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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 53 69 54
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15  
Contract jobs citing VB 2 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.38% 1.22% 1.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.96% 2.96% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 15
Median daily rate £325 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

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 208 405 313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 39.17% 41.03% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 257 209
Median daily rate £400 £358 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -9.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 4
Median hourly rate £44.21 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £12.70 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Cheshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 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
Runcorn - 1 - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) VMware GSX
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) MOM
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) NAS
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 2 (40.00%) WSUS
3 2 (40.00%) VB6
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio

VB
Top Related 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) NAS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MS Access
1 1 (20.00%) QlikView
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
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%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 2 (40.00%) VB6
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (40.00%) VMware GSX
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) MOM
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Tableau
3 1 (20.00%) Trustwave
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