The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 31 31
Rank change year-on-year -17 0  
Contract jobs citing VB 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 0.99% 2.24% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.65% 13.21% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £28.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +49.55% +3.70%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 86 53 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 21.18% 16.99% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 51
Median daily rate £388 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -10.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £209 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Basingstoke

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Basingstoke.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Basingstoke

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for VB.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VBScript
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Workflow
2 4 (66.67%) Publishing
2 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (66.67%) PMO
3 3 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (50.00%) Motorola
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Infoflex
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) C

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (66.67%) Publishing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Administrator
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Report Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
1 4 (66.67%) Workflow
2 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Motorola
3 2 (33.33%) Infoflex