The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 127 117 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Contract jobs citing VB 33 41 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 1.03% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.38% 3.21% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 23
Median daily rate £400 £344 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +20.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £471 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £30.13 £15.50 £34.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.35% -54.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.10 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.88 £41.10 £98.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1387 1276 1002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.44% 32.11% 31.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 807 565
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 28 34
Median hourly rate £39.13 £37.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -1.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

VB
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the North West region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the North West region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VB
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

VB
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 2 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
Cheshire -17 18 £470 +29.65% 4
Lancashire +9 10 £335 -2.54% 1
Manchester -7 2 £400 -20.00% 5
Merseyside - 1 £275 - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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 West region with a requirement for VB.

1 29 (49.15%) .NET
2 26 (44.07%) Windows
3 23 (38.98%) C#
4 21 (35.59%) Java
5 20 (33.90%) PowerShell
6 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
6 19 (32.20%) XML
7 15 (25.42%) SQL
8 14 (23.73%) VBScript
9 13 (22.03%) Visual Studio
10 12 (20.34%) Oracle
10 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
10 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (18.64%) Finance
11 11 (18.64%) VB.NET
12 9 (15.25%) HTML
12 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET
12 9 (15.25%) CSS
12 9 (15.25%) SharePoint
12 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
12 9 (15.25%) .NET Framework
12 9 (15.25%) WPF
13 8 (13.56%) VB6
13 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
13 8 (13.56%) Tomcat
14 7 (11.86%) Internet
14 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (11.86%) CAML
14 7 (11.86%) FQL
14 7 (11.86%) Entity Framework

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (15.25%) SharePoint
2 8 (13.56%) Tomcat
3 6 (10.17%) Apache
4 4 (6.78%) JBoss
5 3 (5.08%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) Internet
2 4 (6.78%) HTTP
2 4 (6.78%) HTTPS
2 4 (6.78%) LDAP
3 2 (3.39%) SAN
4 1 (1.69%) Network Security
4 1 (1.69%) SMTP
4 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.39%) MS Access
6 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.69%) QlikView
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.78%) ClearCase
3 3 (5.08%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.39%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.39%) JUnit
4 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.39%) Rational Robot
4 2 (3.39%) Selenium
4 2 (3.39%) Subversion
5 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.69%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.69%) JIRA
5 1 (1.69%) NUnit
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Law
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Automotive
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Applications Developer
4 9 (15.25%) .NET Developer
5 8 (13.56%) Architect
5 8 (13.56%) Technical Architect
6 7 (11.86%) Support Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) VB Developer
7 6 (10.17%) Applications Support
7 6 (10.17%) Applications Support Analyst
7 6 (10.17%) C# Developer
8 5 (8.47%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Digital Architect
9 4 (6.78%) Digital Technical Architect
9 4 (6.78%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Mobile Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Senior Architect
10 3 (5.08%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (49.15%) .NET
2 19 (32.20%) XML
3 9 (15.25%) .NET Framework
3 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET
3 9 (15.25%) CSS
3 9 (15.25%) HTML
3 9 (15.25%) WPF
4 7 (11.86%) CAML
4 7 (11.86%) Entity Framework
5 6 (10.17%) jQuery
6 5 (8.47%) CSS3
6 5 (8.47%) HTML5
6 5 (8.47%) JSON
6 5 (8.47%) WinForms
7 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (6.78%) SAML
7 4 (6.78%) Web Services
8 2 (3.39%) XSD
8 2 (3.39%) XSLT
9 1 (1.69%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Client/Server
2 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Clustering
3 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.69%) FMCG
5 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.69%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.07%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.39%) Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Unix
5 1 (1.69%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.17%) Open Source
2 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
2 6 (10.17%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (8.47%) Data Management
3 5 (8.47%) Data Protection
3 5 (8.47%) MVC
3 5 (8.47%) OWASP
3 5 (8.47%) Validation
4 4 (6.78%) Microservices
4 4 (6.78%) Migration
4 4 (6.78%) Multithreading
4 4 (6.78%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (6.78%) Test Scripting
4 4 (6.78%) Web Development
5 3 (5.08%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (5.08%) Project Planning
5 3 (5.08%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.08%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) C#
2 21 (35.59%) Java
3 20 (33.90%) PowerShell
4 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
5 15 (25.42%) SQL
6 14 (23.73%) VBScript
7 11 (18.64%) VB.NET
8 8 (13.56%) VB6
9 7 (11.86%) FQL
10 5 (8.47%) C
10 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
11 4 (6.78%) Lua
11 4 (6.78%) XAML
12 3 (5.08%) C++
12 3 (5.08%) VBA
13 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
13 2 (3.39%) Ruby
13 2 (3.39%) VC++
14 1 (1.69%) Delphi
14 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.86%) Degree
3 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.39%) MCSA
5 2 (3.39%) MCSE
6 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.69%) MCP
6 1 (1.69%) OCP
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.69%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.08%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.39%) BladeLogic
2 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.69%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Oracle
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.17%) ServiceNow
4 4 (6.78%) SAP
5 3 (5.08%) HP
5 3 (5.08%) IBM
5 3 (5.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.69%) EMC
6 1 (1.69%) Motorola
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago