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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK / Wales
Rank 63 - 60
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VB 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.43% - 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.05% - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £225
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 Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 285 346 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 40.54% 50.58% 39.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 229 170
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 2
Median hourly rate £37.77 £23.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.72% -27.69%  
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
South Wales - 3 £325 - 2
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for VB.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) Blue Prism
2 2 (50.00%) Robotic Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Robotic Process Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) OCX
3 1 (25.00%) MSI
3 1 (25.00%) InstallShield
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) ThinApp
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy

VB
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (25.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Report Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Junior SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) OCX
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) Robotic Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Robotic Process Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Blue Prism
2 1 (25.00%) AppSense