Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 102 94
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.57% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.68% 0.80% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate £313 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.88% +10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £306 £368 £356
90th Percentile £350 £433 £369
East of England median daily rate £313 £290 £288
% change year-on-year +7.76% +0.87% -14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
East of England median hourly rate - - £38.50

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 537 625 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 33.86% 38.65% 36.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 333 302
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £413 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +5.10% +1.95%
10th Percentile £275 £288 £225
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £435 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 32
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £24.50 £48.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.67% -49.61% +38.93%
10th Percentile £17.25 £13.50 £38.82
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.00 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £40.50 £41.31
% change year-on-year +9.88% -1.97% +10.17%

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 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 14 December 2018. 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
Hemel Hempstead 0 5 £350 -
Hitchin - 1 £313 - 1
Stevenage - 1 - - 1
VB
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) C
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) PL/SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) VB6
4 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (33.33%) HP ALM
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing

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 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
1 3 (33.33%) VB Developer
1 3 (33.33%) VB6 Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
2 2 (22.22%) OAT Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) OAT Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Tester
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) CGI
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) Psychology
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) C
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) PL/SQL
3 3 (33.33%) VB6
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP ALM
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper