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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 62 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 2 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.27% 1.79% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.76% 5.88% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Average daily rate
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£310 £214 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.85% -47.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.81 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
264 272 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 35.77% 30.39% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 146 142
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £202 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 14
Average hourly rate £36.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.08% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.77 £17.20 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.06 £44.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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
Chester +5 2 £310 +100.00%
Crewe - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Warrington - - - - 5
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Back Office
3 6 (37.50%) WinForms
3 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) Web Services
4 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
4 5 (31.25%) VBScript
4 5 (31.25%) MS Office
4 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) SCCM
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (25.00%) AppSense
5 4 (25.00%) XenApp
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) AdminStudio
6 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
7 2 (12.50%) MSI
7 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
7 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (12.50%) MS Access
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 6 (37.50%) Back Office
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Applications Packager
3 2 (12.50%) MI Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) VB Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) WinForms
2 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 6 (37.50%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) VBScript
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) VB6
4 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Legato
2 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) AppSense
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
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