Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 August 2019 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 of England
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 192 181
Rank change year-on-year +23 -11 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 22 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.52% 0.36% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 0.96% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 11
East of England median daily rate £339 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.21% -6.67% +26.05%
10th Percentile £271 £228 £215
90th Percentile £476 £386 £456
England median daily rate £384 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +5.83% -3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
East of England median hourly rate - - £30.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +39.74%

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 of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,654 1,878 1,825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.77% 37.64% 38.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 1,161 1,045
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £588 £569 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 63 118
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +12.58% -4.43%
10th Percentile £32.00 £16.54 £17.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.53 £40.25
% change year-on-year +5.95% +3.18% +7.33%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in the East of England

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in the East of England

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in the East of England

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in the East of England

VB
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 20 August 2019. 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
Hertfordshire -7 9 £300 -14.29% 7
Essex +19 5 - - 3
Bedfordshire +21 4 £425 +1.19%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £375 - 7
Norfolk -7 1 £250 -31.03% 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 of England region with a requirement for VB.

1 9 (40.91%) SQL
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
1 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
2 6 (27.27%) XML
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 5 (22.73%) DHCP
3 5 (22.73%) DNS
3 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
3 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) PKI
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) SCCM
4 4 (18.18%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.64%) SOA
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DHCP
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.55%) LabVIEW
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Server Support
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server Support
3 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) SCCM Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.55%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) HTML
5 1 (4.55%) HTML5
5 1 (4.55%) LDAP
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (22.73%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) FMCG
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) SOA
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) API Development
3 2 (9.09%) ArchiMate
3 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.09%) Microservices
3 2 (9.09%) Multichannel Retail
3 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.55%) Image Processing
4 1 (4.55%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
2 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) ABAP
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
1 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) UiPath