The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 March 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)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 33 -
Contract jobs citing VB 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 0.97% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 3.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £410 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +2.73% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% +64.44%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 84 88 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 29.89% 28.48% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 53 73
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £48.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Bedfordshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Bedfordshire

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Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft