The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 26 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)
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 51 57
Rank change year-on-year +12 +6  
Contract jobs citing VB 5 80 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.44% 6.03% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.67% 17.32% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 54 0
Median daily rate £450 £283 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.29% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £28.88 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.47% -9.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £25.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year +65.04% -0.96%  

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 107 462 192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 30.84% 34.82% 33.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 296 131
Median daily rate £350 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £488 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 27 2
Median hourly rate £51.42 £29.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.29% -9.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Newcastle upon Tyne

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 26 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for VB.

1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Perl
4 4 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (37.50%) Change Control
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (25.00%) MSI
6 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
6 2 (25.00%) SSL
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) REXX

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MSI
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 4 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Perl
3 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) REXX
4 2 (25.00%) Tcl
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) HND
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) MOM
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP