The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
Rank - - 9
Contract jobs citing VB 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage - - 5.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £176
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

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 Stevenage with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17 16 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 27.87% 29.09% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Median daily rate £300 £445 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +54.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 Stevenage

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Stevenage

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Stevenage

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for VB.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Redmine
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Siemens
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Bugzilla
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Redmine
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Access Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Database Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Database Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Database Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) PLM
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) PTC
2 1 (33.33%) Siemens
2 1 (33.33%) VMware