Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 439 463 442
Rank change year-on-year +24 -21 -133
Contract jobs citing VB 416 506 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.50% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 1.12% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 338 306
UK median daily rate £386 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.34% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £500 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 34
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.67% -43.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £16.03 £15.25 £20.32
90th Percentile £47.03 £45.10 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £25.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +64.71% -36.25% +25.00%

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 36,799 45,319 41,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.14% 44.46% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,471 31,859 28,514
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 723 780
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.31 £16.25 £15.79
90th Percentile £56.18 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £41.92 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.96% +4.81% +6.67%

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 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 14 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 September 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 +33 391 £390 +5.41% 158
UK excluding London -6 247 £375 +7.14% 136
London +64 154 £425 +13.33% 33
South East +1 91 £375 -6.25% 32
North of England -25 49 £375 +9.89% 37
South West +3 47 £413 +65.00% 21
North West -5 26 £368 +5.00% 22
Midlands +43 25 £350 -5.41% 24
East of England +35 23 £375 +7.14% 11
Yorkshire -4 17 £375 +20.97% 13
West Midlands +39 14 £345 +81.58% 13
Scotland +21 14 £325 +1.56% 8
East Midlands +13 10 £358 -12.68% 11
North East +25 6 £331 +10.42% 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 236 (56.73%) SQL
2 161 (38.70%) C#
3 152 (36.54%) .NET
4 130 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 128 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 101 (24.28%) Microsoft Excel
7 98 (23.56%) Windows
8 97 (23.32%) Oracle
9 96 (23.08%) PowerShell
10 77 (18.51%) Finance
11 75 (18.03%) VBA
11 75 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (15.14%) C++
12 63 (15.14%) Java
13 58 (13.94%) JavaScript
14 55 (13.22%) Migration
15 54 (12.98%) Security Cleared
16 52 (12.50%) VB6
17 50 (12.02%) Active Directory
18 49 (11.78%) VB.NET
19 48 (11.54%) Software Engineering
19 48 (11.54%) Azure
19 48 (11.54%) SCCM
20 47 (11.30%) VBScript
21 46 (11.06%) ASP.NET
22 45 (10.82%) T-SQL
23 44 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 44 (10.58%) PL/SQL
24 41 (9.86%) Citrix
24 41 (9.86%) SC Cleared

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 24 (5.77%) IIS
2 15 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.13%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.68%) Confluence
4 7 (1.68%) SAS
5 6 (1.44%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.20%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.96%) WordPress
8 3 (0.72%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.72%) WinCC
9 2 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Liferay
10 1 (0.24%) TPMS
Applications
1 101 (24.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.24%) CATIA
5 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (2.64%) Visualfiles
2 8 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.68%) MoSes
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 48 (11.54%) Azure
2 40 (9.62%) Office 365
3 27 (6.49%) Power Platform
4 18 (4.33%) AWS
5 15 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.92%) GitHub
7 3 (0.72%) IaaS
7 3 (0.72%) PaaS
7 3 (0.72%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.48%) ShareGate
9 1 (0.24%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.24%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.33%) Firewall
2 14 (3.37%) DNS
3 12 (2.88%) DHCP
3 12 (2.88%) FTP
3 12 (2.88%) SAN
4 8 (1.92%) Skype
5 5 (1.20%) HTTP
6 4 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.96%) WAN
7 3 (0.72%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.72%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.72%) LAN
7 3 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.72%) VLAN
8 2 (0.48%) Internet
8 2 (0.48%) Intranet
8 2 (0.48%) IPsec
8 2 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 44 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (7.69%) MS Access
5 31 (7.45%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (6.25%) Power BI
7 22 (5.29%) Relational Database
8 21 (5.05%) Crystal Reports
9 20 (4.81%) SQL Server 2014
10 19 (4.57%) BusinessObjects
11 18 (4.33%) Oracle Database
12 17 (4.09%) DB2
13 16 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (3.61%) Qlik Sense
15 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (2.88%) MySQL
16 12 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (2.40%) RDBMS
17 10 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 9 (2.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (6.49%) Visual Studio
2 26 (6.25%) MSI
3 21 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (4.09%) InstallShield
5 15 (3.61%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (2.88%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.88%) LoadRunner
7 10 (2.40%) JIRA
8 9 (2.16%) HP UFT
8 9 (2.16%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.92%) Visual Studio Code
10 7 (1.68%) ClearCase
10 7 (1.68%) Selenium
10 7 (1.68%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 6 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (1.20%) Toad
13 4 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (0.72%) Rational Robot
14 3 (0.72%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 77 (18.51%) Finance
2 39 (9.38%) Banking
3 13 (3.13%) Front Office
3 13 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.64%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.40%) Retail
6 9 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.68%) Legal
9 4 (0.96%) Military
10 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.48%) Electronics
11 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.48%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Marketing
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 205 (49.28%) Developer
2 61 (14.66%) Analyst
3 45 (10.82%) .NET Developer
4 44 (10.58%) SQL Developer
5 36 (8.65%) C# Developer
6 27 (6.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 27 (6.49%) Software Developer
7 24 (5.77%) Administrator
8 21 (5.05%) Applications Packager
9 19 (4.57%) WinForms Developer
10 16 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.37%) PL/SQL Developer
11 14 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (3.37%) VBA Developer
12 13 (3.13%) Architect
12 13 (3.13%) Azure Administrator
12 13 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
12 13 (3.13%) Business Analyst
12 13 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (3.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (36.54%) .NET
2 46 (11.06%) ASP.NET
3 40 (9.62%) XML
4 38 (9.13%) WinForms
5 30 (7.21%) HTML
6 28 (6.73%) WPF
7 19 (4.57%) JSON
7 19 (4.57%) XSLT
8 18 (4.33%) .NET Framework
9 14 (3.37%) Web Services
10 13 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (2.88%) CSS
12 11 (2.64%) WCF
13 9 (2.16%) .NET Core
13 9 (2.16%) XSD
14 8 (1.92%) REST
15 7 (1.68%) AngularJS
15 7 (1.68%) Middleware
15 7 (1.68%) RESTful
16 6 (1.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.16%) Clustering
5 8 (1.92%) iSeries
6 6 (1.44%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.20%) Blog
7 5 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.20%) PKI
8 4 (0.96%) Graphic Design
8 4 (0.96%) SCADA
9 3 (0.72%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.72%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) AS400
10 2 (0.48%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.24%) EMC Centera
11 1 (0.24%) Life Science
11 1 (0.24%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 98 (23.56%) Windows
2 26 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 24 (5.77%) Windows 10
4 21 (5.05%) Linux
5 19 (4.57%) Windows 7
6 18 (4.33%) Unix
7 15 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.72%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.48%) Debian
12 1 (0.24%) CentOS
12 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.24%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.24%) VMS
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (13.22%) Migration
3 48 (11.54%) Software Engineering
4 40 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (8.65%) SDLC
6 33 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (7.69%) ETL
8 31 (7.45%) ITIL
9 29 (6.97%) Application Packaging
10 24 (5.77%) Data Analysis
10 24 (5.77%) Process Improvement
11 23 (5.53%) Configuration Management
11 23 (5.53%) Data Modelling
12 21 (5.05%) MVC
12 21 (5.05%) Scrum
13 19 (4.57%) Problem Management
13 19 (4.57%) Test Strategy
14 18 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (4.33%) Load Balancing
15 17 (4.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 236 (56.73%) SQL
2 161 (38.70%) C#
3 96 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 75 (18.03%) VBA
5 63 (15.14%) C++
5 63 (15.14%) Java
6 58 (13.94%) JavaScript
7 52 (12.50%) VB6
8 49 (11.78%) VB.NET
9 47 (11.30%) VBScript
10 45 (10.82%) T-SQL
11 44 (10.58%) PL/SQL
12 31 (7.45%) Python
13 25 (6.01%) C
14 11 (2.64%) RPG
14 11 (2.64%) RPG IV
14 11 (2.64%) RPG/400
15 10 (2.40%) PHP
16 9 (2.16%) Shell Script
17 8 (1.92%) VC++
Qualifications
1 54 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (5.05%) Degree
5 9 (2.16%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.68%) MCP
8 6 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.44%) OCP
8 6 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (1.44%) SAP Certification
9 5 (1.20%) ISEB
10 3 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.72%) MCTS
10 3 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.05%) QA
2 4 (0.96%) GMP
3 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.72%) PMO
4 2 (0.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 50 (12.02%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 23 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.37%) XenApp
4 9 (2.16%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.20%) vSphere
9 3 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.24%) NFS
10 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (11.54%) SCCM
2 13 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.16%) Ansible
3 9 (2.16%) HP ALM
4 8 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (1.92%) ThinApp
5 6 (1.44%) SCOM
6 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.72%) QRadar
6 3 (0.72%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.48%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.24%) Control-M
8 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 130 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 97 (23.32%) Oracle
3 41 (9.86%) Citrix
4 28 (6.73%) VMware
5 21 (5.05%) SAP
6 15 (3.61%) HP
7 9 (2.16%) IBM
8 8 (1.92%) Cisco
9 7 (1.68%) UiPath
10 6 (1.44%) Tableau
10 6 (1.44%) webMethods
11 5 (1.20%) Automation Anywhere
11 5 (1.20%) F5
11 5 (1.20%) Lotus
12 4 (0.96%) arago
12 4 (0.96%) Blue Prism
12 4 (0.96%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.96%) Wonderware
12 4 (0.96%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.72%) Ivanti