Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 22 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)
Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 24 16
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 6.06% 0.65% 10.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.54% 1.96% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £400 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +13.10% +29.23%
10th Percentile £336 £463 £359
90th Percentile £438 £488 £430
Staffordshire median daily rate £425 £413 £405
% change year-on-year +3.03% +1.85% +24.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate - - -
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 52 51 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 52.53% 33.12% 61.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 31
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £375 £320 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -10.49% +10.00%
10th Percentile £298 £151 £263
90th Percentile £438 £396 £430
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate - - -
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £15.37
% change year-on-year +36.36% +114.70% +13.85%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Stoke-on-Trent

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 22 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for VB.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Back Office
2 5 (83.33%) WinForms
3 4 (66.67%) WPF
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) Internet
5 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (33.33%) Coaching
5 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (16.67%) SOLID
6 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (16.67%) Secure Coding
6 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
6 1 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (16.67%) JIRA
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) Xamarin
6 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (16.67%) RESTful
6 1 (16.67%) MVC
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (16.67%) Middleware
6 1 (16.67%) Web Services

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (83.33%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Leader
2 2 (33.33%) VB Developer
2 2 (33.33%) WinForms Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) WinForms
2 4 (66.67%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Coaching
1 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 2 (33.33%) SDLC
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Secure Coding
2 1 (16.67%) SOLID
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Xamarin