Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 448 329 263
Rank change year-on-year -119 -66 -42
Contract jobs citing VB 488 808 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.77% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.17% 1.91% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 491 622
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £345
% change year-on-year +11.94% -2.90% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 59
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +10.77% +54.76%
10th Percentile £25.30 £20.50 £15.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.53 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +80.49%

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 41664 42293 43550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 40.12% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28946 29067 29450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £265
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 896 986
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +14.54%
10th Percentile £15.83 £14.19 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 -110 452 £375 +7.14% 79
UK excluding London -136 259 £375 +11.94% 59
London +22 226 £390 -8.24% 22
North of England -40 74 £345 +6.81% 20
South East -87 66 £350 -2.78% 12
Midlands +33 53 £425 +9.68% 11
North West +4 38 £400 +23.08% 13
Yorkshire +37 31 £345 -1.43% 7
Scotland -16 28 £369 +15.23% 1
West Midlands +30 27 £425 +6.25% 5
South West -22 23 £431 +32.69% 7
East Midlands -5 22 £350 -3.45% 6
East of England -28 14 £375 +22.95% 7
Wales +10 5 £475 +35.71% 1
North East -34 5 £450 +40.41%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 238 (48.77%) SQL
2 191 (39.14%) C#
3 164 (33.61%) .NET
4 161 (32.99%) Windows
5 135 (27.66%) Finance
6 131 (26.84%) SQL Server
7 120 (24.59%) Microsoft
8 99 (20.29%) PowerShell
9 98 (20.08%) Microsoft Excel
10 91 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (17.62%) VB6
12 79 (16.19%) VB.NET
13 78 (15.98%) Java
14 77 (15.78%) VBA
15 72 (14.75%) VBScript
15 72 (14.75%) Oracle
16 71 (14.55%) HTML
17 67 (13.73%) Banking
18 56 (11.48%) Web Services
19 54 (11.07%) Active Directory
20 53 (10.86%) ASP.NET
21 52 (10.66%) JavaScript
22 48 (9.84%) T-SQL
23 47 (9.63%) Degree
24 45 (9.22%) XML
25 44 (9.02%) C++
26 43 (8.81%) ITIL
26 43 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
27 39 (7.99%) WinForms
27 39 (7.99%) Unix

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 23 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.10%) IIS
3 14 (2.87%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.25%) Confluence
4 11 (2.25%) SAS
5 9 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.64%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.23%) NServiceBus
8 6 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.02%) Apache
9 5 (1.02%) ArcGIS
9 5 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.02%) JBoss
9 5 (1.02%) nginx
9 5 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.02%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 98 (20.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.43%) SmartSuite
5 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.41%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.20%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.02%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (1.02%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.61%) Summit
3 3 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.41%) Primavera
4 2 (0.41%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.20%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.20%) HFM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.07%) Office 365
4 7 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.82%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.82%) Serverless
6 3 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.61%) SaaS
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.41%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.41%) G Suite
7 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.20%) BIME
8 1 (0.20%) IaaS
8 1 (0.20%) iTunes
8 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.10%) LAN
2 16 (3.28%) Firewall
2 16 (3.28%) WAN
3 14 (2.87%) 3G
4 13 (2.66%) DNS
4 13 (2.66%) Wireless
5 12 (2.46%) GPRS
5 12 (2.46%) GSM
5 12 (2.46%) LTE
5 12 (2.46%) SGSN
6 11 (2.25%) HTTP
6 11 (2.25%) Network Security
7 10 (2.05%) DHCP
7 10 (2.05%) Internet
8 8 (1.64%) Skype
8 8 (1.64%) SMTP
8 8 (1.64%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (1.23%) LDAP
10 6 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (26.84%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (5.74%) Oracle Database
3 28 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (5.53%) MS Access
5 22 (4.51%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.46%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.46%) MySQL
8 12 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (2.05%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.43%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.23%) Big Data
12 6 (1.23%) DTS
Development Applications
1 29 (5.94%) Visual Studio
2 28 (5.74%) JIRA
3 22 (4.51%) Git (software)
4 19 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (3.28%) HP UFT
6 12 (2.46%) MSI
7 11 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.25%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.84%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.84%) Selenium
9 8 (1.64%) Subversion
9 8 (1.64%) Wise Package Studio
10 7 (1.43%) InstallShield
10 7 (1.43%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.02%) Bower
11 5 (1.02%) Darcs
11 5 (1.02%) Grunt
11 5 (1.02%) gulp
11 5 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.02%) Vagrant
General
1 135 (27.66%) Finance
2 67 (13.73%) Banking
3 37 (7.58%) Front Office
4 28 (5.74%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.10%) Manufacturing
6 19 (3.89%) Marketing
7 17 (3.48%) Retail
8 15 (3.07%) Electronics
8 15 (3.07%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.64%) Billing
10 7 (1.43%) Back Office
10 7 (1.43%) Retail Banking
11 5 (1.02%) Avionics
11 5 (1.02%) Legal
11 5 (1.02%) Military
11 5 (1.02%) Publishing
12 3 (0.61%) Automotive
12 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 197 (40.37%) Developer
2 105 (21.52%) Analyst
3 61 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 56 (11.48%) C# Developer
5 43 (8.81%) VB Developer
6 35 (7.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 31 (6.35%) VB6 Developer
8 26 (5.33%) Data Analyst
9 24 (4.92%) Architect
10 23 (4.71%) Consultant
11 21 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
12 20 (4.10%) Software Developer
12 20 (4.10%) Support Analyst
13 18 (3.69%) SQL Developer
13 18 (3.69%) VB.NET Developer
14 16 (3.28%) Applications Support
15 15 (3.07%) VBA Developer
15 15 (3.07%) WinForms Developer
16 13 (2.66%) Administrator
16 13 (2.66%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (33.61%) .NET
2 71 (14.55%) HTML
3 56 (11.48%) Web Services
4 53 (10.86%) ASP.NET
5 45 (9.22%) XML
6 39 (7.99%) WinForms
7 36 (7.38%) .NET Framework
8 26 (5.33%) WPF
9 22 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (4.51%) CSS
9 22 (4.51%) SOAP
10 17 (3.48%) AngularJS
11 16 (3.28%) COM+
11 16 (3.28%) XSLT
12 15 (3.07%) REST
13 14 (2.87%) jQuery
14 13 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (2.25%) Spring
16 10 (2.05%) JSON
16 10 (2.05%) React
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.89%) Client/Server
3 18 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.25%) FMCG
5 11 (2.25%) User Experience
6 9 (1.84%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.64%) Equities
8 7 (1.43%) Derivative
8 7 (1.43%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.23%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.23%) Robotics
10 4 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.82%) Clustering
11 3 (0.61%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 161 (32.99%) Windows
2 39 (7.99%) Unix
3 38 (7.79%) Linux
4 30 (6.15%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.89%) Android
6 14 (2.87%) Windows 10
6 14 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (2.66%) Apple iOS
7 13 (2.66%) Windows Phone
7 13 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.46%) Mac OS X
8 12 (2.46%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.02%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.20%) MVS
13 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
2 43 (8.81%) ITIL
3 37 (7.58%) MVC
4 35 (7.17%) Scrum
5 33 (6.76%) Web Development
6 32 (6.56%) Test Automation
7 31 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (5.74%) Analytics
9 27 (5.53%) Workflow
10 26 (5.33%) SDLC
11 25 (5.12%) Migration
12 24 (4.92%) Data Modelling
13 23 (4.71%) Mathematics
13 23 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (4.71%) TDD
14 20 (4.10%) OO
15 19 (3.89%) Software Engineering
16 18 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (3.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 238 (48.77%) SQL
2 191 (39.14%) C#
3 99 (20.29%) PowerShell
4 86 (17.62%) VB6
5 79 (16.19%) VB.NET
6 78 (15.98%) Java
7 77 (15.78%) VBA
8 72 (14.75%) VBScript
9 52 (10.66%) JavaScript
10 48 (9.84%) T-SQL
11 44 (9.02%) C++
12 30 (6.15%) Python
13 26 (5.33%) C
14 22 (4.51%) Shell Script
15 21 (4.30%) Perl
16 19 (3.89%) Bash Shell
17 18 (3.69%) PHP
17 18 (3.69%) PL/SQL
18 15 (3.07%) R
19 12 (2.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (9.63%) Degree
2 25 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.46%) ISEB
5 12 (2.46%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.05%) MCSE
7 9 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.23%) MCP
9 6 (1.23%) MCSA
10 5 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.61%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.41%) MCDBA
13 2 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.41%) PMP
13 2 (0.41%) VCP6
13 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.87%) QA
2 11 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.84%) PMO
4 8 (1.64%) SLA
5 5 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.02%) MIL-STD-1553
6 2 (0.41%) MiFID
7 1 (0.20%) Basel III
7 1 (0.20%) GDPR
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (11.07%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.64%) Docker
3 8 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (1.64%) XenApp
4 4 (0.82%) Terminal Server
4 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.41%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (3.89%) AirWatch
2 11 (2.25%) Ansible
2 11 (2.25%) SCCM
3 10 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (1.84%) WSUS
5 7 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.43%) RSA Archer
6 6 (1.23%) Puppet
6 6 (1.23%) SCOM
7 5 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.82%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 120 (24.59%) Microsoft
2 72 (14.75%) Oracle
3 32 (6.56%) SAP
4 28 (5.74%) VMware
5 27 (5.53%) Citrix
6 22 (4.51%) HP
7 19 (3.89%) IBM
7 19 (3.89%) MobileIron
8 13 (2.66%) Atlassian
9 12 (2.46%) Tableau
10 11 (2.25%) Sybase
10 11 (2.25%) Symantec
11 10 (2.05%) Cisco
12 8 (1.64%) Aveksa
13 6 (1.23%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.23%) Calypso
13 6 (1.23%) Reuters
13 6 (1.23%) Teradata
14 5 (1.02%) Adobe
14 5 (1.02%) Salesforce.com