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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 32 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 14 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.67% 2.65% 2.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.73% 8.94% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 4
Median daily rate £288 £208 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.55% -38.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £204 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £353 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +4.83%
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
110 123 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.67% 29.64% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 77 126
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +13.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -
Preston +4 3 - -
Blackpool -11 2 £363 -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) SQL
2 16 (80.00%) .NET
3 12 (60.00%) VB6
3 12 (60.00%) XML
3 12 (60.00%) XSD
4 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (45.00%) VB.NET
5 9 (45.00%) C#
6 8 (40.00%) HTML
6 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
7 7 (35.00%) XSL
7 7 (35.00%) CSS
8 6 (30.00%) WinForms
8 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (30.00%) Entity Framework
9 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (25.00%) TDD
9 5 (25.00%) WPF
9 5 (25.00%) Rational Robot
9 5 (25.00%) XSLT
9 5 (25.00%) ClearCase
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle
10 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
11 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
11 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
11 3 (15.00%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (15.00%) SOAP

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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) ColdFusion
3 2 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sage 50
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 5 (25.00%) Rational Robot
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Developer
2 13 (65.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (35.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 5 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (25.00%) C# Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (15.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (15.00%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (15.00%) C# WPF Developer
6 3 (15.00%) WPF Developer
7 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior WPF Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) XML
2 12 (60.00%) XSD
3 8 (40.00%) HTML
4 7 (35.00%) CSS
4 7 (35.00%) XSL
5 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (30.00%) Entity Framework
5 6 (30.00%) WinForms
6 5 (25.00%) WPF
6 5 (25.00%) XSLT
7 3 (15.00%) SOAP
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 2 (10.00%) Web Services
9 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (15.00%) Feasibility Study
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (15.00%) SOLID
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (5.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) RAD
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) V-Model
4 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) VB6
3 9 (45.00%) C#
3 9 (45.00%) VB.NET
4 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) C
6 1 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) CODA
3 1 (5.00%) Cognos
3 1 (5.00%) Concur
3 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
3 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (5.00%) Maconomy
3 1 (5.00%) Perforce
3 1 (5.00%) Sage
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.00%) Sophos
3 1 (5.00%) Veeam
3 1 (5.00%) VMware