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 3 months to 30 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 - 57
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VB 9 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.53% - 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% - 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £369 - £176
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +2.73% +12.30%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 216 180 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 36.80% 25.79% 35.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 105 113
Median daily rate £413 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 8
Median hourly rate £45.71 £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.66% +32.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £40.00
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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
Hatfield - 6 £413 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £325 -
Welwyn - 1 £388 -
VB
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) MySQL
4 6 (42.86%) C#
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Apache
4 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
4 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
5 5 (35.71%) Puppet
5 5 (35.71%) High Availability
5 5 (35.71%) DevOps
5 5 (35.71%) Salt
5 5 (35.71%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (35.71%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (35.71%) LAMP
5 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
5 5 (35.71%) Ruby
5 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
5 5 (35.71%) Firewall
5 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
5 5 (35.71%) Clustering
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) Python
5 5 (35.71%) SSL
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) RHCE
5 5 (35.71%) Perl

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) Apache
1 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (7.14%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) SSL
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) 2G
2 2 (14.29%) 4G
2 2 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.14%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (7.14%) GIS
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Bugzilla
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Redmine
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Access Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Database Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Database Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) LAMP
1 5 (35.71%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
1 5 (35.71%) DevOps
1 5 (35.71%) High Availability
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Data Extraction
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.14%) PLM
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Java
3 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 6 (42.86%) C#
4 5 (35.71%) Perl
4 5 (35.71%) Python
4 5 (35.71%) Ruby
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) MapBasic
5 2 (14.29%) MATLAB
5 2 (14.29%) VBScript
6 1 (7.14%) COBOL
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.14%) REXX
6 1 (7.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) RHCE
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Puppet
1 5 (35.71%) Salt
2 1 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Huawei
2 2 (14.29%) Nokia
3 1 (7.14%) CA
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Greenplum
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Mapinfo
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) PTC
3 1 (7.14%) Siemens
3 1 (7.14%) VMware