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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 132 115 96
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -19
Contract jobs citing VB 32 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.91% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 2.86% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 26
Median daily rate £400 £400 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% +3.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £25.80
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -5.02%
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
1324 1187 936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.92% 31.79% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 769 546
Median daily rate £385 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £31.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £46.09 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

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 30 May 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
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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
Lancashire +10 11 £340 -1.09% 1
Cheshire -13 11 £470 +17.50% 3
Manchester -14 6 £375 +87.50% 5
Merseyside -5 2 £275 - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 30 (49.18%) .NET
2 25 (40.98%) C#
3 22 (36.07%) Windows
4 19 (31.15%) SQL
5 17 (27.87%) Java
6 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
6 15 (24.59%) XML
6 15 (24.59%) Finance
7 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
7 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
8 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
8 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
8 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
9 12 (19.67%) Oracle
10 10 (16.39%) VBScript
10 10 (16.39%) VB.NET
10 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET
10 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
11 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
11 9 (14.75%) WPF
11 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
12 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
12 8 (13.11%) VB6
12 8 (13.11%) CSS
12 8 (13.11%) HTML
12 8 (13.11%) ServiceNow
13 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
13 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
13 7 (11.48%) Windows 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 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.48%) Apache
3 4 (6.56%) JBoss
4 3 (4.92%) IIS
4 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.64%) WinCC
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.48%) MS Office
3 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.28%) MS Project
4 2 (3.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.64%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Internet
2 5 (8.20%) HTTP
2 5 (8.20%) HTTPS
2 5 (8.20%) LDAP
3 2 (3.28%) SAN
4 1 (1.64%) Network Security
4 1 (1.64%) SMTP
4 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
2 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (8.20%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.92%) SAP BW
6 2 (3.28%) MS Access
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.64%) QlikView
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.56%) ClearCase
2 4 (6.56%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.28%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.28%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.28%) JUnit
4 2 (3.28%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.28%) Rational Robot
4 2 (3.28%) Selenium
5 1 (1.64%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.64%) Gatling
5 1 (1.64%) NUnit
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.64%) Subversion
5 1 (1.64%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Law
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Developer
2 11 (18.03%) Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) Applications Developer
3 9 (14.75%) Architect
4 8 (13.11%) .NET Developer
4 8 (13.11%) Technical Architect
5 6 (9.84%) C# Developer
5 6 (9.84%) VB Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Digital Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Digital Technical Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (6.56%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (4.92%) .NET Applications Developer
7 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.92%) C# Application Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (49.18%) .NET
2 15 (24.59%) XML
3 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET
4 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
4 9 (14.75%) WPF
5 8 (13.11%) CSS
5 8 (13.11%) HTML
6 7 (11.48%) CAML
6 7 (11.48%) Entity Framework
7 6 (9.84%) jQuery
7 6 (9.84%) JSON
8 5 (8.20%) CSS3
8 5 (8.20%) HTML5
8 5 (8.20%) SAML
8 5 (8.20%) WinForms
9 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (6.56%) Web Services
10 2 (3.28%) XSD
10 2 (3.28%) XSLT
11 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Clustering
2 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.07%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Unix
5 1 (1.64%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
3 6 (9.84%) Migration
3 6 (9.84%) Open Source
3 6 (9.84%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (8.20%) Data Management
4 5 (8.20%) Data Protection
4 5 (8.20%) Microservices
4 5 (8.20%) MVC
4 5 (8.20%) OWASP
4 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
5 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.56%) ETL
5 4 (6.56%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (6.56%) Multithreading
5 4 (6.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (6.56%) Project Planning
5 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
5 4 (6.56%) Validation
5 4 (6.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) C#
2 19 (31.15%) SQL
3 17 (27.87%) Java
4 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
5 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
6 10 (16.39%) VB.NET
6 10 (16.39%) VBScript
7 8 (13.11%) VB6
8 7 (11.48%) C
8 7 (11.48%) FQL
9 6 (9.84%) PL/SQL
9 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
10 5 (8.20%) Lua
11 4 (6.56%) C++
11 4 (6.56%) VBA
11 4 (6.56%) XAML
12 3 (4.92%) VC++
13 2 (3.28%) Ruby
14 1 (1.64%) Delphi
14 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) Degree
3 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.28%) MCSA
5 2 (3.28%) MCSE
6 1 (1.64%) MCP
6 1 (1.64%) OCP
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.64%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.92%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.28%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.64%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.67%) Oracle
3 8 (13.11%) ServiceNow
4 7 (11.48%) SAP
5 4 (6.56%) HP
5 4 (6.56%) IBM
6 3 (4.92%) VMware
7 2 (3.28%) CODA
7 2 (3.28%) Cognos
7 2 (3.28%) Concur
7 2 (3.28%) Maconomy
8 1 (1.64%) EMC
8 1 (1.64%) Motorola
8 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.64%) Siemens