The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 52 64 55
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 14 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.74% 0.39% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.43% 1.22% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £310 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £310 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -1.58%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
258 245 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.13% 31.94% 37.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 118 199
Average daily rate £363 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.05% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £40.57 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £40.57 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
North West

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 29 July 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
(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 - 2 - - 3
Crewe 0 1 £325 +4.83%
Macclesfield - 1 £325 - 3
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
Chester - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 11 (42.31%) VBScript
3 11 (42.31%) .NET
4 10 (38.46%) PowerShell
5 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
5 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
6 8 (30.77%) Oracle
6 8 (30.77%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) C#
6 8 (30.77%) SCCM
7 7 (26.92%) XenApp
7 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
7 7 (26.92%) Application Packaging
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (26.92%) Citrix
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 6 (23.08%) Web Services
8 6 (23.08%) AppSense
8 6 (23.08%) Migration
8 6 (23.08%) Compatibility Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Release Management
9 5 (19.23%) Finance
9 5 (19.23%) C
9 5 (19.23%) C++
9 5 (19.23%) HTML
9 5 (19.23%) VB.NET
9 5 (19.23%) AdminStudio
9 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
10 4 (15.38%) Shell Script

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.69%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (3.85%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (15.38%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
1 3 (11.54%) VPN
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
1 3 (11.54%) Wireless
2 2 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) MySQL
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.69%) MS Access
5 1 (3.85%) DTS
5 1 (3.85%) Adabas
5 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) QlikView
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.85%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (3.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) AdminStudio
2 3 (11.54%) MSI
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Local Government
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Back Office
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Developer
1 7 (26.92%) Applications Packager
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Software Tester
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Junior Software Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Junior
5 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Report Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Junior Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) MI Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Report Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) Application Packaging
3 6 (23.08%) Web Services
4 5 (19.23%) HTML
5 4 (15.38%) XML
6 3 (11.54%) WinForms
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.85%) CSS
8 1 (3.85%) MFC
8 1 (3.85%) jQuery
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) SUSE
5 2 (7.69%) HPUX
5 2 (7.69%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Migration
1 6 (23.08%) Compatibility Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
2 5 (19.23%) Release Management
3 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Product Management
4 3 (11.54%) Change Control
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) CRM
4 3 (11.54%) Web Development
4 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) SOA
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE
5 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) VBScript
2 10 (38.46%) PowerShell
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) C#
4 5 (19.23%) C++
4 5 (19.23%) VB.NET
4 5 (19.23%) C
5 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 4 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.69%) VBA
6 2 (7.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 2 (7.69%) VB6
7 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISEB
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) PMP
2 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 2 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (26.92%) XenApp
3 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (11.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (11.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 7 (26.92%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) AppSense
5 3 (11.54%) Symantec
5 3 (11.54%) CA
5 3 (11.54%) SAP
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) TIBCO
7 1 (3.85%) Cognos
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