Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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)
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 160 135
Rank change year-on-year -20 -25 +13
Contract jobs citing VB 24 49 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.81% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.14% 2.17% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 41
South West median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +22.14%
10th Percentile £313 £255 £185
90th Percentile £550 £463 £725
England median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 19
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.69% -35.60% +0.62%
10th Percentile £37.50 £10.85 £18.05
90th Percentile £42.50 £26.15 £41.24
England median hourly rate £40.63 £26.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year +51.42% +19.24% -18.18%

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 the South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2100 2254 2431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.97% 37.38% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1392 1574
South West median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £263
90th Percentile £513 £500 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 181 148
South West median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +13.51% +2.78%
10th Percentile £31.25 £22.50 £19.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.17 £55.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% -

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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 -8 13 £400 +23.08% 1
Somerset -1 2 £550 +19.57%
Dorset +9 1 - - 3
Wiltshire -10 1 £270 -26.03% 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 South West region with a requirement for VB.

1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) VB6
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) .NET
4 8 (33.33%) VBScript
5 7 (29.17%) C++
5 7 (29.17%) Oracle
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (20.83%) VMware
7 5 (20.83%) Mathematics
7 5 (20.83%) Java
8 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
8 4 (16.67%) Web Services
8 4 (16.67%) MS Access
8 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
8 4 (16.67%) Selenium
8 4 (16.67%) WPF
8 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) Data Management
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database

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 2 (8.33%) IIS
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) InfoPath
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) HFM
2 1 (4.17%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Modbus
1 3 (12.50%) PuTTY
1 3 (12.50%) WinSCP
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (4.17%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) MS Access
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.17%) Essbase
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 4 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) Ant
3 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 3 (12.50%) TestNG
3 3 (12.50%) Toad
4 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.33%) MSI
4 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
5 1 (4.17%) TestComplete
5 1 (4.17%) WiX
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) C++ Developer
3 4 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 4 (16.67%) C# WPF Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) WPF Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 3 (12.50%) C++/C# Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Tester
5 2 (8.33%) AWS Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Applications Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 4 (16.67%) WPF
3 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.50%) COM+
3 3 (12.50%) DCOM
3 3 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (4.17%) Breeze.js
5 1 (4.17%) CSS3
5 1 (4.17%) Durandal
5 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.17%) Express
5 1 (4.17%) HTML5
5 1 (4.17%) Kendo UI
5 1 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) Mathematics
4 4 (16.67%) Data Management
4 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.50%) API Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.33%) BDD
6 2 (8.33%) CRM
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) VB6
3 8 (33.33%) VBScript
4 7 (29.17%) C++
5 5 (20.83%) Java
6 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 3 (12.50%) F#
7 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (8.33%) VBA
9 1 (4.17%) Python
9 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
9 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (4.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Def Stans
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (12.50%) vSphere
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) vRealize
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) DevExpress
4 1 (4.17%) Huawei
4 1 (4.17%) Hyperion
4 1 (4.17%) Nintex
4 1 (4.17%) Nokia
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas
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