The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 59 44 36
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 46 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.81% 4.49% 5.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.65% 10.76% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 12 16
Median daily rate £325 £495 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.34% +34.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £313 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £538 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +86.93%
VB
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Programming Languages Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
532 353 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 44.11% 41.68% 44.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 240 161
Median daily rate £350 £450 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +24.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +75.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £29.20 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Tyne and Wear region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Tyne and Wear region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

VB
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 40 £330 -33.33% 1
Sunderland -2 4 £325 -
VB
North East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for VB.

1 110 (79.14%) Windows
2 96 (69.06%) SQL
3 84 (60.43%) Windows Server
4 74 (53.24%) Security Cleared
5 73 (52.52%) SQL Server
6 66 (47.48%) Unix
6 66 (47.48%) Linux
7 64 (46.04%) SC Cleared
8 62 (44.60%) Perl
8 62 (44.60%) TCP/IP
8 62 (44.60%) Tivoli
8 62 (44.60%) Shell Script
9 58 (41.73%) Oracle
10 57 (41.01%) CA
11 56 (40.29%) HP
12 54 (38.85%) HP SiteScope
13 53 (38.13%) BPSS Clearance
14 51 (36.69%) MOM
15 48 (34.53%) BMC
15 48 (34.53%) DB2
15 48 (34.53%) ServiceNow
16 44 (31.65%) ITIL
17 43 (30.94%) Microsoft
18 41 (29.50%) Java
19 29 (20.86%) Incident Management
20 28 (20.14%) Server Monitoring
21 27 (19.42%) VBScript
21 27 (19.42%) MS Excel
22 26 (18.71%) C#
23 25 (17.99%) JavaScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 16 (11.51%) WebLogic
2 14 (10.07%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (6.47%) JBoss
4 1 (0.72%) Apache
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (19.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 62 (44.60%) TCP/IP
2 25 (17.99%) SAN
3 24 (17.27%) DHCP
3 24 (17.27%) DNS
4 4 (2.88%) Internet
5 1 (0.72%) HTTP
5 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.72%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (52.52%) SQL Server
2 48 (34.53%) DB2
3 7 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.32%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (13.67%) MSI
2 14 (10.07%) Jenkins
2 14 (10.07%) Maven
2 14 (10.07%) Subversion
3 9 (6.47%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.60%) LoadRunner
5 4 (2.88%) Facilita Forecast
5 4 (2.88%) HP UFT
5 4 (2.88%) JIRA
General
1 3 (2.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (23.02%) Developer
2 14 (10.07%) Analyst
3 12 (8.63%) Java Developer
4 8 (5.76%) .NET Developer
4 8 (5.76%) Development Analyst
5 7 (5.04%) Subject Matter Expert
6 6 (4.32%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Business Analyst
7 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Web Developer
8 4 (2.88%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.16%) Applications Developer
9 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (2.16%) Performance Engineer
9 3 (2.16%) Performance Test Engineer
9 3 (2.16%) Server Support
9 3 (2.16%) Test Engineer
10 2 (1.44%) Applications Engineer
10 2 (1.44%) C# Developer
10 2 (1.44%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.27%) XML
2 22 (15.83%) HTML
3 21 (15.11%) .NET
4 16 (11.51%) ASP.NET
5 10 (7.19%) Web Services
6 9 (6.47%) EJB
6 9 (6.47%) EJB 3.0
6 9 (6.47%) JPA
7 8 (5.76%) JSON
8 7 (5.04%) AngularJS
8 7 (5.04%) CSS
8 7 (5.04%) SOAP
9 6 (4.32%) HTML5
10 5 (3.60%) CSS3
11 4 (2.88%) ADO.NET
11 4 (2.88%) jQuery
11 4 (2.88%) MDX
12 3 (2.16%) ActiveX
12 3 (2.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (1.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.79%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.19%) Mainframe
3 9 (6.47%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.04%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (4.32%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.60%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.88%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (2.88%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 110 (79.14%) Windows
2 84 (60.43%) Windows Server
3 66 (47.48%) Linux
3 66 (47.48%) Unix
4 18 (12.95%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.04%) AIX
5 7 (5.04%) Solaris
5 7 (5.04%) zOS
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.65%) ITIL
2 29 (20.86%) Incident Management
3 28 (20.14%) Server Monitoring
4 25 (17.99%) Mentoring
5 23 (16.55%) Software Delivery
6 18 (12.95%) Root Cause Analysis
6 18 (12.95%) Software Distribution
7 17 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (11.51%) Configuration Management
9 14 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (9.35%) Integration Testing
11 11 (7.91%) Problem Management
11 11 (7.91%) Web Development
12 8 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (5.76%) Server Building
13 7 (5.04%) Change Management
13 7 (5.04%) High Availability
13 7 (5.04%) Open Source
13 7 (5.04%) Test Scripting
14 6 (4.32%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (69.06%) SQL
2 62 (44.60%) Perl
2 62 (44.60%) Shell Script
3 41 (29.50%) Java
4 27 (19.42%) VBScript
5 26 (18.71%) C#
6 25 (17.99%) JavaScript
6 25 (17.99%) PowerShell
7 24 (17.27%) T-SQL
8 16 (11.51%) C
9 8 (5.76%) VB6
10 7 (5.04%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.60%) VBA
12 1 (0.72%) FQL
12 1 (0.72%) Lua
Qualifications
1 74 (53.24%) Security Cleared
2 64 (46.04%) SC Cleared
3 53 (38.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 24 (17.27%) AAT
5 6 (4.32%) Degree
6 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.55%) SLA
2 10 (7.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (3.60%) QA
System Software
1 24 (17.27%) Active Directory
1 24 (17.27%) Microsoft App-V
1 24 (17.27%) XenApp
1 24 (17.27%) XenDesktop
1 24 (17.27%) XenServer
2 8 (5.76%) Firmware
3 7 (5.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 62 (44.60%) Tivoli
2 54 (38.85%) HP SiteScope
3 51 (36.69%) MOM
4 24 (17.27%) SCCM
4 24 (17.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.44%) SCOM
6 2 (1.44%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 58 (41.73%) Oracle
2 57 (41.01%) CA
3 56 (40.29%) HP
4 48 (34.53%) BMC
4 48 (34.53%) ServiceNow
5 43 (30.94%) Microsoft
6 24 (17.27%) AppSense
6 24 (17.27%) Citrix
7 16 (11.51%) VMware
8 7 (5.04%) IBM
9 1 (0.72%) SAP
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