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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / North East
Rank 76 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 12 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.36% 2.05% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.55% 5.16% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 9
Median daily rate £300 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £277 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £390 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +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 North East region.

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
338 349 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 38.32% 39.70% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 222 147
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.29% -49.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £20.10 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -23 7 £293 -16.42% 3
Durham - 1 £300 - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 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 North East region with a requirement for VB.

1 62 (75.61%) Windows
2 51 (62.20%) SQL
3 41 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 41 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 39 (47.56%) Perl
4 39 (47.56%) Linux
5 38 (46.34%) TCP/IP
5 38 (46.34%) Unix
5 38 (46.34%) Shell Script
6 37 (45.12%) SC Cleared
7 32 (39.02%) Java
8 28 (34.15%) SQL Server
8 28 (34.15%) HP
9 27 (32.93%) Tivoli
10 25 (30.49%) HP SiteScope
11 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
12 22 (26.83%) Server Monitoring
13 21 (25.61%) C
14 20 (24.39%) C#
15 17 (20.73%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (20.73%) HTML
16 16 (19.51%) JavaScript
16 16 (19.51%) Integration Testing
17 15 (18.29%) WebLogic
17 15 (18.29%) XML
18 13 (15.85%) ITIL
18 13 (15.85%) Oracle
18 13 (15.85%) CA
18 13 (15.85%) Enterprise Software
19 11 (13.41%) BPSS Clearance

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 17 (20.73%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (18.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) HP Helion
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (46.34%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.66%) DHCP
2 3 (3.66%) DNS
2 3 (3.66%) Internet
3 1 (1.22%) FTP
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.22%) SAN
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.10%) OLAP
3 5 (6.10%) OLAP Cube
3 5 (6.10%) QlikView
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.88%) SAP BW
5 3 (3.66%) DB2
5 3 (3.66%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.22%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) JIRA
2 3 (3.66%) MSI
3 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.22%) Maven
4 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.22%) Selenium
4 1 (1.22%) Subversion
4 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) Developer
2 17 (20.73%) Automation Engineer
3 15 (18.29%) Analyst
3 15 (18.29%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) Development Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Product Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Products Support Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Mainframe Support
8 3 (3.66%) VB Developer
9 2 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Monitoring Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.44%) VB.NET Developer
10 1 (1.22%) Infrastructure Manager
10 1 (1.22%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.73%) HTML
2 15 (18.29%) XML
3 9 (10.98%) .NET
4 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.22%) CSS
5 1 (1.22%) CSS3
5 1 (1.22%) HTML5
5 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (13.41%) Mainframe
3 10 (12.20%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (75.61%) Windows
2 41 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 39 (47.56%) Linux
4 38 (46.34%) Unix
5 11 (13.41%) zOS
6 10 (12.20%) AIX
6 10 (12.20%) Solaris
7 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) Server Monitoring
2 16 (19.51%) Integration Testing
3 13 (15.85%) ITIL
4 11 (13.41%) Incident Management
4 11 (13.41%) Problem Management
4 11 (13.41%) Quality Management
5 10 (12.20%) Change Control
6 9 (10.98%) Project Management
7 8 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.76%) Change Management
8 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (7.32%) ETL
8 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.10%) Analytics
9 5 (6.10%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.10%) Dimensional Modelling
9 5 (6.10%) Kimball Methodology
9 5 (6.10%) Open Source
9 5 (6.10%) UML
9 5 (6.10%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 51 (62.20%) SQL
2 39 (47.56%) Perl
3 38 (46.34%) Shell Script
4 32 (39.02%) Java
5 21 (25.61%) C
6 20 (24.39%) C#
7 16 (19.51%) JavaScript
8 10 (12.20%) VB6
9 6 (7.32%) VBScript
10 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
10 4 (4.88%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.22%) REXX
11 1 (1.22%) Tcl
11 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (45.12%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (12.20%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.10%) Degree
6 1 (1.22%) HND
6 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.66%) XenApp
3 3 (3.66%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (32.93%) Tivoli
2 25 (30.49%) HP SiteScope
3 8 (9.76%) Control-M
4 6 (7.32%) MOM
5 3 (3.66%) SCCM
5 3 (3.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.44%) SCOM
7 1 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (34.15%) HP
2 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
3 13 (15.85%) CA
3 13 (15.85%) Oracle
4 8 (9.76%) IBM
5 5 (6.10%) SAP
6 4 (4.88%) ServiceNow
7 3 (3.66%) AppSense
7 3 (3.66%) BMC
7 3 (3.66%) Citrix
8 1 (1.22%) Sage
8 1 (1.22%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (1.22%) VMware
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago