The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 38 35
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3  
Contract jobs citing VB 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.13% 0.38% 1.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 0.73% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 157 137 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 59.25% 51.50% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 89 94
Median daily rate £314 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £37.00 £39.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.12% +254.54%  
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 Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Leicestershire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Leicestershire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Leicestershire 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
Leicester 0 3 £350 +7.69%
VB
East Midlands

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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for VB.

1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
1 3 (75.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) C#

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) VB Developer
1 3 (75.00%) VB6 Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware