Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 79 81
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +21
Contract jobs citing VB 6 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.50% 0.91% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.34% 2.59% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 4
Cheshire median daily rate £320 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -15.15% -10.81%
10th Percentile £303 £216 £240
90th Percentile £397 £538 £563
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -64.71% +46.55%

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 447 464 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 37.50% 35.23% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 321 289
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +1.17%
10th Percentile £305 £258 £280
90th Percentile £500 £550 £514
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.04% +118.67%
10th Percentile £26.50 £27.00 £15.98
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.25 £46.47
North West median hourly rate £36.88 £38.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.59% -4.38% +8.11%

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 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 21 February 2019. 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
Chester +7 3 £320 +60.00%
Warrington +1 1 - -
Crewe -4 1 £400 -23.81%
Wilmslow - 1 £300 - 1
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 3 (50.00%) VBScript
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (50.00%) Ivanti
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) Local Government
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Adobe
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) AdminStudio
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Publishing
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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 (16.67%) OpenStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) AdminStudio
2 1 (16.67%) MSI
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Local Government
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Packager
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) ASP Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VB Developer
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Case Management
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) OOD
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) Ivanti
2 2 (33.33%) Adobe
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) VMware