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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 55 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 18 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.17% 1.39% 2.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.43% 3.43% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £32.00 £13.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -19.68%
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
280 204 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 33.78% 40.48% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 123 32
Average daily rate £336 £303 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £412 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Average hourly rate £25.24 £24.38 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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
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 6 July 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 -15 12 £288 -21.76% 5
Durham -10 5 £300 - 1
Teesside - 1 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 29 (82.86%) .NET
1 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
1 29 (82.86%) Microsoft
1 29 (82.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 28 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 28 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 28 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (62.86%) FTP
3 22 (62.86%) IBM
3 22 (62.86%) VB6
3 22 (62.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 22 (62.86%) Manufacturing
4 9 (25.71%) SQL
5 8 (22.86%) C#
6 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (20.00%) VBA
6 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (17.14%) MS Access
7 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
7 6 (17.14%) SAS
7 6 (17.14%) Toad
7 6 (17.14%) Oracle
7 6 (17.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
8 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
8 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
8 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Coaching
8 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
8 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
1 6 (17.14%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 22 (62.86%) FTP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
1 29 (82.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 28 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 28 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (62.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (17.14%) MS Access
4 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (17.14%) Toad
3 3 (8.57%) HP UFT
3 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (62.86%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Programmer
1 19 (54.29%) VB Programmer
2 8 (22.86%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) MI Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) VB Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (2.86%) C Developer
6 1 (2.86%) MI Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (82.86%) .NET
2 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) Ajax
4 1 (2.86%) jQuery
4 1 (2.86%) FusionCharts
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) iPhone
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
1 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
1 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (11.43%) Coaching
2 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing
2 3 (8.57%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
2 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
2 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
2 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
2 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (5.71%) Change Management
3 2 (5.71%) Change Control
3 2 (5.71%) Data Management
4 1 (2.86%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (2.86%) API Integration
4 1 (2.86%) Web Application Development
4 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) VB6
2 9 (25.71%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) C#
4 7 (20.00%) VBA
5 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.86%) MOM
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (82.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (62.86%) IBM
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) PTC
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