Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 42 30
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 7 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.73% 0.71% 3.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.29% 1.96% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 10
Staffordshire median daily rate £425 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +1.85% +24.62%
10th Percentile £344 £339 £313
90th Percentile £538 £476 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £26.00

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 96 153 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 37.50% 36.17% 49.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 95 95
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +11.55%
10th Percentile £279 £204 £263
90th Percentile £438 £435 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £15.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +114.70% +13.85%
10th Percentile £40.25 £30.55 £9.43
90th Percentile £49.75 £35.85 £18.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £24.71
% change year-on-year +27.84% -1.84% +14.91%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

VB
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Stoke-on-Trent +9 6 £400 -15.79% 3
VB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) Back Office
2 5 (71.43%) WinForms
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) WPF
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Coaching
5 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
6 1 (14.29%) Secure Coding
6 1 (14.29%) SOLID
6 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (14.29%) Task Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (14.29%) Xamarin
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (14.29%) Ansible
6 1 (14.29%) DevOps
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
6 1 (14.29%) Use Case
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) PowerShell

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (71.43%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Leader
2 2 (28.57%) VB Developer
2 2 (28.57%) WinForms Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) WinForms
2 4 (57.14%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Coaching
1 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
1 2 (28.57%) SDLC
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Secure Coding
2 1 (14.29%) SOLID
2 1 (14.29%) Task Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Xamarin