Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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 of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 181 161
Rank change year-on-year -15 -20 -22
Contract jobs citing VB 13 16 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.25% 0.33% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 0.83% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 21
East of England median daily rate £375 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -8.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £215 £233 £225
90th Percentile £473 £525 £450
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
East of England median hourly rate - £38.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.41% +88.89%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +20.97% +54.54%

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 2002 1920 2222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.79% 39.40% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1111 1132 1287
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £288 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £536 £500
England median daily rate £462 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.71% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 138 168
East of England median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £15.89 £27.89 £20.70
90th Percentile £53.38 £52.88 £50.00
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 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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Hertfordshire -7 5 £375 +3.45%
Cambridgeshire -9 5 £230 -53.30% 5
Essex -19 1 - - 2
Norfolk - 1 £450 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
VB
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 of England region with a requirement for VB.

1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) VBScript
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) OO
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) WCF
5 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
5 3 (23.08%) REST
5 3 (23.08%) MCP
5 3 (23.08%) OOP
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
5 3 (23.08%) IIS
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) SOLID
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014

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 (23.08%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
1 1 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) OneDrive
1 1 (7.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Skype
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Hive
3 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) Sqoop
3 1 (7.69%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (15.38%) FxCop
2 2 (15.38%) Moq
2 2 (15.38%) ReSharper
2 2 (15.38%) StyleCop
2 2 (15.38%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Database Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
2 4 (30.77%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) REST
3 3 (23.08%) SOAP
3 3 (23.08%) WCF
4 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (15.38%) AutoMapper
4 2 (15.38%) Dapper ORM
4 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
4 2 (15.38%) LINQ
4 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) XSL
4 2 (15.38%) XSLT
5 1 (7.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.69%) CESG
2 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Mac OS
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) OO
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) OOP
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) SOLID
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
3 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 2 (15.38%) Presales
3 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) VBScript
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) REXX
4 2 (15.38%) Tcl
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 2 (15.38%) VB6
5 1 (7.69%) AWK
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) R
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCP
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) BitLocker
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
1 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
3 2 (15.38%) CA
3 2 (15.38%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Altiris
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) VMware