Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 123 96
Rank change year-on-year -14 -27 0
Contract jobs citing VB 14 27 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.44% 0.82% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 2.24% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 27
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +20.97% -5.34%
10th Percentile £221 £319 £225
90th Percentile £558 £438 £430
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +25.00% +49.55%

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 1205 1207 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 37.52% 36.60% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 774 670
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £274 £263 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 24
East Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +106.90% -48.21%
10th Percentile £13.10 £13.69 £11.53
90th Percentile £58.00 £46.25 £43.30
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

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 24 November 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
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 24 November 2017. 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
Lincolnshire +2 5 £313 - 2
Leicestershire -7 3 £350 +40.00%
Northamptonshire -1 2 - - 3
Derbyshire - 2 £125 -
VB
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) .NET
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) VB6
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 3 (21.43%) WPF
8 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 3 (21.43%) Degree
8 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (21.43%) Migration
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) OO
8 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
8 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
8 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
9 2 (14.29%) Link 16
9 2 (14.29%) MIL-STD-1553
9 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (14.29%) Linux
9 2 (14.29%) UML
9 2 (14.29%) COM

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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) ArcGIS
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) NServiceBus
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Link 16
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (7.14%) MS Access
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Avionics
2 2 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) C# Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) VB Developer
3 2 (14.29%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) AWS Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) WPF
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) COM
3 2 (14.29%) DCOM
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) Ajax
4 1 (7.14%) Classic ASP
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (7.14%) REST
4 1 (7.14%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) OO
1 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) SDLC
2 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 2 (14.29%) SOLID
2 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 2 (14.29%) UML
2 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
2 2 (14.29%) Web Development
2 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
3 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (7.14%) Content Development
3 1 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (7.14%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) VB6
4 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) Ruby
6 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.14%) VBA
6 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Certification
3 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) MIL-STD-1553
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Lotus
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Tableau