Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 485 371 303
Rank change year-on-year -114 -68 -46
Contract jobs citing VB 437 562 856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.61% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.01% 1.48% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 350 550
UK median daily rate £365 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +3.09% +2.96%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £256
90th Percentile £525 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -0.29% - +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 37
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £50.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +72.41% +28.89%
10th Percentile £12.25 £18.49 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.70 £57.95 £43.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £50.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -32.50% +72.41% +28.89%

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 43,433 37,916 40,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.96% 40.91% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,415 26,010 27,892
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 843 998
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.66 £16.07 £14.13
90th Percentile £51.13 £53.75 £51.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -105 407 £365 -2.67% 186
UK excluding London -87 232 £349 -0.29% 159
London -46 197 £370 -7.50% 39
North of England -7 87 £350 +11.11% 38
North West +16 62 £350 +16.67% 10
South East -80 49 £369 +11.74% 44
Midlands -17 36 £350 -6.67% 32
South West +16 26 £250 -35.48% 23
West Midlands -17 24 £350 -6.67% 16
Yorkshire -10 22 £385 +14.07% 16
Scotland -47 18 £295 -24.36% 7
East of England -9 14 £363 +3.57% 10
East Midlands -23 10 £350 -3.45% 16
Northern Ireland -5 3 £400 +45.45% 3
North East -15 3 £300 -6.25% 12
Wales -13 2 £288 +26.37% 2

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 240 (54.92%) SQL
2 177 (40.50%) .NET
2 177 (40.50%) C#
3 164 (37.53%) SQL Server
4 138 (31.58%) Windows
5 137 (31.35%) Microsoft
6 119 (27.23%) Finance
7 104 (23.80%) VBScript
8 99 (22.65%) Microsoft Excel
9 97 (22.20%) PowerShell
10 92 (21.05%) VB.NET
10 92 (21.05%) VBA
11 81 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
12 80 (18.31%) Oracle
13 71 (16.25%) VB6
14 65 (14.87%) T-SQL
15 64 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
16 63 (14.42%) ASP.NET
17 61 (13.96%) JavaScript
18 59 (13.50%) Active Directory
19 58 (13.27%) Java
19 58 (13.27%) Banking
20 51 (11.67%) Web Services
21 49 (11.21%) SCCM
22 44 (10.07%) HTML
23 41 (9.38%) Scrum
24 40 (9.15%) Citrix
25 38 (8.70%) Test Automation
26 35 (8.01%) Windows 7
26 35 (8.01%) .NET Framework

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 27 (6.18%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.26%) IIS
3 14 (3.20%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.97%) SAS
5 9 (2.06%) Apache
5 9 (2.06%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.37%) Confluence
6 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.37%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.14%) WebLogic Integration
8 4 (0.92%) CMS
8 4 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.69%) OpenEdge
9 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.69%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 99 (22.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (6.18%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (1.14%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.69%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.69%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.46%) Summit
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) FastStats
5 1 (0.23%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.23%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.23%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.23%) Maximo
5 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.83%) Office 365
4 7 (1.60%) G Suite
5 5 (1.14%) Slack
6 2 (0.46%) iPaaS
6 2 (0.46%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.12%) DHCP
1 18 (4.12%) DNS
2 14 (3.20%) Internet
3 10 (2.29%) SAN
4 8 (1.83%) VPN
5 7 (1.60%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (1.37%) FTP
6 6 (1.37%) iSCSI
7 5 (1.14%) 802.11
7 5 (1.14%) LAN
8 4 (0.92%) NAS
8 4 (0.92%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.69%) Firewall
9 3 (0.69%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.69%) Skype
9 3 (0.69%) SMS
9 3 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.46%) DSL
10 2 (0.46%) HTTP
10 2 (0.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (37.53%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (6.86%) Oracle Database
4 28 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (5.95%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.66%) QlikView
8 14 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.29%) MS Access
10 10 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (2.06%) MySQL
12 8 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (1.60%) NoSQL
14 6 (1.37%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 30 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 30 (6.86%) Visual Studio
2 26 (5.95%) Selenium
3 22 (5.03%) Cucumber
3 22 (5.03%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.03%) JIRA
4 20 (4.58%) Git (software)
5 19 (4.35%) MSI
6 13 (2.97%) HP UFT
6 13 (2.97%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.60%) JUnit
7 7 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.37%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.14%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.92%) Calabash
10 4 (0.92%) Subversion
10 4 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.92%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.69%) CA Gen
11 3 (0.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 119 (27.23%) Finance
2 58 (13.27%) Banking
3 31 (7.09%) Front Office
4 23 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.97%) Retail
6 7 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.60%) Legal
7 6 (1.37%) Back Office
8 4 (0.92%) Marketing
8 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.69%) Law
9 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.46%) Games
10 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 189 (43.25%) Developer
2 86 (19.68%) .NET Developer
3 69 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 58 (13.27%) Analyst
5 57 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
6 40 (9.15%) VB Developer
7 39 (8.92%) SQL Developer
8 38 (8.70%) VB.NET Developer
9 26 (5.95%) VB6 Developer
10 25 (5.72%) Administrator
11 23 (5.26%) VBA Developer
12 20 (4.58%) ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (4.35%) WinForms Developer
14 18 (4.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (4.12%) C# VB.NET Developer
15 16 (3.66%) Software Developer
15 16 (3.66%) SQL Server Developer
16 14 (3.20%) Software Engineer
16 14 (3.20%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
17 13 (2.97%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (40.50%) .NET
2 63 (14.42%) ASP.NET
3 51 (11.67%) Web Services
4 44 (10.07%) HTML
5 35 (8.01%) .NET Framework
6 31 (7.09%) WinForms
7 28 (6.41%) CSS
8 25 (5.72%) XML
9 22 (5.03%) jQuery
10 20 (4.58%) REST
11 16 (3.66%) WCF
11 16 (3.66%) WPF
12 13 (2.97%) Ajax
12 13 (2.97%) Classic ASP
12 13 (2.97%) JSON
12 13 (2.97%) SOAP
13 12 (2.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (2.52%) AngularJS
15 9 (2.06%) RESTful
16 8 (1.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (5.03%) Client/Server
3 22 (5.03%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.52%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.52%) Derivative
7 10 (2.29%) Clustering
8 9 (2.06%) Equities
9 8 (1.83%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.83%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.83%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.60%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.60%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.37%) Replication
12 5 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 4 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 138 (31.58%) Windows
2 35 (8.01%) Windows 7
3 34 (7.78%) Linux
3 34 (7.78%) Windows Server
4 33 (7.55%) Windows 10
5 25 (5.72%) Unix
6 13 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.83%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.14%) HPUX
10 5 (1.14%) SUSE
10 5 (1.14%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.23%) Android
12 1 (0.23%) CentOS
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (9.38%) Scrum
4 38 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 34 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (6.64%) Migration
7 28 (6.41%) Data Analysis
8 26 (5.95%) Mathematics
9 25 (5.72%) ITIL
10 22 (5.03%) Web Development
11 21 (4.81%) MVC
12 20 (4.58%) Analytics
12 20 (4.58%) SDLC
13 19 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (4.35%) OO
13 19 (4.35%) Project Management
14 18 (4.12%) Software Engineering
14 18 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (3.66%) Application Packaging
15 16 (3.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 240 (54.92%) SQL
2 177 (40.50%) C#
3 104 (23.80%) VBScript
4 97 (22.20%) PowerShell
5 92 (21.05%) VB.NET
5 92 (21.05%) VBA
6 71 (16.25%) VB6
7 65 (14.87%) T-SQL
8 61 (13.96%) JavaScript
9 58 (13.27%) Java
10 33 (7.55%) Perl
11 22 (5.03%) C++
12 21 (4.81%) Python
13 20 (4.58%) PL/SQL
14 19 (4.35%) Shell Script
15 15 (3.43%) R
16 12 (2.75%) C
17 11 (2.52%) Bash Shell
17 11 (2.52%) PHP
17 11 (2.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (7.32%) Degree
2 27 (6.18%) Security Cleared
3 24 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.60%) CCNA
6 7 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.60%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.37%) ISEB
7 6 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.92%) MCSE
9 4 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.92%) PhD
10 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.69%) MCP
11 2 (0.46%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.46%) CCNP
11 2 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.26%) QA
2 11 (2.52%) SLA
3 10 (2.29%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.37%) GDPR
4 6 (1.37%) PMO
5 5 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) DICOM
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) HL7
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (13.50%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.20%) XenApp
4 14 (3.20%) XenDesktop
5 13 (2.97%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.29%) vSphere
6 10 (2.29%) XenServer
7 6 (1.37%) NFS
7 6 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.46%) Firmware
10 1 (0.23%) ACF2
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.23%) RACF
10 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 49 (11.21%) SCCM
2 12 (2.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (2.52%) Puppet
4 6 (1.37%) Ansible
4 6 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.37%) SCOM
5 5 (1.14%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.14%) HP ALM
5 5 (1.14%) vRealize
6 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (0.92%) WSUS
7 3 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.46%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.46%) Terraform
8 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 137 (31.35%) Microsoft
2 80 (18.31%) Oracle
3 40 (9.15%) Citrix
4 28 (6.41%) VMware
5 25 (5.72%) Ivanti
6 23 (5.26%) HP
7 17 (3.89%) McAfee
8 13 (2.97%) SAP
9 12 (2.75%) Cisco
10 9 (2.06%) NetApp
10 9 (2.06%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.83%) 3PAR
11 8 (1.83%) Tableau
12 7 (1.60%) Blue Prism
12 7 (1.60%) Google
13 6 (1.37%) Dell
13 6 (1.37%) IBM
13 6 (1.37%) Remedy
13 6 (1.37%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.37%) Teradata