The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 June 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 29 46
Contract jobs citing VB 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton - 0.92% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.74% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +51.78% +19.14%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 58 73 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 29.15% 33.49% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 114
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Southampton

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Southampton region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft