Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 23 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 45 45
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +7
Contract jobs citing VB 9 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.98% 3.08% 3.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.81% 7.66% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 24
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -17.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £363 £261 £205
90th Percentile £388 £365 £515
North West median daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.88 £40.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.40% +88.37% -31.53%
10th Percentile £40.63 £15.50 £20.75
90th Percentile £42.50 £42.50 £22.25
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% +37.29% -6.05%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 155 261 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.07% 40.22% 35.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 177 210
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £375 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.83% +15.00%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £210
90th Percentile £615 £480 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 25
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £39.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.63% +5.74% +17.83%
10th Percentile £37.00 £14.08 £31.45
90th Percentile £50.83 £42.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +27.66%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Lancashire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Lancashire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Lancashire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Blackpool +17 5 £375 +3.45% 1
Preston -10 2 - -
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for VB.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) TDD
2 7 (77.78%) Software Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) JIRA
3 5 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) JUnit
3 5 (55.56%) MySQL
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) Open Source
3 5 (55.56%) Confluence
3 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
3 5 (55.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (55.56%) NoSQL
3 5 (55.56%) Kanban
3 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
3 5 (55.56%) Node.js
3 5 (55.56%) REST
3 5 (55.56%) Jasmine
3 5 (55.56%) Jenkins

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (55.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
1 5 (55.56%) MySQL
1 5 (55.56%) NoSQL
1 5 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
1 5 (55.56%) Jasmine
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
1 5 (55.56%) JUnit
2 4 (44.44%) ClearCase
2 4 (44.44%) Rational Robot
2 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Java Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Java Software Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Node.js
1 5 (55.56%) REST
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
2 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
2 4 (44.44%) WinForms
2 4 (44.44%) WPF
2 4 (44.44%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) XSD
2 4 (44.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Software Engineering
1 7 (77.78%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) Coaching
2 5 (55.56%) Kanban
2 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
2 5 (55.56%) Microservices
2 5 (55.56%) Open Source
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) SDLC
2 5 (55.56%) SFIA
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) VB6
3 4 (44.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle