Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 18 December 2018 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 West > Wiltshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 86 74
Rank change year-on-year -21 -12 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 9 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.49% 0.40% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.55% 1.31% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +53.85% -
10th Percentile £395 £369 £296
90th Percentile £468 £500 £458
South West median daily rate £413 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -2.94% +30.77% -16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £41.25 - £25.25

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 579 381 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 31.43% 30.83% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 270 277
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £285
90th Percentile £625 £531 £531
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 7 14
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.60% +18.46%
10th Percentile £38.80 £26.25 £18.65
90th Percentile £49.13 £41.95 £68.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -1.23%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Wiltshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Wiltshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Wiltshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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
Swindon -7 8 £425 -15.00% 2
Chippenham - 1 - - 1
VB
South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Middleware
2 5 (55.56%) JSON
2 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) DataPower
2 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
2 5 (55.56%) REST
2 5 (55.56%) SOAP
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) XSD
2 5 (55.56%) C++
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) CA Service Virtualization
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) CA
3 4 (44.44%) Micro Focus
3 4 (44.44%) JMeter
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Power BI
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
2 4 (44.44%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) Axure RP
3 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) MSI
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) TestRail
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Test Leader
1 4 (44.44%) Test Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Packager
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Applications Packager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Packager
2 1 (11.11%) SQL BI Developer
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
2 1 (11.11%) SSAS Developer
2 1 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) JSON
1 5 (55.56%) Middleware
1 5 (55.56%) REST
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
1 5 (55.56%) XML
1 5 (55.56%) XSD
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) DataPower
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Renewable Energy
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (11.11%) Application Discovery
4 1 (11.11%) Break/Fix
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) Tech Ops
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C++
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) MCDST
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) CA
1 4 (44.44%) Micro Focus
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) AppDynamics
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec