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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 45 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing VB 5 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.10% 3.59% 2.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.81% 13.91% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 3
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£344 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.64% -31.87%
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
178 115 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 39.12% 25.78% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 78 49
Average daily rate £350 £369 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +28.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 4
Average hourly rate £45.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.81 £26.36 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £32.57 £95.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +3.42%

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
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 4 May 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
Preston -2 2 £350 +55.55%
Blackpool -5 2 £338 -
Chorley - 1 - - 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) IIS
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) MS Access
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Web Development
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (22.22%) Data Transformation
5 2 (22.22%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
5 2 (22.22%) VBA
5 2 (22.22%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) HTML
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) JavaScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (33.33%) MS Access
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Applications Support
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Web Development
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Data Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Demand Forecasting
2 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
2 2 (22.22%) VBA
2 2 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB6
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix