Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 184 161
Rank change year-on-year -24 -23 -21
Contract jobs citing VB 21 20 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.35% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 0.92% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 24
South West median daily rate £413 £431 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +32.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £336 £352 £258
90th Percentile £447 £500 £463
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
South West median hourly rate £41.25 - £22.00
10th Percentile £37.13 - £12.80
90th Percentile £44.38 - £27.80
England median hourly rate £19.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -52.50% +6.67% +13.64%

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 2,524 2,170 2,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.28% 38.33% 40.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,597 1,334 1,533
South West median daily rate £425 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.52% -2.82%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £513
England median daily rate £475 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 107 140
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -3.18%
10th Percentile £26.25 £19.90 £19.90
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.10 £48.80
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

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 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 17 November 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 -17 8 £413 -17.50% 1
Bristol -11 4 £448 +5.29% 9
Somerset - 3 - - 4
Devon +3 2 - - 4
Dorset +1 2 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) XML
3 8 (38.10%) Python
3 8 (38.10%) Java
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Waterfall
4 7 (33.33%) C++
5 6 (28.57%) C#
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) XSD
5 6 (28.57%) SOAP
5 6 (28.57%) Web Services
5 6 (28.57%) Middleware
5 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 6 (28.57%) REST
5 6 (28.57%) DataPower
5 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 6 (28.57%) JSON
6 5 (23.81%) Banking
6 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
6 5 (23.81%) CA
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 5 (23.81%) Micro Focus
6 5 (23.81%) JMeter
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) CA Service Virtualization
6 5 (23.81%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (19.05%) Analytics

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 (9.52%) CMS
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
1 2 (9.52%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) 4G
1 2 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (4.76%) 3G
2 1 (4.76%) 3GPP
2 1 (4.76%) 5G
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.52%) Power BI
3 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 5 (23.81%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) Axure RP
3 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.76%) MSI
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
4 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Performance Test Leader
2 5 (23.81%) Test Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Multimedia Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Applications Packager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Packager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Teradata Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) XML
2 6 (28.57%) JSON
2 6 (28.57%) Middleware
2 6 (28.57%) REST
2 6 (28.57%) SOAP
2 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 6 (28.57%) XSD
3 4 (19.05%) .NET
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET
5 2 (9.52%) XSL
6 1 (4.76%) Adobe AIR
6 1 (4.76%) COM+
6 1 (4.76%) DCOM
6 1 (4.76%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) DataPower
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Blog
2 2 (9.52%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) SCORM
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (38.10%) Waterfall
2 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Engineering
4 4 (19.05%) Analytics
5 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) Content Management
6 2 (9.52%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (9.52%) IT Governance
6 2 (9.52%) Kanban
6 2 (9.52%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
7 1 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (4.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) Python
3 7 (33.33%) C++
4 6 (28.57%) C#
5 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
6 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (14.29%) VBA
7 2 (9.52%) C
7 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
7 2 (9.52%) VB6
8 1 (4.76%) ActionScript
8 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) DBS Check
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) HNC
3 1 (4.76%) HND
3 1 (4.76%) MCDST
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) CA
2 5 (23.81%) Micro Focus
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Cognizant
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) Xamarin
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Huawei
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Nokia
4 1 (4.76%) Remedy
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec
4 1 (4.76%) Teradata
4 1 (4.76%) VMware