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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 72 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing VB 6 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 1.83% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.78% 5.42% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 5
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£355 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £340 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -25.70%
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
337 277 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.83% 33.74% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 149 138
Average daily rate £388 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 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 28 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warrington -10 2 £448 +5.29% 3
Knutsford -5 1 £325 +8.33%
Chester - 1 - - 2
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (60.87%) .NET
3 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
3 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (47.83%) C#
5 9 (39.13%) SQL
5 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
6 8 (34.78%) Resource Management
6 8 (34.78%) Open Source
6 8 (34.78%) OOP
6 8 (34.78%) N-Tier
7 7 (30.43%) MS Access
8 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
8 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Banking
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) CSS
9 4 (17.39%) Cognos
9 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 4 (17.39%) HTML
10 3 (13.04%) Java
10 3 (13.04%) MS Office
10 3 (13.04%) VBScript
10 3 (13.04%) DTS
10 3 (13.04%) XML
10 3 (13.04%) UNIX
10 3 (13.04%) Windows

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) MS Access
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (13.04%) Cognos Transformer
5 3 (13.04%) DTS
6 2 (8.70%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (8.70%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (4.35%) ReportNet
7 1 (4.35%) QlikView
7 1 (4.35%) Cognos Powerplay
7 1 (4.35%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) MSI
2 1 (4.35%) InstallShield
2 1 (4.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Team Leader
1 8 (34.78%) Development Team Leader
1 8 (34.78%) .NET Team Leader
1 8 (34.78%) Software Development Team Leader
1 8 (34.78%) Software Team Leader
2 7 (30.43%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.70%) MI Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Access Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.35%) VBA Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Business Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
3 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
4 4 (17.39%) CSS
4 4 (17.39%) HTML
5 3 (13.04%) XML
6 2 (8.70%) JSON
6 2 (8.70%) jQuery
6 2 (8.70%) HTML5
6 2 (8.70%) REST
6 2 (8.70%) OAuth2
7 1 (4.35%) CSS3
7 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (4.35%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
7 1 (4.35%) WCF
7 1 (4.35%) ODBC
7 1 (4.35%) XHTML
7 1 (4.35%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) N-Tier
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.70%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) OOP
1 8 (34.78%) Resource Management
1 8 (34.78%) Open Source
2 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Data Transformation
4 3 (13.04%) Coaching
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.70%) MVC
6 1 (4.35%) SEO
6 1 (4.35%) Content Management
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) MVVM
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) VBScript
5 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) ActionScript
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Cognos
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) AppSense
3 1 (4.35%) Teradata
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