Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 90 105
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15 -28
Contract jobs citing VB 8 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.60% 0.74% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.98% 2.14% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 11
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +5.00% +53.85%
10th Percentile £223 £394 £313
90th Percentile £538 £575 £515
North West median daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £36.25
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +41.38% -7.05%

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 404 514 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.31% 34.78% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 381 460
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £269
90th Percentile £525 £500 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.62% -40.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26.50 £11.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £36.05 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.53 £37.50
% change year-on-year +35.48% -21.27% +30.43%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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
Warrington +13 1 £290 -44.76% 1
Crewe - 1 £525 -
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (50.00%) JMeter
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) MCSA
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) VBScript
3 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Time Management
3 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) G Suite
2 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Azure DevOps
1 2 (25.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Task Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Use Case
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 4 (50.00%) VBScript
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Google Apps Script
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) MCSA
1 4 (50.00%) MCSE
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Google