Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 26 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 - +27
Contract jobs citing VB 2 2 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.50% 1.08% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.00% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £345 £260
% change year-on-year +10.14% +32.69% -38.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 25 52 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 31.25% 27.96% 49.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 97
Median daily rate £350 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +6.85% +4.29%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £310
90th Percentile £480 £488 £446
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.76% - +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £55.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.55% +161.90% -47.50%
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +44.07% -10.61%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Staffordshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for VB in Staffordshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for VB in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SCADA
1 2 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (100.00%) Project Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering

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:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) SCADA Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Commissioning Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) SCADA Software Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (100.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Project Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java