Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 94 98
Rank change year-on-year -22 +4 +13
Contract jobs citing VB 6 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.31% 1.04% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 2.74% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
Bristol median daily rate £425 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -1.52% +7.32%
10th Percentile £378 £250 £172
90th Percentile £442 £463 £460
South West median daily rate £431 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +32.69% -7.14% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £25.25 -
South West median hourly rate - £22.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - -46.34% +104.39%

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 797 656 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 40.64% 37.72% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 466 529
Bristol median daily rate £375 £353 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £272
90th Percentile £488 £500 £488
South West median daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year +6.21% -2.03% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 15
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +5.56% -17.24%
10th Percentile £13.68 £25.74 £11.90
90th Percentile £53.65 £50.44 £60.10
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.46% +12.14%

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 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 18 November 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) VBA
3 3 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) 4G
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) 3G
4 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Huawei
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) 2G
5 1 (16.67%) UML
5 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (16.67%) Cognizant

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (33.33%) 3G
2 2 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (16.67%) 2G
3 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
3 1 (16.67%) 5G
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Planner
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (16.67%) Gantt Chart
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) VBA
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cognizant
1 1 (16.67%) Huawei
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Nokia
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Veritas