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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 50 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing VB 13 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.98% 1.29% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.40% 2.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£424 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £28.70
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -12.89%
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
203 148 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 30.90% 47.74% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 107 22
Average daily rate £398 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 13 (86.67%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) UNIX
4 7 (46.67%) Java
5 6 (40.00%) Perl
5 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) Tivoli
5 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) AIX
7 4 (26.67%) Solaris
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (26.67%) HP
7 4 (26.67%) CA
7 4 (26.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (26.67%) zOS
7 4 (26.67%) Change Management
7 4 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (20.00%) Quality Management
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (20.00%) Incident Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.67%) IDMS
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
2 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) JMeter
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (13.33%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (13.33%) LoadUI
3 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 3 (20.00%) Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) VB Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) XHTML
5 1 (6.67%) RSS
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.67%) jQuery
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 4 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.67%) Social Media
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) UNIX
3 4 (26.67%) zOS
3 4 (26.67%) AIX
3 4 (26.67%) Solaris
4 1 (6.67%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) CRM
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) SEO
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) CAE
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) Perl
3 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) ActionScript
5 1 (6.67%) VBA
5 1 (6.67%) VB6
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (13.33%) MOM
2 2 (13.33%) SCOM
2 2 (13.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) CA
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) PTC
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