Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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 > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 144 127
Rank change year-on-year +24 -17 -29
Contract jobs citing VB 17 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 0.54% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% 1.41% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 10
Manchester median daily rate £325 £300 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +18.81% -12.93%
10th Percentile £255 £300 £190
90th Percentile £441 £575 £396
North West median daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 11
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 - £29.00
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 Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1259 1349 1281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 42.53% 38.29% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 972 786
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £292 £263 £238
90th Percentile £531 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 46
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.94% -32.86% +66.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £14.30 £13.44
90th Percentile £47.70 £43.00 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%

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 21 November 2017.

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

VB
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 21 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
Stockport +7 6 - -
Oldham - 1 £200 -
Salford - 1 - -
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VB.

1 12 (70.59%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) WPF
4 6 (35.29%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) C++
4 6 (35.29%) HTML
4 6 (35.29%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
4 6 (35.29%) WSDL
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Marketing
7 2 (11.76%) Visualfiles
7 2 (11.76%) WinForms
7 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) IT Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
7 2 (11.76%) LexisNexis
7 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
8 1 (5.88%) XenApp
8 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
8 1 (5.88%) vSphere
8 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
8 1 (5.88%) Social Media
8 1 (5.88%) Forefront TMG

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 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visualfiles
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) 2G
1 1 (5.88%) 3G
1 1 (5.88%) 4G
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) FTP
1 1 (5.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) C++ Developer
3 5 (29.41%) C++ Software Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Marketing Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.88%) VB Developer
5 1 (5.88%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) WPF
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) WSDL
3 2 (11.76%) WinForms
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (11.76%) IT Strategy
2 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.88%) CRM
2 1 (5.88%) Database Security
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (5.88%) Product Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Radio Network Optimisation
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) Strategic Thinking
2 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
2 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) VB6
5 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
1 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) LexisNexis
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Mapinfo
3 1 (5.88%) VMware