Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 360 433 459
Rank change year-on-year +73 +26 -31
Contract jobs citing VB 185 470 522
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.29% 1.22% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 338 372
Median daily rate £450 £389 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.76% +7.24% -3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £296 £263
90th Percentile £529 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +8.39% -6.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% -4.48%

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 14,382 38,502 45,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.36% 42.35% 44.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,525 26,630 32,020
Median daily rate £495 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £320 £323 £313
90th Percentile £686 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 697 751
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +8.64% -
10th Percentile £17.58 £20.96 £16.50
90th Percentile £56.35 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £37.55 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -14.67% +8.64% -1.58%

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 11 August 2020.

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
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 11 August 2020. 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 +65 172 £450 +16.35% 53
UK excluding London +101 114 £450 +20.00% 45
London +90 58 £475 +13.43% 12
South East +100 29 £450 +20.00% 13
East of England +80 22 £500 +33.33% 6
Midlands +89 21 £380 +14.72% 8
North of England +81 21 £200 -43.86% 9
South West +61 14 £500 +17.65% 5
Work from Home -14 14 £370 -29.52% 4
West Midlands +76 12 £413 +58.65% 5
Scotland +64 11 £490 +50.77% 2
North West +58 10 £189 -52.75% 2
East Midlands +52 8 £385 +12.00% 3
North East +44 7 £490 +50.77% 1
Yorkshire +50 4 - - 6
Wales +39 1 £500 +2.56% 2

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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.

1 114 (61.62%) SQL
2 98 (52.97%) SQL Server
3 77 (41.62%) Windows
4 75 (40.54%) Microsoft
5 61 (32.97%) C#
5 61 (32.97%) PowerShell
6 55 (29.73%) .NET
7 52 (28.11%) Security Cleared
8 51 (27.57%) Oracle
9 50 (27.03%) Active Directory
10 48 (25.95%) Finance
11 46 (24.86%) Microsoft Excel
12 45 (24.32%) Windows 10
13 43 (23.24%) Migration
14 42 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
15 37 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
16 35 (18.92%) Windows 7
17 33 (17.84%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
18 30 (16.22%) T-SQL
18 30 (16.22%) Java
18 30 (16.22%) ITIL
18 30 (16.22%) Windows Server
19 29 (15.68%) DV Cleared
20 28 (15.14%) SC Cleared
20 28 (15.14%) VMware
21 27 (14.59%) JavaScript
21 27 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (14.05%) VBScript
22 26 (14.05%) ASP.NET

