The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 62 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +6
Contract jobs citing VB 12 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.42% 3.60% 2.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.80% 13.43% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 7
Average daily rate £140 £394 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.44% +29.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.53 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
250 201 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.55% 26.76% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 94 110
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £40.57 £14.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.79% -49.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.28 £9.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £51.39 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
North West

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -10 10 £140 -68.88% 1
Warrington -5 1 - - 8
Daresbury - - - -
Crewe - - - - 2
Knutsford - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (92.86%) VBScript
2 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 13 (46.43%) SCCM
4 13 (46.43%) PowerShell
5 12 (42.86%) XenApp
5 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 12 (42.86%) Citrix
5 12 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (39.29%) AppSense
6 11 (39.29%) Migration
6 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
6 11 (39.29%) Compatibility Testing
7 10 (35.71%) AdminStudio
8 8 (28.57%) Local Government
8 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (28.57%) SQL
8 8 (28.57%) C#
8 8 (28.57%) .NET
8 8 (28.57%) Oracle
8 8 (28.57%) XML
9 7 (25.00%) C
9 7 (25.00%) MySQL
9 7 (25.00%) C++
9 7 (25.00%) HTML
9 7 (25.00%) Java
9 7 (25.00%) VB.NET
9 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 7 (25.00%) Shell Script

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) SMS
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) AdminStudio
2 3 (10.71%) MSI
General
1 8 (28.57%) Local Government
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Applications Packager
2 7 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 7 (25.00%) Tester
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Deployment Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Software Tester
5 2 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Junior
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
1 8 (28.57%) XML
2 7 (25.00%) HTML
2 7 (25.00%) Web Services
3 5 (17.86%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Migration
1 11 (39.29%) Compatibility Testing
2 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Software Distribution
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Practice Management
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.57%) ETL
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) ERP
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) VBScript
2 13 (46.43%) PowerShell
3 8 (28.57%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) C#
4 7 (25.00%) C
4 7 (25.00%) C++
4 7 (25.00%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 7 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) PMP
2 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (42.86%) XenApp
2 12 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) Citrix
3 11 (39.29%) AppSense
4 8 (28.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec
5 1 (3.57%) CA
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