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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 57 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 14 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.62% 1.32% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.95% 3.93% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
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£325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £240 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £311 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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
283 280 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.75% 33.49% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 138 220
Average daily rate £363 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £30.47 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £50.00 £43.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 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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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
Crewe +2 5 £325 +4.83%
Macclesfield - 5 £325 - 2
Warrington -13 2 £425 +41.66% 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (56.52%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (47.83%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) C#
4 8 (34.78%) SQL
4 8 (34.78%) Web Services
4 8 (34.78%) WinForms
5 7 (30.43%) Back Office
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Release Management
7 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
7 4 (17.39%) SCCM
7 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
7 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 3 (13.04%) Change Control
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
8 3 (13.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (13.04%) ISEB
8 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.04%) VPN
8 3 (13.04%) CA
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (13.04%) Symantec
8 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (13.04%) C
8 3 (13.04%) SAP
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 3 (13.04%) Linux

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (4.35%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) VPN
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
1 3 (13.04%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.70%) MS Access
4 1 (4.35%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (4.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (4.35%) Adabas
4 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.35%) DTS
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) AdminStudio
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (30.43%) Back Office
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Report Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.35%) Junior
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Packager
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.35%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) Web Services
2 8 (34.78%) WinForms
3 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (4.35%) MFC
5 1 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) SUSE
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) HPUX
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Release Management
2 3 (13.04%) Change Control
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) CRM
2 3 (13.04%) Product Management
2 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
2 3 (13.04%) Web Development
2 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
2 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
3 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
4 3 (13.04%) C
5 2 (8.70%) VB6
5 2 (8.70%) VBScript
5 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.70%) VBA
5 2 (8.70%) C++
5 2 (8.70%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (8.70%) PMP
2 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (13.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) CA
3 3 (13.04%) Symantec
3 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
4 2 (8.70%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Cognos
5 1 (4.35%) AppSense
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