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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 56 59 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Contract jobs citing VB 55 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.42% 1.36% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.67% 4.29% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 2 3
Median daily rate £280 £424 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.92% +17.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £355 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £493 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £324
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +11.88%
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
434 210 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 34.86% 31.67% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 136 109
Median daily rate £325 £398 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £261 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £520 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 2 6
Median hourly rate £32.66 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.92% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.75 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.54 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 91 (85.85%) SQL
2 82 (77.36%) Windows
3 71 (66.98%) Windows Server
4 61 (57.55%) Unix
5 60 (56.60%) Linux
6 59 (55.66%) Security Cleared
7 58 (54.72%) SQL Server
8 52 (49.06%) Tivoli
8 52 (49.06%) SC Cleared
9 51 (48.11%) TCP/IP
9 51 (48.11%) Perl
9 51 (48.11%) Shell Script
10 50 (47.17%) Oracle
10 50 (47.17%) CA
11 46 (43.40%) HP
11 46 (43.40%) HP SiteScope
12 45 (42.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 44 (41.51%) ServiceNow
14 43 (40.57%) MOM
15 41 (38.68%) BMC
15 41 (38.68%) DB2
16 37 (34.91%) ITIL
17 36 (33.96%) Microsoft
18 29 (27.36%) T-SQL
19 28 (26.42%) MS Excel
20 27 (25.47%) PowerShell
20 27 (25.47%) Incident Management
21 26 (24.53%) Server Monitoring
22 25 (23.58%) VBScript
23 24 (22.64%) .NET

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 7 (6.60%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.89%) CMS
4 1 (0.94%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (26.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 51 (48.11%) TCP/IP
2 24 (22.64%) SAN
3 23 (21.70%) DHCP
3 23 (21.70%) DNS
4 7 (6.60%) Internet
5 1 (0.94%) HTTP
5 1 (0.94%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (54.72%) SQL Server
2 41 (38.68%) DB2
3 12 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (8.49%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 18 (16.98%) MSI
2 10 (9.43%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.60%) Facilita Forecast
3 7 (6.60%) HP UFT
3 7 (6.60%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (3.77%) Finance
2 2 (1.89%) Advertising
2 2 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (0.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (23.58%) Developer
2 13 (12.26%) .NET Developer
3 7 (6.60%) SQL Developer
3 7 (6.60%) Subject Matter Expert
4 6 (5.66%) Applications Developer
4 6 (5.66%) ASP Developer
5 5 (4.72%) VB Developer
6 4 (3.77%) C# Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) Java Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) Test Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) T-SQL Developer
7 3 (2.83%) .NET Applications Developer
7 3 (2.83%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Performance Tester
7 3 (2.83%) Server Support
7 3 (2.83%) Support Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.64%) .NET
2 17 (16.04%) ASP.NET
3 11 (10.38%) HTML
4 9 (8.49%) Web Services
5 7 (6.60%) Classic ASP
6 5 (4.72%) CSS
7 4 (3.77%) ADO.NET
7 4 (3.77%) CAML
7 4 (3.77%) HTML5
7 4 (3.77%) jQuery
7 4 (3.77%) XML
8 3 (2.83%) ActiveX
8 3 (2.83%) MDX
9 2 (1.89%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.89%) Node.js
10 1 (0.94%) JSON
10 1 (0.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Mainframe
1 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.60%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.66%) Data Structures
3 6 (5.66%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (4.72%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.77%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (77.36%) Windows
2 71 (66.98%) Windows Server
3 61 (57.55%) Unix
4 60 (56.60%) Linux
5 17 (16.04%) Windows 7
6 7 (6.60%) AIX
6 7 (6.60%) Solaris
6 7 (6.60%) zOS
7 3 (2.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.91%) ITIL
2 27 (25.47%) Incident Management
3 26 (24.53%) Server Monitoring
4 23 (21.70%) Mentoring
5 22 (20.75%) Software Delivery
6 18 (16.98%) Configuration Management
6 18 (16.98%) Root Cause Analysis
7 17 (16.04%) Software Distribution
8 13 (12.26%) Problem Management
9 10 (9.43%) Test Scripting
10 9 (8.49%) Software Testing
11 8 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (7.55%) Server Building
12 7 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (6.60%) Change Management
12 7 (6.60%) Performance Testing
13 6 (5.66%) Operations Management
13 6 (5.66%) Performance Management
13 6 (5.66%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 91 (85.85%) SQL
2 51 (48.11%) Perl
2 51 (48.11%) Shell Script
3 29 (27.36%) T-SQL
4 27 (25.47%) PowerShell
5 25 (23.58%) VBScript
6 20 (18.87%) C#
7 19 (17.92%) Java
8 7 (6.60%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.72%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.72%) VB6
10 4 (3.77%) FQL
10 4 (3.77%) VBA
11 2 (1.89%) C
12 1 (0.94%) Lua
Qualifications
1 59 (55.66%) Security Cleared
2 52 (49.06%) SC Cleared
3 45 (42.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 24 (22.64%) AAT
5 6 (5.66%) Degree
6 5 (4.72%) ISTQB
6 5 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.75%) SLA
2 9 (8.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 23 (21.70%) Active Directory
1 23 (21.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 23 (21.70%) XenApp
1 23 (21.70%) XenDesktop
1 23 (21.70%) XenServer
2 8 (7.55%) Firmware
3 7 (6.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 52 (49.06%) Tivoli
2 46 (43.40%) HP SiteScope
3 43 (40.57%) MOM
4 23 (21.70%) SCCM
4 23 (21.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.89%) SCOM
6 2 (1.89%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 50 (47.17%) CA
1 50 (47.17%) Oracle
2 46 (43.40%) HP
3 44 (41.51%) ServiceNow
4 41 (38.68%) BMC
5 36 (33.96%) Microsoft
6 23 (21.70%) AppSense
6 23 (21.70%) Citrix
7 16 (15.09%) VMware
8 7 (6.60%) IBM
9 1 (0.94%) SAP