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 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 52 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 59 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.68% 2.63% 2.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.11% 8.12% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 2 3
Median daily rate £280 £424 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.92% +17.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £355 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £493 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +27.00%
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
450 234 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 35.71% 32.41% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 144 119
Median daily rate £330 £383 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 4 6
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £37.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 July 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 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 47 £280 -33.92% 1
Sunderland +8 12 £325 -
VB
North East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

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

1 92 (77.97%) SQL
2 85 (72.03%) Windows
3 73 (61.86%) Windows Server
4 61 (51.69%) Unix
5 60 (50.85%) Linux
6 59 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 59 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 52 (44.07%) SC Cleared
7 52 (44.07%) Tivoli
8 51 (43.22%) TCP/IP
8 51 (43.22%) Perl
8 51 (43.22%) Shell Script
9 50 (42.37%) CA
10 48 (40.68%) Oracle
11 46 (38.98%) HP
11 46 (38.98%) HP SiteScope
11 46 (38.98%) BPSS Clearance
12 44 (37.29%) ServiceNow
13 43 (36.44%) MOM
14 41 (34.75%) BMC
14 41 (34.75%) DB2
15 37 (31.36%) ITIL
15 37 (31.36%) Microsoft
16 32 (27.12%) Java
17 29 (24.58%) .NET
18 28 (23.73%) T-SQL
18 28 (23.73%) MS Excel
18 28 (23.73%) PowerShell
19 27 (22.88%) Incident Management
19 27 (22.88%) VBScript

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 8 (6.78%) JBoss
2 7 (5.93%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (23.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 51 (43.22%) TCP/IP
2 24 (20.34%) DHCP
2 24 (20.34%) DNS
2 24 (20.34%) SAN
3 7 (5.93%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
4 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (34.75%) DB2
3 12 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (7.63%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (16.10%) MSI
2 13 (11.02%) Jenkins
2 13 (11.02%) Maven
2 13 (11.02%) Subversion
3 10 (8.47%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.93%) Facilita Forecast
4 7 (5.93%) HP UFT
4 7 (5.93%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (2.54%) Finance
2 2 (1.69%) Advertising
2 2 (1.69%) Marketing
3 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (30.51%) Developer
2 12 (10.17%) .NET Developer
2 12 (10.17%) Java Developer
3 7 (5.93%) Subject Matter Expert
4 6 (5.08%) SQL Developer
5 5 (4.24%) Web Developer
6 4 (3.39%) Applications Developer
6 4 (3.39%) ASP Developer
6 4 (3.39%) C# Developer
6 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.39%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (3.39%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (3.39%) Test Engineer
7 3 (2.54%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (2.54%) Performance Tester
7 3 (2.54%) Server Support
7 3 (2.54%) Support Engineer
7 3 (2.54%) T-SQL Developer
7 3 (2.54%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.58%) .NET
2 22 (18.64%) ASP.NET
3 16 (13.56%) HTML
4 11 (9.32%) XML
5 10 (8.47%) CSS
5 10 (8.47%) Web Services
6 9 (7.63%) HTML5
7 8 (6.78%) EJB
7 8 (6.78%) EJB 3.0
7 8 (6.78%) JPA
8 7 (5.93%) AngularJS
8 7 (5.93%) JSON
9 6 (5.08%) jQuery
9 6 (5.08%) SOAP
10 5 (4.24%) Classic ASP
10 5 (4.24%) CSS3
11 4 (3.39%) ADO.NET
11 4 (3.39%) CAML
11 4 (3.39%) MDX
12 3 (2.54%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Mainframe
1 10 (8.47%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.93%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.08%) Data Structures
3 6 (5.08%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (4.24%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.24%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.54%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 85 (72.03%) Windows
2 73 (61.86%) Windows Server
3 61 (51.69%) Unix
4 60 (50.85%) Linux
5 18 (15.25%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.93%) AIX
6 7 (5.93%) Solaris
6 7 (5.93%) zOS
7 3 (2.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.36%) ITIL
2 27 (22.88%) Incident Management
3 26 (22.03%) Server Monitoring
4 23 (19.49%) Mentoring
4 23 (19.49%) Software Delivery
5 18 (15.25%) Configuration Management
5 18 (15.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 18 (15.25%) Software Distribution
6 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (11.02%) Problem Management
6 13 (11.02%) Web Development
7 10 (8.47%) Test Scripting
8 9 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (6.78%) Server Building
9 8 (6.78%) Software Testing
10 7 (5.93%) Change Management
10 7 (5.93%) Data Management
10 7 (5.93%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (77.97%) SQL
2 51 (43.22%) Perl
2 51 (43.22%) Shell Script
3 32 (27.12%) Java
4 28 (23.73%) PowerShell
4 28 (23.73%) T-SQL
5 27 (22.88%) VBScript
6 20 (16.95%) C#
7 16 (13.56%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.78%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.24%) VBA
10 4 (3.39%) FQL
11 3 (2.54%) VB6
12 2 (1.69%) C
13 1 (0.85%) Lua
Qualifications
1 59 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 52 (44.07%) SC Cleared
3 46 (38.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 24 (20.34%) AAT
5 6 (5.08%) Degree
6 5 (4.24%) ISTQB
6 5 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.64%) SLA
2 10 (8.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (5.08%) QA
System Software
1 24 (20.34%) Active Directory
1 24 (20.34%) Microsoft App-V
1 24 (20.34%) XenApp
1 24 (20.34%) XenDesktop
1 24 (20.34%) XenServer
2 8 (6.78%) Firmware
3 7 (5.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 52 (44.07%) Tivoli
2 46 (38.98%) HP SiteScope
3 43 (36.44%) MOM
4 24 (20.34%) SCCM
4 24 (20.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.69%) SCOM
6 2 (1.69%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 50 (42.37%) CA
2 48 (40.68%) Oracle
3 46 (38.98%) HP
4 44 (37.29%) ServiceNow
5 41 (34.75%) BMC
6 37 (31.36%) Microsoft
7 24 (20.34%) AppSense
7 24 (20.34%) Citrix
8 16 (13.56%) VMware
9 7 (5.93%) IBM
10 1 (0.85%) SAP