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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 112 122 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -40
Contract jobs citing VB 41 42 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 0.94% 1.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.12% 3.04% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 40
Median daily rate £300 £375 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £242 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +86.93%
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
1313 1382 1094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.53% 30.85% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 877 657
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 28
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £20.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Manchester -4 15 £300 +17.64% 5
Lancashire +12 10 £288 -23.33% 2
Cheshire +11 9 £513 +7.89% 5
Merseyside +15 6 £300 +122.22%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 40 (55.56%) .NET
2 34 (47.22%) C#
3 31 (43.06%) SQL
4 30 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (33.33%) VB6
6 22 (30.56%) JavaScript
7 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
7 21 (29.17%) ASP.NET
8 19 (26.39%) XML
9 18 (25.00%) T-SQL
9 18 (25.00%) WinForms
10 16 (22.22%) Web Services
10 16 (22.22%) .NET Framework
11 15 (20.83%) Entity Framework
12 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
12 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (19.44%) JSON
12 14 (19.44%) SOAP
12 14 (19.44%) Finance
13 13 (18.06%) Tivoli
13 13 (18.06%) SAML
13 13 (18.06%) HTTPS
13 13 (18.06%) Apache
13 13 (18.06%) LDAP
13 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
13 13 (18.06%) HTTP
13 13 (18.06%) Lua
13 13 (18.06%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (18.06%) Microservices
14 12 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server

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 (18.06%) Apache
1 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) ColdFusion
3 2 (2.78%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) WinCC
4 1 (1.39%) JBoss
4 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.11%) MS Office
3 5 (6.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.78%) MS Project
5 1 (1.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.06%) HTTP
1 13 (18.06%) HTTPS
1 13 (18.06%) LDAP
2 6 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (2.78%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.39%) DHCP
4 1 (1.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (18.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.94%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.56%) SAP BW
6 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.39%) MySQL
8 1 (1.39%) Power BI
8 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.94%) ClearCase
2 5 (6.94%) Rational Robot
2 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.56%) Moq
3 4 (5.56%) NUnit
4 3 (4.17%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (4.17%) HP UFT
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.78%) Selenium
5 2 (2.78%) WiX
6 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.39%) JIRA
6 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.39%) MorphX
6 1 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Law
2 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Billing
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (62.50%) Developer
2 27 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 21 (29.17%) C# Developer
4 20 (27.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Architect
6 8 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
7 7 (9.72%) Technical Architect
7 7 (9.72%) VB Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) Applications Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Software Developer
8 6 (8.33%) VB6 Developer
9 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Digital Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (5.56%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Digital Architect
10 4 (5.56%) Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (55.56%) .NET
2 21 (29.17%) ASP.NET
3 19 (26.39%) XML
4 18 (25.00%) WinForms
5 16 (22.22%) .NET Framework
5 16 (22.22%) Web Services
6 15 (20.83%) Entity Framework
7 14 (19.44%) JSON
7 14 (19.44%) SOAP
8 13 (18.06%) SAML
9 8 (11.11%) XSD
10 6 (8.33%) CAML
10 6 (8.33%) HTML
11 5 (6.94%) WCF
11 5 (6.94%) WPF
11 5 (6.94%) XSLT
12 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (4.17%) CSS
12 3 (4.17%) XSL
13 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) Psychology
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) RIA
4 1 (1.39%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.39%) Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.06%) Microservices
3 11 (15.28%) Extreme Programming
4 9 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 8 (11.11%) Open Source
6 6 (8.33%) Data Management
6 6 (8.33%) Migration
6 6 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (8.33%) UML
7 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.94%) Data Protection
7 5 (6.94%) ETL
7 5 (6.94%) MVC
7 5 (6.94%) OWASP
7 5 (6.94%) Software Testing
7 5 (6.94%) Test Scripting
7 5 (6.94%) Unit Testing
7 5 (6.94%) Web Development
8 4 (5.56%) Dimensional Modelling
8 4 (5.56%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.22%) C#
2 31 (43.06%) SQL
3 24 (33.33%) VB6
4 22 (30.56%) JavaScript
5 18 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 13 (18.06%) Lua
7 12 (16.67%) VB.NET
8 10 (13.89%) Java
9 9 (12.50%) PowerShell
10 7 (9.72%) PL/SQL
11 6 (8.33%) C
11 6 (8.33%) FQL
12 5 (6.94%) C++
13 3 (4.17%) VBScript
14 2 (2.78%) Ruby
14 2 (2.78%) VBA
15 1 (1.39%) VC++
15 1 (1.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.17%) Degree
4 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.39%) MCP
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.39%) OCP
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.39%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.89%) Oracle
3 9 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 8 (11.11%) SAP
5 3 (4.17%) CODA
5 3 (4.17%) Cognos
5 3 (4.17%) Concur
5 3 (4.17%) HP
5 3 (4.17%) Maconomy
5 3 (4.17%) VMware
6 2 (2.78%) Siemens
7 1 (1.39%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.39%) NetSuite
7 1 (1.39%) Perforce
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.39%) Sage
7 1 (1.39%) Sophos
7 1 (1.39%) Veeam
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