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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 52 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 15 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.82% 2.13% 1.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.60% 6.17% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
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£325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.47% -11.66%
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
268 308 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.52% 34.45% 32.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 143 182
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 £275 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 7
Average hourly rate £34.50 £31.56 £57.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -44.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.00 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £45.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 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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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 - 6 £325 -
Macclesfield - 6 £325 - 1
Chester +8 3 - - 1
Warrington -19 1 £425 +36.00% 5
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 2
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) .NET
3 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
4 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 9 (32.14%) C#
6 8 (28.57%) SQL
6 8 (28.57%) WinForms
7 7 (25.00%) Finance
7 7 (25.00%) Back Office
7 7 (25.00%) Web Services
7 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 6 (21.43%) SCCM
9 5 (17.86%) Release Management
9 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (14.29%) ITIL
10 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.29%) MS Access
10 4 (14.29%) Application Packaging
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (10.71%) Product Management
11 3 (10.71%) Change Control
11 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
11 3 (10.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (10.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
11 3 (10.71%) Web Development

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.14%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (3.57%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) VPN
2 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) Wireless
3 2 (7.14%) FTP
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) MS Access
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.57%) QlikView
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.57%) DTS
5 1 (3.57%) Adabas
5 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (25.00%) Back Office
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) MI Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Report Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) WinForms
3 7 (25.00%) Web Services
4 4 (14.29%) Application Packaging
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.57%) CSS
6 1 (3.57%) MFC
6 1 (3.57%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.57%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) HPUX
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) SUSE
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Release Management
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) CRM
3 3 (10.71%) Web Development
3 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.71%) Product Management
3 3 (10.71%) Change Control
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) MVC
4 2 (7.14%) SOA
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE
4 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) C#
2 8 (28.57%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (10.71%) VB6
4 3 (10.71%) VBScript
5 2 (7.14%) C
5 2 (7.14%) VBA
5 2 (7.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (3.57%) Scala
6 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (7.14%) PMP
2 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 2 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (10.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (10.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.57%) Legato
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) SAP
3 3 (10.71%) CA
3 3 (10.71%) Symantec
4 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) AppSense
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos
5 1 (3.57%) VMware