The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 12 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.71% 1.04% 2.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.63% 2.68% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Median daily rate £345 £344 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.36% +21.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £323
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.62% +5.88%
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 Lancashire region.

Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
181 149 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 40.95% 38.70% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 101 78
Median daily rate £400 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £540 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 4
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% +145.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £24.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.00 £28.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Preston +11 9 £345 -1.42%
Lytham St Annes -5 1 - - 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for VB.

1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) VB6
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) Apache
5 5 (25.00%) LDAP
5 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Tivoli
5 5 (25.00%) HTTP
5 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (25.00%) HTTPS
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) SAML
5 5 (25.00%) JSON
5 5 (25.00%) Lua
5 5 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (25.00%) Microservices
6 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (20.00%) IBM
6 4 (20.00%) SAP BW

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 6 (30.00%) Apache
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) JBoss
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sage 50
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) HTTP
1 5 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 5 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (20.00%) SAP BW
3 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.00%) QlikView
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Rational Robot
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Applications Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Report Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) JSON
2 5 (25.00%) SAML
3 4 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (15.00%) WinForms
4 3 (15.00%) WPF
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.00%) CAML
6 1 (5.00%) CSS
6 1 (5.00%) CSS3
6 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.00%) HTML
6 1 (5.00%) HTML5
6 1 (5.00%) jQuery
6 1 (5.00%) Web Services
6 1 (5.00%) XSD
6 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (25.00%) Microservices
3 4 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 4 (20.00%) ETL
3 4 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (15.00%) Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) UML
6 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (30.00%) VB6
3 5 (25.00%) Lua
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (15.00%) C++
5 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (15.00%) VC++
6 2 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (5.00%) FQL
7 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) IBM
3 4 (20.00%) SAP
4 3 (15.00%) CODA
4 3 (15.00%) Cognos
4 3 (15.00%) Concur
4 3 (15.00%) Maconomy
4 3 (15.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Sage