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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 69 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 3 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.32% 0.81% 2.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 2.21% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Average daily rate £363 £290 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +35.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £275 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £306 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £32.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
336 271 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.09% 36.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 174 144
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.38% +7.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chester -5 1 £375 +20.96%
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) VBA
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (42.86%) Data Transformation
3 3 (42.86%) Cognos Transformer
3 3 (42.86%) Data Structures
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Teradata
3 3 (42.86%) ReportNet
3 3 (42.86%) MS Access
3 3 (42.86%) DTS
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Cognos
3 3 (42.86%) Cognos Powerplay
3 3 (42.86%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) Degree

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) Cognos Impromptu
2 3 (42.86%) Cognos Powerplay
2 3 (42.86%) Cognos Transformer
2 3 (42.86%) DTS
2 3 (42.86%) MS Access
2 3 (42.86%) ReportNet
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) VBA Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
3 2 (28.57%) VB Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Cognos Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Cognos Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Programme Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Structures
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Data Transformation
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) VBA
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cognos
1 3 (42.86%) Teradata