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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 20 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 1.22% 16.67% 14.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.03% 23.81% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Median daily rate £475 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +29.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +86.93%
VB
Staffordshire

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
33 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 40.24% 70.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 16
Median daily rate £325 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Online Games
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

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%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft