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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 37 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing VB 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.53% 0.78% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.12% 2.05% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £37.00 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+84.48% +28.88%

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
97 146 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 37.16% 37.82% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 101 126
Median daily rate £325 £437 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.62% +24.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 14
Median hourly rate £49.50 £38.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.26% +4.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £37.00 £31.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.30 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

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
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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Blackpool - 1 £350 -
Fleetwood - 1 £275 -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 16 (94.12%) .NET
1 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 13 (76.47%) XML
2 13 (76.47%) XSD
2 13 (76.47%) VB6
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (52.94%) VB.NET
5 8 (47.06%) CSS
5 8 (47.06%) XSL
5 8 (47.06%) T-SQL
5 8 (47.06%) C#
5 8 (47.06%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) Rational Robot
6 5 (29.41%) WinForms
6 5 (29.41%) TDD
6 5 (29.41%) WPF
6 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
6 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle
6 5 (29.41%) XSLT
6 5 (29.41%) ClearCase
6 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 3 (17.65%) SOAP
8 3 (17.65%) ColdFusion
8 3 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
8 3 (17.65%) JavaScript

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 3 (17.65%) ColdFusion
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) ClearCase
1 5 (29.41%) Rational Robot
1 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 13 (76.47%) .NET Developer
3 8 (47.06%) VB.NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
5 3 (17.65%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (17.65%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (17.65%) C# WPF Developer
5 3 (17.65%) WPF Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
6 1 (5.88%) VB Developer
6 1 (5.88%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (5.88%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 13 (76.47%) XML
2 13 (76.47%) XSD
3 8 (47.06%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) HTML
3 8 (47.06%) XSL
4 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
4 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
4 5 (29.41%) WinForms
4 5 (29.41%) WPF
4 5 (29.41%) XSLT
5 3 (17.65%) SOAP
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) TDD
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Feasibility Study
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) SOLID
4 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) RAD
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) V-Model
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 13 (76.47%) VB6
3 9 (52.94%) VB.NET
4 8 (47.06%) C#
4 8 (47.06%) T-SQL
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Perforce