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 24 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 78 74
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4  
Contract jobs citing VB 24 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.59% 1.24% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.97% 3.78% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 14
Median daily rate £450 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -10.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +51.78% +19.14%  

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 604 502 661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 40.13% 32.68% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 325 421
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £44.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +131.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -2 9 £450 +5.88% 1
Lincolnshire +4 8 - -
Nottinghamshire -6 3 - - 2
Leicestershire -7 3 £350 +7.69%
Derbyshire -16 1 £550 -
VB
England

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

1 34 (91.89%) .NET
2 30 (81.08%) C#
3 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
4 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
5 17 (45.95%) SQL
6 14 (37.84%) Windows
6 14 (37.84%) OO
7 13 (35.14%) VB6
7 13 (35.14%) WPF
8 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
8 12 (32.43%) Software Engineering
8 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
8 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
8 12 (32.43%) UML
8 12 (32.43%) DCOM
8 12 (32.43%) User Experience
8 12 (32.43%) SOLID
9 11 (29.73%) Test Strategy
9 11 (29.73%) VB.NET
10 10 (27.03%) COM
10 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (27.03%) ArcGIS
10 10 (27.03%) Scrum
10 10 (27.03%) Military
10 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
10 10 (27.03%) Avionics
10 10 (27.03%) NServiceBus
10 10 (27.03%) Link 16
10 10 (27.03%) MIL-STD-1553
11 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration 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 10 (27.03%) ArcGIS
1 10 (27.03%) NServiceBus
2 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
3 7 (18.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.41%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) Link 16
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) DB2
3 1 (2.70%) Essbase
3 1 (2.70%) MS Access
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) Pentaho
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Moq
2 1 (2.70%) NUnit
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (27.03%) Avionics
1 10 (27.03%) Military
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) C# Software Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) Software Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (10.81%) .NET Software Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) VB Developer
5 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.11%) VB6 Developer
5 3 (8.11%) WPF Developer
6 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Deployment Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) UI Developer
6 2 (5.41%) UI Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) UI/UX Developer
6 2 (5.41%) UX Developer
6 2 (5.41%) UX Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (91.89%) .NET
2 13 (35.14%) WPF
3 12 (32.43%) DCOM
4 10 (27.03%) COM
5 7 (18.92%) Classic ASP
6 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
6 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
6 6 (16.22%) HTML
7 5 (13.51%) CSS
8 4 (10.81%) jQuery
9 2 (5.41%) CSS3
9 2 (5.41%) HTML5
9 2 (5.41%) REST
9 2 (5.41%) Web Services
10 1 (2.70%) Ajax
10 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.70%) SOAP
10 1 (2.70%) XHTML
10 1 (2.70%) XML
10 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) OO
2 12 (32.43%) Software Engineering
2 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
2 12 (32.43%) SOLID
2 12 (32.43%) UML
3 11 (29.73%) Test Strategy
4 10 (27.03%) Scrum
5 7 (18.92%) Metadata Management
6 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.11%) ITIL
7 3 (8.11%) MVC
7 3 (8.11%) SDLC
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) TDD
8 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.41%) Web Development
8 2 (5.41%) Workflow
9 1 (2.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (81.08%) C#
2 17 (45.95%) SQL
3 13 (35.14%) VB6
4 11 (29.73%) VB.NET
5 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
6 9 (24.32%) VBA
7 8 (21.62%) C
8 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
9 4 (10.81%) VBScript
10 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
11 1 (2.70%) Java
11 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
11 1 (2.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (21.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (21.62%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Control-M
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Anaplan
3 1 (2.70%) BMC
3 1 (2.70%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Remedy
3 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.70%) Telerik
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) Xamarin