The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 40 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.31% 1.13% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 2.04% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +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 Oxford region.

Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
173 147 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 53.73% 55.47% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 130 98
Median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Median hourly rate £54.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxford region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) NHS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Application Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) SAP