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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 46 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 75 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.34% 2.06% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.72% 5.48% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 1
Median daily rate £301 £288 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% -7.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £344 £319
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -6.09%
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
477 292 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 33.97% 37.58% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 202 140
Median daily rate £320 £333 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +19.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £517 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 5
Median hourly rate £33.83 £32.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.68 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +4 73 £299 +4.00% 4
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 65 (70.65%) SQL
2 55 (59.78%) Windows
3 48 (52.17%) SQL Server
4 47 (51.09%) Windows Server
5 46 (50.00%) Unix
6 45 (48.91%) Linux
7 40 (43.48%) Oracle
8 38 (41.30%) .NET
9 36 (39.13%) Tivoli
10 35 (38.04%) CA
10 35 (38.04%) TCP/IP
10 35 (38.04%) Perl
10 35 (38.04%) Shell Script
10 35 (38.04%) Security Cleared
11 34 (36.96%) ServiceNow
12 33 (35.87%) HP SiteScope
13 31 (33.70%) HP
14 29 (31.52%) MOM
15 28 (30.43%) SC Cleared
16 27 (29.35%) BMC
16 27 (29.35%) DB2
17 26 (28.26%) Java
18 25 (27.17%) BPSS Clearance
19 24 (26.09%) C#
19 24 (26.09%) ASP.NET
19 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
20 20 (21.74%) MS Excel
21 19 (20.65%) ITIL
22 17 (18.48%) Incident Management
22 17 (18.48%) T-SQL

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 7 (7.61%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.26%) JBoss
3 3 (3.26%) Node.js
4 2 (2.17%) CMS
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 35 (38.04%) TCP/IP
2 15 (16.30%) SAN
3 10 (10.87%) DHCP
3 10 (10.87%) DNS
4 9 (9.78%) Internet
5 1 (1.09%) HTTP
5 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 27 (29.35%) DB2
3 14 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (9.78%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.78%) MSI
3 7 (7.61%) Facilita Forecast
3 7 (7.61%) HP UFT
3 7 (7.61%) LoadRunner
4 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.52%) Maven
4 6 (6.52%) Subversion
5 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Advertising
2 2 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (43.48%) Developer
2 19 (20.65%) .NET Developer
3 10 (10.87%) VB Developer
4 9 (9.78%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.78%) SQL Developer
5 8 (8.70%) VB.NET Developer
6 7 (7.61%) ASP Developer
6 7 (7.61%) VB6 Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Applications Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (5.43%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.43%) T-SQL Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Performance Test Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Performance Tester
10 3 (3.26%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Tester
10 3 (3.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (41.30%) .NET
2 24 (26.09%) ASP.NET
3 16 (17.39%) HTML
4 10 (10.87%) CSS
4 10 (10.87%) Web Services
5 8 (8.70%) HTML5
6 7 (7.61%) Classic ASP
7 6 (6.52%) AngularJS
7 6 (6.52%) XML
8 5 (5.43%) CAML
8 5 (5.43%) jQuery
9 4 (4.35%) ADO.NET
9 4 (4.35%) MDX
10 3 (3.26%) ActiveX
10 3 (3.26%) CSS3
10 3 (3.26%) EJB
10 3 (3.26%) EJB 3.0
10 3 (3.26%) JPA
11 2 (2.17%) JSON
12 1 (1.09%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.61%) Mainframe
2 6 (6.52%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.52%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (6.52%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (5.43%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.43%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 55 (59.78%) Windows
2 47 (51.09%) Windows Server
3 46 (50.00%) Unix
4 45 (48.91%) Linux
5 10 (10.87%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.52%) AIX
6 6 (6.52%) Solaris
6 6 (6.52%) zOS
7 4 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) ITIL
2 17 (18.48%) Incident Management
2 17 (18.48%) Server Monitoring
3 13 (14.13%) Configuration Management
3 13 (14.13%) Mentoring
3 13 (14.13%) Problem Management
4 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.87%) Software Delivery
4 10 (10.87%) Test Scripting
5 9 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.78%) Software Distribution
5 9 (9.78%) Software Testing
5 9 (9.78%) Web Development
6 8 (8.70%) Data Management
6 8 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (7.61%) Change Management
7 7 (7.61%) Performance Testing
8 6 (6.52%) Automated Testing
8 6 (6.52%) Operations Management
8 6 (6.52%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (70.65%) SQL
2 35 (38.04%) Perl
2 35 (38.04%) Shell Script
3 26 (28.26%) Java
4 24 (26.09%) C#
5 17 (18.48%) T-SQL
6 15 (16.30%) PowerShell
7 14 (15.22%) VB.NET
8 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
8 13 (14.13%) VBScript
9 10 (10.87%) VB6
10 5 (5.43%) FQL
10 5 (5.43%) VBA
11 2 (2.17%) C
12 1 (1.09%) Lua
Qualifications
1 35 (38.04%) Security Cleared
2 28 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 25 (27.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (13.04%) AAT
5 5 (5.43%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.17%) Degree
7 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.04%) SLA
2 6 (6.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.87%) Active Directory
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft App-V
1 10 (10.87%) XenApp
1 10 (10.87%) XenDesktop
1 10 (10.87%) XenServer
2 6 (6.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (3.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (39.13%) Tivoli
2 33 (35.87%) HP SiteScope
3 29 (31.52%) MOM
4 10 (10.87%) SCCM
4 10 (10.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.17%) SCOM
6 2 (2.17%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 40 (43.48%) Oracle
2 35 (38.04%) CA
3 34 (36.96%) ServiceNow
4 31 (33.70%) HP
5 27 (29.35%) BMC
6 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 10 (10.87%) AppSense
7 10 (10.87%) Citrix
8 9 (9.78%) VMware
9 6 (6.52%) IBM
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