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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / North East
Rank 75 53 44
Rank change year-on-year -22 -9  
Contract jobs citing VB 10 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.36% 2.19% 2.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.18% 6.01% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 11
Median daily rate £285 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £271 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £385 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +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 the North East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 314 316 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 42.72% 36.36% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 203 161
Median daily rate £350 £338 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +4.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.13 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -42.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.83 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £20.43 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -23 6 £280 -17.03% 2
Durham - 2 £300 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 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 North East region with a requirement for VB.

1 50 (81.97%) SQL
2 43 (70.49%) Windows
3 38 (62.30%) Windows Server
4 36 (59.02%) Linux
5 35 (57.38%) Perl
6 34 (55.74%) Unix
6 34 (55.74%) TCP/IP
6 34 (55.74%) Shell Script
7 33 (54.10%) Security Cleared
8 31 (50.82%) SC Cleared
9 26 (42.62%) HP
10 24 (39.34%) Tivoli
11 22 (36.07%) HP SiteScope
12 20 (32.79%) Server Monitoring
13 19 (31.15%) Java
14 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
14 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
15 11 (18.03%) Mainframe
15 11 (18.03%) Incident Management
15 11 (18.03%) CA
15 11 (18.03%) zOS
16 10 (16.39%) .NET
16 10 (16.39%) ITIL
16 10 (16.39%) AIX
16 10 (16.39%) Solaris
16 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
16 10 (16.39%) Problem Management
16 10 (16.39%) DV Cleared
16 10 (16.39%) IBM Mainframe
16 10 (16.39%) Quality Management

VB
Top Related 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 3 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) HP Helion
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (55.74%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.92%) DHCP
2 3 (4.92%) DNS
2 3 (4.92%) FTP
2 3 (4.92%) Internet
3 2 (3.28%) HTTP
3 2 (3.28%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.20%) OLAP
3 5 (8.20%) OLAP Cube
3 5 (8.20%) QlikView
3 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.56%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (6.56%) SAP BW
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.64%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.64%) DB2
6 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MSI
2 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.64%) Maven
4 1 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.64%) Selenium
4 1 (1.64%) Subversion
4 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (1.64%) Finance
1 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Automation Engineer
1 16 (26.23%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) Support Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Product Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Products Support Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Mainframe Support
6 3 (4.92%) VB Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Development Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Monitoring Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Developer
8 1 (1.64%) Administrator
8 1 (1.64%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (1.64%) Java Developer
8 1 (1.64%) Software Tester
8 1 (1.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) HTML
3 3 (4.92%) Web Services
3 3 (4.92%) XML
4 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.64%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) CSS3
5 1 (1.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Mainframe
2 10 (16.39%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (70.49%) Windows
2 38 (62.30%) Windows Server
3 36 (59.02%) Linux
4 34 (55.74%) Unix
5 11 (18.03%) zOS
6 10 (16.39%) AIX
6 10 (16.39%) Solaris
7 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
11 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
11 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Server Monitoring
2 11 (18.03%) Incident Management
3 10 (16.39%) Change Control
3 10 (16.39%) ITIL
3 10 (16.39%) Problem Management
3 10 (16.39%) Quality Management
4 8 (13.11%) Change Management
5 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.84%) ETL
6 5 (8.20%) Analytics
6 5 (8.20%) Dimensional Modelling
6 5 (8.20%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (6.56%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (6.56%) Data Governance
7 4 (6.56%) Project Management
7 4 (6.56%) Software Distribution
8 3 (4.92%) Integration Testing
8 3 (4.92%) Software Delivery
8 3 (4.92%) Validation
9 2 (3.28%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (81.97%) SQL
2 35 (57.38%) Perl
3 34 (55.74%) Shell Script
4 19 (31.15%) Java
5 8 (13.11%) C
6 6 (9.84%) C#
6 6 (9.84%) VB.NET
6 6 (9.84%) VBScript
7 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
7 5 (8.20%) VB6
8 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.28%) REXX
9 2 (3.28%) Tcl
10 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (54.10%) Security Cleared
2 31 (50.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.39%) DV Cleared
4 5 (8.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (8.20%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) HND
5 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.92%) XenApp
3 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
3 3 (4.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (39.34%) Tivoli
2 22 (36.07%) HP SiteScope
3 8 (13.11%) Control-M
4 3 (4.92%) MOM
4 3 (4.92%) SCCM
4 3 (4.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.28%) SCOM
6 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) HP
2 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.03%) CA
4 8 (13.11%) IBM
5 5 (8.20%) SAP
6 4 (6.56%) Oracle
7 3 (4.92%) AppSense
7 3 (4.92%) Citrix
8 1 (1.64%) BMC
8 1 (1.64%) Sage
8 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.64%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (1.64%) VMware
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