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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 35 43 44
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.95% 1.40% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.67% 2.96% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +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
107 203 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 41.63% 47.43% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 140 99
Median daily rate £310 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £526 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 8
Median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.88%

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 21 February 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
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 19 (95.00%) SQL
1 19 (95.00%) .NET
2 16 (80.00%) XML
3 15 (75.00%) VB6
3 15 (75.00%) XSD
4 12 (60.00%) VB.NET
4 12 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (55.00%) T-SQL
5 11 (55.00%) HTML
5 11 (55.00%) CSS
6 10 (50.00%) XSL
7 9 (45.00%) C#
8 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (30.00%) Entity Framework
9 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (25.00%) WPF
9 5 (25.00%) TDD
9 5 (25.00%) WinForms
9 5 (25.00%) Rational Robot
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle
9 5 (25.00%) XSLT
9 5 (25.00%) ClearCase
10 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (15.00%) SOLID
11 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
11 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (15.00%) Web Services
11 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering

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 2 (10.00%) ColdFusion
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 5 (25.00%) Rational Robot
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 16 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (15.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 3 (15.00%) WPF Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior WPF Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) .NET
2 16 (80.00%) XML
3 15 (75.00%) XSD
4 11 (55.00%) CSS
4 11 (55.00%) HTML
5 10 (50.00%) XSL
6 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (30.00%) Entity Framework
7 5 (25.00%) WinForms
7 5 (25.00%) WPF
7 5 (25.00%) XSLT
8 3 (15.00%) Web Services
9 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
9 2 (10.00%) SOAP
10 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET
10 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (5.00%) Classic ASP
10 1 (5.00%) LINQ
10 1 (5.00%) LINQ to SQL
10 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) TDD
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.00%) SOLID
4 2 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.00%) RAD
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) V-Model
5 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) SQL
2 15 (75.00%) VB6
3 12 (60.00%) VB.NET
4 11 (55.00%) T-SQL
5 9 (45.00%) C#
6 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.00%) C
7 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) HNC
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Perforce