The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Newcastle upon Tyne 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 36 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 4 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.25% - 4.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.60% - 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 11
Average daily rate
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£360 - £408
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 - £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -1.58%
Programming Languages Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
154 36 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 47.98% 21.43% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 22 66
Average daily rate £300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £395 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
Tyne and Wear

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 20 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Support Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP