Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 23 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 48 59
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 -18
Contract jobs citing VB 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.20% 1.17% 0.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 3.47% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Merseyside median daily rate £270 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -0.83%
North West median daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 213 202 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 43.65% 33.89% 28.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 116 94
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £181
90th Percentile £488 £481 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £17.74 £23.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.70% +8.14% +14.67%
10th Percentile £12.32 £12.33 £20.75
90th Percentile £18.87 £33.28 £22.25
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +27.66%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Merseyside

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Merseyside

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Merseyside

VB
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 23 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
Prescot - 1 £270 -
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle