The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 32 30 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing VB 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.35% 1.68% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 5.49% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £225 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +4.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £34.78 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +14.01%
VB
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
84 91 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 29.68% 30.54% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 54 68
Median daily rate £406 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +10.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 26 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £36.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +10.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Bedfordshire region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Bedfordshire region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VB
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft