Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 456 495 387
Rank change year-on-year +39 -108 -68
Contract jobs citing VB 486 428 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.42% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 1.00% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 286 381
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £271 £256
90th Percentile £578 £542 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 19
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -58.82% +14.86%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.25 £21.85
90th Percentile £23.49 £49.00 £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -58.82% +22.30%

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 43,056 42,640 39,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.82% 42.04% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,183 29,960 26,883
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £290
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 779 871
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.84 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 23 February 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
Top 17 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 23 February 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 +37 444 £400 +6.67% 210
UK excluding London +19 263 £375 +7.14% 183
London +22 207 £424 +5.94% 42
South East +39 73 £410 -8.89% 39
North of England -26 69 £375 +7.91% 53
North West -14 50 £383 +2.00% 26
Midlands -2 49 £360 +2.86% 40
West Midlands -21 28 £323 -7.86% 31
South West -35 24 £425 +4.29% 24
East of England +24 21 £575 +73.58% 12
East Midlands +19 21 £375 +7.14% 9
Scotland -3 20 £375 +7.14% 8
North East +1 10 £350 +16.67% 5
Yorkshire -17 9 £419 +21.38% 22
Wales +1 5 £316 -25.67% 3
Isle of Man - 2 - -
Northern Ireland +16 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 229 (47.12%) SQL
2 174 (35.80%) C#
3 169 (34.77%) .NET
4 159 (32.72%) Windows
5 158 (32.51%) Microsoft
6 150 (30.86%) SQL Server
7 146 (30.04%) Finance
8 131 (26.95%) Microsoft Excel
9 100 (20.58%) VBA
10 92 (18.93%) PowerShell
11 86 (17.70%) VBScript
12 83 (17.08%) VB.NET
12 83 (17.08%) Java
13 81 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
14 73 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
15 69 (14.20%) Migration
15 69 (14.20%) Citrix
16 65 (13.37%) VB6
17 62 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
17 62 (12.76%) Oracle
18 61 (12.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 61 (12.55%) SDLC
19 58 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 58 (11.93%) SCCM
19 58 (11.93%) Active Directory
20 54 (11.11%) Banking
20 54 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
21 52 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
22 50 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
23 49 (10.08%) Problem-Solving

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 42 (8.64%) IIS
2 31 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.73%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.67%) MS Exchange
5 11 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (1.85%) Confluence
8 7 (1.44%) SAS
9 6 (1.23%) CMS
10 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.62%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.62%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.41%) JBoss
12 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 131 (26.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.62%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 12 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (2.47%) SAP HR
2 11 (2.26%) MoSes
2 11 (2.26%) Workday HCM
3 6 (1.23%) Endur
4 3 (0.62%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.41%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.41%) Exstream
5 2 (0.41%) HFM
5 2 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.41%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.21%) iTrent
6 1 (0.21%) Primavera
6 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (7.82%) Office 365
3 35 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (3.70%) GitHub
5 15 (3.09%) IaaS
6 9 (1.85%) PaaS
7 3 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.62%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.41%) SaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) Google Play
9 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.14%) LAN
2 17 (3.50%) SAN
3 14 (2.88%) Fibre Channel
3 14 (2.88%) iSCSI
4 13 (2.67%) DNS
4 13 (2.67%) Firewall
5 12 (2.47%) DHCP
5 12 (2.47%) WAN
6 10 (2.06%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (1.65%) Cisco Firepower
7 8 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (1.03%) HTTP
9 4 (0.82%) FTP
9 4 (0.82%) Skype
10 3 (0.62%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.62%) VLAN
11 2 (0.41%) SMS
11 2 (0.41%) SNMP
11 2 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (30.86%) SQL Server
2 62 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
3 61 (12.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (6.79%) MS Access
6 28 (5.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 25 (5.14%) Relational Database
8 23 (4.73%) Power BI
9 22 (4.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (2.88%) Big Data
11 14 (2.88%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (2.06%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (1.44%) Data Mining
16 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
17 6 (1.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 33 (6.79%) MSI
2 20 (4.12%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.91%) AdminStudio
3 19 (3.91%) HP UFT
4 18 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 16 (3.29%) Wise Package Studio
6 15 (3.09%) Jenkins
6 15 (3.09%) Selenium
6 15 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (3.09%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.67%) InstallShield
7 13 (2.67%) JIRA
8 12 (2.47%) Oracle Forms
9 11 (2.26%) Subversion
10 10 (2.06%) JMeter
10 10 (2.06%) WiX
11 7 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.23%) Toad
13 5 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 146 (30.04%) Finance
2 54 (11.11%) Banking
3 20 (4.12%) Front Office
4 17 (3.50%) French Language
4 17 (3.50%) German Language
5 16 (3.29%) Retail
6 13 (2.67%) Billing
7 10 (2.06%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.23%) Legal
10 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.03%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.82%) Marketing
11 4 (0.82%) Publishing
12 3 (0.62%) Retail Finance
12 3 (0.62%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.41%) Automotive
13 2 (0.41%) Local Government
13 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 204 (41.98%) Developer
2 76 (15.64%) .NET Developer
2 76 (15.64%) Analyst
3 50 (10.29%) C# Developer
4 46 (9.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (6.58%) SQL Developer
6 31 (6.38%) VB Developer
7 25 (5.14%) Applications Packager
8 23 (4.73%) Architect
9 22 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (4.32%) Software Developer
11 20 (4.12%) Data Analyst
12 19 (3.91%) VBA Developer
13 17 (3.50%) Software Engineer
14 15 (3.09%) Senior Developer
14 15 (3.09%) Tester
15 14 (2.88%) Applications Support
15 14 (2.88%) Automation Tester
15 14 (2.88%) PL/SQL Developer
16 13 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (34.77%) .NET
2 46 (9.47%) HTML
3 36 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 34 (7.00%) Web Services
5 30 (6.17%) XML
6 28 (5.76%) WinForms
7 23 (4.73%) REST
7 23 (4.73%) WPF
8 21 (4.32%) CSS
9 17 (3.50%) .NET Framework
10 12 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (2.47%) jQuery
10 12 (2.47%) OCX
11 11 (2.26%) SOAP
11 11 (2.26%) Software Packaging
12 10 (2.06%) CGI
12 10 (2.06%) WCF
13 9 (1.85%) EDI
13 9 (1.85%) Middleware
14 8 (1.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 73 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (3.09%) Clustering
4 13 (2.67%) Hedge funds
5 12 (2.47%) Reference Data
6 11 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.06%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.65%) Replication
10 7 (1.44%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.44%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.44%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.44%) PMI
10 7 (1.44%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.44%) User Experience
11 6 (1.23%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.23%) Derivative
11 6 (1.23%) LIMS
11 6 (1.23%) Swaptions
12 4 (0.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 159 (32.72%) Windows
2 47 (9.67%) Windows Server
3 41 (8.44%) Windows 10
3 41 (8.44%) Windows 7
4 21 (4.32%) Linux
5 19 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (3.29%) Windows XP
7 15 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.65%) Unix
10 7 (1.44%) Solaris
11 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.82%) AIX
13 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.21%) Android
14 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (14.20%) Migration
3 61 (12.55%) SDLC
4 52 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
5 49 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (9.26%) ITIL
6 45 (9.26%) Software Engineering
7 44 (9.05%) ETL
8 42 (8.64%) DevOps
9 37 (7.61%) Computer Science
9 37 (7.61%) Data Analysis
10 34 (7.00%) Project Management
11 32 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 31 (6.38%) Test Automation
13 29 (5.97%) Analytics
14 27 (5.56%) Data Modelling
15 25 (5.14%) Visualisation
16 24 (4.94%) Data Protection
17 23 (4.73%) Application Packaging
17 23 (4.73%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (47.12%) SQL
2 174 (35.80%) C#
3 100 (20.58%) VBA
4 92 (18.93%) PowerShell
5 86 (17.70%) VBScript
6 83 (17.08%) Java
6 83 (17.08%) VB.NET
7 65 (13.37%) VB6
8 40 (8.23%) Python
9 39 (8.02%) C++
9 39 (8.02%) T-SQL
10 34 (7.00%) PL/SQL
11 29 (5.97%) JavaScript
12 23 (4.73%) Perl
13 21 (4.32%) C
14 10 (2.06%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.85%) Ruby
16 7 (1.44%) PHP
17 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (6.58%) Degree
2 24 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.26%) MCSE
7 8 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.44%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.62%) MCSA
11 3 (0.62%) PMP
12 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.41%) MCTS
12 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.21%) CSSLP
13 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.05%) QA
2 16 (3.29%) SLA
3 9 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.23%) GDPR
4 6 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.03%) PMO
6 4 (0.82%) ISO 15022
6 4 (0.82%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.41%) P3O
8 1 (0.21%) HL7
8 1 (0.21%) IFRS
8 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 58 (11.93%) Active Directory
2 43 (8.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 38 (7.82%) XenApp
4 32 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (5.35%) Hyper-V
6 19 (3.91%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (2.47%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.82%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.41%) XenServer
11 1 (0.21%) Firmware
11 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 58 (11.93%) SCCM
2 21 (4.32%) SCOM
3 17 (3.50%) SCOrch
4 15 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 14 (2.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 13 (2.67%) HP ALM
6 13 (2.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 13 (2.67%) Terraform
7 12 (2.47%) WSUS
8 9 (1.85%) QRadar
9 5 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.03%) WMI
10 4 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.82%) ThinApp
11 3 (0.62%) Control-M
12 2 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
12 2 (0.41%) Nagios
12 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.41%) SCDPM
13 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 158 (32.51%) Microsoft
2 69 (14.20%) Citrix
3 62 (12.76%) Oracle
4 39 (8.02%) VMware
5 30 (6.17%) HP
6 26 (5.35%) SAP
7 21 (4.32%) Cisco
8 20 (4.12%) Ivanti
8 20 (4.12%) Symantec
9 14 (2.88%) IFS
9 14 (2.88%) Tableau
10 12 (2.47%) Atlassian
10 12 (2.47%) Workday
10 12 (2.47%) Xerox
11 10 (2.06%) Juniper
12 9 (1.85%) F5
12 9 (1.85%) TIBCO
13 8 (1.65%) Alteryx
13 8 (1.65%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.65%) Informatica