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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 67 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs citing VB 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.51% 1.50% 0.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.68% 4.60% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
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£325 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £22.53 £25.70
% change year-on-year
+40.92% -12.33%
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
297 261 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.24% 32.58% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 138 124
Average daily rate £370 £373 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.67% +20.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -6 1 £325 +8.33%
Warrington -6 1 £510 - 3
Chester - 1 - - 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 17 (60.71%) .NET
3 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
4 14 (50.00%) C#
4 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (42.86%) N-Tier
6 11 (39.29%) .NET Framework
7 10 (35.71%) Resource Management
7 10 (35.71%) OOP
7 10 (35.71%) SQL
7 10 (35.71%) Open Source
8 9 (32.14%) MS Access
9 7 (25.00%) XML
10 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 6 (21.43%) HTML
10 6 (21.43%) JSON
10 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (21.43%) REST
11 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (17.86%) VBScript
11 5 (17.86%) CSS
12 4 (14.29%) SOAP
12 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
12 4 (14.29%) Cognos
12 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (14.29%) Banking
12 4 (14.29%) Finance
12 4 (14.29%) OAuth2

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (32.14%) MS Access
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.71%) DTS
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.71%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (7.14%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (7.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (3.57%) ReportNet
6 1 (3.57%) QlikView
6 1 (3.57%) Cognos Powerplay
6 1 (3.57%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) MSI
2 1 (3.57%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.57%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
1 4 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) Team Leader
2 10 (35.71%) Development Team Leader
2 10 (35.71%) .NET Team Leader
2 10 (35.71%) Software Development Team Leader
2 10 (35.71%) Software Team Leader
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) MI Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.57%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Packager
7 1 (3.57%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) .NET
2 11 (39.29%) .NET Framework
3 7 (25.00%) XML
4 6 (21.43%) JSON
4 6 (21.43%) REST
4 6 (21.43%) HTML
5 5 (17.86%) CSS
6 4 (14.29%) SOAP
6 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 4 (14.29%) OAuth2
7 3 (10.71%) jQuery
7 3 (10.71%) HTML5
8 2 (7.14%) Web Services
8 2 (7.14%) CSS3
8 2 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (7.14%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (7.14%) WinForms
9 1 (3.57%) Ajax
9 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) N-Tier
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Data Structures
4 2 (7.14%) NHS
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) OOP
1 10 (35.71%) Resource Management
1 10 (35.71%) Open Source
2 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Data Transformation
4 3 (10.71%) Coaching
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) MVVM
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (7.14%) MVC
5 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.57%) SDLC
6 1 (3.57%) SEO
6 1 (3.57%) Content Management
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) VBScript
5 3 (10.71%) Java
6 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) C
7 1 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) ActionScript
7 1 (3.57%) VBA
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Cognos
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) AppSense
3 1 (3.57%) Teradata