Period
to 21 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 21 September 2019 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 152 153
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +42
Contract jobs citing VB 17 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.43% 0.88% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.05% 1.98% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 18
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £310 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.97% -9.16% -7.46%
10th Percentile £262 £268 £220
90th Percentile £543 £425 £432
England median daily rate £389 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +5.07% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £22.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £25.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +64.71% -36.25% +35.59%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,626 2,217 1,647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 40.92% 44.34% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,089 1,540 1,193
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.98% +2.19% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £291
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 11
Yorkshire median hourly rate £25.94 £21.33 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -45.32% +151.61%
10th Percentile £14.32 £13.81 £14.13
90th Percentile £44.75 £43.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31% +6.67%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Yorkshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Yorkshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Yorkshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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 Yorkshire -37 11 £400 +31.15% 3
West Yorkshire +31 4 £375 +13.21% 7
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 12 (70.59%) PowerShell
2 10 (58.82%) DevOps
3 9 (52.94%) Ansible
3 9 (52.94%) Python
3 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
4 8 (47.06%) GitHub
4 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
4 8 (47.06%) Visual Studio Code
5 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) Prototyping
6 5 (29.41%) Open Source
6 5 (29.41%) Blog
7 4 (23.53%) SCCM
7 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
7 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 4 (23.53%) Web Development
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) C#
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 3 (17.65%) Middleware
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) Unix
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (17.65%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (11.76%) Azure

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) GitHub
2 2 (11.76%) Azure
3 1 (5.88%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (5.88%) MS Access
4 1 (5.88%) MySQL
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
1 8 (47.06%) Visual Studio Code
2 3 (17.65%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (11.76%) InstallShield
3 2 (11.76%) MSI
3 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) MSTest
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Lead Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Packager
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Lead Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell Developer
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) Middleware
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) LINQ
4 1 (5.88%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.88%) WSH
4 1 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Blog
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) DevOps
2 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Open Source
3 5 (29.41%) Prototyping
4 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) Web Development
5 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
5 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Application Discovery
6 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Decision-Making
6 1 (5.88%) Numerical Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) OCR
6 1 (5.88%) Robotic Process Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) PowerShell
2 9 (52.94%) Python
3 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.88%) C++
7 1 (5.88%) PHP
7 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.88%) VB6
7 1 (5.88%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Ansible
2 4 (23.53%) SCCM
3 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 2 (11.76%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) F5
2 1 (5.88%) Kofax
2 1 (5.88%) UiPath
2 1 (5.88%) Xerox