Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 18 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)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 64 54
Rank change year-on-year -31 -10 +10
Contract jobs citing VB 5 117 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.41% 4.26% 3.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.24% 11.19% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 93 39
North East median daily rate £450 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -31.58% +31.94%
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
North East median hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.33% +188.46%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% +60.98%

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 the North East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 404 1046 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 32.95% 38.06% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 724 468
North East median daily rate £378 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.86% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £255 £258
90th Percentile £538 £509 £560
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 37 19
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +62.50% +31.15%
10th Percentile £23.70 £24.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £49.35 £39.40 £39.60
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the North East

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in the North East

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in the North East

VB
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 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
Tyne and Wear -33 5 £450 +39.75% 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North East region with a requirement for VB.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) MSMQ
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (20.00%) MOM
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) VB Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Server Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (20.00%) MOM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP