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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 42 42 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -22
Contract jobs citing VB 5 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.27% 0.97% 5.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.81% 2.33% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £350 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +59.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
178 172 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 45.29% 41.75% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 118 51
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -15.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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
(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 - 1 - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 27 (96.43%) C#
2 26 (92.86%) .NET
3 22 (78.57%) SQL Server
3 22 (78.57%) ASP.NET
4 20 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (60.71%) CSS
6 16 (57.14%) Visual Studio
6 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
7 15 (53.57%) Java
7 15 (53.57%) SharePoint
7 15 (53.57%) PowerShell
7 15 (53.57%) FQL
7 15 (53.57%) CAML
8 14 (50.00%) Internet
9 13 (46.43%) TDD
10 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (42.86%) Mac OS X
10 12 (42.86%) Unix
10 12 (42.86%) Linux
11 11 (39.29%) HTML
11 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
12 10 (35.71%) jQuery
12 10 (35.71%) Web Services
13 9 (32.14%) Eclipse
13 9 (32.14%) Windows
13 9 (32.14%) VB.NET
13 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (32.14%) VB6
13 9 (32.14%) Data Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (53.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (21.43%) Apache
2 6 (21.43%) IIS
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) Internet
2 7 (25.00%) HTTP
3 6 (21.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 20 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 8 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (17.86%) MySQL
4 5 (17.86%) SQLite
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
3 9 (32.14%) Eclipse
3 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
4 7 (25.00%) Subversion
5 6 (21.43%) JUnit
5 6 (21.43%) NUnit
5 6 (21.43%) PHPUnit
6 4 (14.29%) ClearCase
7 3 (10.71%) Hudson
7 3 (10.71%) IntelliJ
7 3 (10.71%) Maven
8 2 (7.14%) Rational Robot
8 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (96.43%) Developer
2 11 (39.29%) Digital Developer
3 10 (35.71%) C# Developer
4 8 (28.57%) .NET Developer
5 7 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (17.86%) Java Developer
7 4 (14.29%) VB Developer
8 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
9 2 (7.14%) Analyst
9 2 (7.14%) Angular Developer
9 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (7.14%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 2 (7.14%) HTML Developer
9 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
10 1 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
10 1 (3.57%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 22 (78.57%) ASP.NET
3 17 (60.71%) CSS
4 15 (53.57%) CAML
5 11 (39.29%) HTML
6 10 (35.71%) jQuery
6 10 (35.71%) Web Services
7 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (17.86%) Django
8 5 (17.86%) HTML5
8 5 (17.86%) LAMP
8 5 (17.86%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (17.86%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (14.29%) SOAP
9 4 (14.29%) WinForms
9 4 (14.29%) WPF
10 3 (10.71%) J2EE
10 3 (10.71%) REST
10 3 (10.71%) Spring
10 3 (10.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
1 12 (42.86%) Mac OS X
1 12 (42.86%) Unix
2 9 (32.14%) Windows
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) TDD
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (32.14%) Data Management
4 7 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (25.00%) Web Design
5 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL
7 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.14%) BDD
8 2 (7.14%) MVC
9 1 (3.57%) ERP
9 1 (3.57%) SOLID
9 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (96.43%) C#
2 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 15 (53.57%) FQL
3 15 (53.57%) Java
3 15 (53.57%) PowerShell
4 9 (32.14%) VB.NET
4 9 (32.14%) VB6
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 5 (17.86%) C
6 5 (17.86%) C++
6 5 (17.86%) PHP
6 5 (17.86%) Python
6 5 (17.86%) Ruby
6 5 (17.86%) VBA
6 5 (17.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 6 (21.43%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft