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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 109 84 81
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 39 44 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 1.46% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.30% 4.80% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 9
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£400 £285 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £89.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 - £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 - £146.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.05 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -16.90%
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
1182 916 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.21% 30.29% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 535 386
Average daily rate £375 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 37
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.72 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.08% -3.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £41.50 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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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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 +1 21 £400 +36.75% 5
Manchester -14 9 £200 -29.82% 14
Lancashire -5 4 £344 +52.77% 4
Merseyside -13 1 - - 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 32 (60.38%) .NET
2 28 (52.83%) SQL Server
3 27 (50.94%) SQL
4 22 (41.51%) C#
5 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
6 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
7 14 (26.42%) N-Tier
8 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (24.53%) .NET Framework
9 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (22.64%) MS Access
10 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
10 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (18.87%) Resource Management
11 10 (18.87%) Open Source
11 10 (18.87%) VBScript
11 10 (18.87%) OOP
12 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (15.09%) REST
13 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
13 8 (15.09%) JSON
13 8 (15.09%) XML
13 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
13 8 (15.09%) CSS
13 8 (15.09%) HTML
13 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
14 7 (13.21%) IIS
15 6 (11.32%) Web Services
15 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (11.32%) VB6

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.21%) IIS
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.66%) Node.js
3 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.77%) Apache
4 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.77%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (3.77%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Confluence
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) FTP
2 1 (1.89%) OpenScape
2 1 (1.89%) DNS
2 1 (1.89%) DHCP
2 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (52.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (22.64%) MS Access
3 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (7.55%) DTS
5 4 (7.55%) Cognos Transformer
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.77%) Cognos Powerplay
7 2 (3.77%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.77%) ReportNet
7 2 (3.77%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (3.77%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.89%) QlikView
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
1 4 (7.55%) JIRA
2 3 (5.66%) WebSpeed
2 3 (5.66%) PVCS
2 3 (5.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.77%) Subversion
3 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) MSI
4 1 (1.89%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
2 3 (5.66%) Legal
2 3 (5.66%) Back Office
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Military
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Developer
2 10 (18.87%) Software Development Team Leader
2 10 (18.87%) Software Team Leader
2 10 (18.87%) .NET Team Leader
2 10 (18.87%) Team Leader
2 10 (18.87%) Development Team Leader
3 8 (15.09%) Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) SQL Developer
4 6 (11.32%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Report Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) VB Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (60.38%) .NET
2 13 (24.53%) .NET Framework
3 8 (15.09%) REST
3 8 (15.09%) JSON
3 8 (15.09%) XML
3 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
3 8 (15.09%) CSS
3 8 (15.09%) HTML
4 6 (11.32%) Web Services
4 6 (11.32%) OAuth2
5 5 (9.43%) SOAP
6 3 (5.66%) HTML5
6 3 (5.66%) CSS3
6 3 (5.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (5.66%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (5.66%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (5.66%) jQuery
7 2 (3.77%) Flash
7 2 (3.77%) WinForms
8 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) N-Tier
2 10 (18.87%) Open Source
3 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.55%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.77%) NHS
5 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.89%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) UNIX
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
1 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) HPUX
3 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.77%) SUSE
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.87%) Resource Management
2 10 (18.87%) OOP
3 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
4 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (11.32%) Web Development
5 5 (9.43%) Scrum
6 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.55%) Data Transformation
7 3 (5.66%) MVVM
7 3 (5.66%) Software Delivery
7 3 (5.66%) Coaching
7 3 (5.66%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.66%) MVC
7 3 (5.66%) CRM
7 3 (5.66%) OO
8 2 (3.77%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.77%) SOA
8 2 (3.77%) Change Management
8 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) SQL
2 22 (41.51%) C#
3 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.87%) VBScript
5 6 (11.32%) VB6
6 5 (9.43%) VB.NET
6 5 (9.43%) VBA
7 4 (7.55%) Java
7 4 (7.55%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.66%) Delphi
9 2 (3.77%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.89%) C
10 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) ISEB
2 2 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) MCITP
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) MCP
3 1 (1.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.77%) XenApp
3 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) SCCM
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) WSUS
2 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Cognos
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Sculptor
3 3 (5.66%) Progress
4 2 (3.77%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) Citrix
4 2 (3.77%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.77%) Teradata
5 1 (1.89%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.89%) AppSense
5 1 (1.89%) Sophos
5 1 (1.89%) Siemens
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £18 - £23 per hour + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago