Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 205 177
Rank change year-on-year +9 -28 -10
Contract jobs citing VB 30 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 0.90% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 9
South West median daily rate £355 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.94% -2.94% +30.77%
10th Percentile £300 £322 £267
90th Percentile £525 £463 £500
England median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.58% - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% -53.75% -1.23%

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 2,593 2,568 2,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.43% 40.20% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,694 1,659 1,298
South West median daily rate £440 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +9.68% +4.73%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £270
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 102 97
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £23.00 £25.41 £16.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.95 £50.00
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.11% +5.48% +3.90%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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
Bristol +22 12 £355 -20.67% 9
Gloucestershire +2 6 £500 - 2
Devon -4 4 - - 3
Wiltshire -14 4 £350 -17.65% 1
Dorset +5 3 £325 - 3
Somerset -2 1 - - 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for VB.

1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) .NET
3 11 (36.67%) C#
4 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (30.00%) Java
6 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
7 7 (23.33%) Windows
8 6 (20.00%) HP
8 6 (20.00%) HTML
8 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.00%) Visualisation
9 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 5 (16.67%) Python
9 5 (16.67%) HP UFT
9 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner
9 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
9 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (16.67%) HP ALM
10 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving

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 4 (13.33%) WordPress
2 3 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) Liferay
3 1 (3.33%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Azure
1 4 (13.33%) Power Platform
2 1 (3.33%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (13.33%) Power BI
4 4 (13.33%) RDBMS
5 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (10.00%) MS Access
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.33%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.33%) MySQL
7 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.67%) MSI
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) Appium
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.33%) eggPlant
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) JMeter
3 1 (3.33%) JUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (3.33%) TestRail
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.33%) Legal
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Graduate
3 4 (13.33%) Graduate Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Packager
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
3 4 (13.33%) HTML5
3 4 (13.33%) Spring
4 3 (10.00%) ODBC
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.33%) JSON
6 1 (3.33%) WCF
6 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Graphic Design
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) CentOS
4 1 (3.33%) Debian
4 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
3 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (13.33%) Psychology
3 4 (13.33%) Test Management
3 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (13.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 3 (10.00%) Case Management
4 3 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (36.67%) C#
3 9 (30.00%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (16.67%) Python
6 4 (13.33%) C
6 4 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 4 (13.33%) VB6
7 3 (10.00%) VBScript
8 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.33%) C++
9 1 (3.33%) PHP
9 1 (3.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) MCP
4 4 (13.33%) OCP
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (13.33%) SAP Certification
5 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP ALM
1 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (3.33%) AppDNA
3 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) HP
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) SAP
3 4 (13.33%) Xamarin
4 3 (10.00%) Northgate
5 2 (6.67%) Intapp
6 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (3.33%) Intel
6 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com