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 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 95 83 77
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 10 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.61% 0.96% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.62% 2.82% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 10
Median daily rate £363 £293 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.93% -16.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £235 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £403 £367
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +4.83%
VB
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 East Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
617 532 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 37.37% 34.08% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 336 300
Median daily rate £363 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 11
Median hourly rate £37.50 £19.25 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.80% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £15.13 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.60 £42.50
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 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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Nottinghamshire -5 5 £363 +31.81% 3
Northamptonshire -15 3 £419 +4.68% 4
Leicestershire -3 2 £250 - 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 16 (66.67%) .NET
2 15 (62.50%) SQL
3 14 (58.33%) C#
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 12 (50.00%) VB6
6 11 (45.83%) VB.NET
6 11 (45.83%) VBA
7 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
8 9 (37.50%) .NET Framework
8 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (37.50%) Classic ASP
8 9 (37.50%) SharePoint
9 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (25.00%) ITIL
9 6 (25.00%) Finance
10 5 (20.83%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (20.83%) HND
11 4 (16.67%) ETL
11 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (16.67%) SAP
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 3 (12.50%) Windows
12 3 (12.50%) Advertising
12 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (12.50%) SDLC
12 3 (12.50%) Qlik Sense
13 2 (8.33%) Degree
13 2 (8.33%) QlikView

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 9 (37.50%) SharePoint
1 9 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DHCP
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (8.33%) QlikView
5 1 (4.17%) MS Access
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Advertising
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Access Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Access VBA Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Excel Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.17%) VB Developer
5 1 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (4.17%) VBA Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (66.67%) .NET
2 9 (37.50%) .NET Framework
2 9 (37.50%) Classic ASP
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) DCOM
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) BYOD
2 1 (4.17%) EPoS
2 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) ETL
3 3 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) OO
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) C#
3 12 (50.00%) VB6
4 11 (45.83%) VB.NET
4 11 (45.83%) VBA
5 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.33%) C++
7 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) HND
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Apple
3 1 (4.17%) Dell
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle