The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank - 27 34
Contract jobs citing VB 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 1.91% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 7.27% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £223 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
229 55 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 42.49% 26.32% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 33 52
Average daily rate £250 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% -6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £234 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
North East

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 2
VB
North East

VB
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft