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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 61 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 11 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.17% 1.17% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.21% 4.11% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 4
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£400 £325 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £330 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -19.68%
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
343 219 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.49% 28.40% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 122 106
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £520 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £20.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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
Knutsford -3 1 £325 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (65.52%) SQL Server
2 18 (62.07%) .NET
3 17 (58.62%) MS Excel
4 15 (51.72%) C#
5 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
6 12 (41.38%) SQL
6 12 (41.38%) N-Tier
7 11 (37.93%) MS Access
7 11 (37.93%) .NET Framework
8 10 (34.48%) Resource Management
8 10 (34.48%) Open Source
8 10 (34.48%) OOP
9 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (27.59%) XML
10 8 (27.59%) JSON
10 8 (27.59%) REST
11 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
11 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
12 6 (20.69%) CSS
12 6 (20.69%) VBScript
12 6 (20.69%) HTML
12 6 (20.69%) OAuth2
13 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (17.24%) SOAP
14 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
14 4 (13.79%) Cognos
14 4 (13.79%) Finance
14 4 (13.79%) Banking
14 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (10.34%) Node.js
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (58.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (65.52%) SQL Server
2 11 (37.93%) MS Access
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.34%) DTS
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.34%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (6.90%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (6.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (3.45%) ReportNet
6 1 (3.45%) QlikView
6 1 (3.45%) Cognos Powerplay
6 1 (3.45%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) PVCS
1 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (6.90%) WebSpeed
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
1 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
2 2 (6.90%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) Team Leader
2 10 (34.48%) Development Team Leader
2 10 (34.48%) .NET Team Leader
2 10 (34.48%) Software Development Team Leader
2 10 (34.48%) Software Team Leader
3 6 (20.69%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.90%) MI Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Report Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Access Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) .NET
2 11 (37.93%) .NET Framework
3 8 (27.59%) JSON
3 8 (27.59%) REST
3 8 (27.59%) XML
4 6 (20.69%) HTML
4 6 (20.69%) CSS
4 6 (20.69%) OAuth2
5 5 (17.24%) SOAP
6 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.34%) CSS3
7 3 (10.34%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (10.34%) Apache Cordova
7 3 (10.34%) jQuery
7 3 (10.34%) HTML5
8 2 (6.90%) Web Services
8 2 (6.90%) WinForms
9 1 (3.45%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) N-Tier
2 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.90%) NHS
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) OOP
1 10 (34.48%) Resource Management
1 10 (34.48%) Open Source
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) MVC
5 3 (10.34%) MVVM
5 3 (10.34%) Data Transformation
5 3 (10.34%) Coaching
6 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.90%) Web Application Development
6 2 (6.90%) Scrum
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) Web Development
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) C#
2 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.69%) VBScript
5 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.90%) VB6
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Delphi
5 2 (6.90%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) VBA
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Cognos
3 2 (6.90%) Progress
3 2 (6.90%) Sculptor
4 1 (3.45%) Teradata
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago