The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 22 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 1 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.65% 5.85% 5.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.17% 14.47% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 9
Median daily rate £250 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £28.05
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -12.64%
VB
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
46 76 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.87% 40.43% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 45 32
Median daily rate £300 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) WinForms
4 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
4 4 (44.44%) Project Management
5 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (33.33%) Online Games
5 3 (33.33%) VB6
5 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
5 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Games
5 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) C
6 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
6 2 (22.22%) C++
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) CSS
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) High Availability

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (22.22%) HTML CSS Developer
2 2 (22.22%) HTML Developer
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) VB Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) WinForms
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) CSS3
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (33.33%) Online Games
2 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
4 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (33.33%) VB6
5 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft