The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 44 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 24 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.60% 1.43% 3.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.95% 5.10% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 4
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£375 - £315
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 - £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 - £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.45 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-24.15% -8.00%
VB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
302 98 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 45.35% 28.00% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 42 65
Average daily rate £350 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £397 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 8
Average hourly rate £14.13 £32.50 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.53% +95.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the North East region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 22 £375 - 5
Durham -7 2 - -
Northumberland - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 21 (75.00%) SQL
2 14 (50.00%) VB6
3 12 (42.86%) .NET
4 11 (39.29%) C
4 11 (39.29%) VB.NET
5 10 (35.71%) Oracle
5 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 10 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database
6 9 (32.14%) Performance Testing
6 9 (32.14%) PL/SQL
6 9 (32.14%) C#
6 9 (32.14%) UNIX
6 9 (32.14%) Tuxedo
6 9 (32.14%) Shell Script
7 8 (28.57%) VBScript
7 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (21.43%) VBA
9 6 (21.43%) MS Office
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 6 (21.43%) N-Tier
9 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (21.43%) Windows
9 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
9 6 (21.43%) Data Management
9 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (32.14%) Tuxedo
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (14.29%) DTS
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.57%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Automation Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Analyst Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) VB Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) .NET
2 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.29%) DCOM
3 4 (14.29%) Web Services
3 4 (14.29%) ActiveX
3 4 (14.29%) MDX
4 3 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (7.14%) MSMQ
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.57%) JSON
6 1 (3.57%) XML
6 1 (3.57%) XSL
6 1 (3.57%) WCF
6 1 (3.57%) JGroups
6 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) N-Tier
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) UNIX
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Performance Testing
2 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 6 (21.43%) Data Management
3 5 (17.86%) Web Design
4 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) WFM
6 2 (7.14%) Financial Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.14%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) SQL
2 14 (50.00%) VB6
3 11 (39.29%) C
3 11 (39.29%) VB.NET
4 9 (32.14%) PL/SQL
4 9 (32.14%) C#
4 9 (32.14%) Shell Script
5 8 (28.57%) VBScript
6 6 (21.43%) VBA
7 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) HP