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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 76 50 36
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 9 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.32% 2.77% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.21% 6.50% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 3
Median daily rate £300 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £283 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £391 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +28.88%

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
280 277 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 41.12% 42.62% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 169 97
Median daily rate £350 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.12% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.88%

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
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 21 February 2017, 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 57 (83.82%) Windows
2 41 (60.29%) SQL
3 37 (54.41%) Windows Server
4 36 (52.94%) Perl
4 36 (52.94%) Linux
4 36 (52.94%) Security Cleared
5 35 (51.47%) Unix
5 35 (51.47%) TCP/IP
5 35 (51.47%) Shell Script
6 33 (48.53%) SC Cleared
7 29 (42.65%) Java
8 25 (36.76%) HP
9 24 (35.29%) Tivoli
10 22 (32.35%) HP SiteScope
11 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
12 19 (27.94%) C
13 18 (26.47%) Server Monitoring
14 17 (25.00%) C#
15 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
16 15 (22.06%) BizTalk Server
16 15 (22.06%) Integration Testing
17 14 (20.59%) CA
17 14 (20.59%) HTML
17 14 (20.59%) Oracle
17 14 (20.59%) ITIL
18 13 (19.12%) XML
18 13 (19.12%) WebLogic
18 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
19 12 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
20 11 (16.18%) BPSS Clearance

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 15 (22.06%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (19.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 35 (51.47%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.41%) Internet
3 2 (2.94%) DHCP
3 2 (2.94%) DNS
4 1 (1.47%) HTTP
4 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) DB2
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) JIRA
2 2 (2.94%) MSI
3 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.47%) Selenium
3 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Analyst
2 13 (19.12%) Automation Engineer
3 11 (16.18%) Support Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Development Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Product Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Products Support Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Unix Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Mainframe Support
9 3 (4.41%) VB Developer
10 2 (2.94%) Monitoring Engineer
11 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Management Engineer
11 1 (1.47%) Full Stack Developer
11 1 (1.47%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
11 1 (1.47%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
11 1 (1.47%) SCCM Specialist
11 1 (1.47%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.59%) HTML
2 13 (19.12%) XML
3 6 (8.82%) .NET
4 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (16.18%) Mainframe
3 10 (14.71%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (83.82%) Windows
2 37 (54.41%) Windows Server
3 36 (52.94%) Linux
4 35 (51.47%) Unix
5 11 (16.18%) zOS
6 10 (14.71%) AIX
6 10 (14.71%) Solaris
7 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Server Monitoring
2 15 (22.06%) Integration Testing
3 14 (20.59%) ITIL
4 11 (16.18%) Incident Management
4 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
4 11 (16.18%) Quality Management
5 10 (14.71%) Change Control
6 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.76%) Change Management
7 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.35%) Business Analysis
8 5 (7.35%) OO
8 5 (7.35%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (7.35%) Open Source
8 5 (7.35%) Project Management
8 5 (7.35%) UML
8 5 (7.35%) Use Case
9 4 (5.88%) Service Design
10 3 (4.41%) Validation
11 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (60.29%) SQL
2 36 (52.94%) Perl
3 35 (51.47%) Shell Script
4 29 (42.65%) Java
5 19 (27.94%) C
6 17 (25.00%) C#
7 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
8 8 (11.76%) VB6
9 5 (7.35%) VBScript
10 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
10 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.47%) REXX
12 1 (1.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 36 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 33 (48.53%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.18%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (14.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) HND
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.94%) XenApp
3 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (35.29%) Tivoli
2 22 (32.35%) HP SiteScope
3 8 (11.76%) Control-M
4 7 (10.29%) MOM
5 2 (2.94%) SCCM
5 2 (2.94%) SCOM
5 2 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 25 (36.76%) HP
2 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.59%) CA
3 14 (20.59%) Oracle
4 8 (11.76%) IBM
5 5 (7.35%) ServiceNow
6 4 (5.88%) BMC
7 2 (2.94%) AppSense
7 2 (2.94%) Citrix
8 1 (1.47%) Sage
8 1 (1.47%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (1.47%) VMware
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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