The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 60 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.46% 1.29% 1.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.11% 5.48% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £223 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
271 73 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 41.44% 23.55% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 39 83
Average daily rate £263 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
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VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

VB
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the North East region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in the North East

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the North East region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

VB
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the North East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Durham - 3 - - 3
Tyne and Wear - - - - 2
VB
England

VB
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (90.00%) VB.NET
2 9 (90.00%) Wireless
2 9 (90.00%) Degree
2 9 (90.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (90.00%) WPF
2 9 (90.00%) Unit Testing
2 9 (90.00%) Multithreading
2 9 (90.00%) UML
3 3 (30.00%) R
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) WPF
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (90.00%) Unit Testing
2 9 (90.00%) Multithreading
2 9 (90.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (90.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (30.00%) R
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft