Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 January 2018 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)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 174 150
Rank change year-on-year -2 -24 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 17 26 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.49% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 1.18% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 48
South West median daily rate £463 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.31% -13.33% +16.73%
10th Percentile £260 £235 £263
90th Percentile £500 £445 £475
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
South West median hourly rate - £22.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.34% +63.80%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +21.62% +64.44%

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 the South West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,024 2,198 2,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.71% 41.57% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,249 1,414 1,603
South West median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 160 162
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £39.50 £41.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.27% -5.16% +19.00%
10th Percentile £22.20 £21.86 £26.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the South West

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in the South West

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the South West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in the South West

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in the South West

VB
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +1 5 £500 +56.25%
Bristol -13 4 £425 +30.77% 4
Dorset - 2 £218 - 8
Gloucestershire +21 1 - - 8
Devon +4 1 - - 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for VB.

1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) SAP
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (29.41%) VB.NET
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (23.53%) Critical Path Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
4 4 (23.53%) Billing
4 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
4 4 (23.53%) CRM
4 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
4 4 (23.53%) VBA
4 4 (23.53%) Earned Value Management
4 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (23.53%) Coaching
4 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
5 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (17.65%) Contingency Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Change Control
5 3 (17.65%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (17.65%) Retail
6 2 (11.76%) IT Governance

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (11.76%) 3G
2 2 (11.76%) 4G
3 1 (5.88%) 2G
3 1 (5.88%) 3GPP
3 1 (5.88%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) QlikView
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Billing
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Programme Planner
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Project Planner
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Writer
3 2 (11.76%) Designer
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
3 1 (5.88%) LDAP
3 1 (5.88%) Regular Expression
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Coaching
1 4 (23.53%) Critical Path Analysis
1 4 (23.53%) CRM
1 4 (23.53%) Earned Value Management
1 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
1 4 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (17.65%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) Contingency Planning
2 3 (17.65%) Programme Delivery
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) High Availability
3 2 (11.76%) IT Governance
3 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) VB.NET
3 4 (23.53%) VBA
4 2 (11.76%) R
5 1 (5.88%) AWK
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) VB6
5 1 (5.88%) XPath
5 1 (5.88%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Cognizant
2 1 (5.88%) Huawei
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia
2 1 (5.88%) Tableau