Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 27 43
Contract jobs citing VB 0 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 2.50% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.59% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Staffordshire median daily rate - £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -12.50%
West Midlands median daily rate £260 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -38.82% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 - -

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 143 91 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 50.89% 37.92% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 60 90
Staffordshire median daily rate £364 £350 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +11.55% -10.36%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £204
90th Percentile £447 £438 £413
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.50% +21.21% +114.70%
10th Percentile £18.83 £33.25 £30.55
90th Percentile £56.90 £48.75 £35.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year -10.61% +10.92% +14.42%

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 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