The median contractor rate for a VB Developer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Visual Basic Developer
UK
Rank 578 600 575
Rank change year-on-year +22 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a VB Developer 18 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.079% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.083% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 24
Median daily rate £365 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.14% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £344 £320
% change year-on-year +30.90% +7.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

VB Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured VB Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB Developer in the UK

VB Developer
Top 8 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 18 £365 +10.18% 12
London +32 12 £353 +8.46%
West Yorkshire +11 4 - -
Yorkshire +10 4 - -
Leeds +8 4 - -
City of London +5 3 £200 -38.46%
West Midlands +7 2 £450 +80.00% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -

VB Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 36 (100.00%) VB
2 28 (77.78%) VB6
3 24 (66.67%) .NET
4 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (55.56%) VB.NET
6 15 (41.67%) VBA
6 15 (41.67%) SQL
7 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 14 (38.89%) Migration
8 13 (36.11%) Windows
8 13 (36.11%) MS Excel
8 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
8 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (36.11%) Office 365
9 12 (33.33%) Unit Testing
9 12 (33.33%) Windows XP
10 11 (30.56%) MS Access
11 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (27.78%) Data Analysis
11 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
11 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (27.78%) Windows 10
11 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (19.44%) C#
13 5 (13.89%) Finance
13 5 (13.89%) Oracle
13 5 (13.89%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 4 (11.11%) SharePoint

VB Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (36.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (36.11%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (30.56%) MS Access
3 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2000
3 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.78%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Back Office
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Front Office
3 2 (5.56%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) COM+
2 1 (2.78%) ODBC
2 1 (2.78%) WinForms
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.56%) Equities
1 2 (5.56%) SWIFT
1 2 (5.56%) Wiki
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 10 (27.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) Migration
3 12 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 10 (27.78%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) TDD
6 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.56%) Scrum
6 2 (5.56%) SDLC
6 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.78%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.78%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (2.78%) Line Management
7 1 (2.78%) Project Management
7 1 (2.78%) Prototyping
7 1 (2.78%) Static Code Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Time Management
7 1 (2.78%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) VB
2 28 (77.78%) VB6
3 20 (55.56%) VB.NET
4 15 (41.67%) SQL
4 15 (41.67%) VBA
5 7 (19.44%) C#
6 4 (11.11%) C++
6 4 (11.11%) Java
7 3 (8.33%) C
8 2 (5.56%) VBScript
9 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) CTC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) DICOM
2 1 (2.78%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) SAP
3 3 (8.33%) Sybase
4 2 (5.56%) Ariba
4 2 (5.56%) Perforce
5 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.78%) InterSystems
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