The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Liverpool 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 24 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.12% 0.62% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.64% 2.33% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £25.70 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-12.33% -19.05%
Programming Languages Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
55 43 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 30.73% 26.71% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 39
Average daily rate £375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Liverpool region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Liverpool region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) VBScript
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) MVVM
3 2 (28.57%) XAML
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
3 2 (28.57%) VB6
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) Sybase
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) OOD
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) NHS
4 1 (14.29%) MSI
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) DTS
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Windows

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) DTS
2 1 (14.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) VB Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) VB6 Developer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) WinForms
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) OO
1 2 (28.57%) OOD
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
1 2 (28.57%) MVVM
2 1 (14.29%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) VBScript
2 2 (28.57%) XAML
2 2 (28.57%) VB6
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Sybase
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
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