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 15 (8.11%) ArcGIS
2 7 (3.78%) Moodle
2 7 (3.78%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (2.16%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.62%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.54%) Confluence
6 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.54%) SAS
6 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.54%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 46 (24.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (8.11%) Photoshop
4 10 (5.41%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.24%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.54%) ProductWriter
2 1 (0.54%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.54%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.81%) Power Platform
2 13 (7.03%) Azure
3 7 (3.78%) Office 365
4 4 (2.16%) AWS
4 4 (2.16%) Azure Functions
4 4 (2.16%) Serverless
5 3 (1.62%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.54%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.54%) GitHub
6 1 (0.54%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.54%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.86%) DNS
2 7 (3.78%) DHCP
3 6 (3.24%) HTTP
3 6 (3.24%) HTTPS
3 6 (3.24%) SSL
4 4 (2.16%) IPsec
4 4 (2.16%) LAN
4 4 (2.16%) SAN
4 4 (2.16%) WAN
5 2 (1.08%) FTP
5 2 (1.08%) Intranet
6 1 (0.54%) 2G
6 1 (0.54%) 3G
6 1 (0.54%) 4G
6 1 (0.54%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.54%) SSH
6 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.54%) UTRAN
6 1 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (52.97%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (10.27%) Power BI
4 17 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (8.11%) MS Access
7 14 (7.57%) GIS
7 14 (7.57%) Relational Database
8 11 (5.95%) Oracle Database
9 10 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (4.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (4.32%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 7 (3.78%) Siebel EIM
13 6 (3.24%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (2.70%) RDBMS
14 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (2.16%) Qlik Sense
15 4 (2.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (10.27%) Visual Studio
2 15 (8.11%) MSI
3 14 (7.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (6.49%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (3.78%) JIRA
7 7 (3.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (3.24%) AdminStudio
8 6 (3.24%) Subversion
9 4 (2.16%) ClearCase
9 4 (2.16%) ClearQuest
9 4 (2.16%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.16%) JUnit
10 3 (1.62%) HP UFT
10 3 (1.62%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.62%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.08%) InstallShield
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (1.08%) Selenium
General
1 48 (25.95%) Finance
2 14 (7.57%) Banking
3 11 (5.95%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.62%) Retail
7 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.08%) German Language
7 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) Front Office
8 1 (0.54%) International Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 85 (45.95%) Developer
2 20 (10.81%) SQL Developer
3 19 (10.27%) C# Developer
4 13 (7.03%) Analyst
5 12 (6.49%) .NET Developer
6 11 (5.95%) VB Developer
6 11 (5.95%) Web Developer
6 11 (5.95%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (4.86%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.78%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (3.78%) Siebel Developer
9 7 (3.78%) VBA Developer
10 6 (3.24%) Access Developer
10 6 (3.24%) Consultant
10 6 (3.24%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (3.24%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.70%) Applications Specialist
11 5 (2.70%) Architect
11 5 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (29.73%) .NET
2 26 (14.05%) ASP.NET
3 23 (12.43%) XML
4 22 (11.89%) HTML
5 18 (9.73%) CSS
6 16 (8.65%) jQuery
6 16 (8.65%) Web Services
7 14 (7.57%) WinForms
7 14 (7.57%) WPF
8 12 (6.49%) .NET Framework
9 11 (5.95%) AngularJS
10 10 (5.41%) XHTML
11 7 (3.78%) HTML5
12 6 (3.24%) ODBC
13 5 (2.70%) ADO.NET
13 5 (2.70%) Entity Framework
14 4 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (2.16%) FpML
14 4 (2.16%) RESTful
15 3 (1.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.65%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.70%) Derivative
5 4 (2.16%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.16%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.16%) NHS
5 4 (2.16%) OTC Derivatives
5 4 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.62%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.62%) Clustering
6 3 (1.62%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.62%) User Experience
7 2 (1.08%) CMDB
7 2 (1.08%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.08%) Equities
7 2 (1.08%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.08%) SCADA
8 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.54%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 77 (41.62%) Windows
2 45 (24.32%) Windows 10
3 35 (18.92%) Windows 7
4 33 (17.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (16.22%) Windows Server
5 30 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (10.81%) Linux
7 19 (10.27%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (8.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 13 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (7.03%) Windows XP
10 12 (6.49%) Unix
11 4 (2.16%) AIX
11 4 (2.16%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.16%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.54%) Android
12 1 (0.54%) CentOS
12 1 (0.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.24%) Migration
2 42 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (16.22%) ITIL
4 26 (14.05%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (12.43%) Configuration Management
6 22 (11.89%) Data Migration
6 22 (11.89%) DevOps
6 22 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (8.65%) Scrum
8 15 (8.11%) Patch Management
9 14 (7.57%) Image Processing
9 14 (7.57%) SDLC
10 13 (7.03%) ERP
10 13 (7.03%) ETL
11 12 (6.49%) Release Management
11 12 (6.49%) Service Management
11 12 (6.49%) Software Distribution
11 12 (6.49%) Test Scripting
12 11 (5.95%) Data Analysis
12 11 (5.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 114 (61.62%) SQL
2 61 (32.97%) C#
2 61 (32.97%) PowerShell
3 30 (16.22%) Java
3 30 (16.22%) T-SQL
4 27 (14.59%) JavaScript
5 26 (14.05%) VBScript
6 24 (12.97%) VB6
7 19 (10.27%) C
8 18 (9.73%) PL/SQL
8 18 (9.73%) VBA
9 17 (9.19%) C++
10 11 (5.95%) Python
11 7 (3.78%) VB.NET
12 6 (3.24%) REXX
12 6 (3.24%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.24%) Tcl
13 4 (2.16%) PHP
13 4 (2.16%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.62%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 52 (28.11%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.68%) DV Cleared
3 28 (15.14%) SC Cleared
4 21 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.32%) Degree
7 2 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.08%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.54%) HNC
8 1 (0.54%) HND
8 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.54%) MCP
8 1 (0.54%) MCSE
8 1 (0.54%) OCP
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.54%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.78%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.70%) SLA
3 3 (1.62%) QA
4 2 (1.08%) GDPR
5 1 (0.54%) DICOM
5 1 (0.54%) HL7
5 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.57%) VMware NSX
4 12 (6.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.70%) XenApp
7 4 (2.16%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.16%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.62%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (12.43%) SCCM
2 15 (8.11%) Ansible
3 9 (4.86%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (4.86%) WSUS
4 6 (3.24%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.16%) BladeLogic
5 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (2.16%) SCOM
5 4 (2.16%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.62%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.08%) HP ALM
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.54%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 75 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 51 (27.57%) Oracle
3 28 (15.14%) VMware
4 15 (8.11%) ESRI
4 15 (8.11%) Lumension
4 15 (8.11%) Sophos
5 11 (5.95%) Cisco
6 10 (5.41%) IFS
7 9 (4.86%) Citrix
7 9 (4.86%) HP
8 7 (3.78%) Siebel
9 6 (3.24%) McAfee
10 5 (2.70%) Atlassian
11 4 (2.16%) Cognos
11 4 (2.16%) Lotus
11 4 (2.16%) Remedy
11 4 (2.16%) Tableau
11 4 (2.16%) UiPath
12 3 (1.62%) Symantec
13 2 (1.08%) IBM