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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 51 74
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23  
Contract jobs citing VB 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.32% 0.91% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.92% 2.03% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £525 £388 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -21.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £25.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year +65.04% +9.57%  

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 217 246 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 35.23% 44.65% 46.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 165 279
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Median hourly rate £36.50 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +217.39% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £10.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £14.55 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 -8 2 £525 +35.48% 2
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (80.00%) Workflow
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
1 4 (80.00%) VB6
2 2 (40.00%) Document Management
2 2 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) SAP Certification
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (40.00%) Blue Prism
2 2 (40.00%) Robotic Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Robotic Process Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Record to Report
3 1 (20.00%) ThinApp
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) OCX

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (20.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Document Management
2 2 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (40.00%) Record to Report
2 2 (40.00%) Robotic Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Robotic Process Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) VB6
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Blue Prism
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) AppSense