Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 April 2019 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 93 79
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14 -
Contract jobs citing VB 13 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.94% 0.27% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.90% 0.76% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £575 £450 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.78% +22.03% -
10th Percentile £306 £363 £325
90th Percentile £588 £518 £419
East of England median daily rate £500 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +37.93% +3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £17.50 -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 448 525 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 32.30% 35.74% 35.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 280 277
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £309 £275 £260
90th Percentile £556 £576 £575
East of England median daily rate £433 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +1.76% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 32
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £23.07 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.08% -48.74% +9.76%
10th Percentile £22.20 £13.00 £30.75
90th Percentile £56.00 £43.88 £53.68
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% -2.38%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Hertfordshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Hertfordshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Hertfordshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Hertfordshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 April 2019. 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
Hitchin - 1 £313 -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £500 -
VB
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) VB.NET
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 8 (61.54%) Java
3 8 (61.54%) UML
3 8 (61.54%) SOA
3 8 (61.54%) Retail
3 8 (61.54%) TOGAF
3 8 (61.54%) .NET Framework
3 8 (61.54%) Microservices
3 8 (61.54%) ArchiMate
3 8 (61.54%) Multichannel Retail
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) N-Tier
4 3 (23.08%) VB6
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.69%) SCCM
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Office 365
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (7.69%) CGI
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (61.54%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Architect
1 8 (61.54%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) VB Developer
2 3 (23.08%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) CGI
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) N-Tier
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) ArchiMate
2 8 (61.54%) Microservices
2 8 (61.54%) Multichannel Retail
2 8 (61.54%) SOA
2 8 (61.54%) TOGAF
2 8 (61.54%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) VB.NET
2 8 (61.54%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) VB6
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) Juniper
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft