The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 15 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.90% 1.43% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.75% 4.22% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £240 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £311 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
VB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
261 308 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.12% 33.77% 33.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 156 193
Average daily rate £325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £33.25 £31.56 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.54 £18.03 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £48.50 £43.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Cheshire region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe 0 6 £325 +4.83% 1
Macclesfield - 6 £325 -
Warrington -7 2 £425 +41.66% 2
Chester +7 1 - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 14 (56.00%) .NET
2 13 (52.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (40.00%) C#
5 9 (36.00%) WinForms
6 8 (32.00%) Back Office
6 8 (32.00%) SQL
6 8 (32.00%) Web Services
7 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (24.00%) Finance
8 5 (20.00%) Release Management
8 5 (20.00%) SCCM
8 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.00%) Oracle
9 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (16.00%) Application Packaging
10 3 (12.00%) Change Control
10 3 (12.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
10 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
10 3 (12.00%) Web Development
10 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (12.00%) Product Management
10 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
10 3 (12.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (12.00%) Firewall
10 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
10 3 (12.00%) Wireless
10 3 (12.00%) VB6

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) Apache
1 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (4.00%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) Wireless
2 3 (12.00%) VPN
3 2 (8.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.00%) MS Access
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) QlikView
4 1 (4.00%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (4.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (4.00%) Adabas
4 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (32.00%) Back Office
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
4 4 (16.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.00%) Report Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Report Developer
7 1 (4.00%) VB Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) MI Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) .NET
2 9 (36.00%) WinForms
3 8 (32.00%) Web Services
4 4 (16.00%) Application Packaging
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.00%) jQuery
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (4.00%) MFC
6 1 (4.00%) HTML
6 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) HPUX
3 2 (8.00%) UNIX
3 2 (8.00%) SUSE
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Release Management
2 3 (12.00%) Change Control
2 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (12.00%) Web Development
2 3 (12.00%) Product Management
2 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) CRM
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.00%) SOA
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (8.00%) MVC
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (12.00%) VB6
5 2 (8.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) VBA
5 2 (8.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (4.00%) Scala
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) VBScript
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) PMP
2 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (12.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) CA
3 3 (12.00%) Symantec
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (8.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) AppSense
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Cognos
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