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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 83 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 15 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.94% 2.07% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.69% 5.85% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 17
Median daily rate £425 £308 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% -2.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +74.47%
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
558 564 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 35.09% 35.40% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 348 255
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 29
Median hourly rate £41.50 £8.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+418.75% -77.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £8.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £37.50
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
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 30 August 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
Northamptonshire +8 12 £425 -
Nottinghamshire -12 2 £338 +10.20% 3
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 22 (81.48%) .NET
2 21 (77.78%) VB.NET
3 20 (74.07%) SQL
4 19 (70.37%) C#
4 19 (70.37%) VB6
5 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
6 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (51.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (51.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (51.85%) PowerShell
7 14 (51.85%) SharePoint
7 14 (51.85%) VBA
7 14 (51.85%) Classic ASP
8 13 (48.15%) .NET Framework
9 8 (29.63%) ITIL
9 8 (29.63%) SAP
10 7 (25.93%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (25.93%) Finance
10 7 (25.93%) HND
11 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
12 5 (18.52%) Windows
13 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
13 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
14 3 (11.11%) HTML
14 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
14 3 (11.11%) CSS
14 3 (11.11%) Web Services
14 3 (11.11%) Python
14 3 (11.11%) jQuery
14 3 (11.11%) Build Automation

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 14 (51.85%) SharePoint
1 14 (51.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DHCP
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (51.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.41%) GIS
5 1 (3.70%) DTS
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (85.19%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) GIS Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Database Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Developer in Test
6 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database Developer
6 1 (3.70%) PC Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (81.48%) .NET
2 14 (51.85%) Classic ASP
3 13 (48.15%) .NET Framework
4 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
5 3 (11.11%) CSS
5 3 (11.11%) HTML
5 3 (11.11%) HTML5
5 3 (11.11%) jQuery
5 3 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.70%) DCOM
6 1 (3.70%) WCF
6 1 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.70%) BYOD
1 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Build Automation
3 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (3.70%) Automation Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.70%) MVC
4 1 (3.70%) OO
4 1 (3.70%) Scrum
4 1 (3.70%) SDLC
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.70%) UML
4 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) VB.NET
2 20 (74.07%) SQL
3 19 (70.37%) C#
3 19 (70.37%) VB6
4 14 (51.85%) PowerShell
4 14 (51.85%) VBA
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 3 (11.11%) Python
6 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (7.41%) C++
8 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) HND
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) Mapinfo
4 1 (3.70%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle