.53%) VB6 Developer
10 24 (4.18%) VB.NET Developer
11 21 (3.66%) Software Developer
12 19 (3.31%) Support Engineer
12 19 (3.31%) VBA Developer
13 18 (3.14%) Administrator
13 18 (3.14%) Automation Engineer
13 18 (3.14%) DBA
13 18 (3.14%) Tester
14 17 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 16 (2.79%) Automation Tester
16 15 (2.61%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (46.34%) .NET
2 75 (13.07%) HTML
3 64 (11.15%) ASP.NET
4 55 (9.58%) .NET Framework
5 48 (8.36%) jQuery
5 48 (8.36%) Web Services
6 38 (6.62%) XML
7 30 (5.23%) CSS
8 25 (4.36%) WinForms
9 19 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (3.31%) WCF
10 18 (3.14%) Entity Framework
11 17 (2.96%) Ajax
12 14 (2.44%) ADO
12 14 (2.44%) WPF
13 13 (2.26%) XSL
14 12 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (1.74%) AngularJS
15 10 (1.74%) COM+
15 10 (1.74%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.48%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.14%) Mainframe
4 16 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.92%) Clustering
6 11 (1.92%) Equities
7 10 (1.74%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (1.74%) Replication
8 8 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.22%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.05%) User Experience
11 5 (0.87%) NHS
12 4 (0.70%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.70%) Social Media
13 3 (0.52%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.52%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.52%) PACS
13 3 (0.52%) Tandem
13 3 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 233 (40.59%) Windows
2 93 (16.20%) Windows Server
3 75 (13.07%) Linux
4 54 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (8.89%) Unix
6 49 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 40 (6.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (5.57%) Windows 7
10 29 (5.05%) Windows XP
11 12 (2.09%) Solaris
12 11 (1.92%) AIX
12 11 (1.92%) MVS
12 11 (1.92%) zOS
13 9 (1.57%) Android
13 9 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.05%) CentOS
15 5 (0.87%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (13.41%) Migration
2 72 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (9.58%) ITIL
4 48 (8.36%) MVC
5 44 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (7.49%) SDLC
7 31 (5.40%) Change Management
8 30 (5.23%) TDD
9 29 (5.05%) Project Management
10 27 (4.70%) Configuration Management
10 27 (4.70%) Mathematics
11 26 (4.53%) Release Management
11 26 (4.53%) Unit Testing
12 25 (4.36%) Patch Management
13 24 (4.18%) Change Control
13 24 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (3.83%) Data Analysis
15 21 (3.66%) Server Monitoring
16 20 (3.48%) Integration Testing
16 20 (3.48%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 333 (58.01%) SQL
2 237 (41.29%) C#
3 101 (17.60%) VB6
4 99 (17.25%) Java
4 99 (17.25%) PowerShell
5 84 (14.63%) JavaScript
5 84 (14.63%) VB.NET
6 77 (13.41%) VBA
7 75 (13.07%) VBScript
8 73 (12.72%) T-SQL
9 63 (10.98%) Perl
10 44 (7.67%) Shell Script
11 39 (6.79%) C++
12 38 (6.62%) C
13 22 (3.83%) Python
14 16 (2.79%) Ruby
15 14 (2.44%) Tcl
16 13 (2.26%) REXX
17 12 (2.09%) PHP
17 12 (2.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (21.60%) Security Cleared
2 90 (15.68%) SC Cleared
3 37 (6.45%) Degree
4 19 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.79%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.22%) ISEB
6 7 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.87%) MCP
8 5 (0.87%) RHCE
9 4 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.70%) CISM
9 4 (0.70%) CISSP
10 3 (0.52%) CISA
10 3 (0.52%) HNC
10 3 (0.52%) HND
10 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.52%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.83%) QA
2 10 (1.74%) PMO
3 8 (1.39%) SLA
4 5 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.52%) DICOM
5 3 (0.52%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) BS7799
6 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.17%) IFRS
6 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.79%) Hyper-V
3 16 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (2.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 8 (1.39%) vSphere
6 7 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.22%) XenApp
7 5 (0.87%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.70%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.52%) XenServer
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.35%) VMware GSX
11 1 (0.17%) IAG
11 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 32 (5.57%) SCCM
2 28 (4.88%) Tivoli
3 22 (3.83%) WSUS
4 20 (3.48%) HP SiteScope
4 20 (3.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (1.74%) AirWatch
5 10 (1.74%) Control-M
6 9 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.39%) SCOM
8 7 (1.22%) Puppet
9 6 (1.05%) AppDNA
9 6 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.87%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.87%) Salt
11 4 (0.70%) MOM
11 4 (0.70%) Sysprep
11 4 (0.70%) vRealize
12 3 (0.52%) Webmin
Vendors
1 214 (37.28%) Microsoft
2 93 (16.20%) Oracle
3 46 (8.01%) HP
4 45 (7.84%) VMware
5 32 (5.57%) Citrix
6 23 (4.01%) SAP
7 19 (3.31%) IBM
8 17 (2.96%) Cisco
9 11 (1.92%) CA
9 11 (1.92%) Sybase
10 10 (1.74%) LANDesk
10 10 (1.74%) Remedy
11 9 (1.57%) Rackspace
11 9 (1.57%) Symantec
12 7 (1.22%) Blue Prism
12 7 (1.22%) NetApp
12 7 (1.22%) RedGate
12 7 (1.22%) Tableau
13 6 (1.05%) MobileIron
13 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kingston upon Thames
Think IT Recruitment Limted
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
Spring Technology
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
International Personal Finance
Rate: £30,000 + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago