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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 45 43
Rank change year-on-year -29 -2  
Contract jobs citing VB 3 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.56% 2.75% 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.28% 7.26% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 2
Median daily rate £390 £338 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% -1.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +2.73% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% +64.44%  

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 235 248 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 44.01% 37.86% 43.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 156 117
Median daily rate £350 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £18.13 £13.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.79% +38.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.83 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £20.43 £14.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Newcastle upon Tyne

VB
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 35 (79.55%) SQL
3 32 (72.73%) Windows Server
4 31 (70.45%) Linux
5 30 (68.18%) Perl
6 29 (65.91%) TCP/IP
6 29 (65.91%) Unix
6 29 (65.91%) Shell Script
7 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
8 25 (56.82%) SC Cleared
9 20 (45.45%) HP
10 19 (43.18%) Tivoli
11 17 (38.64%) Java
11 17 (38.64%) HP SiteScope
12 16 (36.36%) Server Monitoring
13 11 (25.00%) Incident Management
13 11 (25.00%) CA
13 11 (25.00%) zOS
13 11 (25.00%) Mainframe
14 10 (22.73%) Quality Management
14 10 (22.73%) AIX
14 10 (22.73%) Solaris
14 10 (22.73%) ITIL
14 10 (22.73%) DV Cleared
14 10 (22.73%) Problem Management
14 10 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
14 10 (22.73%) Change Control
15 9 (20.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 8 (18.18%) IBM
16 8 (18.18%) Change Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 29 (65.91%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.82%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) DHCP
3 2 (4.55%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) HTTP
3 2 (4.55%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) DB2
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MSI
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
1 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Product Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Products Support Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Mainframe Support
6 3 (6.82%) VB Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Development Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Monitoring Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Administrator
8 1 (2.27%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (2.27%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.27%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) HTML
3 3 (6.82%) XML
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 32 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 31 (70.45%) Linux
4 29 (65.91%) Unix
5 11 (25.00%) zOS
6 10 (22.73%) AIX
6 10 (22.73%) Solaris
7 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
11 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
11 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Server Monitoring
2 11 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 10 (22.73%) Change Control
3 10 (22.73%) ITIL
3 10 (22.73%) Problem Management
3 10 (22.73%) Quality Management
4 8 (18.18%) Change Management
5 4 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Software Distribution
6 3 (6.82%) Validation
7 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.55%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.55%) Prototyping
7 2 (4.55%) Software Delivery
7 2 (4.55%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.27%) Personalization
8 1 (2.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (79.55%) SQL
2 30 (68.18%) Perl
3 29 (65.91%) Shell Script
4 17 (38.64%) Java
5 7 (15.91%) C
6 5 (11.36%) C#
6 5 (11.36%) VBScript
7 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
8 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
9 2 (4.55%) REXX
9 2 (4.55%) Tcl
9 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 25 (56.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (22.73%) DV Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.55%) XenApp
3 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (43.18%) Tivoli
2 17 (38.64%) HP SiteScope
3 8 (18.18%) Control-M
4 3 (6.82%) MOM
5 2 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (4.55%) SCCM
5 2 (4.55%) SCOM
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) HP
2 11 (25.00%) CA
3 8 (18.18%) IBM
4 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle
6 2 (4.55%) AppSense
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (2.27%) BMC
7 1 (2.27%) Sage
7 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.27%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (2.27%) VMware