Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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)
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 75 76
Rank change year-on-year -19 +1 +8
Contract jobs citing VB 1 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.13% 0.69% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 2.07% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Essex median daily rate - £275 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.61% +10.77%
East of England median daily rate £375 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +36.36% -8.33% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £32.00 -
East of England median hourly rate - £38.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -9.41% +88.89%

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 Essex with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 345 290 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 43.89% 33.30% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 193 253
Essex median daily rate £503 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.57% -6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £313 £242 £233
90th Percentile £600 £525 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 63
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +11.49%
10th Percentile £26.35 £30.75 £25.40
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.98 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +0.67%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 19 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 Essex region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Development
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Development
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft