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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 16 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.44% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52 46 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 38.52% 29.87% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 29
Average daily rate £308 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 £15.46 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1031.95% +71.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
Merseyside

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 18 April 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 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) WPF
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) VBScript
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) WinForms
4 3 (33.33%) OOD
4 3 (33.33%) XAML
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) VB6
5 2 (22.22%) Sybase
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) MSI
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 2 (22.22%) MSI
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Packager
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) VB Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) WPF
3 4 (44.44%) WinForms
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Remoting
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) SCADA
1 1 (11.11%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) OOD
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) MVVM
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) VBScript
3 3 (33.33%) XAML
4 2 (22.22%) VB6
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Sybase