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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 121 90 87
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 32 44 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 1.46% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.80% 4.64% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 31 19
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£325 £309 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £262 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.00 £15.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.00 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £15.00 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -21.25%
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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
1144 949 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.84% 31.44% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 544 466
Average daily rate £363 £338 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.88 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.50 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £42.25 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 July 2015.

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 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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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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
Manchester -22 12 £245 -23.73% 8
Lancashire +11 7 £353 +17.70% 3
Cheshire -16 7 £400 +33.33% 7
Merseyside -11 4 £224 -26.63% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (50.68%) SQL
2 32 (43.84%) .NET
2 32 (43.84%) SQL Server
3 26 (35.62%) MS Excel
4 23 (31.51%) C#
5 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
6 18 (24.66%) MS Access
7 17 (23.29%) HTML
8 15 (20.55%) VBScript
8 15 (20.55%) Windows
8 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (19.18%) .NET Framework
9 14 (19.18%) N-Tier
9 14 (19.18%) JavaScript
9 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (16.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (15.07%) XML
13 10 (13.70%) CSS
13 10 (13.70%) Java
13 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
13 10 (13.70%) OOP
13 10 (13.70%) Resource Management
13 10 (13.70%) Open Source
14 9 (12.33%) Oracle
14 9 (12.33%) Finance
15 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
15 8 (10.96%) VBA
15 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
15 8 (10.96%) UNIX

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.22%) WebLogic
2 6 (8.22%) IIS
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.11%) Node.js
4 2 (2.74%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.74%) Apache
4 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.74%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.37%) Confluence
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 26 (35.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.22%) MS Office
3 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.74%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.37%) MS Project
5 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) FTP
2 1 (1.37%) DNS
2 1 (1.37%) OpenScape
2 1 (1.37%) VoIP
2 1 (1.37%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (43.84%) SQL Server
2 18 (24.66%) MS Access
3 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (16.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
6 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (5.48%) DTS
7 4 (5.48%) Cognos Transformer
8 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.74%) ReportNet
9 2 (2.74%) Cognos Powerplay
9 2 (2.74%) Cognos Impromptu
9 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.74%) MySQL
9 2 (2.74%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (2.74%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.48%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.48%) JIRA
2 4 (5.48%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (4.11%) LoadUI
3 3 (4.11%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.11%) WebSpeed
3 3 (4.11%) JMeter
3 3 (4.11%) PVCS
3 3 (4.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.11%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.74%) Subversion
5 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.37%) MSI
5 1 (1.37%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.37%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Legal
3 3 (4.11%) Back Office
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Local Government
5 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Developer
2 16 (21.92%) Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Team Leader
3 10 (13.70%) Development Team Leader
3 10 (13.70%) .NET Team Leader
3 10 (13.70%) Software Development Team Leader
3 10 (13.70%) Software Team Leader
4 6 (8.22%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (8.22%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.85%) SQL Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Data Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Tester
6 4 (5.48%) MI Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (43.84%) .NET
2 17 (23.29%) HTML
3 14 (19.18%) .NET Framework
4 11 (15.07%) XML
5 10 (13.70%) CSS
6 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET
6 8 (10.96%) Web Services
6 8 (10.96%) JSON
6 8 (10.96%) REST
7 6 (8.22%) OAuth2
8 5 (6.85%) jQuery
8 5 (6.85%) HTML5
8 5 (6.85%) SOAP
9 3 (4.11%) Application Packaging
9 3 (4.11%) CSS3
9 3 (4.11%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (4.11%) Apache Cordova
10 2 (2.74%) WPF
10 2 (2.74%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) N-Tier
1 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.48%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.11%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (4.11%) NHS
4 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) Social Media
5 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.37%) User Experience
6 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.37%) IVR
6 1 (1.37%) Statistics
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) UNIX
3 7 (9.59%) Linux
4 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.74%) SUSE
5 2 (2.74%) HPUX
6 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.70%) Resource Management
2 10 (13.70%) OOP
2 10 (13.70%) Open Source
3 7 (9.59%) Unit Testing
4 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
5 5 (6.85%) Web Development
5 5 (6.85%) Data Analysis
5 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.48%) Scrum
6 4 (5.48%) MVC
6 4 (5.48%) Test Scripting
6 4 (5.48%) Data Transformation
7 3 (4.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.11%) Test Strategy
7 3 (4.11%) MVVM
7 3 (4.11%) Software Delivery
7 3 (4.11%) Coaching
7 3 (4.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.68%) SQL
2 23 (31.51%) C#
3 15 (20.55%) VBScript
4 14 (19.18%) JavaScript
5 10 (13.70%) Java
6 8 (10.96%) VBA
7 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
8 6 (8.22%) VB6
8 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.48%) VB.NET
10 3 (4.11%) Delphi
11 2 (2.74%) C
11 2 (2.74%) PHP
11 2 (2.74%) ActionScript
11 2 (2.74%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (1.37%) JCL
12 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.37%) C++
12 1 (1.37%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.22%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.74%) MCSA
4 2 (2.74%) ISEB
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.74%) MCITP
5 1 (1.37%) MCP
5 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.74%) XenApp
3 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.85%) Cognos
4 3 (4.11%) Progress
4 3 (4.11%) Sculptor
5 2 (2.74%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.74%) Sophos
5 2 (2.74%) Teradata
5 2 (2.74%) SAP
5 2 (2.74%) HP
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix
6 1 (1.37%) Siemens
6 1 (1.37%) AppSense
6 1 (1.37%) MobileIron
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