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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 42 50 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Contract jobs citing VB 16 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.68% 0.42% 3.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.93% 1.03% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 3
Average daily rate
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£288 - £223
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.04% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.80 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-5.02% -23.00%
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
231 194 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 38.69% 40.84% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 126 23
Average daily rate £350 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £428 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 £34.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.91% -18.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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 29 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Sunderland +3 15 £288 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
VB
North East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
1 22 (81.48%) VB6
2 21 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 21 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (77.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 21 (77.78%) FTP
2 21 (77.78%) IBM
2 21 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 21 (77.78%) Visual Studio
2 21 (77.78%) .NET
2 21 (77.78%) SQL Server 2000
2 21 (77.78%) Manufacturing
3 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 3 (11.11%) QA
4 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 3 (11.11%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (7.41%) SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 1 (3.70%) Tuxedo
1 1 (3.70%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 21 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 21 (77.78%) SQL Server 2012
1 21 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 21 (77.78%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (77.78%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 21 (77.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) VB Programmer
1 21 (77.78%) Programmer
2 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
2 2 (7.41%) Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) Tester
3 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) C++ Developer
3 1 (3.70%) C Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
3 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
2 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 3 (11.11%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.70%) CAE
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) VB6
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 21 (77.78%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) PTC