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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 56 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.18% - 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% - 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.05 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -16.90%
VB
Tyne and Wear

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
216 169 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 39.49% 39.30% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 116 22
Average daily rate £373 £265 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.56% -7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 £34.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.91% -18.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 May 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Automotive
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (16.67%) PTC
4 1 (16.67%) Windchill
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) VB6
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) VBA

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) Tuxedo
1 1 (16.67%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Windchill
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) CAE
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB6
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) PTC
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix