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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
Rank 351 289 258
Rank change year-on-year -62 -31  
Contract jobs citing VB 273 418 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.79% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.48% 2.06% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 259 274
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 £529 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £16.80 £18.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £41.85 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +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 18403 20247 19784
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.05% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 13835 12813
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 485 404
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.62 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +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 26 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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 26 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 -59 250 £400 +6.66% 116
London -4 104 £425 +3.65% 29
South East -32 51 £350 -6.66% 24
Hampshire -12 20 £400 +17.64% 6
Scotland +29 17 £400 +19.40% 4
City of London -6 15 £320 -20.00% 6
North West +16 13 £275 -21.42% 16
East Midlands -3 13 £350 +27.27% 9
Buckinghamshire -19 13 £388 -22.50% 4
South West -3 12 £375 - 7
Yorkshire -3 11 £330 +14.78% 14
West Midlands -9 11 £425 +13.33% 11
Milton Keynes -13 11 £388 -22.50% 4
North East -21 10 £285 -15.55% 2
Renfrewshire - 10 £416 -
Erskine - 10 £416 -
East of England +2 9 £381 -4.68% 4
Bristol +7 8 £375 +30.43% 2
West Yorkshire -3 8 £310 -4.61% 11
Berkshire +16 7 £325 -23.52% 2
Leeds 0 7 £278 -26.00% 7
Lancashire +16 6 £275 -13.04% 3
Tyne and Wear -25 6 £280 -17.03% 2
Hertfordshire - 6 £350 - 2
Reading +13 5 £300 -25.21% 2
Andover - 5 £413 -
Telford - 5 £500 -
Hatfield - 5 £381 -
Shropshire - 5 £500 -
Edinburgh +19 4 £300 -40.00% 1

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 334 (58.39%) SQL
2 266 (46.50%) .NET
3 235 (41.08%) C#
4 230 (40.21%) Windows
5 209 (36.54%) Microsoft
6 208 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 123 (21.50%) MS Excel
8 122 (21.33%) Finance
9 120 (20.98%) Security Cleared
10 102 (17.83%) VB6
11 101 (17.66%) PowerShell
12 95 (16.61%) Windows Server
13 93 (16.26%) Oracle
13 93 (16.26%) Java
14 86 (15.03%) VB.NET
14 86 (15.03%) SC Cleared
15 83 (14.51%) JavaScript
16 79 (13.81%) VBA
17 78 (13.64%) HTML
18 77 (13.46%) VBScript
19 76 (13.29%) Linux
20 73 (12.76%) T-SQL
20 73 (12.76%) Migration
21 70 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
22 69 (12.06%) Active Directory
23 66 (11.54%) Perl
24 64 (11.19%) ASP.NET
25 63 (11.01%) SQL Server 2008
26 58 (10.14%) SharePoint
27 57 (9.97%) Banking

VB
Top Related 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 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 56 (9.79%) IIS
3 32 (5.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 27 (4.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (2.62%) MS Exchange
6 12 (2.10%) Apache
6 12 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.10%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.75%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.57%) SAS
10 8 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.87%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.70%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.52%) Confluence
14 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 123 (21.50%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.55%) MS Office
3 11 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.87%) MS Project
6 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.17%) CATIA
8 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
8 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.70%) Sprinklr
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.52%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.17%) HFM
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%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.17%) Office 365
2 39 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.22%) IaaS
4 5 (0.87%) PaaS
5 4 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.70%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.70%) SaaS
6 3 (0.52%) HP Helion
6 3 (0.52%) Mailgun
7 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 53 (9.27%) TCP/IP
2 26 (4.55%) DNS
3 21 (3.67%) SSL
4 20 (3.50%) Internet
5 19 (3.32%) HTTP
6 16 (2.80%) DHCP
7 14 (2.45%) SAN
8 12 (2.10%) Firewall
8 12 (2.10%) HTTPS
9 10 (1.75%) Skype
10 7 (1.22%) LDAP
10 7 (1.22%) NAS
11 6 (1.05%) LAN
11 6 (1.05%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.05%) SMTP
12 5 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (0.87%) Kerberos
12 5 (0.87%) PuTTY
12 5 (0.87%) WAN
13 4 (0.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 63 (11.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (9.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (9.44%) MS Access
4 54 (9.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (7.17%) Oracle Database
6 35 (6.12%) Relational Database
7 34 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (5.59%) SQL Server 2014
9 27 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (3.67%) SQL Server 2000
12 19 (3.32%) MySQL
13 18 (3.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (2.97%) Crystal Reports
15 15 (2.62%) BusinessObjects
16 14 (2.45%) QlikView
17 12 (2.10%) RDBMS
18 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
1 31 (5.42%) Visual Studio
2 30 (5.24%) MSI
3 26 (4.55%) Selenium
4 18 (3.15%) JIRA
5 16 (2.80%) Git (software)
5 16 (2.80%) HP UFT
6 15 (2.62%) Jenkins
6 15 (2.62%) SpecFlow
7 13 (2.27%) Subversion
8 11 (1.92%) NUnit
9 7 (1.22%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.05%) Moq
10 6 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.87%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.87%) MSTest
11 5 (0.87%) TestNG
11 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 122 (21.33%) Finance
2 57 (9.97%) Banking
3 25 (4.37%) Front Office
4 17 (2.97%) Financial Institution
5 16 (2.80%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.92%) Retail
7 9 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.40%) Publishing
9 7 (1.22%) Back Office
9 7 (1.22%) Marketing
9 7 (1.22%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.52%) Avionics
10 3 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
10 3 (0.52%) Legal
10 3 (0.52%) Military
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Games
11 2 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
11 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 274 (47.90%) Developer
2 93 (16.26%) .NET Developer
3 75 (13.11%) C# Developer
4 74 (12.94%) Analyst
5 50 (8.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 39 (6.82%) SQL Developer
7 36 (6.29%) VB Developer
8 33 (5.77%) SharePoint Developer
9 26 (4.55%) VB6 Developer
10 25 (4.37%) VB.NET Developer
11 21 (3.67%) VBA Developer
12 20 (3.50%) Automation Engineer
12 20 (3.50%) Software Developer
13 19 (3.32%) Support Engineer
14 18 (3.15%) Administrator
15 17 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 17 (2.97%) DBA
16 16 (2.80%) Consultant
16 16 (2.80%) SQL Analyst
17 15 (2.62%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (46.50%) .NET
2 78 (13.64%) HTML
3 64 (11.19%) ASP.NET
4 55 (9.62%) .NET Framework
5 47 (8.22%) jQuery
6 45 (7.87%) Web Services
7 39 (6.82%) XML
8 31 (5.42%) CSS
9 25 (4.37%) WinForms
10 19 (3.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (3.32%) WCF
11 18 (3.15%) Entity Framework
12 16 (2.80%) Ajax
13 14 (2.45%) ADO
13 14 (2.45%) XSL
14 13 (2.27%) WPF
15 12 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (1.75%) AngularJS
16 10 (1.75%) COM+
16 10 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.97%) Computer Science
2 17 (2.97%) Mainframe
2 17 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.80%) Client/Server
4 12 (2.10%) Equities
5 10 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (1.57%) Clustering
6 9 (1.57%) Replication
7 8 (1.40%) NHS
8 7 (1.22%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.87%) User Experience
10 4 (0.70%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.70%) Social Media
11 3 (0.52%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.52%) Fintech
11 3 (0.52%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.52%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 230 (40.21%) Windows
2 95 (16.61%) Windows Server
3 76 (13.29%) Linux
4 55 (9.62%) Unix
5 50 (8.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (6.29%) Windows 10
9 32 (5.59%) Windows 7
10 29 (5.07%) Windows XP
11 13 (2.27%) MVS
12 12 (2.10%) Solaris
13 11 (1.92%) AIX
13 11 (1.92%) zOS
14 8 (1.40%) Android
14 8 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.05%) CentOS
16 5 (0.87%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (12.76%) Migration
2 70 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (9.79%) ITIL
4 48 (8.39%) MVC
5 43 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (7.17%) SDLC
7 32 (5.59%) Change Management
8 28 (4.90%) Release Management
8 28 (4.90%) TDD
9 27 (4.72%) Configuration Management
9 27 (4.72%) Mathematics
10 26 (4.55%) Project Management
10 26 (4.55%) Unit Testing
11 25 (4.37%) Patch Management
12 23 (4.02%) Change Control
13 21 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (3.67%) Data Analysis
13 21 (3.67%) Server Monitoring
14 20 (3.50%) Analytics
14 20 (3.50%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 334 (58.39%) SQL
2 235 (41.08%) C#
3 102 (17.83%) VB6
4 101 (17.66%) PowerShell
5 93 (16.26%) Java
6 86 (15.03%) VB.NET
7 83 (14.51%) JavaScript
8 79 (13.81%) VBA
9 77 (13.46%) VBScript
10 73 (12.76%) T-SQL
11 66 (11.54%) Perl
12 48 (8.39%) Shell Script
13 40 (6.99%) C
14 39 (6.82%) C++
15 18 (3.15%) Python
16 14 (2.45%) Tcl
17 13 (2.27%) REXX
17 13 (2.27%) Ruby
18 12 (2.10%) PL/SQL
19 11 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 120 (20.98%) Security Cleared
2 86 (15.03%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.94%) Degree
4 17 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.62%) 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%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.87%) MCP
9 4 (0.70%) CISM
9 4 (0.70%) CISSP
9 4 (0.70%) RHCE
10 3 (0.52%) CISA
10 3 (0.52%) HNC
10 3 (0.52%) HND
10 3 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.50%) QA
2 9 (1.57%) PMO
3 8 (1.40%) 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 69 (12.06%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.62%) Hyper-V
3 15 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (2.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 8 (1.40%) vSphere
5 7 (1.22%) XenApp
6 6 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
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%) VMware GSX
11 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.17%) IAG
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 33 (5.77%) SCCM
2 32 (5.59%) Tivoli
3 23 (4.02%) HP SiteScope
4 21 (3.67%) WSUS
5 20 (3.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (1.75%) Control-M
7 9 (1.57%) AirWatch
7 9 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (1.40%) SCOM
9 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (1.22%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.22%) Puppet
10 5 (0.87%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.87%) MOM
10 5 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.70%) Salt
11 4 (0.70%) Sysprep
12 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.52%) vRealize
12 3 (0.52%) Webmin
Vendors
1 209 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 93 (16.26%) Oracle
3 48 (8.39%) HP
4 44 (7.69%) VMware
5 27 (4.72%) Citrix
6 22 (3.85%) SAP
7 19 (3.32%) IBM
8 16 (2.80%) Cisco
9 12 (2.10%) CA
10 11 (1.92%) Sybase
11 10 (1.75%) LANDesk
11 10 (1.75%) Remedy
12 9 (1.57%) Rackspace
13 8 (1.40%) Symantec
14 7 (1.22%) Blue Prism
14 7 (1.22%) NetApp
14 7 (1.22%) RedGate
14 7 (1.22%) Tableau
15 6 (1.05%) AppSense
16 5 (0.87%) Serena
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
International Personal Finance
Rate: £30,000 + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + potentially higher for perfect candidate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago