The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 28 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)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 22 21
Contract jobs citing VB 0 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 1.62% 4.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 5.45% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Median daily rate - £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
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 £41.88 £28.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +49.55% +3.70%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 45 55 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 38.79% 29.73% 47.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 44
Median daily rate £335 £300 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -17.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £370 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +132.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Staffordshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Strategic Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Allocation

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Allocation
1 1 (100.00%) Strategic Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree