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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 56 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 21 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.28% 1.61% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.79% 4.27% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 0
Average daily rate £350 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
363 234 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 39.37% 37.62% 44.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 157 121
Average daily rate £375 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +26.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -16.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 20 £350 +16.66% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 48 (88.89%) .NET
2 32 (59.26%) SQL Server
3 31 (57.41%) HTML
4 30 (55.56%) CSS
5 29 (53.70%) JavaScript
6 27 (50.00%) HTML5
7 25 (46.30%) Unix
7 25 (46.30%) Linux
8 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (40.74%) jQuery
10 20 (37.04%) C#
11 18 (33.33%) PHP
11 18 (33.33%) ActionScript
11 18 (33.33%) Content Management
11 18 (33.33%) SDLC
12 17 (31.48%) Social Media
12 17 (31.48%) Open Source
12 17 (31.48%) 4G
12 17 (31.48%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (31.48%) SEO
12 17 (31.48%) CMS
12 17 (31.48%) SQL
12 17 (31.48%) VB.NET
12 17 (31.48%) RSS
12 17 (31.48%) 3G
13 16 (29.63%) FTP
13 16 (29.63%) SSH
13 16 (29.63%) Mac OS
14 15 (27.78%) Change Control
15 14 (25.93%) VB6

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 17 (31.48%) CMS
2 4 (7.41%) Drupal
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.56%) Node.js
4 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (31.48%) 3G
1 17 (31.48%) 4G
1 17 (31.48%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (29.63%) FTP
2 16 (29.63%) SSH
3 7 (12.96%) Internet
4 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (59.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) GitLab
2 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.85%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Advertising
2 1 (1.85%) Legal
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (87.04%) Developer
2 14 (25.93%) .NET Developer
3 11 (20.37%) VB Developer
4 9 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 9 (16.67%) VB6 Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Java Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Oracle Developer
5 7 (12.96%) SQL Developer
6 5 (9.26%) ASP Developer
6 5 (9.26%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Tivoli Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) T-SQL Developer
8 2 (3.70%) .NET Applications Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Classic ASP Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Drupal Developer
8 2 (3.70%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (3.70%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.70%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (88.89%) .NET
2 31 (57.41%) HTML
3 30 (55.56%) CSS
4 27 (50.00%) HTML5
5 22 (40.74%) jQuery
6 17 (31.48%) RSS
7 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET
8 5 (9.26%) MDX
8 5 (9.26%) Web Services
9 4 (7.41%) CAML
9 4 (7.41%) Classic ASP
9 4 (7.41%) Drush
10 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
10 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.85%) Ajax
11 1 (1.85%) XHTML
11 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Social Media
2 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.11%) N-Tier
3 4 (7.41%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (7.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Linux
1 25 (46.30%) Unix
2 16 (29.63%) Mac OS
3 11 (20.37%) Windows
4 10 (18.52%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.41%) AIX
5 4 (7.41%) Mac OS X
5 4 (7.41%) Solaris
5 4 (7.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Content Management
2 18 (33.33%) SDLC
3 17 (31.48%) Open Source
3 17 (31.48%) SEO
4 15 (27.78%) Change Control
5 13 (24.07%) Web Design
6 11 (20.37%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (18.52%) Performance Management
8 9 (16.67%) Data Management
9 7 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Office Automation
11 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
11 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
11 5 (9.26%) Service Management
12 4 (7.41%) Change Management
12 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
12 4 (7.41%) Quality Management
12 4 (7.41%) TDD
13 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (53.70%) JavaScript
2 20 (37.04%) C#
3 18 (33.33%) ActionScript
3 18 (33.33%) PHP
4 17 (31.48%) SQL
4 17 (31.48%) VB.NET
5 14 (25.93%) VB6
6 13 (24.07%) Java
7 6 (11.11%) VBA
8 5 (9.26%) VBScript
9 4 (7.41%) FQL
9 4 (7.41%) Perl
9 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
9 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
9 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
10 3 (5.56%) C
10 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) MCP
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle
3 6 (11.11%) HP
4 4 (7.41%) CA
4 4 (7.41%) IBM
4 4 (7.41%) ServiceNow
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago