The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / East Midlands
Rank 84 78 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 11 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.75% 1.46% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 4.28% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 8
Median daily rate £350 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £263 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £294 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +28.88%

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

Programming Languages Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
575 537 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 39.09% 34.16% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 325 272
Median daily rate £350 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 14
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £14.00 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.35 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.88%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

VB
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VB
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -7 5 £394 +5.00% 5
Nottinghamshire +3 3 £363 +31.81% 2
Leicestershire +5 2 £250 -9.09% 2
Derbyshire -7 1 £150 +31.57%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 across the East Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 12 (57.14%) .NET
2 11 (52.38%) C#
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) VB6
6 6 (28.57%) VBA
6 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
8 4 (19.05%) ETL
8 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
9 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 3 (14.29%) QlikView
9 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (14.29%) SDLC
9 3 (14.29%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (14.29%) VBScript
9 3 (14.29%) HTML
9 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 3 (14.29%) CSS
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL
9 3 (14.29%) Advertising
10 2 (9.52%) DNS
10 2 (9.52%) DHCP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DHCP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Qlik Sense
2 3 (14.29%) QlikView
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.52%) MS Access
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) DB2
4 1 (4.76%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Advertising
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) QlikView Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) EPoS Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) VB Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) Classic ASP
3 2 (9.52%) CSS3
3 2 (9.52%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET
4 1 (4.76%) Ajax
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) WPF
4 1 (4.76%) XHTML
4 1 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) BYOD
2 1 (4.76%) EPoS
2 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ETL
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) SDLC
2 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.52%) Workflow
4 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) VB6
4 6 (28.57%) VBA
5 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
5 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
6 3 (14.29%) VBScript
7 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.76%) C++
8 1 (4.76%) Java
8 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.76%) Control-M
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Apple
3 1 (4.76%) Dell
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.76%) Telerik