The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 65 67 70
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing VB 1 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.13% 0.61% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 1.61% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Median daily rate - £400 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £327
% change year-on-year
-1.71% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.05 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.08% +34.72%
VB
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
279 310 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 37.60% 37.85% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 229 278
Median daily rate £365 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 19
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £65.00 £50.00
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 Bristol

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 3 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 Bristol region with a requirement for VB.

1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) VBScript
2 9 (56.25%) MS Office
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
4 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) MSI
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (31.25%) SCCM
5 5 (31.25%) Time Management
5 5 (31.25%) Migration
5 5 (31.25%) Release Management
5 5 (31.25%) Software Deployment
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
5 5 (31.25%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (25.00%) VBA
7 3 (18.75%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) MS Access
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) WSUS
7 3 (18.75%) TestComplete

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Office
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) MS Access
3 2 (12.50%) SAP BW
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MSI
2 3 (18.75%) TestComplete
3 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 2 (12.50%) InstallShield
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (12.50%) VBA Developer
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior SQL Server Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Application Virtualisation
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
1 5 (31.25%) Release Management
1 5 (31.25%) Software Deployment
1 5 (31.25%) Time Management
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) VBScript
2 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) VBA
4 2 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) SAP