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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 56 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 51 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.42% 1.93% 3.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.67% 4.88% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 12 13
Median daily rate £375 £438 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £350 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £495 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £53.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £34.78 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +14.01%
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
478 287 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 41.46% 39.48% 40.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 181 185
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 5
Median hourly rate £53.50 £19.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.35% -32.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -4 49 £375 -21.05%
Sunderland - 2 £425 -
VB
North East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 87 (82.86%) Windows
2 70 (66.67%) SQL
3 63 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 60 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 56 (53.33%) SC Cleared
6 54 (51.43%) Perl
7 53 (50.48%) Linux
7 53 (50.48%) Unix
7 53 (50.48%) TCP/IP
7 53 (50.48%) Shell Script
8 44 (41.90%) Tivoli
9 41 (39.05%) HP
10 40 (38.10%) Java
11 39 (37.14%) SQL Server
12 36 (34.29%) HP SiteScope
13 33 (31.43%) BPSS Clearance
13 33 (31.43%) CA
14 31 (29.52%) Oracle
14 31 (29.52%) ITIL
15 30 (28.57%) Microsoft
16 24 (22.86%) MOM
16 24 (22.86%) Server Monitoring
17 21 (20.00%) DB2
17 21 (20.00%) C
17 21 (20.00%) BMC
18 20 (19.05%) Incident Management
18 20 (19.05%) XML
19 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
20 18 (17.14%) C#
20 18 (17.14%) ServiceNow

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 17 (16.19%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 53 (50.48%) TCP/IP
2 14 (13.33%) DHCP
2 14 (13.33%) DNS
3 11 (10.48%) SAN
4 3 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 21 (20.00%) DB2
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.95%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.95%) OLAP
5 1 (0.95%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.95%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.52%) MSI
2 7 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.67%) Maven
2 7 (6.67%) Subversion
3 4 (3.81%) JIRA
4 1 (0.95%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (16.19%) Developer
2 16 (15.24%) Analyst
3 13 (12.38%) Automation Engineer
4 12 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Development Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Product Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Products Support Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Subject Matter Expert
9 4 (3.81%) Unix Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Applications Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Mainframe Support
10 3 (2.86%) VB Developer
11 2 (1.90%) Applications Engineer
11 2 (1.90%) JavaScript Developer
11 2 (1.90%) Monitoring Engineer
11 2 (1.90%) Server Support
12 1 (0.95%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.05%) XML
2 17 (16.19%) HTML
3 7 (6.67%) .NET
4 5 (4.76%) EJB
4 5 (4.76%) EJB 3.0
4 5 (4.76%) JPA
4 5 (4.76%) JSON
4 5 (4.76%) SOAP
5 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.86%) jQuery
5 3 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.90%) CSS
6 2 (1.90%) CSS3
6 2 (1.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 12 (11.43%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (7.62%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 87 (82.86%) Windows
2 63 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 53 (50.48%) Linux
3 53 (50.48%) Unix
4 13 (12.38%) zOS
5 12 (11.43%) AIX
5 12 (11.43%) Solaris
6 9 (8.57%) Windows 7
7 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.52%) ITIL
2 24 (22.86%) Server Monitoring
3 20 (19.05%) Incident Management
4 16 (15.24%) Integration Testing
5 13 (12.38%) Mentoring
5 13 (12.38%) Software Delivery
6 12 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (8.57%) Problem Management
8 9 (8.57%) Quality Management
8 9 (8.57%) Software Distribution
9 8 (7.62%) Change Control
10 7 (6.67%) Change Management
10 7 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.67%) Project Management
11 6 (5.71%) Configuration Management
11 6 (5.71%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.76%) Open Source
12 5 (4.76%) Server Building
12 5 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 70 (66.67%) SQL
2 54 (51.43%) Perl
3 53 (50.48%) Shell Script
4 40 (38.10%) Java
5 21 (20.00%) C
6 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
7 18 (17.14%) C#
8 16 (15.24%) VBScript
9 14 (13.33%) PowerShell
9 14 (13.33%) T-SQL
10 7 (6.67%) VB6
11 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 56 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 33 (31.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (11.43%) AAT
5 8 (7.62%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 14 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 14 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 14 (13.33%) XenApp
1 14 (13.33%) XenDesktop
1 14 (13.33%) XenServer
2 11 (10.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 44 (41.90%) Tivoli
2 36 (34.29%) HP SiteScope
3 24 (22.86%) MOM
4 14 (13.33%) SCCM
4 14 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (7.62%) Control-M
6 2 (1.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (39.05%) HP
2 33 (31.43%) CA
3 31 (29.52%) Oracle
4 30 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 21 (20.00%) BMC
6 18 (17.14%) ServiceNow
7 14 (13.33%) AppSense
7 14 (13.33%) Citrix
8 10 (9.52%) IBM
9 7 (6.67%) VMware
10 2 (1.90%) SAP
11 1 (0.95%) Sage