The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Lancashire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 40 16 45
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +29
Contract jobs citing VB 6 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.40% 7.91% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.76% 22.68% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
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£300 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £25.70 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-12.33% -19.05%
Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
126 97 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.37% 34.89% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 53 106
Average daily rate £379 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 6
Average hourly rate £36.67 £37.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
North West

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Lancashire region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Lancashire region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 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
Preston -6 2 - - 3
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Colne - - - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) MSI
3 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
3 9 (40.91%) Application Packaging
4 8 (36.36%) Wise Package Studio
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 7 (31.82%) .NET
5 7 (31.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (27.27%) WSH
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 6 (27.27%) VB6
6 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 5 (22.73%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) Migration
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle
8 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (13.64%) SCCM
9 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (13.64%) WPF
9 3 (13.64%) Software Packaging
9 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (13.64%) Software Distribution
9 3 (13.64%) Change Control

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) Data Mart
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) OLAP
4 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) MSI
2 8 (36.36%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.09%) AdminStudio
4 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.09%) Subversion
5 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.55%) T4 Templates
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Applications Packager
2 7 (31.82%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) VB Developer
4 3 (13.64%) VB6 Developer
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) IT Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Application Packaging
2 7 (31.82%) .NET
3 6 (27.27%) WSH
4 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 3 (13.64%) WPF
5 3 (13.64%) Software Packaging
5 3 (13.64%) CSS
5 3 (13.64%) WinForms
6 2 (9.09%) HTML
6 2 (9.09%) Classic ASP
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (9.09%) POCO
6 2 (9.09%) jQuery
6 2 (9.09%) WF
6 2 (9.09%) LINQ
6 2 (9.09%) WCF
6 2 (9.09%) Ajax
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.55%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
3 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) UNIX
5 3 (13.64%) AIX
5 3 (13.64%) HPUX
5 3 (13.64%) Solaris
5 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Software Distribution
2 3 (13.64%) Change Control
2 3 (13.64%) MVVM
2 3 (13.64%) Server Monitoring
2 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
2 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Web Development
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (4.55%) Campaign Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) OO
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
1 6 (27.27%) VB6
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) Perl
4 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.09%) VBScript
6 1 (4.55%) PHP5
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) Tivoli
2 3 (13.64%) Unicenter
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Sybase
2 3 (13.64%) CA
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.64%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) AppSense
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