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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 39 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 13 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.00% 0.47% 4.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.47% 2.04% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 11
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£375 - £408
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 - £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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
201 49 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 46.42% 22.90% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 26 60
Average daily rate £360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £23.88 - £14.88
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 - £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 - £16.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 21 August 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £375 - 4
Gateshead - - - - 2
VB
North East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 11 (73.33%) SQL
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (60.00%) C#
4 7 (46.67%) VBScript
4 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) VBA
5 6 (40.00%) MS Office
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (40.00%) N-Tier
5 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (40.00%) Data Management
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Web Design
7 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (26.67%) DCOM
7 4 (26.67%) Web Services
7 4 (26.67%) ActiveX
7 4 (26.67%) DTS
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (26.67%) VB6
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (26.67%) DTS
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Support Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (26.67%) DCOM
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) ActiveX
3 4 (26.67%) MDX
4 3 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (13.33%) MSMQ
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.67%) JSON
6 1 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (6.67%) XSL
6 1 (6.67%) WCF
6 1 (6.67%) JGroups
6 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 6 (40.00%) Data Management
2 5 (33.33%) Web Design
3 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 9 (60.00%) C#
4 7 (46.67%) VBScript
5 6 (40.00%) VBA
6 4 (26.67%) VB6
6 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle