The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Lancashire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 36 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 15 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.47% 2.25% 4.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.04% 5.81% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 2
Average daily rate £225 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
115 86 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.62% 38.74% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 56 68
Average daily rate £375 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £31.24 £26.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.99% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £14.96 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £35.00 £80.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
North West

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - 1 £270 - 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (55.56%) .NET
1 15 (55.56%) ASP.NET
2 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
3 12 (44.44%) C#
3 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 12 (44.44%) Windows
3 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 9 (33.33%) MSI
4 9 (33.33%) Application Packaging
4 9 (33.33%) jQuery
5 8 (29.63%) Wise Package Studio
5 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
6 7 (25.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (22.22%) MVC
7 6 (22.22%) WSH
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) CSS
7 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
7 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (18.52%) VB6
8 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
8 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
8 5 (18.52%) XML
9 4 (14.81%) Classic ASP
9 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Project
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MSI
2 8 (29.63%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (11.11%) Subversion
3 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.41%) AdminStudio
4 2 (7.41%) T4 Templates
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) .NET Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Applications Packager
4 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Systems Developer
5 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Systems Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (7.41%) VB Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) IT Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Wintel Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) .NET
1 15 (55.56%) ASP.NET
2 9 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 9 (33.33%) jQuery
3 6 (22.22%) WSH
3 6 (22.22%) CSS
3 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (18.52%) HTML
4 5 (18.52%) XML
5 4 (14.81%) Classic ASP
6 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 3 (11.11%) Software Packaging
6 3 (11.11%) WCF
6 3 (11.11%) WF
6 3 (11.11%) LINQ
6 3 (11.11%) Ajax
6 3 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (11.11%) POCO
6 3 (11.11%) Web Services
7 2 (7.41%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
3 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) UNIX
5 2 (7.41%) AIX
5 2 (7.41%) HPUX
5 2 (7.41%) Solaris
5 2 (7.41%) Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) MVC
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Workflow
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Change Control
4 2 (7.41%) Software Distribution
4 2 (7.41%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C#
1 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) VB6
3 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
3 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.41%) Perl
4 2 (7.41%) VBScript
4 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (7.41%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) CA
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
Blackpool, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago