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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 126 89 89
Rank change year-on-year
-37 0
Contract jobs citing VB 18 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 1.54% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.62% 4.24% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £226 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.74% -46.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £140 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £34.06 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +84.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
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
1113 991 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.44% 36.25% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 557 422
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.06 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +54.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £18.32 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.36 £140.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire -5 11 £300 +48.51% 11
Manchester -12 3 £325 +15.04% 14
Lancashire -18 2 - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (43.14%) SQL
1 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
2 20 (39.22%) C#
2 20 (39.22%) .NET
3 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
4 17 (33.33%) VBScript
5 15 (29.41%) MS Access
6 11 (21.57%) Oracle
6 11 (21.57%) VB6
7 10 (19.61%) Windows
7 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
8 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
9 8 (15.69%) XML
9 8 (15.69%) MS Office
9 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
9 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
11 6 (11.76%) REST
11 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
11 6 (11.76%) SCCM
11 6 (11.76%) Data Analysis
11 6 (11.76%) JSON
11 6 (11.76%) Data Transformation
11 6 (11.76%) HTML
11 6 (11.76%) Finance
12 5 (9.80%) MVC
12 5 (9.80%) VB.NET
12 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (7.84%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.92%) Node.js
3 1 (1.96%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.96%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.92%) CTI
2 1 (1.96%) SAN
2 1 (1.96%) LDAP
2 1 (1.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (29.41%) MS Access
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.96%) ReportNet
7 1 (1.96%) DTS
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (1.96%) Cognos Powerplay
7 1 (1.96%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.96%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) AdminStudio
2 3 (5.88%) WebSpeed
2 3 (5.88%) JIRA
2 3 (5.88%) PVCS
2 3 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.92%) MSI
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.96%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Back Office
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Developer
2 13 (25.49%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Data Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Applications Packager
4 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Software Developer
4 4 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.92%) Programmer
6 2 (3.92%) Report Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) VB Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.92%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.92%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) .NET
2 8 (15.69%) XML
3 6 (11.76%) JSON
3 6 (11.76%) HTML
3 6 (11.76%) REST
4 5 (9.80%) .NET Framework
4 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
4 5 (9.80%) SOAP
5 4 (7.84%) CSS
5 4 (7.84%) OAuth2
5 4 (7.84%) jQuery
6 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.88%) HTML5
6 3 (5.88%) Web Services
6 3 (5.88%) WinForms
6 3 (5.88%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.92%) WPF
7 2 (3.92%) CSS3
7 2 (3.92%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Data Structures
3 4 (7.84%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.92%) Open Source
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.76%) Data Analysis
2 6 (11.76%) Data Transformation
3 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
3 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis
3 5 (9.80%) MVC
4 4 (7.84%) OO
4 4 (7.84%) Scrum
4 4 (7.84%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (7.84%) Analytics
5 3 (5.88%) Business Analytics
5 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.88%) MVVM
5 3 (5.88%) ITIL
5 3 (5.88%) BPR
6 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.92%) OOP
6 2 (3.92%) CRM
6 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) SQL
2 20 (39.22%) C#
3 17 (33.33%) VBScript
4 11 (21.57%) VB6
5 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
7 5 (9.80%) VB.NET
8 4 (7.84%) VBA
8 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
8 4 (7.84%) Java
9 3 (5.88%) Delphi
10 2 (3.92%) Perl
10 2 (3.92%) Python
10 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.96%) PHP
11 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) MCSE
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.96%) MCITP
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (7.84%) XenApp
3 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Legato
2 1 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.57%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) Citrix
4 4 (7.84%) AppSense
5 3 (5.88%) Progress
5 3 (5.88%) Sculptor
6 2 (3.92%) Siebel
6 2 (3.92%) CosmoCom
6 2 (3.92%) Actuate
7 1 (1.96%) VMware
7 1 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (1.96%) Teradata
7 1 (1.96%) Sybase
7 1 (1.96%) SAP
7 1 (1.96%) Cognos
7 1 (1.96%) Adobe
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) EMC
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