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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 131 129 113
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 26 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.79% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.24% 2.54% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 16
Median daily rate £300 £300 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £205 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £455 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -7.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £34.78 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +14.01%
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
1159 1297 1140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.08% 30.98% 35.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 802 748
Median daily rate £388 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 57 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £13.50 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £47.33 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 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 -2 14 £288 +38.55% 2
Manchester -7 7 £300 -16.08% 5
Cheshire +15 3 £388 -18.42% 2
Merseyside 0 2 £213 -29.16% 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 38 (65.52%) .NET
2 31 (53.45%) SQL
3 30 (51.72%) VB6
4 29 (50.00%) C#
5 23 (39.66%) T-SQL
6 21 (36.21%) XML
7 18 (31.03%) WinForms
7 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (29.31%) Web Services
8 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
8 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
9 15 (25.86%) VB.NET
9 15 (25.86%) Entity Framework
9 15 (25.86%) .NET Framework
10 14 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (24.14%) SOAP
10 14 (24.14%) ASP.NET
11 12 (20.69%) XSD
11 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (17.24%) Windows
13 10 (17.24%) HTML
13 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
14 9 (15.52%) SAML
15 8 (13.79%) Tivoli
15 8 (13.79%) Apache
15 8 (13.79%) LDAP
15 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
15 8 (13.79%) HTTP

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 8 (13.79%) Apache
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.17%) ColdFusion
4 2 (3.45%) IIS
4 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.72%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) HTTP
1 8 (13.79%) HTTPS
1 8 (13.79%) LDAP
2 2 (3.45%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.72%) DHCP
3 1 (1.72%) DNS
3 1 (1.72%) NAS
3 1 (1.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (13.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.45%) MS Access
7 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.72%) MySQL
8 1 (1.72%) Power BI
8 1 (1.72%) QlikView
8 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.62%) ClearCase
3 5 (8.62%) Rational Robot
4 4 (6.90%) Moq
4 4 (6.90%) NUnit
5 3 (5.17%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (5.17%) HP UFT
5 3 (5.17%) JIRA
5 3 (5.17%) Selenium
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (3.45%) WiX
7 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.72%) MorphX
7 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (81.03%) Developer
2 29 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 21 (36.21%) C# Developer
4 20 (34.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (18.97%) SQL Developer
5 11 (18.97%) VB.NET Developer
6 7 (12.07%) VB Developer
7 6 (10.34%) Senior Developer
7 6 (10.34%) Software Developer
7 6 (10.34%) VB6 Developer
8 5 (8.62%) Digital Developer
9 4 (6.90%) Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (6.90%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 3 (5.17%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (5.17%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (5.17%) C# WPF Developer
10 3 (5.17%) T-SQL Developer
10 3 (5.17%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (65.52%) .NET
2 21 (36.21%) XML
3 18 (31.03%) WinForms
4 17 (29.31%) Web Services
5 15 (25.86%) .NET Framework
5 15 (25.86%) Entity Framework
6 14 (24.14%) ASP.NET
6 14 (24.14%) SOAP
7 12 (20.69%) XSD
8 10 (17.24%) HTML
9 9 (15.52%) SAML
10 8 (13.79%) JSON
11 7 (12.07%) CSS
11 7 (12.07%) XSL
12 5 (8.62%) WCF
12 5 (8.62%) WPF
12 5 (8.62%) XSLT
13 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 2 (3.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.72%) Replication
2 1 (1.72%) RIA
2 1 (1.72%) Robotics
2 1 (1.72%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.79%) Microservices
3 7 (12.07%) Extreme Programming
3 7 (12.07%) TDD
4 6 (10.34%) UML
4 6 (10.34%) Web Development
5 5 (8.62%) MVC
5 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
5 5 (8.62%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.17%) ERP
7 3 (5.17%) Feasibility Study
7 3 (5.17%) Open Source
7 3 (5.17%) SOLID
8 2 (3.45%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (3.45%) ITIL
8 2 (3.45%) Software Delivery
8 2 (3.45%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (53.45%) SQL
2 30 (51.72%) VB6
3 29 (50.00%) C#
4 23 (39.66%) T-SQL
5 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
6 15 (25.86%) VB.NET
7 8 (13.79%) Lua
8 5 (8.62%) C++
9 3 (5.17%) C
9 3 (5.17%) VBScript
10 2 (3.45%) Java
10 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.45%) Ruby
11 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.72%) Perl
11 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.72%) Python
11 1 (1.72%) VBA
11 1 (1.72%) VC++
11 1 (1.72%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) MCP
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.72%) Shibboleth
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.72%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.45%) WSUS
3 1 (1.72%) MOM
3 1 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) SCOM
3 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.90%) SAP
4 2 (3.45%) HP
4 2 (3.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) CODA
5 1 (1.72%) Cognos
5 1 (1.72%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.72%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.72%) Maconomy
5 1 (1.72%) NetApp
5 1 (1.72%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.72%) Perforce
5 1 (1.72%) Sage
5 1 (1.72%) Siemens
5 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.72%) Sophos
5 1 (1.72%) Veeam
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