Period
to 22 May 2018

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 6 months to 22 May 2018 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
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 108 105
Rank change year-on-year -28 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 8 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.27% 1.24% 1.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.66% 3.05% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 21
East Midlands median daily rate £323 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.03% +31.82% -31.25%
10th Percentile £172 £233 £244
90th Percentile £410 £455 £356
England median daily rate £363 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -3.33% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
England median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -15.63% +37.93% +28.89%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,209 1,212 1,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 41.46% 40.55% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 760 638
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £368 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +12.21% -4.38%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £225
90th Percentile £525 £500 £475
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 29
East Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +12.14% +84.21%
10th Percentile £14.71 £17.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £66.00 £76.75
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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
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 6 months to 22 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -13 5 £400 -11.11% 3
Derbyshire +9 1 £125 -64.29% 3
Lincolnshire -3 1 £350 -
Nottinghamshire -16 1 £295 -18.62% 4
VB
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (50.00%) VB6
3 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (37.50%) Metadata Management
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SAP
4 3 (37.50%) Classic ASP
4 3 (37.50%) VBA
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (25.00%) WCF
5 2 (25.00%) Ajax
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) LabWindows
1 1 (12.50%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) RS-232
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Classic ASP
3 2 (25.00%) Ajax
3 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (12.50%) Lucene
4 1 (12.50%) Ninject
4 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) WinForms
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Optoelectronics
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Metadata Management
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) CAFM
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) OOD
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) SOLID
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (50.00%) VB6
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) VBA
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) HND
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
1 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus