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 3 months to 28 April 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 125 94
Rank change year-on-year +18 -31  
Contract jobs citing VB 17 21 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.79% 0.72% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.78% 1.61% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 30
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £241 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £407 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +138.09% -6.66%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 956 1306 1235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 44.24% 44.47% 42.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 925 794
Median daily rate £400 £396 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 16
Median hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £9.00 £24.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Yorkshire

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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 3 months to 28 April 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
West Yorkshire +14 13 £381 +8.92% 5
North Yorkshire +10 2 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire +5 2 £120 -52.00% 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) VBA
3 12 (41.38%) MS Access
4 11 (37.93%) SAP
5 10 (34.48%) .NET
5 10 (34.48%) VB6
6 9 (31.03%) C#
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (24.14%) ActiveX
8 7 (24.14%) ADO
8 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (24.14%) Finance
8 7 (24.14%) DAO
8 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (24.14%) Database Theory
9 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
9 6 (20.69%) Data Modelling
10 5 (17.24%) C++
10 5 (17.24%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (17.24%) Degree
10 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (13.79%) Mathematics
11 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
11 4 (13.79%) SAS
12 3 (10.34%) Toad
12 3 (10.34%) DTS
12 3 (10.34%) Windows
12 3 (10.34%) CSS

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 4 (13.79%) SAS
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) MS Access
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (17.24%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (10.34%) DTS
4 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.90%) Data Mining
5 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (3.45%) Power BI
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Toad
2 1 (3.45%) MSI
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Data Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) VB Developer
3 5 (17.24%) VB6 Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Business Developer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) VBA Developer
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Access VBA Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
2 7 (24.14%) ActiveX
2 7 (24.14%) ADO
2 7 (24.14%) DAO
3 3 (10.34%) CSS
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.90%) Classic ASP
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.34%) Tandem
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Database Theory
1 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (20.69%) Data Modelling
2 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) Mathematics
5 3 (10.34%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (10.34%) Data Management
5 3 (10.34%) Statistics
6 2 (6.90%) Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Data Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) MVC
6 2 (6.90%) Revenue Management
7 1 (3.45%) Change Control
7 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.45%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (3.45%) Open Source
7 1 (3.45%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) VBA
3 10 (34.48%) VB6
4 9 (31.03%) C#
5 5 (17.24%) C++
6 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.45%) Java
8 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
8 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) AppDNA
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Intel
4 1 (3.45%) Mitel
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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