The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 64 71
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing VB 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.83% 0.82% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.24% 2.38% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Median daily rate £413 £325 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +80.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £23.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +78.19% -11.32%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 312 294 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 36.84% 34.39% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 367 533
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 5
Median hourly rate £48.50 £39.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.35% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.83 £28.50 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £43.85 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Bristol

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Bristol

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Bristol over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Bristol

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Bristol

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 Bristol region with a requirement for VB.

1 7 (50.00%) C#
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) VB6
2 5 (35.71%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 4 (28.57%) VBScript
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Data Management
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (21.43%) WPF
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (14.29%) Modbus
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 2 (14.29%) COM+
5 2 (14.29%) DCOM
5 2 (14.29%) VBA
5 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) InfoPath
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) HFM
1 1 (7.14%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Modbus
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (7.14%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MS Access
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) Essbase
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) MSI
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) TestComplete
2 1 (7.14%) WiX
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) C++ Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C# WPF Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C++/C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) WPF Developer
4 2 (14.29%) AWS Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Integration Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
1 3 (21.43%) WPF
2 2 (14.29%) COM+
2 2 (14.29%) DCOM
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Express
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) Kendo UI
3 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
1 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
1 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
3 3 (21.43%) Data Management
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Full Text Search
5 1 (7.14%) Gantt Chart
5 1 (7.14%) OWASP
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (7.14%) Prototyping
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) VB6
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 4 (28.57%) VBScript
4 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 2 (14.29%) VBA
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) DevExpress
3 1 (7.14%) Huawei
3 1 (7.14%) Hyperion
3 1 (7.14%) Nintex
3 1 (7.14%) Nokia
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas
3 1 (7.14%) VMware