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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 48 45 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 28 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.07% 1.76% 2.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.76% 4.07% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
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£300 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £13.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.46% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £22.53 £25.70
% change year-on-year
+40.92% -12.33%
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
287 246 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 31.47% 43.31% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 160 39
Average daily rate £353 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £13.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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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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 -11 20 £424 +17.70% 2
Durham -3 6 £300 - 1
Teesside - 2 £300 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 37 (78.72%) .NET
2 36 (76.60%) SQL Server
2 36 (76.60%) Microsoft
3 34 (72.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (70.21%) Visual Studio
5 32 (68.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (65.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (55.32%) IBM
8 24 (51.06%) VB6
9 23 (48.94%) Manufacturing
9 23 (48.94%) FTP
9 23 (48.94%) SQL Server 2000
10 22 (46.81%) SQL
11 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
12 11 (23.40%) Oracle
13 10 (21.28%) C#
13 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
13 10 (21.28%) Relational Database
14 9 (19.15%) Windows
14 9 (19.15%) VBA
15 8 (17.02%) UNIX
15 8 (17.02%) MS Access
15 8 (17.02%) Linux
15 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
15 8 (17.02%) SAS
15 8 (17.02%) Toad
15 8 (17.02%) MS PowerPoint
16 7 (14.89%) Java
17 6 (12.77%) Perl
17 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
1 8 (17.02%) SAS
2 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 23 (48.94%) FTP
2 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (76.60%) SQL Server
2 34 (72.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (68.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (65.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (48.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (21.28%) Relational Database
7 8 (17.02%) MS Access
8 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.13%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 33 (70.21%) Visual Studio
2 8 (17.02%) Toad
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.26%) JMeter
4 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.26%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (4.26%) LoadUI
5 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (48.94%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Programmer
2 17 (36.17%) VB Programmer
3 15 (31.91%) Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Support Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) MI Developer
6 4 (8.51%) VB.NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 2 (4.26%) VB Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Tester
9 1 (2.13%) C++ Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Support Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) VB6 Developer
9 1 (2.13%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (78.72%) .NET
2 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.64%) HTML
4 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (6.38%) Web Services
4 3 (6.38%) XML
5 2 (4.26%) CSS
5 2 (4.26%) Ajax
5 2 (4.26%) jQuery
6 1 (2.13%) HTML5
6 1 (2.13%) FusionCharts
6 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.13%) XHTML
6 1 (2.13%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Mainframe
2 4 (8.51%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (8.51%) iPhone
3 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.26%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Social Media
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Linux
2 8 (17.02%) UNIX
3 4 (8.51%) zOS
3 4 (8.51%) AIX
3 4 (8.51%) Solaris
4 1 (2.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (12.77%) Coaching
2 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
3 4 (8.51%) Change Management
3 4 (8.51%) Change Control
4 3 (6.38%) CRM
4 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.38%) Quality Management
4 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.26%) Data Management
5 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.26%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.13%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) VB6
2 22 (46.81%) SQL
3 10 (21.28%) C#
4 9 (19.15%) VBA
5 7 (14.89%) Java
6 6 (12.77%) Perl
6 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
7 5 (10.64%) VB.NET
8 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
9 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
10 1 (2.13%) C++
10 1 (2.13%) COBOL
10 1 (2.13%) PHP
10 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
10 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.26%) MOM
2 2 (4.26%) SCOM
2 2 (4.26%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 36 (76.60%) Microsoft
2 26 (55.32%) IBM
3 11 (23.40%) Oracle
4 4 (8.51%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) CA
5 1 (2.13%) PTC
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
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