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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 36 46 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing VB 11 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.66% 0.92% 3.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.24% 2.41% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 11
Median daily rate £340 £344 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% +52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £338 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £28.05
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -12.64%
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
152 166 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.80% 38.07% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 117 91
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £558 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 7
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.22 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.19% +34.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £28.68 £26.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.09 £32.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.09%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 £340 -2.85% 2
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) C#
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (31.58%) VB6
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
5 6 (31.58%) Apache
5 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
6 5 (26.32%) LDAP
6 5 (26.32%) XML
6 5 (26.32%) HTTP
6 5 (26.32%) HTTPS
6 5 (26.32%) SAML
6 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
6 5 (26.32%) Microservices
6 5 (26.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (26.32%) JSON
6 5 (26.32%) Lua
7 4 (21.05%) WPF
7 4 (21.05%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (21.05%) IBM
7 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (21.05%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (21.05%) WinForms
7 4 (21.05%) ClearCase

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 (31.58%) Apache
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) HTTP
1 5 (26.32%) HTTPS
1 5 (26.32%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
2 5 (26.32%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
4 3 (15.79%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (15.79%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
4 3 (15.79%) SAP BW
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (5.26%) QlikView
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 4 (21.05%) ClearCase
2 4 (21.05%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (10.53%) Rational Robot
3 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) NUnit
4 1 (5.26%) PHPUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Applications Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Database Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Report Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) JSON
2 5 (26.32%) SAML
2 5 (26.32%) XML
3 4 (21.05%) WinForms
3 4 (21.05%) WPF
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
5 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
5 2 (10.53%) XSD
5 2 (10.53%) XSLT
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.26%) CAML
6 1 (5.26%) CSS
6 1 (5.26%) CSS3
6 1 (5.26%) HTML
6 1 (5.26%) HTML5
6 1 (5.26%) jQuery
6 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Microservices
3 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (21.05%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (15.79%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (15.79%) ETL
4 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) VB6
3 5 (26.32%) Lua
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) C++
4 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
4 3 (15.79%) VC++
5 2 (10.53%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) FQL
6 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) CODA
4 2 (10.53%) Cognos
4 2 (10.53%) Concur
4 2 (10.53%) Maconomy
4 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat