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 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)
England / North East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 49 50
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing VB 4 94 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.72% 5.84% 2.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.35% 17.28% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 56 14
Median daily rate £450 £285 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -1.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £221 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £343 £300
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 £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 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 170 544 283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 30.41% 33.79% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 336 196
Median daily rate £340 £320 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 30 5
Median hourly rate £51.42 £28.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.83% -10.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.80 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
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 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +2 4 £450 +57.89% 1
VB
England

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 North East region with a requirement for VB.

1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) HP
3 6 (42.86%) Perl
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 5 (35.71%) Unix
4 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
4 5 (35.71%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (35.71%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 4 (28.57%) VB6
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
6 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) FTP
6 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Tivoli
6 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Problem Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) FTP
3 2 (14.29%) HTTP
3 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
3 2 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) MSI
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (35.71%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Server Monitoring
2 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 3 (21.43%) Change Control
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 2 (14.29%) Software Distribution
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (7.14%) API Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
3 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
4 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 4 (28.57%) VB6
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (14.29%) REXX
5 2 (14.29%) Tcl
6 1 (7.14%) C
6 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 1 (7.14%) Ruby
6 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
6 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) HND
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (21.43%) Tivoli
3 2 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (7.14%) MOM
4 1 (7.14%) Puppet
4 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft