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 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 43 39
Contract jobs citing VB 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.60% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.69% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 164 118 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 49.85% 35.54% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 61 49
Median daily rate £375 £325 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +5.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.80 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.87% +1.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £14.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £18.80 £20.89
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Liverpool, Merseyside
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago