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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 60 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 45 46 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.31% 4.14% 4.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.06% 10.95% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 16
Median daily rate £325 £433 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.85% +17.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £522 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +188.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +86.93%
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
558 420 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 41.09% 37.84% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 290 203
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £557 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +165.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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
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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -21 45 £325 -34.34% 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 North East region with a requirement for VB.

1 111 (78.72%) Windows
2 98 (69.50%) SQL
3 84 (59.57%) Windows Server
4 73 (51.77%) Security Cleared
4 73 (51.77%) SQL Server
5 68 (48.23%) Unix
6 67 (47.52%) Linux
7 62 (43.97%) Perl
7 62 (43.97%) TCP/IP
7 62 (43.97%) Tivoli
7 62 (43.97%) Shell Script
7 62 (43.97%) SC Cleared
8 60 (42.55%) Oracle
9 58 (41.13%) CA
10 55 (39.01%) HP
11 54 (38.30%) HP SiteScope
12 52 (36.88%) BPSS Clearance
13 51 (36.17%) MOM
14 48 (34.04%) BMC
14 48 (34.04%) DB2
14 48 (34.04%) ServiceNow
15 44 (31.21%) Java
16 43 (30.50%) ITIL
16 43 (30.50%) Microsoft
17 28 (19.86%) Server Monitoring
17 28 (19.86%) Incident Management
18 27 (19.15%) VBScript
19 26 (18.44%) C#
19 26 (18.44%) SAN
19 26 (18.44%) MS Excel

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 18 (12.77%) WebLogic
2 14 (9.93%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (6.38%) JBoss
4 1 (0.71%) Apache
4 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (18.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 62 (43.97%) TCP/IP
2 26 (18.44%) SAN
3 24 (17.02%) DHCP
3 24 (17.02%) DNS
4 4 (2.84%) Internet
5 1 (0.71%) HTTP
5 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (51.77%) SQL Server
2 48 (34.04%) DB2
3 8 (5.67%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (13.48%) MSI
2 14 (9.93%) Jenkins
2 14 (9.93%) Maven
2 14 (9.93%) Subversion
3 10 (7.09%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.96%) LoadRunner
5 6 (4.26%) Facilita Forecast
5 6 (4.26%) HP UFT
6 4 (2.84%) JIRA
General
1 3 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (22.70%) Developer
2 14 (9.93%) Analyst
3 12 (8.51%) Java Developer
4 8 (5.67%) .NET Developer
4 8 (5.67%) Development Analyst
5 7 (4.96%) Subject Matter Expert
6 5 (3.55%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (3.55%) Business Analyst
6 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (3.55%) Support Engineer
6 5 (3.55%) Web Developer
7 4 (2.84%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (2.84%) Performance Test Engineer
7 4 (2.84%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.13%) Applications Developer
8 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (2.13%) Server Support
9 2 (1.42%) Configuration Manager
9 2 (1.42%) Senior Developer
9 2 (1.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.02%) HTML
1 24 (17.02%) XML
2 21 (14.89%) .NET
3 16 (11.35%) ASP.NET
4 10 (7.09%) Web Services
5 9 (6.38%) EJB
5 9 (6.38%) EJB 3.0
5 9 (6.38%) JPA
6 8 (5.67%) JSON
7 7 (4.96%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.96%) CSS
7 7 (4.96%) SOAP
8 6 (4.26%) HTML5
9 5 (3.55%) CSS3
10 4 (2.84%) ADO.NET
10 4 (2.84%) jQuery
10 4 (2.84%) MDX
11 3 (2.13%) ActiveX
11 3 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (1.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (7.80%) Mainframe
3 9 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (4.26%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.55%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.55%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.55%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (2.84%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.84%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 111 (78.72%) Windows
2 84 (59.57%) Windows Server
3 68 (48.23%) Unix
4 67 (47.52%) Linux
5 18 (12.77%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.67%) AIX
6 8 (5.67%) Solaris
6 8 (5.67%) zOS
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.50%) ITIL
2 28 (19.86%) Incident Management
2 28 (19.86%) Server Monitoring
3 24 (17.02%) Mentoring
4 23 (16.31%) Software Delivery
5 18 (12.77%) Configuration Management
5 18 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
5 18 (12.77%) Software Distribution
6 17 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (9.22%) Integration Testing
8 13 (9.22%) Problem Management
9 11 (7.80%) Web Development
10 9 (6.38%) Test Scripting
11 8 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (5.67%) Server Building
12 7 (4.96%) Change Management
12 7 (4.96%) Open Source
13 6 (4.26%) High Availability
13 6 (4.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 98 (69.50%) SQL
2 62 (43.97%) Perl
2 62 (43.97%) Shell Script
3 44 (31.21%) Java
4 27 (19.15%) VBScript
5 26 (18.44%) C#
6 25 (17.73%) JavaScript
6 25 (17.73%) PowerShell
7 24 (17.02%) T-SQL
8 16 (11.35%) C
9 8 (5.67%) VB6
10 7 (4.96%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.55%) VBA
12 1 (0.71%) FQL
12 1 (0.71%) Lua
Qualifications
1 73 (51.77%) Security Cleared
2 62 (43.97%) SC Cleared
3 52 (36.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 24 (17.02%) AAT
5 6 (4.26%) Degree
6 4 (2.84%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.31%) SLA
2 10 (7.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 24 (17.02%) Active Directory
1 24 (17.02%) Microsoft App-V
1 24 (17.02%) XenApp
1 24 (17.02%) XenDesktop
1 24 (17.02%) XenServer
2 8 (5.67%) Firmware
2 8 (5.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 62 (43.97%) Tivoli
2 54 (38.30%) HP SiteScope
3 51 (36.17%) MOM
4 24 (17.02%) SCCM
4 24 (17.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.42%) SCOM
6 2 (1.42%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 60 (42.55%) Oracle
2 58 (41.13%) CA
3 55 (39.01%) HP
4 48 (34.04%) BMC
4 48 (34.04%) ServiceNow
5 43 (30.50%) Microsoft
6 24 (17.02%) AppSense
6 24 (17.02%) Citrix
7 16 (11.35%) VMware
8 8 (5.67%) IBM
9 1 (0.71%) SAP
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