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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 34 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing VB 63 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.44% 3.24% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.21% 7.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 0
Median daily rate £304 £295 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.00%
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
366 249 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 37.42% 42.42% 42.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 177 164
Median daily rate £320 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +17 60 £308 - 1
Sunderland -10 2 - - 2
VB
North East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 54 (69.23%) SQL
2 42 (53.85%) Windows
3 40 (51.28%) SQL Server
4 37 (47.44%) .NET
5 36 (46.15%) Unix
6 35 (44.87%) Linux
6 35 (44.87%) Windows Server
7 33 (42.31%) Oracle
8 28 (35.90%) Security Cleared
9 27 (34.62%) C#
9 27 (34.62%) Tivoli
10 26 (33.33%) CA
10 26 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 26 (33.33%) Perl
10 26 (33.33%) Shell Script
10 26 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
11 25 (32.05%) ServiceNow
12 24 (30.77%) ASP.NET
13 23 (29.49%) HP
14 22 (28.21%) MOM
14 22 (28.21%) Microsoft
14 22 (28.21%) SC Cleared
15 21 (26.92%) Java
16 20 (25.64%) DB2
16 20 (25.64%) BMC
16 20 (25.64%) BPSS Clearance
17 19 (24.36%) MS Excel
18 15 (19.23%) HTML
18 15 (19.23%) T-SQL
18 15 (19.23%) ITIL

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 7 (8.97%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.41%) Node.js
3 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.56%) CMS
5 1 (1.28%) Apache
5 1 (1.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (24.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 13 (16.67%) SAN
3 10 (12.82%) Internet
4 7 (8.97%) DHCP
4 7 (8.97%) DNS
5 1 (1.28%) HTTP
5 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (51.28%) SQL Server
2 20 (25.64%) DB2
3 14 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (11.54%) Relational Database
5 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
7 5 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.97%) Facilita Forecast
2 7 (8.97%) HP UFT
2 7 (8.97%) LoadRunner
3 6 (7.69%) MSI
4 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.56%) Maven
4 2 (2.56%) Subversion
5 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Advertising
2 3 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (48.72%) Developer
2 20 (25.64%) .NET Developer
3 12 (15.38%) VB Developer
4 10 (12.82%) SQL Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.26%) VB.NET Developer
5 8 (10.26%) VB6 Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Applications Developer
6 7 (8.97%) ASP Developer
7 6 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (7.69%) T-SQL Developer
8 4 (5.13%) .NET Applications Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Performance Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Performance Tester
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (47.44%) .NET
2 24 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 15 (19.23%) HTML
4 10 (12.82%) Web Services
5 9 (11.54%) CSS
6 8 (10.26%) Classic ASP
7 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 5 (6.41%) HTML5
9 4 (5.13%) ADO.NET
9 4 (5.13%) CAML
9 4 (5.13%) jQuery
9 4 (5.13%) MDX
9 4 (5.13%) XML
10 3 (3.85%) ActiveX
11 1 (1.28%) CSS3
11 1 (1.28%) EJB
11 1 (1.28%) EJB 3.0
11 1 (1.28%) JPA
11 1 (1.28%) JSON
11 1 (1.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 6 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (6.41%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.41%) N-Tier
4 4 (5.13%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (5.13%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 42 (53.85%) Windows
2 36 (46.15%) Unix
3 35 (44.87%) Linux
3 35 (44.87%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.13%) AIX
5 4 (5.13%) Solaris
5 4 (5.13%) zOS
6 3 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) ITIL
2 14 (17.95%) Incident Management
2 14 (17.95%) Server Monitoring
3 12 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 12 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (12.82%) Mentoring
4 10 (12.82%) Software Testing
4 10 (12.82%) Test Scripting
5 7 (8.97%) Data Management
5 7 (8.97%) Performance Testing
5 7 (8.97%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (8.97%) Software Delivery
6 6 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 6 (7.69%) Change Management
6 6 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 6 (7.69%) SDLC
6 6 (7.69%) Software Distribution
6 6 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (69.23%) SQL
2 27 (34.62%) C#
3 26 (33.33%) Perl
3 26 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 21 (26.92%) Java
5 15 (19.23%) T-SQL
6 13 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 11 (14.10%) PowerShell
8 10 (12.82%) VB6
8 10 (12.82%) VBScript
9 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
10 5 (6.41%) VBA
11 4 (5.13%) FQL
12 2 (2.56%) C
13 1 (1.28%) Lua
13 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 22 (28.21%) SC Cleared
3 20 (25.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (14.10%) AAT
5 5 (6.41%) ISTQB
5 5 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) SLA
2 6 (7.69%) QA
3 4 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (8.97%) XenApp
1 7 (8.97%) XenDesktop
1 7 (8.97%) XenServer
2 4 (5.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (34.62%) Tivoli
2 26 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
3 22 (28.21%) MOM
4 7 (8.97%) SCCM
4 7 (8.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.56%) SCOM
6 2 (2.56%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) Oracle
2 26 (33.33%) CA
3 25 (32.05%) ServiceNow
4 23 (29.49%) HP
5 22 (28.21%) Microsoft
6 20 (25.64%) BMC
7 7 (8.97%) AppSense
7 7 (8.97%) Citrix
7 7 (8.97%) VMware
8 4 (5.13%) IBM
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