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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 41 36 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs citing VB 21 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.24% 2.91% 9.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.19% 9.09% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 10
Average daily rate
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£366 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £270 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £404 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.69% -27.05%
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
206 132 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 41.62% 32.04% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 77 50
Average daily rate £442 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £463 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
Blackpool -11 18 £375 +32.97% 1
Preston +3 1 £300 +11.11% 1
Lytham St Annes - 1 £350 -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 19 (76.00%) .NET
2 17 (68.00%) SharePoint
3 16 (64.00%) Java
4 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (60.00%) PowerShell
5 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (56.00%) C#
5 14 (56.00%) CSS
5 14 (56.00%) UNIX
5 14 (56.00%) Linux
6 13 (52.00%) Web Services
6 13 (52.00%) ASP.NET
6 13 (52.00%) HTML
6 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (52.00%) FQL
6 13 (52.00%) CAML
7 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (48.00%) SQL
7 12 (48.00%) Internet
8 11 (44.00%) Mac OS X
8 11 (44.00%) TDD
9 10 (40.00%) Git (software)
9 10 (40.00%) Windows
10 9 (36.00%) Data Management
10 9 (36.00%) jQuery
11 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (32.00%) MongoDB
11 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
11 8 (32.00%) Eclipse

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 17 (68.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (28.00%) IIS
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (16.00%) Apache
4 4 (16.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (12.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) Internet
2 6 (24.00%) HTTP
3 4 (16.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (32.00%) MongoDB
3 8 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (16.00%) SQLite
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (16.00%) MySQL
5 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (32.00%) Eclipse
3 7 (28.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (24.00%) Subversion
5 4 (16.00%) Maven
5 4 (16.00%) JUnit
5 4 (16.00%) IntelliJ
5 4 (16.00%) NUnit
5 4 (16.00%) PHPUnit
5 4 (16.00%) Hudson
6 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (12.00%) Facilita Forecast
6 3 (12.00%) LoadUI
6 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (12.00%) JMeter
7 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (76.00%) .NET
2 14 (56.00%) CSS
3 13 (52.00%) HTML
3 13 (52.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (52.00%) Web Services
3 13 (52.00%) CAML
4 9 (36.00%) jQuery
5 5 (20.00%) HTML5
6 4 (16.00%) REST
6 4 (16.00%) Django
6 4 (16.00%) J2EE
6 4 (16.00%) SOAP
6 4 (16.00%) Spring
6 4 (16.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (8.00%) XML
9 1 (4.00%) XHTML
9 1 (4.00%) RSS
9 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Linux
1 14 (56.00%) UNIX
2 11 (44.00%) Mac OS X
3 10 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) TDD
3 9 (36.00%) Data Management
4 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (24.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (24.00%) Web Design
6 5 (20.00%) ITIL
7 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Web Development
8 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.00%) BDD
9 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
9 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
10 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) Java
2 15 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (56.00%) C#
4 13 (52.00%) FQL
5 12 (48.00%) SQL
6 6 (24.00%) VBScript
7 5 (20.00%) VB.NET
7 5 (20.00%) PHP
8 4 (16.00%) C++
8 4 (16.00%) VBA
8 4 (16.00%) Python
8 4 (16.00%) C
8 4 (16.00%) Ruby
9 1 (4.00%) VB6
9 1 (4.00%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) MCSA
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft