The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 73 61
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12  
Contract jobs citing VB 3 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 0.98% 1.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 2.42% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 13
Median daily rate £388 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £458 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +51.78% +7.69%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 258 372 384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.31% 40.43% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 280 255
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Cheshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Cheshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) FTP
3 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (20.00%) Trustwave
5 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (20.00%) Skype
5 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (20.00%) Splunk
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (20.00%) McAfee

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Operations Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Unix Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared SharePoint Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Designer
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Dell
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Splunk
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec
1 1 (20.00%) Trustwave