The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 66 72 52
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing VB 9 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.12% 0.60% 2.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.16% 2.20% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 11
Median daily rate £513 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £411 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £36.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +86.93%
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
285 318 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 35.54% 27.46% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 235 139
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £17.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +16 6 £525 +17.31% 2
Congleton - 2 £275 -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
3 7 (41.18%) Open Source
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Extreme Programming
5 5 (29.41%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (29.41%) JSON
5 5 (29.41%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) SAML
5 5 (29.41%) Apache
5 5 (29.41%) LDAP
5 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
5 5 (29.41%) HTTP
5 5 (29.41%) HTTPS
5 5 (29.41%) Internet
5 5 (29.41%) Tivoli
5 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) FQL
5 5 (29.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (29.41%) Microservices
5 5 (29.41%) CAML
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) Lua
5 5 (29.41%) ServiceNow

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) Apache
1 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) HTTP
1 5 (29.41%) HTTPS
1 5 (29.41%) Internet
1 5 (29.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Law
3 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Technical Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Digital Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Digital Technical Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# WCF Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Digital Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Digital Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) WCF Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
1 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
2 5 (29.41%) CAML
2 5 (29.41%) JSON
2 5 (29.41%) SAML
3 3 (17.65%) WCF
3 3 (17.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) RIA
3 1 (5.88%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Open Source
3 5 (29.41%) Extreme Programming
3 5 (29.41%) Microservices
3 5 (29.41%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (23.53%) Data Management
4 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
4 4 (23.53%) OWASP
4 4 (23.53%) UML
5 3 (17.65%) MVC
5 3 (17.65%) Supplier Management
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (5.88%) Service Design
7 1 (5.88%) Use Case
7 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
3 5 (29.41%) FQL
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) Lua
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VBScript
6 1 (5.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Tivoli
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) ServiceNow
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Rockwell
4 1 (5.88%) Siemens