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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 120 110
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10  
Contract jobs citing VB 13 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 0.68% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.22% 1.84% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 10
Median daily rate £400 £354 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.07% -11.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £258 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £452 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.69% -36.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +138.09% -6.66%  

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 1065 1088 1162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.01% 37.08% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 651 716
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 110 67
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £23.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 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
Bristol +7 8 £400 +23.07% 2
Somerset +9 1 - - 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 10 (62.50%) C#
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) C++
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) VB6
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) VBScript
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 4 (25.00%) WPF
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 4 (25.00%) Data Management
6 4 (25.00%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) COM+
7 3 (18.75%) DCOM
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (18.75%) Modbus
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012

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 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.25%) HFM
2 1 (6.25%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Modbus
2 2 (12.50%) PuTTY
2 2 (12.50%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) MS Access
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) Essbase
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) Ant
3 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 2 (12.50%) TestComplete
3 2 (12.50%) TestNG
3 2 (12.50%) Toad
4 1 (6.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) MSI
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) WiX
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) C++ Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Tester
3 4 (25.00%) WPF Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Applications Tester
5 2 (12.50%) AWS Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Applications Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Test Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) WPF
2 3 (18.75%) COM+
2 3 (18.75%) DCOM
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (6.25%) Breeze.js
3 1 (6.25%) Durandal
3 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Express
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) Kendo UI
3 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (6.25%) WCF
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Data Management
4 4 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (12.50%) API Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) C++
3 7 (43.75%) VB6
4 6 (37.50%) VBScript
5 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 2 (12.50%) F#
8 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
8 1 (6.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Def Stans
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) DevExpress
4 1 (6.25%) Hyperion