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 29 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 Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 34 28
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6  
Contract jobs citing VB 1 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.34% 2.14% 3.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% 4.96% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Median daily rate - £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £325
% change year-on-year +4.89% +10.00%  
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 158 121 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 53.74% 43.21% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 74 85
Median daily rate £320 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £35.00 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.60 £39.00
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 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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Migration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware