The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 3 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 38 51
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing VB 1 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.40% 2.83% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.85% 6.10% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £460 £675 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.85% +88.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -18.18%
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 Somerset region.

Programming Languages Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
117 164 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 46.99% 46.46% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 94 98
Median daily rate £350 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £453 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 7
Median hourly rate £42.25 £36.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.53 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

VB
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
Bath - 1 £460 - 1
VB
South West

VB
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Somerset

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

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) FrameMaker
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (50.00%) X++
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) FrameMaker
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Report Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle