The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 26 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.13% 1.31% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.08% 2.99% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £327 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.48% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -18.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Programming Languages Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
49 67 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 27.68% 43.79% 50.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 40
Average daily rate £350 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 27 November 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 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (60.00%) Siebel
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) VBScript
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) CTI
4 2 (40.00%) CosmoCom
4 2 (40.00%) Actuate
5 1 (20.00%) NHS
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) QlikView
5 1 (20.00%) HL7
5 1 (20.00%) Use Case
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) DTS
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) QlikView
4 1 (20.00%) DTS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Siebel Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) JSP
4 1 (20.00%) Struts
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) XSLT
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Siebel
2 2 (40.00%) CosmoCom
2 2 (40.00%) Actuate
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle