The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 36 17 38
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing VB 11 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.53% 5.16% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.36% 16.00% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
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£350 - £399
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 - £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.40 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.63%
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
173 50 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 39.86% 32.26% 35.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 23 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £324 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £19.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -12 2 £350 -
Blackburn - 1 - - 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 11 (52.38%) C#
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Oracle
4 8 (38.10%) Data Analysis
5 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
6 5 (23.81%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) MS Access
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) Data Transformation
7 4 (19.05%) Data Structures
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (19.05%) HTML
7 4 (19.05%) VBScript
7 4 (19.05%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
8 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
8 3 (14.29%) Classic ASP
8 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
8 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.76%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Intranet
2 1 (4.76%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) SMS
2 1 (4.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) MS Access
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (9.52%) Data Mart
4 2 (9.52%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.52%) OLAP
5 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) DBA
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 3 (14.29%) SQL DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) VB Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Designer
5 1 (4.76%) ASP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Support
5 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
3 3 (14.29%) Classic ASP
3 3 (14.29%) jQuery
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (9.52%) WPF
4 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 1 (4.76%) XHTML
5 1 (4.76%) Flash
5 1 (4.76%) WinForms
5 1 (4.76%) Apache Flex
5 1 (4.76%) CSS3
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Data Analysis
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Data Transformation
3 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Time Management
4 2 (9.52%) MVVM
4 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
4 2 (9.52%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (9.52%) Campaign Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) OOD
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
4 5 (23.81%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) VBScript
6 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 3 (14.29%) VB6
7 2 (9.52%) Perl
7 2 (9.52%) PHP
7 2 (9.52%) Python
8 1 (4.76%) C
8 1 (4.76%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Sybase
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) AppSense