The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 39 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.32% - 2.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% - 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -18.18%
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 Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
120 73 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 37.85% 19.68% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 52 37
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £18.80 £16.23 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -90.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

VB
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
Liverpool - 1 £275 - 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for VB.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) VB6
3 2 (50.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Motorola
4 1 (25.00%) Windows CE
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) VB Developer
3 2 (50.00%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (25.00%) HTML Developer
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) VB6
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Motorola