The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 35 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing VB 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.36% 1.42% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.69% 3.23% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.34% -2.90%
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
59 93 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.22% 44.08% 45.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 58 51
Average daily rate £300 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -3 1 £300 -14.28% 2
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (50.00%) Siebel
4 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (50.00%) VBScript
4 3 (50.00%) HTML
5 2 (33.33%) C++
5 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) XSLT
5 2 (33.33%) CTI
5 2 (33.33%) CosmoCom
5 2 (33.33%) Actuate
5 2 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Spring
6 1 (16.67%) NHS
6 1 (16.67%) DTS
6 1 (16.67%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) QlikView
6 1 (16.67%) HL7

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) QlikView
4 1 (16.67%) DTS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Siebel Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) JSP
4 1 (16.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Siebel
2 2 (33.33%) CosmoCom
2 2 (33.33%) Actuate
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle