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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
North West / Manchester
Rank 89 104 93
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11  
Contract jobs citing VB 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.23% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.31% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £288 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 589 637 515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 44.49% 35.49% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 400 320
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.34 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Manchester

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VB.

1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Legal
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) VB6
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) SAS
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) Node.js
5 1 (16.67%) Blue Prism
5 1 (16.67%) Robotic Process Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Modular Programming
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation

VB
Top Related 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 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Data Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Excel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Modular Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Robotic Process Automation
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VB6
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Blue Prism
2 1 (16.67%) HP