Period
to 16 July 2018

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 6 months to 16 July 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 81 94
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 17 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.24% 0.33% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.73% 0.82% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 16
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £363 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -27.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £308 £316 £381
90th Percentile £468 £414 £575
North West median daily rate £350 £317 £413
% change year-on-year +10.32% -23.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £21.00
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -62.50% +90.48% +21.74%

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 623 490 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 45.57% 40.07% 42.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 369 556
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +8.39% -
10th Percentile £271 £284 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £509
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 22
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £37.48 £21.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.95% +72.14% -5.35%
10th Percentile £20.63 £30.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.13 £53.00 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -7.14%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

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 6 months to 16 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 6 £409 - 2
Knutsford - 4 £349 - 1
Chester - 3 £308 -
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 9 (52.94%) Windows
1 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) VBScript
4 6 (35.29%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) Banking
6 4 (23.53%) JIRA
6 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
6 4 (23.53%) Secure Coding
6 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Middleware
7 3 (17.65%) MVC
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (17.65%) RESTful
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (17.65%) SCCM
7 3 (17.65%) SOLID
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle
8 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (11.76%) Task Automation

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 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) Spatial Data
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.76%) AdminStudio
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) MSI
3 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
4 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
4 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) SCCM Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) WebOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Excel Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (17.65%) Middleware
2 3 (17.65%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (5.88%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Minimum Viable Product
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) HPUX
4 1 (5.88%) SUSE
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Secure Coding
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) SOLID
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
4 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile Development
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Use Case
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) VBScript
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.88%) MCSA
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Ansible
2 2 (11.76%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) HP ALM
3 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) Xamarin
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec
2 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.88%) VMware