The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 18 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 1.39% 10.00% 6.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.70% 14.29% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £250 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% -10.66%
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 Stoke-on-Trent region.

Programming Languages Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
27 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 37.50% 70.00% 61.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 12
Median daily rate £250 £325 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

VB
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 26 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) SOASTA, Inc
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SOASTA, Inc