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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / North West
Rank 122 137 120
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Contract jobs citing VB 12 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.59% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.17% 1.65% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Median daily rate £288 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £388 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 4
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £31.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+84.48% +28.88%

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
1028 1393 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.27% 35.84% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 894 714
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 65 31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.00 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.37 £42.36 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +24 4 £275 -24.13% 1
Lancashire +6 4 £300 - 5
Merseyside 0 3 £113 -62.50% 3
Manchester +6 1 - - 9
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 (79.17%) .NET
2 32 (66.67%) VB6
3 29 (60.42%) C#
3 29 (60.42%) SQL
4 22 (45.83%) T-SQL
4 22 (45.83%) XML
5 17 (35.42%) Web Services
5 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
6 16 (33.33%) WinForms
7 14 (29.17%) VB.NET
7 14 (29.17%) SOAP
7 14 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (27.08%) Entity Framework
8 13 (27.08%) XSD
8 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
8 13 (27.08%) .NET Framework
9 12 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (22.92%) Windows
11 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (18.75%) HTML
13 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 8 (16.67%) Oracle
13 8 (16.67%) CSS
13 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
13 8 (16.67%) XSL
13 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (14.58%) TDD
15 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
16 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering

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 3 (6.25%) ColdFusion
1 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) NAS
1 2 (4.17%) SAN
1 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.17%) MS Access
6 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.08%) MySQL
7 1 (2.08%) Power BI
7 1 (2.08%) QlikView
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.42%) ClearCase
3 5 (10.42%) Rational Robot
4 4 (8.33%) Moq
4 4 (8.33%) NUnit
5 3 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.25%) JIRA
5 3 (6.25%) Selenium
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (4.17%) WiX
7 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (81.25%) Developer
2 27 (56.25%) .NET Developer
3 19 (39.58%) C# Developer
4 18 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 11 (22.92%) SQL Developer
7 7 (14.58%) Software Developer
7 7 (14.58%) VB Developer
8 6 (12.50%) VB6 Developer
9 4 (8.33%) Analyst
9 4 (8.33%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 3 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (6.25%) C# WPF Developer
10 3 (6.25%) Consultant
10 3 (6.25%) T-SQL Developer
10 3 (6.25%) WPF Developer
11 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (79.17%) .NET
2 22 (45.83%) XML
3 17 (35.42%) Web Services
4 16 (33.33%) WinForms
5 14 (29.17%) SOAP
6 13 (27.08%) .NET Framework
6 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
6 13 (27.08%) Entity Framework
6 13 (27.08%) XSD
7 9 (18.75%) HTML
8 8 (16.67%) CSS
8 8 (16.67%) XSL
9 5 (10.42%) WCF
9 5 (10.42%) WPF
9 5 (10.42%) XSLT
10 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
10 1 (2.08%) J2EE
10 1 (2.08%) Node.js
10 1 (2.08%) REST
10 1 (2.08%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) TDD
3 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
3 5 (10.42%) UML
4 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.25%) Feasibility Study
5 3 (6.25%) MVC
5 3 (6.25%) SOLID
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.17%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.17%) ITIL
6 2 (4.17%) Open Source
6 2 (4.17%) Software Delivery
6 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.17%) Web Development
7 1 (2.08%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (66.67%) VB6
2 29 (60.42%) C#
2 29 (60.42%) SQL
3 22 (45.83%) T-SQL
4 14 (29.17%) VB.NET
5 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.42%) C++
6 5 (10.42%) VBScript
7 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.17%) C
8 2 (4.17%) Java
8 2 (4.17%) Ruby
9 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.08%) Perl
9 1 (2.08%) Python
9 1 (2.08%) VBA
9 1 (2.08%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) MCP
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
1 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (4.17%) VMware GSX
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) MOM
1 2 (4.17%) SCCM
1 2 (4.17%) SCOM
1 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco
4 2 (4.17%) Citrix
4 2 (4.17%) NetApp
4 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) Blue Prism
5 1 (2.08%) NetSuite
5 1 (2.08%) Perforce
5 1 (2.08%) Tableau