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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 38 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing VB 10 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.23% 1.20% 3.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.85% 3.14% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 11
Average daily rate £335 £344 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.54% +52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £338 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
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
171 159 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 38.08% 38.04% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 105 76
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 7
Average hourly rate £43.00 £45.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% +51.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.81 £26.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £32.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 29 April 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
Preston +6 8 £340 -2.85% 1
Lytham St Annes - 1 £325 -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) C#
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) VB6
5 5 (35.71%) Apache
5 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
6 4 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (28.57%) JSON
6 4 (28.57%) Lua
6 4 (28.57%) WPF
6 4 (28.57%) Microservices
6 4 (28.57%) XML
6 4 (28.57%) LDAP
6 4 (28.57%) ClearCase
6 4 (28.57%) HTTP
6 4 (28.57%) WinForms
6 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
6 4 (28.57%) HTTPS
6 4 (28.57%) SAML
7 3 (21.43%) Extreme Programming
7 3 (21.43%) IBM
7 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
7 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
7 3 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (21.43%) Relational Database

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 5 (35.71%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) HTTP
1 4 (28.57%) HTTPS
1 4 (28.57%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 4 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
4 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 1 (7.14%) QlikView
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
2 4 (28.57%) ClearCase
3 3 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (14.29%) Rational Robot
4 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.14%) JUnit
5 1 (7.14%) NUnit
5 1 (7.14%) PHPUnit
5 1 (7.14%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Applications Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Database Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Database Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior WinForms Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior WPF Developer
5 1 (7.14%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (7.14%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) JSON
2 4 (28.57%) SAML
2 4 (28.57%) WinForms
2 4 (28.57%) WPF
2 4 (28.57%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 2 (14.29%) XSD
4 2 (14.29%) XSLT
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.14%) CAML
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) CSS3
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Microservices
3 3 (21.43%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.14%) SOLID
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) VB6
3 4 (28.57%) Lua
4 2 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 2 (14.29%) VC++
5 1 (7.14%) FQL
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
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