Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 121 141
Rank change year-on-year +9 +20 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 40 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.29% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.83% 1.53% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 15
Manchester median daily rate £363 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% +20.00%
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -3.33% +25.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £17.00 £40.00 £40.50
90th Percentile £19.00 £40.00 £41.50
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -55.00% -2.44% +13.10%

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 1,413 1,240 1,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.62% 42.49% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 874 985
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £263
90th Percentile £560 £531 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 25
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +48.94% -35.62%
10th Percentile £16.88 £11.75 £14.05
90th Percentile £41.73 £47.40 £42.85
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.01
% change year-on-year -12.50% +28.98% -17.30%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 +2 3 £320 - 3
Bolton - 2 £425 - 1
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) C#
2 21 (52.50%) SQL
3 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 17 (42.50%) VBScript
4 16 (40.00%) .NET
5 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
5 13 (32.50%) VMware
6 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 12 (30.00%) Citrix
7 11 (27.50%) VB.NET
7 11 (27.50%) SCCM
8 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (22.50%) Workflow
10 8 (20.00%) ITIL
10 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 8 (20.00%) SLA
10 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (17.50%) XenApp
11 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
11 7 (17.50%) VB6
11 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
12 6 (15.00%) DNS
12 6 (15.00%) DHCP
12 6 (15.00%) Change Management
12 6 (15.00%) Office 365
13 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 5 (12.50%) Workflow Analysis

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 5 (12.50%) OpenEdge
2 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Visualfiles
2 4 (10.00%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) G Suite
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) DHCP
1 6 (15.00%) DNS
2 4 (10.00%) Skype
2 4 (10.00%) VPN
2 4 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Riak
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MSI
2 4 (10.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (7.50%) JIRA
4 2 (5.00%) AdminStudio
5 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.50%) InstallShield
5 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.50%) Billing
2 4 (10.00%) Legal
3 2 (5.00%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Developer
4 6 (15.00%) C# Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Applications Packager
5 5 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) IT Support
6 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.50%) ASP Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support
7 3 (7.50%) VB Developer
7 3 (7.50%) VB6 Developer
8 2 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Case Management Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (5.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) WinForms
2 5 (12.50%) WPF
3 4 (10.00%) Middleware
3 4 (10.00%) OCX
4 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.50%) Classic ASP
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) RESTful
5 1 (2.50%) WCF
5 1 (2.50%) Web Services
5 1 (2.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
1 9 (22.50%) Workflow
2 8 (20.00%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Change Management
4 5 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Workflow Analysis
5 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.00%) Application Virtualisation
5 4 (10.00%) Case Management
5 4 (10.00%) Personalization
5 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.50%) MVC
7 2 (5.00%) Functional Programming
7 2 (5.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) C#
1 21 (52.50%) SQL
2 17 (42.50%) VBScript
3 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 11 (27.50%) VB.NET
5 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
5 7 (17.50%) VB6
6 5 (12.50%) Erlang
7 2 (5.00%) F#
7 2 (5.00%) Go
7 2 (5.00%) Haskell
8 1 (2.50%) C++
8 1 (2.50%) Java
8 1 (2.50%) Scala
8 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) MCSA
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.00%) MCP
2 4 (10.00%) MCSE
2 4 (10.00%) MCTS
2 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) SLA
2 4 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.50%) XenApp
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (10.00%) vSphere
6 3 (7.50%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (32.50%) VMware
3 12 (30.00%) Citrix
4 4 (10.00%) Aderant
4 4 (10.00%) Altiris
4 4 (10.00%) Ivanti
4 4 (10.00%) Xerox
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.50%) arcserve
7 1 (2.50%) Google
7 1 (2.50%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.50%) Lotus
7 1 (2.50%) McAfee
7 1 (2.50%) Veeam