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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 65 46 34
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 40 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.60% 4.00% 4.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.05% 9.52% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 15
Median daily rate £330 £495 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £540 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +86.93%
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
497 336 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 44.77% 41.95% 48.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 234 148
Median daily rate £350 £470 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +75.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £37.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for VB.

1 105 (87.50%) Windows
2 93 (77.50%) SQL
3 80 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 70 (58.33%) Security Cleared
5 68 (56.67%) SQL Server
6 65 (54.17%) Unix
7 64 (53.33%) Linux
8 61 (50.83%) SC Cleared
9 59 (49.17%) Oracle
9 59 (49.17%) Perl
9 59 (49.17%) TCP/IP
9 59 (49.17%) Tivoli
9 59 (49.17%) Shell Script
10 56 (46.67%) CA
11 53 (44.17%) HP
12 52 (43.33%) HP SiteScope
13 51 (42.50%) BPSS Clearance
14 50 (41.67%) MOM
15 47 (39.17%) BMC
15 47 (39.17%) DB2
15 47 (39.17%) ServiceNow
16 43 (35.83%) ITIL
17 41 (34.17%) Microsoft
18 28 (23.33%) Incident Management
18 28 (23.33%) Server Monitoring
19 27 (22.50%) Java
20 26 (21.67%) VBScript
21 25 (20.83%) MS Excel
21 25 (20.83%) SAN
21 25 (20.83%) PowerShell

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 12 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.83%) Apache
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 59 (49.17%) TCP/IP
2 25 (20.83%) SAN
3 24 (20.00%) DHCP
3 24 (20.00%) DNS
4 4 (3.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) HTTP
5 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (56.67%) SQL Server
2 47 (39.17%) DB2
3 8 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (15.83%) MSI
2 10 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.83%) LoadRunner
4 6 (5.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 6 (5.00%) HP UFT
5 4 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (12.50%) Developer
2 14 (11.67%) Analyst
3 8 (6.67%) Development Analyst
4 7 (5.83%) Subject Matter Expert
5 6 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (3.33%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (3.33%) Performance Test Engineer
7 4 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.33%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.50%) Java Developer
8 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (2.50%) Server Support
9 2 (1.67%) Applications Developer
9 2 (1.67%) Configuration Manager
9 2 (1.67%) Consultant
9 2 (1.67%) Senior Developer
9 2 (1.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.17%) HTML
2 14 (11.67%) XML
3 12 (10.00%) .NET
4 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.50%) Web Services
5 4 (3.33%) ADO.NET
6 3 (2.50%) ActiveX
6 3 (2.50%) MDX
7 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.67%) CSS
7 2 (1.67%) Node.js
8 1 (0.83%) CAML
8 1 (0.83%) HTML5
8 1 (0.83%) jQuery
8 1 (0.83%) JSON
8 1 (0.83%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 9 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.83%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.17%) Data Structures
6 5 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (3.33%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.33%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.50%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 105 (87.50%) Windows
2 80 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 65 (54.17%) Unix
4 64 (53.33%) Linux
5 18 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.83%) AIX
6 7 (5.83%) Solaris
6 7 (5.83%) zOS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.83%) ITIL
2 28 (23.33%) Incident Management
2 28 (23.33%) Server Monitoring
3 24 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 23 (19.17%) Software Delivery
5 18 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 18 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 18 (15.00%) Software Distribution
6 13 (10.83%) Problem Management
7 12 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.50%) Test Scripting
10 8 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.67%) Server Building
11 7 (5.83%) Change Management
11 7 (5.83%) Open Source
12 6 (5.00%) High Availability
12 6 (5.00%) Performance Management
12 6 (5.00%) Performance Testing
12 6 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 93 (77.50%) SQL
2 59 (49.17%) Perl
2 59 (49.17%) Shell Script
3 27 (22.50%) Java
4 26 (21.67%) VBScript
5 25 (20.83%) PowerShell
6 24 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 23 (19.17%) C#
8 14 (11.67%) C
9 12 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (5.83%) VB6
11 4 (3.33%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.33%) VBA
12 1 (0.83%) FQL
12 1 (0.83%) Lua
Qualifications
1 70 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 61 (50.83%) SC Cleared
3 51 (42.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 24 (20.00%) AAT
5 6 (5.00%) Degree
6 4 (3.33%) ISTQB
6 4 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.17%) SLA
2 10 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 24 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 24 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 24 (20.00%) XenApp
1 24 (20.00%) XenDesktop
1 24 (20.00%) XenServer
2 8 (6.67%) Firmware
3 7 (5.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 59 (49.17%) Tivoli
2 52 (43.33%) HP SiteScope
3 50 (41.67%) MOM
4 24 (20.00%) SCCM
4 24 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.67%) SCOM
6 2 (1.67%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 59 (49.17%) Oracle
2 56 (46.67%) CA
3 53 (44.17%) HP
4 47 (39.17%) BMC
4 47 (39.17%) ServiceNow
5 41 (34.17%) Microsoft
6 24 (20.00%) AppSense
6 24 (20.00%) Citrix
7 16 (13.33%) VMware
8 7 (5.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.83%) SAP