Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 504 352 295
Rank change year-on-year -152 -57 -38
Contract jobs citing VB 408 653 895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.67% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.97% 1.65% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 409 562
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £255
90th Percentile £538 £488 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +21.62% +76.78%
10th Percentile £17.48 £28.48 £16.13
90th Percentile £48.44 £55.25 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +21.62% +78.61%

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 42,225 39,668 41,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.10% 40.82% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,782 27,236 28,048
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £289 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 867 1,054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.56 £14.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.20 £51.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -148 376 £375 +7.14% 253
London -42 211 £375 - 51
UK excluding London -146 190 £375 +15.38% 215
North of England -55 60 £375 +15.38% 44
Midlands +11 45 £350 -1.75% 49
North West +7 40 £375 +25.00% 24
South East -104 40 £419 +25.00% 57
West Midlands +15 29 £350 - 25
Scotland -22 19 £350 +20.69% 9
Yorkshire +3 17 £345 +2.22% 15
South West +3 16 £463 +43.41% 26
East Midlands -2 11 £350 -3.45% 24
East of England -20 9 £344 +0.36% 26
Wales +8 4 £425 +41.67% 4
Northern Ireland -21 3 £400 +1.91%
North East -28 3 - - 5

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 199 (48.77%) SQL
2 168 (41.18%) C#
3 147 (36.03%) .NET
4 135 (33.09%) SQL Server
5 123 (30.15%) Windows
6 115 (28.19%) Finance
7 109 (26.72%) Microsoft
8 97 (23.77%) Microsoft Excel
9 87 (21.32%) PowerShell
10 80 (19.61%) VBScript
11 79 (19.36%) VBA
12 75 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
13 74 (18.14%) Oracle
14 68 (16.67%) Banking
15 66 (16.18%) Java
16 64 (15.69%) VB.NET
17 62 (15.20%) VB6
18 49 (12.01%) Web Services
18 49 (12.01%) Active Directory
19 48 (11.76%) T-SQL
19 48 (11.76%) JavaScript
20 45 (11.03%) ASP.NET
21 40 (9.80%) Linux
21 40 (9.80%) HTML
21 40 (9.80%) .NET Framework
22 38 (9.31%) Test Automation
23 37 (9.07%) Citrix
24 36 (8.82%) WinForms
25 35 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
26 34 (8.33%) Degree

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 29 (7.11%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.64%) IIS
3 18 (4.41%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.70%) SAS
5 10 (2.45%) Confluence
6 8 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.23%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.74%) Apache
10 3 (0.74%) CMS
10 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.49%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 97 (23.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (5.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.74%) SmartSuite
7 2 (0.49%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.25%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.74%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.74%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.49%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) HFM
5 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.25%) Summit
5 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.92%) Office 365
4 6 (1.47%) G Suite
5 5 (1.23%) Slack
6 3 (0.74%) SaaS
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.49%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.49%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.25%) Force.com
8 1 (0.25%) IaaS
8 1 (0.25%) iTunes
8 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.19%) Firewall
2 9 (2.21%) Network Security
3 8 (1.96%) DNS
4 6 (1.47%) Internet
4 6 (1.47%) SAN
5 5 (1.23%) DHCP
5 5 (1.23%) Skype
5 5 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.98%) HTTP
6 4 (0.98%) LAN
6 4 (0.98%) VoIP
6 4 (0.98%) VPN
7 3 (0.74%) 3G
7 3 (0.74%) 4G
7 3 (0.74%) FTP
7 3 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.74%) SSH
8 2 (0.49%) 2G
8 2 (0.49%) 802.11
8 2 (0.49%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (33.09%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.84%) Oracle Database
3 30 (7.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (7.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (4.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (3.92%) Relational Database
8 15 (3.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (3.43%) MySQL
9 14 (3.43%) QlikView
10 12 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.96%) MongoDB
14 7 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (1.72%) NoSQL
15 5 (1.23%) OLAP
15 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (6.86%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (4.90%) Cucumber
3 20 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.90%) Jenkins
4 19 (4.66%) Selenium
5 17 (4.17%) JIRA
6 15 (3.68%) HP UFT
6 15 (3.68%) TeamCity
7 11 (2.70%) MSI
8 7 (1.72%) Wise Package Studio
9 6 (1.47%) InstallShield
9 6 (1.47%) JUnit
9 6 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.47%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.23%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.98%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.98%) JMeter
11 4 (0.98%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.74%) ClearCase
General
1 115 (28.19%) Finance
2 68 (16.67%) Banking
3 33 (8.09%) Front Office
4 22 (5.39%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.94%) Retail
7 8 (1.96%) Back Office
8 7 (1.72%) Legal
8 7 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.47%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.23%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.98%) Billing
12 3 (0.74%) Automotive
12 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.49%) Law
13 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.49%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.25%) International Banking
14 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 171 (41.91%) Developer
2 92 (22.55%) Analyst
3 56 (13.73%) C# Developer
4 55 (13.48%) .NET Developer
5 42 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 32 (7.84%) VB Developer
7 23 (5.64%) SQL Developer
7 23 (5.64%) WinForms Developer
8 19 (4.66%) Architect
9 18 (4.41%) VBA Developer
10 16 (3.92%) Consultant
10 16 (3.92%) Test Analyst
10 16 (3.92%) VB.NET Developer
10 16 (3.92%) VB6 Developer
11 15 (3.68%) Applications Support
11 15 (3.68%) Automation Test Analyst
11 15 (3.68%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.43%) Software Engineer
13 13 (3.19%) ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (3.19%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (36.03%) .NET
2 49 (12.01%) Web Services
3 45 (11.03%) ASP.NET
4 40 (9.80%) .NET Framework
4 40 (9.80%) HTML
5 36 (8.82%) WinForms
6 27 (6.62%) XML
7 14 (3.43%) WPF
8 12 (2.94%) CSS
9 11 (2.70%) SOAP
10 10 (2.45%) REST
11 9 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (1.96%) Ajax
12 8 (1.96%) jQuery
12 8 (1.96%) XSLT
13 7 (1.72%) Gherkin
13 7 (1.72%) JSON
14 6 (1.47%) Classic ASP
14 6 (1.47%) WSDL
15 5 (1.23%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 15 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.21%) Derivative
6 9 (2.21%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.96%) Equities
7 8 (1.96%) User Experience
8 7 (1.72%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.47%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.47%) FMCG
10 5 (1.23%) Robotics
11 4 (0.98%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.98%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.74%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.74%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 123 (30.15%) Windows
2 40 (9.80%) Linux
3 24 (5.88%) Unix
4 21 (5.15%) Windows 10
5 16 (3.92%) Windows Server
6 14 (3.43%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.72%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.49%) Android
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.25%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (9.31%) Test Automation
3 35 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (8.09%) ITIL
5 29 (7.11%) Migration
6 26 (6.37%) Scrum
7 25 (6.13%) Mathematics
8 23 (5.64%) SDLC
9 21 (5.15%) Data Analysis
9 21 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (4.41%) Software Engineering
11 18 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (4.17%) Data Management
12 17 (4.17%) MVC
12 17 (4.17%) Web Development
13 16 (3.92%) Analytics
13 16 (3.92%) BDD
13 16 (3.92%) ETL
14 15 (3.68%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 199 (48.77%) SQL
2 168 (41.18%) C#
3 87 (21.32%) PowerShell
4 80 (19.61%) VBScript
5 79 (19.36%) VBA
6 66 (16.18%) Java
7 64 (15.69%) VB.NET
8 62 (15.20%) VB6
9 48 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 48 (11.76%) T-SQL
10 29 (7.11%) C++
11 22 (5.39%) Perl
12 20 (4.90%) PL/SQL
12 20 (4.90%) Python
13 17 (4.17%) C
14 16 (3.92%) Bash Shell
15 13 (3.19%) Ruby
16 11 (2.70%) R
17 8 (1.96%) Shell Script
18 5 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (8.33%) Degree
2 12 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.21%) MCSE
5 7 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (1.72%) ISEB
6 6 (1.47%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.23%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.98%) MCSA
8 4 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.49%) CCNA
9 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.49%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.49%) MCP
9 2 (0.49%) PhD
10 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.88%) QA
2 10 (2.45%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.72%) SLA
4 3 (0.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) Basel III
5 1 (0.25%) DICOM
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) HL7
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 49 (12.01%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.45%) XenApp
5 6 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.98%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.98%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.74%) Docker
8 2 (0.49%) vSphere
9 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.25%) NFS
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (5.39%) SCCM
2 11 (2.70%) Puppet
3 10 (2.45%) Ansible
4 7 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.98%) ThinApp
6 3 (0.74%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.74%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.74%) SCOM
6 3 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.49%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.49%) WMI
8 1 (0.25%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 109 (26.72%) Microsoft
2 74 (18.14%) Oracle
3 37 (9.07%) Citrix
4 22 (5.39%) VMware
5 17 (4.17%) HP
6 16 (3.92%) SAP
7 10 (2.45%) Aveksa
7 10 (2.45%) Ivanti
8 7 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.47%) Cisco
9 6 (1.47%) Google
9 6 (1.47%) IBM
9 6 (1.47%) McAfee
9 6 (1.47%) Teradata
10 5 (1.23%) Blue Prism
10 5 (1.23%) Sybase
11 4 (0.98%) CA
11 4 (0.98%) Cognos
11 4 (0.98%) EMC
11 4 (0.98%) Symantec