The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 60 50 66
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16  
Contract jobs citing VB 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.18% 1.38% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 2.97% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Median daily rate - £350 £181
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +93.10%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 260 236 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 47.79% 46.64% 34.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 197 164
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +218.18% -56.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Oxfordshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Oxfordshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Oxford -3 1 - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (20.00%) Telerik
4 1 (20.00%) VB6
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) MS Access
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Agile C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior C# Application Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Telerik