Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 118 123
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 +16
Contract jobs citing VB 6 36 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.22% 1.13% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.55% 2.50% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 7
Manchester median daily rate £323 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.03% +11.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £275 £175 £280
90th Percentile £451 £438 £441
North West median daily rate £250 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -31.03% -3.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Manchester median hourly rate - £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.00% -
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £18.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +133.33% -55.00% -1.23%

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 1,100 1,440 1,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 40.80% 45.30% 43.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 1,010 920
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £307 £290
90th Percentile £550 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 30
Manchester median hourly rate £25.26 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.80% -14.29% +48.94%
10th Percentile £14.76 £16.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £42.63 £39.30 £45.30
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -15.63% +40.35%

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 8 December 2019.

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 6 months to 8 December 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
Rochdale 0 2 £310 -4.62%
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 5 (83.33%) VBScript
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MSI
4 2 (33.33%) InstallShield
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Retail
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) InstallShield
1 2 (33.33%) MSI
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Packager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mapping
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Descriptive Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) VBScript
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) HP ALM
2 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP