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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 35 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 11 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.95% - 2.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.40% - 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 6
Average daily rate
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£375 - £401
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 - £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 - £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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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
172 39 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 46.11% 24.07% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 25 49
Average daily rate £363 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £16.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 1 September 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 7 (63.64%) SQL
1 7 (63.64%) VBScript
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Data Management
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
2 6 (54.55%) VBA
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) MS Office
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (54.55%) N-Tier
2 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Service Delivery
3 5 (45.45%) Web Design
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (36.36%) MDX
5 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Office
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) MDX
4 1 (9.09%) WCF
4 1 (9.09%) JGroups
4 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) XSL
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Service Delivery
1 6 (54.55%) Data Management
2 5 (45.45%) Web Design
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
1 7 (63.64%) VBScript
2 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
2 6 (54.55%) VBA
2 6 (54.55%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle