The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 29 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 81 74
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7  
Contract jobs citing VB 15 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.99% 0.97% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.31% 3.29% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 13
Median daily rate £294 £280 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.91% -17.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £383 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £325
% change year-on-year +4.89% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 650 486 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 42.96% 29.49% 35.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 308 350
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £39.20
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in the East Midlands

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in the East Midlands

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in the East Midlands

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB in the East Midlands

VB
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -5 5 £294 -24.19% 2
Lincolnshire - 5 - - 2
Nottinghamshire +12 3 £363 +7.40% 1
Leicestershire -8 1 - - 2
Derbyshire - 1 £150 - 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) C#
3 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
5 7 (30.43%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) VBA
6 6 (26.09%) SQL
6 6 (26.09%) VB6
6 6 (26.09%) WPF
7 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
7 5 (21.74%) User Experience
7 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) UML
7 5 (21.74%) OO
7 5 (21.74%) DCOM
7 5 (21.74%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) SOLID
8 4 (17.39%) COM
8 4 (17.39%) ArcGIS
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) VBScript
8 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
8 4 (17.39%) Military
8 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 4 (17.39%) Avionics
9 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (17.39%) ArcGIS
2 3 (13.04%) NServiceBus
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.70%) MS Access
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.35%) DB2
4 1 (4.35%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Avionics
2 4 (17.39%) Military
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) C# Software Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) WPF Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
3 2 (8.70%) C# WPF Developer
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) UI Developer
3 2 (8.70%) UI/UX Developer
3 2 (8.70%) UX Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) WPF
3 5 (21.74%) DCOM
4 4 (17.39%) COM
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
5 3 (13.04%) CSS
5 3 (13.04%) HTML
6 2 (8.70%) Classic ASP
6 2 (8.70%) CSS3
6 2 (8.70%) HTML5
7 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET
7 1 (4.35%) Ajax
7 1 (4.35%) jQuery
7 1 (4.35%) SOAP
7 1 (4.35%) Web Services
7 1 (4.35%) XHTML
7 1 (4.35%) XML
7 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) EPoS
2 1 (4.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) OO
1 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
1 5 (21.74%) SOLID
1 5 (21.74%) UML
2 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) VB6
2 6 (26.09%) VBA
3 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
4 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
4 4 (17.39%) VBScript
5 2 (8.70%) C
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Control-M
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Dell
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.35%) Telerik
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
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