Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 19 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 98 109
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11 -17
Contract jobs citing VB 4 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.34% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 1.18% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 7
Wales median daily rate £425 £313 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.89% -5.23% +1.54%
10th Percentile £413 £206 £288
90th Percentile £438 £444 £347
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Wales median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +14.86% +84.45%

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 Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 456 595 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.68% 42.38% 49.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 400 595
Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £251 £263 £225
90th Percentile £538 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 24
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.91% +168.29% +3.02%
10th Percentile £14.29 £17.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £77.50 £56.16
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +23.97%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Wales

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Wales

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Wales

VB
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Wales region 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
South Wales +8 4 £425 +35.89%
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Wales region with a requirement for VB.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB6
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (25.00%) ETL
4 1 (25.00%) Tableau
4 1 (25.00%) Data Governance
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) C++ Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SQL BI Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SSRS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Tableau