Period
to 17 February 2020

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 17 February 2020 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 166 195
Rank change year-on-year +28 +29 -30
Contract jobs citing VB 12 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.35% 0.50% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.05% 1.36% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 5
East of England median daily rate £458 £575 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.43% +43.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £383 £306 £228
90th Percentile £578 £588 £495
England median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £17.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% -50.37% -20.59%

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 1,143 1,540 1,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.54% 36.74% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 911 1,031
East of England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +9.32%
10th Percentile £306 £303 £294
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 67 109
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £44.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.23% +0.61%
10th Percentile £20.50 £13.90 £18.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £53.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020. 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 -2 7 £405 -29.57% 2
Essex +47 3 - -
Suffolk 0 1 £600 +26.32% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 - 3
VB
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (50.00%) DHCP
3 6 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) VB6
5 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) MCSE
6 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) LAN
6 3 (25.00%) WAN
6 3 (25.00%) VMS
6 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (25.00%) HTML

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DHCP
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) VLAN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Appium
2 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (8.33%) eggPlant
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) TestRail
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Server Support
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server Support
2 3 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) VB Developer
3 2 (16.67%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (16.67%) ADO
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
3 2 (16.67%) LINQ
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 2 (16.67%) WCF
3 2 (16.67%) WinForms
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) VMS
5 1 (8.33%) CentOS
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (25.00%) BDD
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (16.67%) Project Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) V-Model
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 4 (33.33%) VB6
5 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (8.33%) C
6 1 (8.33%) C++
6 1 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) PHP
6 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (8.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle