Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 6 months to 20 November 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)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 47 70
Contract jobs citing VB 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset - 0.44% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.21% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Somerset median daily rate - £246 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -42.06% +46.55%
South West median daily rate £431 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +32.69% -7.14% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £22.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - -46.34% +104.39%

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 211 165 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 41.70% 36.26% 49.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 105 210
Somerset median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £275 £232 £263
90th Percentile £513 £463 £426
South West median daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year +6.90% -2.03% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 53
Somerset median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -6.43% +22.14%
10th Percentile £27.55 £31.50 £30.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.25 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.46% +12.38%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Somerset

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Somerset

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Somerset