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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 127 121 89
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -32
Contract jobs citing VB 27 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.83% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.01% 2.77% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 31
Median daily rate £500 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £175 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Median hourly rate £20.50 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.07% +80.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +14.00%
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
1341 1157 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.74% 29.91% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 745 544
Median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 26
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +54.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.75 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -2 9 £250 -29.20% 1
Manchester -5 9 £375 +53.06% 5
Cheshire -1 6 £525 +31.25% 6
Merseyside -1 2 - - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (45.00%) .NET
2 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (36.67%) C#
3 22 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 15 (25.00%) SQL
4 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (25.00%) Finance
5 14 (23.33%) SharePoint
5 14 (23.33%) Windows
5 14 (23.33%) JSON
6 13 (21.67%) Lua
6 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
6 13 (21.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (21.67%) Apache
6 13 (21.67%) LDAP
6 13 (21.67%) HTTP
6 13 (21.67%) HTTPS
6 13 (21.67%) SAML
6 13 (21.67%) Tivoli
6 13 (21.67%) Microservices
7 12 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 12 (20.00%) Java
8 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET
8 11 (18.33%) Extreme Programming
8 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
9 10 (16.67%) XML
9 10 (16.67%) VB.NET
10 9 (15.00%) T-SQL
10 9 (15.00%) HTML

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 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 13 (21.67%) Apache
3 2 (3.33%) IIS
3 2 (3.33%) WinCC
4 1 (1.67%) JBoss
4 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.33%) MS Office
3 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.33%) MS Project
5 1 (1.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) HTTP
1 13 (21.67%) HTTPS
1 13 (21.67%) LDAP
2 6 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (1.67%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (11.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 4 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (6.67%) SAP BW
7 3 (5.00%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.67%) Power BI
9 1 (1.67%) QlikView
9 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.67%) Gatling
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) JUnit
3 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.67%) MorphX
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.67%) Selenium
3 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Law
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) .NET Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Applications Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Architect
3 8 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 7 (11.67%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Digital Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Digital Technical Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Server Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) VB Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Digital Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.00%) .NET
2 14 (23.33%) JSON
3 13 (21.67%) SAML
4 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET
5 10 (16.67%) XML
6 9 (15.00%) HTML
7 8 (13.33%) .NET Framework
8 7 (11.67%) Entity Framework
9 6 (10.00%) CAML
9 6 (10.00%) HTML5
9 6 (10.00%) WPF
10 5 (8.33%) CSS
10 5 (8.33%) jQuery
11 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (6.67%) CSS3
11 4 (6.67%) WinForms
12 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (5.00%) Web Services
13 1 (1.67%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Clustering
2 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Psychology
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) RIA
4 1 (1.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.67%) Microservices
3 11 (18.33%) Extreme Programming
4 7 (11.67%) Migration
4 7 (11.67%) MVC
4 7 (11.67%) Open Source
4 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
4 7 (11.67%) Web Development
5 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (10.00%) Data Management
5 6 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 5 (8.33%) ETL
6 5 (8.33%) OWASP
7 4 (6.67%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (6.67%) ERP
7 4 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 4 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.67%) Validation
8 3 (5.00%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) C#
1 22 (36.67%) JavaScript
2 15 (25.00%) SQL
3 13 (21.67%) Lua
4 12 (20.00%) Java
5 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
6 10 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 9 (15.00%) T-SQL
8 7 (11.67%) PL/SQL
9 6 (10.00%) C
9 6 (10.00%) FQL
10 5 (8.33%) VB6
10 5 (8.33%) VBScript
11 4 (6.67%) C++
11 4 (6.67%) XAML
12 3 (5.00%) VC++
13 2 (3.33%) VBA
14 1 (1.67%) Delphi
14 1 (1.67%) PHP
14 1 (1.67%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) MCSA
4 2 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) MCP
5 1 (1.67%) OCP
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.67%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) Tivoli
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.33%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.00%) ServiceNow
3 7 (11.67%) Oracle
4 6 (10.00%) SAP
5 4 (6.67%) IBM
5 4 (6.67%) VMware
6 3 (5.00%) CODA
6 3 (5.00%) Cognos
6 3 (5.00%) Concur
6 3 (5.00%) HP
6 3 (5.00%) Maconomy
7 2 (3.33%) Siemens
8 1 (1.67%) EMC
8 1 (1.67%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.67%) NetSuite
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.67%) Rockwell
8 1 (1.67%) Sage
8 1 (1.67%) Sophos