The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 29 46
Rank change year-on-year -9 +17  
Contract jobs citing VB 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.36% 1.72% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.66% 3.92% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +75.00%  
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 Oxford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 151 102 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 54.12% 43.78% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 83 115
Median daily rate £405 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £54.50 £11.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +395.45% -50.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Oxford

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Oxford

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 Oxford region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Lead C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Agile Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior SQL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) SAP