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 3 months to 27 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 of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 123 122
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing VB 12 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.51% 0.35% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.28% 1.02% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 17
Median daily rate £375 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £244 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £383 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -43.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £25.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year +62.62% -4.62%  

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 of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 938 886 1074
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 40.09% 34.88% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 517 644
Median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 69 59
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £27.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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
Hertfordshire - 4 £381 - 3
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £230 - 2
Essex -18 3 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £450 -
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 of England region with a requirement for VB.

1 12 (57.14%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) Finance
5 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 6 (28.57%) ITIL
6 6 (28.57%) Linux
6 6 (28.57%) Python
6 6 (28.57%) VBScript
6 6 (28.57%) MySQL
6 6 (28.57%) SSL
6 6 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 5 (23.81%) Ruby
7 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
7 5 (23.81%) LAMP
7 5 (23.81%) Clustering
7 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (23.81%) Firewall
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (23.81%) RHCE
7 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 5 (23.81%) Perl
7 5 (23.81%) Java
7 5 (23.81%) Apache
7 5 (23.81%) Tomcat
7 5 (23.81%) Puppet
7 5 (23.81%) High Availability

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 5 (23.81%) Apache
1 5 (23.81%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) SSL
2 5 (23.81%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) 2G
3 1 (4.76%) 4G
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.76%) NAS
3 1 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) MySQL
2 6 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (14.29%) OLAP
4 3 (14.29%) OLTP
4 3 (14.29%) QlikView
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (4.76%) Essbase
5 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.76%) MS Access
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.76%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.76%) FxCop
3 1 (4.76%) Moq
3 1 (4.76%) ReSharper
3 1 (4.76%) StyleCop
3 1 (4.76%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) ETL Developer
3 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Workflow Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Database Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) LAMP
1 5 (23.81%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.52%) CSS
4 2 (9.52%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE
4 2 (9.52%) REST
4 2 (9.52%) SOAP
4 2 (9.52%) WCF
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 2 (9.52%) XML
5 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.76%) AutoMapper
5 1 (4.76%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.76%) HTML5
5 1 (4.76%) XSL
5 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
4 2 (9.52%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
5 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
1 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
2 5 (23.81%) DevOps
2 5 (23.81%) High Availability
3 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) ETL
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (14.29%) Ticket Management
5 2 (9.52%) ITSM
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) OOP
5 2 (9.52%) Presales
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) SOLID
5 2 (9.52%) Time Management
5 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 6 (28.57%) Python
4 6 (28.57%) VBScript
5 5 (23.81%) Java
5 5 (23.81%) Perl
5 5 (23.81%) Ruby
6 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
7 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
8 2 (9.52%) COBOL
8 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (9.52%) VB6
9 1 (4.76%) MapBasic
9 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
9 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 1 (4.76%) REXX
9 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
9 1 (4.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (23.81%) RHCE
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (9.52%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
1 5 (23.81%) Salt
2 1 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.76%) CA
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Greenplum
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Huawei
3 1 (4.76%) Nokia
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago