Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 83 87
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 +17
Contract jobs citing VB 5 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.39% 0.60% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.91% 1.98% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 8
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £325 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -38.10% +5.00%
10th Percentile £329 £223 £394
90th Percentile £411 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -3.33% +25.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -55.00% -1.23% +37.29%

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 551 405 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.61% 30.38% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 282 374
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £301 £275 £269
90th Percentile £500 £524 £499
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +47.62% -40.00%
10th Percentile £20.63 £26.50 £11.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £36.05
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £29.01
% change year-on-year -15.63% +37.87% -22.63%

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 20 November 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
Warrington -2 1 - - 1
Crewe -15 1 £405 -22.86%
Chester - 1 £350 -
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
3 1 (20.00%) SOLID
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Case Management
3 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful

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%) OpenStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (20.00%) MSI
2 1 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) ASP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) Case Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) SOLID
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle