Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 January 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 > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 127 139
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 -7
Contract jobs citing VB 32 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.09% 0.60% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.48% 1.33% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 8
Manchester median daily rate £384 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.80% +4.17% +5.26%
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% - -
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -55.00% -5.88% +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 Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,288 1,274 1,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 44.05% 45.32% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 922 917
Manchester median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £276 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £509
North West median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 19
Manchester median hourly rate £26.86 £18.71 £29.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.55% -36.63% -5.52%
10th Percentile £17.60 £12.75 £14.63
90th Percentile £40.68 £45.60 £44.75
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £38.88 £38.50
% change year-on-year -6.82% +0.97% +4.05%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Manchester

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Manchester

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Manchester

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Bolton - 4 £425 -
Stockport +5 2 £320 - 2
Rochdale - 2 £325 -
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VB.

1 18 (56.25%) C#
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
3 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
3 15 (46.88%) SQL
4 14 (43.75%) VBScript
4 14 (43.75%) SCCM
5 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 12 (37.50%) Citrix
5 12 (37.50%) VMware
6 11 (34.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (34.38%) MSI
6 11 (34.38%) .NET
6 11 (34.38%) SLA
6 11 (34.38%) Windows XP
6 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (34.38%) Application Packaging
7 10 (31.25%) Billing
7 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (31.25%) XenApp
7 10 (31.25%) Windows 10
8 9 (28.13%) Xerox
8 9 (28.13%) Application Virtualisation
8 9 (28.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (28.13%) Personalization
8 9 (28.13%) Visualisation
8 9 (28.13%) QA
8 9 (28.13%) Wise Package Studio
8 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
8 9 (28.13%) Ivanti
8 9 (28.13%) SQL Server

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) DHCP
1 2 (6.25%) VPN
1 2 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) Riak
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MSI
2 9 (28.13%) Wise Package Studio
3 8 (25.00%) AdminStudio
4 2 (6.25%) InstallShield
5 1 (3.13%) AutoIt
5 1 (3.13%) JIRA
5 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (31.25%) Billing
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Applications Packager
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) ASP Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) VB Developer
6 2 (6.25%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Backend Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) IT Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) SCCM Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Software Development Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Software Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.13%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 9 (28.13%) OCX
3 4 (12.50%) WinForms
4 3 (9.38%) WPF
5 2 (6.25%) HTML
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.13%) Classic ASP
6 1 (3.13%) jQuery
6 1 (3.13%) Middleware
6 1 (3.13%) RESTful
6 1 (3.13%) WCF
6 1 (3.13%) Web Services
6 1 (3.13%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.13%) Online Games
3 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 11 (34.38%) Windows XP
4 10 (31.25%) Windows 10
5 8 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Application Packaging
1 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (28.13%) Application Virtualisation
2 9 (28.13%) Personalization
2 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
2 9 (28.13%) Visualisation
2 9 (28.13%) Workflow
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) MVC
6 2 (6.25%) SDLC
6 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.13%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) C#
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 14 (43.75%) VBScript
4 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
4 7 (21.88%) VB.NET
5 6 (18.75%) VB6
6 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
7 3 (9.38%) Erlang
8 2 (6.25%) VBA
9 1 (3.13%) C++
9 1 (3.13%) F#
9 1 (3.13%) Go
9 1 (3.13%) Haskell
9 1 (3.13%) Java
9 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) MCP
1 2 (6.25%) MCSA
1 2 (6.25%) MCSE
1 2 (6.25%) MCTS
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) SLA
2 9 (28.13%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (31.25%) XenApp
3 9 (28.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.13%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
2 1 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) Citrix
2 12 (37.50%) VMware
3 9 (28.13%) Ivanti
3 9 (28.13%) Xerox
4 2 (6.25%) Altiris
5 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Wyse