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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 133 116 96
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Contract jobs citing VB 25 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.86% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 2.62% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 27
Median daily rate £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £208 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.50 £47.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.84% +216.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.88%
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
1312 1223 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.03% 32.90% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 786 520
Median daily rate £388 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 23
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Lancashire 0 11 £345 +0.36% 1
Manchester -2 7 £350 +59.09% 7
Cheshire -16 3 - - 7
Merseyside -3 2 £275 -12.00%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (50.88%) .NET
2 24 (42.11%) C#
3 16 (28.07%) Finance
3 16 (28.07%) SQL
4 15 (26.32%) Windows
4 15 (26.32%) SharePoint
4 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 14 (24.56%) Java
5 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 11 (19.30%) XML
7 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio
7 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
7 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
8 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
9 9 (15.79%) Oracle
9 9 (15.79%) VB.NET
9 9 (15.79%) HTML
9 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 9 (15.79%) ServiceNow
10 8 (14.04%) WPF
10 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
10 8 (14.04%) C
10 8 (14.04%) CSS
10 8 (14.04%) MS Office
11 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
11 7 (12.28%) Migration
11 7 (12.28%) Internet
11 7 (12.28%) VB6

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 15 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.53%) Apache
3 3 (5.26%) IIS
4 2 (3.51%) WinCC
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.04%) MS Office
3 4 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.51%) MS Project
4 2 (3.51%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.75%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Sage 50
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Internet
2 5 (8.77%) HTTP
2 5 (8.77%) HTTPS
2 5 (8.77%) LDAP
3 2 (3.51%) SAN
4 1 (1.75%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) SMTP
4 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (8.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (7.02%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (7.02%) SAP BW
6 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.75%) MS Access
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.75%) QlikView
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.02%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (5.26%) ClearCase
4 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.51%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.51%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.51%) JUnit
4 2 (3.51%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.51%) Selenium
4 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.75%) Gatling
5 1 (1.75%) MorphX
5 1 (1.75%) NUnit
5 1 (1.75%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.75%) Rational Robot
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
5 1 (1.75%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Law
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Applications Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Architect
4 8 (14.04%) .NET Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Technical Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) C# Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Digital Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Digital Technical Architect
8 4 (7.02%) VB Developer
9 3 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Technical Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Technical Leader
9 3 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (50.88%) .NET
2 11 (19.30%) XML
3 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
4 9 (15.79%) HTML
5 8 (14.04%) CSS
5 8 (14.04%) WPF
6 7 (12.28%) .NET Framework
6 7 (12.28%) CAML
7 6 (10.53%) Entity Framework
7 6 (10.53%) jQuery
7 6 (10.53%) JSON
8 5 (8.77%) CSS3
8 5 (8.77%) HTML5
8 5 (8.77%) SAML
9 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (7.02%) Web Services
9 4 (7.02%) WinForms
10 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (1.75%) SOAP
10 1 (1.75%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Clustering
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Psychology
4 1 (1.75%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.51%) Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
3 7 (12.28%) Migration
4 6 (10.53%) Data Management
4 6 (10.53%) Open Source
4 6 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
5 5 (8.77%) ETL
5 5 (8.77%) Microservices
5 5 (8.77%) MVC
5 5 (8.77%) OWASP
5 5 (8.77%) Test Scripting
5 5 (8.77%) Web Development
6 4 (7.02%) Extreme Programming
6 4 (7.02%) Multithreading
6 4 (7.02%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (7.02%) Project Planning
6 4 (7.02%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.02%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) C#
2 16 (28.07%) SQL
3 14 (24.56%) Java
4 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
6 9 (15.79%) VB.NET
7 8 (14.04%) C
8 7 (12.28%) FQL
8 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
8 7 (12.28%) VB6
9 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
10 5 (8.77%) Lua
10 5 (8.77%) VBScript
11 4 (7.02%) C++
11 4 (7.02%) XAML
12 3 (5.26%) VBA
12 3 (5.26%) VC++
13 2 (3.51%) Ruby
14 1 (1.75%) Delphi
14 1 (1.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.51%) MCSA
5 2 (3.51%) MCSE
6 1 (1.75%) MCP
6 1 (1.75%) OCP
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.75%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.75%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.51%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle
2 9 (15.79%) ServiceNow
3 6 (10.53%) SAP
4 4 (7.02%) HP
4 4 (7.02%) IBM
5 3 (5.26%) CODA
5 3 (5.26%) Cognos
5 3 (5.26%) Concur
5 3 (5.26%) Maconomy
5 3 (5.26%) VMware
6 2 (3.51%) Siemens
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) Rockwell
7 1 (1.75%) Sage
Warrington, Cheshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day DOE
Posted: 3 days ago