The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 29 March 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)
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 52 53
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Contract jobs citing VB 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.74% 0.22% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.57% 0.72% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £438 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £325
% change year-on-year +4.89% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% +64.44%  

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 Essex with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 191 138 187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 46.81% 30.80% 41.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 83 95
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 29
Median hourly rate £37.00 £47.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.10% +20.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.50 £32.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Essex

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for VB.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VBScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) OLAP
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) OLTP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) QlikView
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Ticket Management
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) .NET

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) OLAP
1 3 (100.00%) OLTP
1 3 (100.00%) QlikView
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (100.00%) Ticket Management
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft