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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 58 58 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing VB 29 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.61% 1.31% 2.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.76% 3.20% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 11
Median daily rate £323 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £430 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £53.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+84.48% +28.88%

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
297 281 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 36.94% 40.78% 34.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 167 119
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 2
Median hourly rate £53.50 £19.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.35% -44.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £16.95 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £27.80 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 28 £323 -7.85% 1
Sunderland - 1 - -
VB
North East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 63 (78.75%) Windows
2 47 (58.75%) SQL
3 42 (52.50%) Windows Server
4 41 (51.25%) Perl
5 40 (50.00%) Linux
5 40 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 40 (50.00%) Unix
5 40 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 40 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 36 (45.00%) SC Cleared
7 35 (43.75%) Java
8 30 (37.50%) HP
9 29 (36.25%) Tivoli
10 28 (35.00%) SQL Server
11 27 (33.75%) HP SiteScope
12 21 (26.25%) C
13 20 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
14 19 (23.75%) C#
14 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
15 18 (22.50%) CA
15 18 (22.50%) Oracle
15 18 (22.50%) XML
16 17 (21.25%) ITIL
16 17 (21.25%) HTML
16 17 (21.25%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (20.00%) JavaScript
17 16 (20.00%) Integration Testing
17 16 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
18 15 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
18 15 (18.75%) WebLogic

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 (21.25%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (18.75%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 40 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.75%) DHCP
2 3 (3.75%) DNS
2 3 (3.75%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.00%) DB2
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.25%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.25%) OLAP
5 1 (1.25%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.00%) JIRA
2 4 (5.00%) Maven
2 4 (5.00%) Subversion
3 2 (2.50%) MSI
4 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.25%) Selenium
4 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Analyst
2 15 (18.75%) Developer
3 14 (17.50%) Automation Engineer
4 12 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 10 (12.50%) Development Analyst
6 7 (8.75%) Product Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Products Support Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Applications Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Unix Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Mainframe Support
10 3 (3.75%) VB Developer
11 2 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
11 2 (2.50%) Monitoring Engineer
12 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Developer
12 1 (1.25%) Citrix Specialist
12 1 (1.25%) Server Analyst
12 1 (1.25%) SQL Developer
12 1 (1.25%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.50%) XML
2 17 (21.25%) HTML
3 7 (8.75%) .NET
4 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.75%) EJB
4 3 (3.75%) EJB 3.0
4 3 (3.75%) JPA
4 3 (3.75%) jQuery
4 3 (3.75%) JSON
4 3 (3.75%) SOAP
4 3 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.25%) CSS
5 1 (1.25%) CSS3
5 1 (1.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (13.75%) Mainframe
3 10 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (78.75%) Windows
2 42 (52.50%) Windows Server
3 40 (50.00%) Linux
3 40 (50.00%) Unix
4 11 (13.75%) zOS
5 10 (12.50%) AIX
5 10 (12.50%) Solaris
6 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
2 17 (21.25%) ITIL
3 16 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 12 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.75%) Problem Management
5 11 (13.75%) Quality Management
6 10 (12.50%) Change Control
7 8 (10.00%) Change Management
8 6 (7.50%) Project Management
8 6 (7.50%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.25%) OO
9 5 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (6.25%) Open Source
9 5 (6.25%) UML
9 5 (6.25%) Use Case
10 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.00%) Service Design
11 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.75%) SQL
2 41 (51.25%) Perl
3 40 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 35 (43.75%) Java
5 21 (26.25%) C
6 19 (23.75%) C#
7 16 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (10.00%) VB6
9 6 (7.50%) VBScript
10 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) Degree
6 1 (1.25%) HND
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.75%) XenApp
2 3 (3.75%) XenDesktop
2 3 (3.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (36.25%) Tivoli
2 27 (33.75%) HP SiteScope
3 11 (13.75%) MOM
4 8 (10.00%) Control-M
5 3 (3.75%) SCCM
5 3 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (37.50%) HP
2 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
3 18 (22.50%) CA
3 18 (22.50%) Oracle
4 8 (10.00%) BMC
4 8 (10.00%) IBM
4 8 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.75%) AppSense
5 3 (3.75%) Citrix
6 1 (1.25%) Sage
6 1 (1.25%) SAP
6 1 (1.25%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago