The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 53 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 4 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 0.40% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.38% 1.31% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £300 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £455 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 £31.20
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -3.84%
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
168 305 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.42% 30.29% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 215 135
Median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -62.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £13.00 £25.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £15.25 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington - 3 £300 - 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) HTTP
3 5 (38.46%) HTTPS
3 5 (38.46%) Apache
3 5 (38.46%) LDAP
3 5 (38.46%) SAML
3 5 (38.46%) Tivoli
3 5 (38.46%) JSON
3 5 (38.46%) Extreme Programming
3 5 (38.46%) Lua
3 5 (38.46%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (38.46%) Microservices
4 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) UML
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) SAP
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) WinForms
5 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (23.08%) VB6
5 3 (23.08%) WCF

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (38.46%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) HTTP
1 5 (38.46%) HTTPS
1 5 (38.46%) LDAP
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) MS Access
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# WCF Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Developer
3 2 (15.38%) WCF Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Commissioning Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) JSON
1 5 (38.46%) SAML
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 3 (23.08%) WCF
2 3 (23.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) RIA
2 1 (7.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Extreme Programming
2 5 (38.46%) Microservices
3 4 (30.77%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.69%) SEO
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
6 1 (7.69%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
1 5 (38.46%) Lua
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB6
3 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
1 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (15.38%) VMware GSX
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Tivoli
2 2 (15.38%) MOM
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (15.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) NetApp
2 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Rockwell
3 1 (7.69%) Siemens
3 1 (7.69%) Tableau