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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 125 126 92
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -34
Contract jobs citing VB 26 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.95% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.97% 2.96% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 37
Median daily rate £325 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £433 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £15.75 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +64.50%
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
1317 1352 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 38.27% 31.95% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 845 588
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £21.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £53.00 £42.50
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +13 9 £500 +40.84% 6
Manchester -6 9 £425 +70.00% 4
Lancashire +2 5 £288 -21.36%
Merseyside +10 3 £313 +39.66% 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 28 (46.67%) .NET
2 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (36.67%) C#
4 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 20 (33.33%) SQL
6 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 14 (23.33%) JSON
9 13 (21.67%) Lua
9 13 (21.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (21.67%) Microservices
9 13 (21.67%) Finance
9 13 (21.67%) SAML
9 13 (21.67%) Tivoli
9 13 (21.67%) Windows
9 13 (21.67%) Apache
9 13 (21.67%) LDAP
9 13 (21.67%) SharePoint
9 13 (21.67%) HTTP
9 13 (21.67%) HTTPS
9 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
10 12 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 11 (18.33%) Java
11 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
11 11 (18.33%) Extreme Programming
12 10 (16.67%) VB.NET
12 10 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 9 (15.00%) ServiceNow
13 9 (15.00%) XML

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 13 (21.67%) Apache
1 13 (21.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) IIS
2 2 (3.33%) WinCC
3 1 (1.67%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.67%) JBoss
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.33%) MS Office
3 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.33%) MS Project
5 1 (1.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) HTTP
1 13 (21.67%) HTTPS
1 13 (21.67%) LDAP
2 6 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.67%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.67%) Network Security
4 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (21.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 4 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (6.67%) SAP BW
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.67%) MySQL
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.67%) Power BI
8 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.33%) Moq
4 2 (3.33%) NUnit
4 2 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (1.67%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.67%) MorphX
5 1 (1.67%) WiX
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Law
3 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (51.67%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Architect
4 8 (13.33%) Applications Developer
4 8 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) VB Developer
7 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Digital Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Digital Technical Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Server Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 4 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Digital Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Architect
8 3 (5.00%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (46.67%) .NET
2 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 14 (23.33%) JSON
4 13 (21.67%) SAML
5 9 (15.00%) XML
6 7 (11.67%) .NET Framework
6 7 (11.67%) Web Services
6 7 (11.67%) WinForms
7 6 (10.00%) CAML
7 6 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 6 (10.00%) HTML
7 6 (10.00%) SOAP
8 4 (6.67%) HTML5
8 4 (6.67%) WCF
9 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (5.00%) CSS
9 3 (5.00%) jQuery
10 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Clustering
2 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) Psychology
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) RIA
4 1 (1.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.67%) Microservices
3 11 (18.33%) Extreme Programming
4 7 (11.67%) Migration
4 7 (11.67%) MVC
4 7 (11.67%) Open Source
5 6 (10.00%) Data Management
5 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (10.00%) UML
5 6 (10.00%) Web Development
6 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 5 (8.33%) ETL
6 5 (8.33%) OWASP
6 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 5 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.67%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (6.67%) ERP
7 4 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) C#
2 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 20 (33.33%) SQL
4 13 (21.67%) Lua
5 12 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 11 (18.33%) Java
7 10 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 10 (16.67%) VB.NET
8 7 (11.67%) PL/SQL
8 7 (11.67%) VB6
9 6 (10.00%) C
9 6 (10.00%) FQL
10 5 (8.33%) C++
11 4 (6.67%) VBScript
12 2 (3.33%) Ruby
12 2 (3.33%) VBA
12 2 (3.33%) XAML
13 1 (1.67%) PHP
13 1 (1.67%) VC++
13 1 (1.67%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.67%) MCP
5 1 (1.67%) MCSA
5 1 (1.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) OCP
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.67%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.00%) ServiceNow
3 8 (13.33%) SAP
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle
4 4 (6.67%) VMware
5 3 (5.00%) CODA
5 3 (5.00%) Cognos
5 3 (5.00%) Concur
5 3 (5.00%) HP
5 3 (5.00%) Maconomy
6 2 (3.33%) IBM
6 2 (3.33%) Siemens
7 1 (1.67%) EMC
7 1 (1.67%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.67%) NetSuite
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.67%) Rockwell
7 1 (1.67%) Sage
7 1 (1.67%) Sophos
Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago