The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 30 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.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 67 52
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15  
Contract jobs citing VB 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.76% 0.48% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.06% 1.22% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Median daily rate £250 £280 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -34.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +2.73% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £52.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% +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 West Sussex with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 194 245 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 36.74% 39.52% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 131 124
Median daily rate £468 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £37.50 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.05 £46.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in West Sussex

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in West Sussex

VB
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 30 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
Gatwick - 3 £250 - 1
Crawley +9 1 - -
VB
South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for VB.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) MCDBA
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Replication
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 3 (60.00%) High Availability
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (60.00%) Database Mirroring
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) PMO
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) NAS
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
1 3 (60.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (20.00%) Rational Rose
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) DBA
1 3 (60.00%) Senior DBA
1 3 (60.00%) Senior SQL DBA
1 3 (60.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
1 3 (60.00%) SQL DBA
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
1 3 (60.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Change Control
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Database Mirroring
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) High Availability
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB6
1 1 (20.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCDBA
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft