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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 62 63 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing VB 21 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.13% 1.15% 2.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.24% 4.02% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 4
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£400 £293 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% -23.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.05 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -16.90%
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
401 224 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.71% 28.54% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 121 98
Average daily rate £401 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £32.75 £42.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.95 £42.50 £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.55 £42.50 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 2015. 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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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
Ellesmere Port - 3 £269 -
Chester +3 2 £288 +79.68%
Knutsford 0 1 £439 -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (64.29%) .NET
3 16 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 15 (53.57%) C#
5 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
6 12 (42.86%) N-Tier
6 12 (42.86%) SQL
7 11 (39.29%) .NET Framework
8 10 (35.71%) Resource Management
8 10 (35.71%) Open Source
8 10 (35.71%) OOP
9 9 (32.14%) MS Access
9 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (28.57%) XML
10 8 (28.57%) REST
10 8 (28.57%) JSON
11 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
11 7 (25.00%) VBScript
11 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 6 (21.43%) CSS
12 6 (21.43%) HTML
12 6 (21.43%) OAuth2
12 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (17.86%) SOAP
13 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (14.29%) Cognos
14 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
14 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (10.71%) jQuery
15 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (10.71%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (32.14%) MS Access
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.71%) Cognos Transformer
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.71%) DTS
5 2 (7.14%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (7.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (3.57%) QlikView
6 1 (3.57%) ReportNet
6 1 (3.57%) Cognos Powerplay
6 1 (3.57%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) PVCS
1 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (7.14%) WebSpeed
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) MSI
2 1 (3.57%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Back Office
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) Software Development Team Leader
2 10 (35.71%) Software Team Leader
2 10 (35.71%) Team Leader
2 10 (35.71%) Development Team Leader
2 10 (35.71%) .NET Team Leader
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Packager
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Report Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Access Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) .NET
2 11 (39.29%) .NET Framework
3 8 (28.57%) XML
3 8 (28.57%) REST
3 8 (28.57%) JSON
4 6 (21.43%) CSS
4 6 (21.43%) HTML
4 6 (21.43%) OAuth2
5 5 (17.86%) SOAP
6 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.71%) jQuery
7 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (10.71%) Apache Cordova
7 3 (10.71%) CSS3
7 3 (10.71%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (10.71%) HTML5
8 2 (7.14%) Web Services
8 2 (7.14%) WinForms
9 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
9 1 (3.57%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) N-Tier
2 10 (35.71%) Open Source
3 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.71%) Data Structures
5 2 (7.14%) NHS
6 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Resource Management
1 10 (35.71%) OOP
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Data Transformation
5 3 (10.71%) Coaching
5 3 (10.71%) MVVM
5 3 (10.71%) MVC
5 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (7.14%) Web Application Development
6 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.57%) Web Development
7 1 (3.57%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) C#
2 12 (42.86%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) VBScript
3 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) Delphi
4 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.14%) VB6
5 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.57%) VBA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) XenApp
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Cognos
3 2 (7.14%) Progress
3 2 (7.14%) Sculptor
4 1 (3.57%) Teradata
4 1 (3.57%) AppSense
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix