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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South West / Somerset
Rank - 45 36
Contract jobs citing VB 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 0.31% 3.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.70% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £29.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+81.35% +31.11%

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
119 143 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 48.18% 44.69% 51.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 90 109
Median daily rate £328 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 11
Median hourly rate £41.50 £44.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% +15.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £41.94 £36.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Somerset region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) ETL

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%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SSIS Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft