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 24 June 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 / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 96 86
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10  
Contract jobs citing VB 13 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.95% 0.33% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.56% 1.08% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Median daily rate £388 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +87.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +164.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +51.78% +19.14%  

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 508 553 490
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 37.16% 30.67% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 376 315
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +87.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £26.40 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £45.50 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Manchester

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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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 3 - -
Oldham - 2 £200 - 2
Stockport - 2 - -
Altrincham - 1 £250 -
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) MS Access
4 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) ERP
5 3 (18.75%) JD Edwards
5 3 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
5 3 (18.75%) VBA
5 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Time Management
5 3 (18.75%) Data Entry
5 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (12.50%) Data Lineage
6 2 (12.50%) Master Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Governance
6 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
6 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
6 2 (12.50%) Data Extraction
6 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
6 2 (12.50%) PowerShell

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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 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MS Access
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL Workbench
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) ERwin
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Data Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Marketing Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Unix Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Agile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SSIS Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) WPF
1 2 (12.50%) WSDL
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Social Media
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (6.25%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) ERP
3 3 (18.75%) Data Entry
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Data Extraction
4 2 (12.50%) Data Governance
4 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 2 (12.50%) Data Lineage
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (12.50%) Master Data Management
4 2 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (12.50%) Product Marketing
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) VBA
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) JD Edwards
2 1 (6.25%) Rockwell
2 1 (6.25%) Siemens