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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 120 81 98
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +17
Contract jobs citing VB 12 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 1.50% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% 4.25% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 14
Average daily rate
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£338 £233 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.84% -38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £156 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £343 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £25.75 £32.81 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
1089 942 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.63% 35.29% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 549 556
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 43
Average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £25.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +29.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £16.60 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Manchester -4 6 £344 +34.14% 13
Lancashire -25 4 £350 +59.09% 1
Cheshire -9 2 £310 +44.85% 14
Merseyside - - - - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 29 (48.33%) SQL
3 26 (43.33%) C#
3 26 (43.33%) .NET
4 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 20 (33.33%) Oracle
6 19 (31.67%) VBScript
7 17 (28.33%) Windows
8 15 (25.00%) VB6
9 13 (21.67%) JavaScript
10 12 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 10 (16.67%) MS Access
11 10 (16.67%) T-SQL
11 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (13.33%) Finance
12 8 (13.33%) Back Office
12 8 (13.33%) MS Office
12 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
12 8 (13.33%) Business Analysis
12 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
13 7 (11.67%) Web Services
13 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
13 7 (11.67%) WinForms
13 7 (11.67%) Data Analysis
14 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (10.00%) VBA
14 6 (10.00%) Windows 7
14 6 (10.00%) SCCM
14 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.00%) IIS
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) WordPress
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.67%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.33%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.67%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Intranet
1 2 (3.33%) CTI
1 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.67%) SAN
2 1 (1.67%) FTP
2 1 (1.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) MS Access
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.67%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.67%) OLAP
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) AdminStudio
2 2 (3.33%) MSI
2 2 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
1 8 (13.33%) Back Office
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) .NET Developer
2 13 (21.67%) Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) VB6 Developer
3 9 (15.00%) VB Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Applications Packager
6 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Siebel Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.33%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.33%) Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (43.33%) .NET
2 7 (11.67%) Web Services
2 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
2 7 (11.67%) WinForms
3 4 (6.67%) HTML
3 4 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (5.00%) jQuery
4 3 (5.00%) XML
4 3 (5.00%) Classic ASP
5 2 (3.33%) WPF
5 2 (3.33%) HTML5
6 1 (1.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.67%) RESTful
6 1 (1.67%) LINQ
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.67%) WCF
6 1 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Open Source
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 7 (11.67%) Data Analysis
3 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.33%) Data Transformation
4 5 (8.33%) OO
5 4 (6.67%) MVC
5 4 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (5.00%) Business Analytics
6 3 (5.00%) Analytics
6 3 (5.00%) ITIL
6 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.00%) CRM
6 3 (5.00%) BPR
6 3 (5.00%) Scrum
7 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.33%) Web Development
7 2 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (48.33%) SQL
2 26 (43.33%) C#
3 19 (31.67%) VBScript
4 15 (25.00%) VB6
5 13 (21.67%) JavaScript
6 10 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 6 (10.00%) VBA
9 5 (8.33%) Java
10 4 (6.67%) PL/SQL
10 4 (6.67%) VB.NET
11 2 (3.33%) Python
11 2 (3.33%) C
11 2 (3.33%) Perl
11 2 (3.33%) PHP
12 1 (1.67%) Scala
12 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) MCSE
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.67%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.67%) Legato
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (8.33%) Citrix
4 4 (6.67%) AppSense
5 3 (5.00%) Siebel
6 2 (3.33%) Actuate
6 2 (3.33%) CosmoCom
7 1 (1.67%) Sybase
7 1 (1.67%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.67%) Adobe
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) EMC
7 1 (1.67%) VMware
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