The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 41 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing VB 21 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.61% 0.61% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.57% 1.67% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate
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£333 - -
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 Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Programming Languages Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
245 60 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 42.10% 36.81% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 34 45
Average daily rate £388 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.99 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.70% -42.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.99 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £12.99 £27.50
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 Newcastle upon Tyne

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 27 (84.38%) SQL
2 17 (53.13%) C
3 16 (50.00%) Oracle
4 15 (46.88%) VB6
4 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database
5 14 (43.75%) Performance Testing
5 14 (43.75%) PL/SQL
5 14 (43.75%) Tuxedo
5 14 (43.75%) UNIX
5 14 (43.75%) Shell Script
6 13 (40.63%) .NET
6 13 (40.63%) VBScript
6 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
7 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 12 (37.50%) VB.NET
7 12 (37.50%) VBA
7 12 (37.50%) C#
7 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 12 (37.50%) MS Office
7 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
7 12 (37.50%) Windows
7 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 12 (37.50%) N-Tier
7 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (37.50%) Data Management
7 12 (37.50%) Service Delivery

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 14 (43.75%) Tuxedo
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Office
1 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database
2 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Technical Leader
3 6 (18.75%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Tester
4 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Test Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.13%) VB Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.13%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.13%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (3.13%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) .NET
2 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 10 (31.25%) MDX
3 10 (31.25%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) WCF
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) XSL
4 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) JGroups
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) UNIX
2 12 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Performance Testing
2 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (37.50%) Data Management
2 12 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 11 (34.38%) Web Design
4 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.38%) Automation Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Service Management
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL
6 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (84.38%) SQL
2 17 (53.13%) C
3 15 (46.88%) VB6
4 14 (43.75%) PL/SQL
4 14 (43.75%) Shell Script
5 13 (40.63%) VBScript
6 12 (37.50%) VB.NET
6 12 (37.50%) VBA
6 12 (37.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle
2 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Mapinfo
3 1 (3.13%) HP