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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 - 67
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VB 5 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.79% - 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.97% - 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 8
Median daily rate £375 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +51.78% +7.69%  

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 254 184 288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 40.19% 27.63% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 104 131
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £52.50 £42.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 23 June 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
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £325 -
Welwyn - 1 £388 -
Hatfield - 1 £413 -
VB
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (50.00%) Puppet
2 5 (50.00%) Ruby
2 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (50.00%) High Availability
2 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 5 (50.00%) Salt
2 5 (50.00%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
2 5 (50.00%) Perl
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Apache
2 5 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) RHCE
2 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (50.00%) SSL
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Clustering
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) LAMP
2 5 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript

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 5 (50.00%) Apache
1 5 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) SSL
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) 2G
2 1 (10.00%) 4G
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
1 5 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (10.00%) FxCop
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Moq
1 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (10.00%) StyleCop
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) LAMP
1 5 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (10.00%) AutoMapper
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Dapper ORM
2 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) LINQ
2 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSL
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Clustering
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
1 5 (50.00%) High Availability
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (10.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) OOP
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Perl
2 5 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 1 (10.00%) COBOL
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) MapBasic
4 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) REXX
4 1 (10.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) RHCE
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Puppet
1 5 (50.00%) Salt
2 1 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Greenplum
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Huawei
2 1 (10.00%) Nokia