Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a VB Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Visual Basic Developer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 855 819
Rank change year-on-year +21 -36 -61
Contract jobs requiring a VB Developer 41 41 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.039% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.041% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 49
UK median daily rate £350 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £340 £275 £290
90th Percentile £420 £399 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

VB Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured VB Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VB Developer in the UK

VB Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB Developer in the UK

VB Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB Developer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB Developer in the UK

VB Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB Developer in the UK

VB Developer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +13 32 £350 +6.06% 3
UK excluding London +23 26 £350 +7.69% 4
London -26 15 £350 -6.67%
North of England +56 10 £345 +15.00% 1
Scotland - 9 £369 - 1
Yorkshire +27 7 £345 +25.45% 1
Midlands +30 4 £350 - 1
North East +68 2 - -
West Midlands +29 2 - - 1
East Midlands +11 2 £350 -
South East -1 2 £350 +7.69%
North West +18 1 £450 +50.00%
South West +6 1 - -

VB Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, VB Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring VB Developer in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) VB
2 28 (68.29%) VB6
3 25 (60.98%) C#
4 21 (51.22%) .NET
5 20 (48.78%) SQL
6 17 (41.46%) VB.NET
7 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (29.27%) Web Development
9 11 (26.83%) C++
9 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
10 10 (24.39%) Windows
10 10 (24.39%) Oracle
11 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
11 8 (19.51%) T-SQL
11 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
12 7 (17.07%) Web Services
12 7 (17.07%) MVC
12 7 (17.07%) Scrum
12 7 (17.07%) TDD
12 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (17.07%) BDD
12 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
13 5 (12.20%) React
13 5 (12.20%) Ajax
13 5 (12.20%) COM+
13 5 (12.20%) CSS
13 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
13 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
13 5 (12.20%) HTML

VB Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) MySQL
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
1 3 (7.32%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Back Office
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (51.22%) .NET
2 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
3 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (17.07%) Web Services
4 5 (12.20%) Ajax
4 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
4 5 (12.20%) COM+
4 5 (12.20%) CSS
4 5 (12.20%) HTML
4 5 (12.20%) React
5 4 (9.76%) MSMQ
6 3 (7.32%) Backbone.js
6 3 (7.32%) Vue (Vue.js)
6 3 (7.32%) WinForms
7 2 (4.88%) COM
7 2 (4.88%) Java EE
7 2 (4.88%) WPF
8 1 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (7.32%) Derivative
2 3 (7.32%) Equities
2 3 (7.32%) Equity Derivative
2 3 (7.32%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) Web Development
3 7 (17.07%) BDD
3 7 (17.07%) MVC
3 7 (17.07%) Scrum
3 7 (17.07%) TDD
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 3 (7.32%) API Development
6 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.44%) Analytics
7 1 (2.44%) OO
7 1 (2.44%) Quantitative Research
7 1 (2.44%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (2.44%) SDLC
7 1 (2.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) VB
2 28 (68.29%) VB6
3 25 (60.98%) C#
4 20 (48.78%) SQL
5 17 (41.46%) VB.NET
6 11 (26.83%) C++
7 8 (19.51%) T-SQL
8 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
8 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
9 3 (7.32%) C
9 3 (7.32%) Java
9 3 (7.32%) VBScript
9 3 (7.32%) VC++
10 2 (4.88%) VBA
11 1 (2.44%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (24.39%) Oracle