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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 42 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing VB 31 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.00% 2.95% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.88% 6.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 0
Average daily rate
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£495 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.69% -27.05%
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
285 172 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 36.77% 46.11% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 120 25
Average daily rate £450 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 23 (71.88%) SQL
2 19 (59.38%) Windows
3 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
3 18 (56.25%) .NET
3 18 (56.25%) Linux
3 18 (56.25%) UNIX
4 15 (46.88%) HTML
5 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
6 13 (40.63%) HTML5
6 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
6 13 (40.63%) CSS
7 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 11 (34.38%) Java
9 10 (31.25%) Perl
9 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
9 10 (31.25%) Tivoli
9 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
9 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (28.13%) Change Control
10 9 (28.13%) Mainframe
10 9 (28.13%) HP
11 8 (25.00%) CA
11 8 (25.00%) zOS
11 8 (25.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 8 (25.00%) PHP
11 8 (25.00%) ActionScript
11 8 (25.00%) AIX
11 8 (25.00%) Solaris
11 8 (25.00%) RSS
11 8 (25.00%) MS Excel

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (9.38%) Drupal
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.75%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 6 (18.75%) FTP
2 6 (18.75%) 3G
2 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (18.75%) SSH
2 6 (18.75%) 4G
3 2 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.13%) IDMS
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (9.38%) GitLab
3 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.25%) JMeter
3 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.25%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (6.25%) LoadUI
4 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) AWS Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (12.50%) Programmer
4 2 (6.25%) Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Tester
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) VB Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) .NET
2 15 (46.88%) HTML
3 13 (40.63%) HTML5
3 13 (40.63%) CSS
4 8 (25.00%) RSS
4 8 (25.00%) jQuery
5 7 (21.88%) Web Services
6 5 (15.63%) MDX
7 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 3 (9.38%) Drush
9 1 (3.13%) Ajax
9 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
9 1 (3.13%) XML
9 1 (3.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Mainframe
2 8 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (25.00%) Social Media
3 6 (18.75%) N-Tier
4 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 18 (56.25%) UNIX
3 8 (25.00%) zOS
3 8 (25.00%) AIX
3 8 (25.00%) Solaris
4 6 (18.75%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Change Control
2 8 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 8 (25.00%) SEO
2 8 (25.00%) Content Management
3 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.88%) Change Management
4 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (18.75%) Quality Management
4 6 (18.75%) Web Design
4 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office Automation
5 5 (15.63%) SDLC
5 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
5 5 (15.63%) Service Management
5 5 (15.63%) Data Management
6 4 (12.50%) CRM
6 4 (12.50%) Open Source
7 3 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 11 (34.38%) Java
4 10 (31.25%) Perl
4 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
5 8 (25.00%) ActionScript
5 8 (25.00%) PHP
6 7 (21.88%) VBA
7 6 (18.75%) VB.NET
8 5 (15.63%) VBScript
8 5 (15.63%) C#
9 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
10 3 (9.38%) C
11 1 (3.13%) COBOL
11 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
11 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.25%) MOM
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
2 2 (6.25%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) HP
3 8 (25.00%) CA
4 7 (21.88%) IBM
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) PTC