Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 July 2018 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 West
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 174 180
Rank change year-on-year +29 +6 -11
Contract jobs citing VB 78 31 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 0.54% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.97% 1.41% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 17 31
North West median daily rate £350 £310 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.09% -27.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £175 £258 £263
90th Percentile £408 £421 £575
England median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 13
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £40.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.25% +90.48% +21.74%
10th Percentile £12.25 £29.90 £20.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £42.50 £42.70
England median hourly rate £30.00 £40.63 £26.83
% change year-on-year -26.15% +51.42% +19.24%

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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,629 2,202 2,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.74% 38.54% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,791 1,483 1,798
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £285 £267 £258
90th Percentile £545 £506 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 110 82
North West median hourly rate £36.88 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.53 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.07% +10.67% +7.14%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in the North West

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in the North West

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the North West over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in the North West

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in the North West

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the North West over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB in the North West

VB
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
Manchester +16 52 £350 +3.70% 15
Cheshire +6 15 £350 -3.45% 6
Merseyside +26 8 £219 -19.07% 1
Lancashire -18 3 £375 +36.36% 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for VB.

1 41 (52.56%) SQL
2 38 (48.72%) C#
3 33 (42.31%) Windows
4 29 (37.18%) VBScript
4 29 (37.18%) .NET
5 26 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
7 23 (29.49%) SQL Server
8 19 (24.36%) PowerShell
9 15 (19.23%) VB.NET
10 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (17.95%) Windows Server
11 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 13 (16.67%) Finance
12 12 (15.38%) VMware
12 12 (15.38%) T-SQL
12 12 (15.38%) HTML
12 12 (15.38%) ITIL
13 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Excel
13 11 (14.10%) Citrix
14 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET
14 10 (12.82%) JIRA
15 9 (11.54%) SCCM
15 9 (11.54%) Linux
15 9 (11.54%) Java
15 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (10.26%) Relational Database
16 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
16 8 (10.26%) Web Services
16 8 (10.26%) CSS

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (8.97%) OpenEdge
2 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.41%) Apache
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (6.41%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.41%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.41%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (2.56%) Confluence
4 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Visualfiles
2 6 (7.69%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.56%) Slack
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.28%) G Suite
3 1 (1.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) DHCP
1 8 (10.26%) DNS
2 6 (7.69%) Skype
3 5 (6.41%) FTP
4 3 (3.85%) VPN
4 3 (3.85%) Wireless
5 1 (1.28%) Internet
5 1 (1.28%) SAN
5 1 (1.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.26%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.97%) MS Access
4 6 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.41%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.41%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.85%) MySQL
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.56%) Riak
7 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.28%) Spatial Data
8 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) JIRA
2 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.13%) MSI
2 4 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.56%) AccuRev
4 2 (2.56%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.56%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.28%) JMeter
5 1 (1.28%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.28%) Selenium
5 1 (1.28%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Banking
2 5 (6.41%) Legal
3 3 (3.85%) Back Office
4 2 (2.56%) Games
4 2 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (41.03%) Developer
2 13 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 8 (10.26%) .NET Developer
3 8 (10.26%) Software Developer
4 7 (8.97%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) SQL Developer
5 5 (6.41%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Administrator
6 4 (5.13%) Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.13%) VB Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.85%) C++ Developer
7 3 (3.85%) HTML Developer
7 3 (3.85%) IT Support
7 3 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.85%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (37.18%) .NET
2 12 (15.38%) HTML
3 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET
4 8 (10.26%) CSS
4 8 (10.26%) Web Services
5 7 (8.97%) jQuery
5 7 (8.97%) Middleware
6 6 (7.69%) REST
6 6 (7.69%) WPF
7 4 (5.13%) SOAP
7 4 (5.13%) WSDL
8 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (3.85%) RESTful
9 2 (2.56%) Node.js
9 2 (2.56%) WinForms
10 1 (1.28%) Castle Windsor
10 1 (1.28%) MDX
10 1 (1.28%) OCX
10 1 (1.28%) XHTML
10 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.41%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 33 (42.31%) Windows
2 14 (17.95%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.54%) Linux
4 5 (6.41%) HPUX
4 5 (6.41%) SUSE
4 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.56%) Unix
7 1 (1.28%) Android
7 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.38%) ITIL
4 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
4 8 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (8.97%) MVC
5 7 (8.97%) Web Development
5 7 (8.97%) Workflow
6 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 6 (7.69%) Facilities Management
6 6 (7.69%) Scrum
6 6 (7.69%) Workflow Analysis
7 5 (6.41%) Case Management
7 5 (6.41%) Conflict Management
7 5 (6.41%) Decision-Making
7 5 (6.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (6.41%) Planning and Forecasting
7 5 (6.41%) Statistical Analysis
7 5 (6.41%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (6.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 41 (52.56%) SQL
2 38 (48.72%) C#
3 29 (37.18%) VBScript
4 19 (24.36%) PowerShell
5 15 (19.23%) VB.NET
6 12 (15.38%) T-SQL
7 9 (11.54%) Java
8 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
9 5 (6.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 5 (6.41%) VBA
10 4 (5.13%) C++
10 4 (5.13%) Erlang
11 3 (3.85%) VB6
12 2 (2.56%) F#
12 2 (2.56%) Go
12 2 (2.56%) Haskell
13 1 (1.28%) PHP
13 1 (1.28%) Scala
13 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) ISEB
2 5 (6.41%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (6.41%) MCSA
3 4 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (5.13%) MCSE
4 3 (3.85%) MCP
4 3 (3.85%) MCTS
4 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.56%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) MCITP
6 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.28%) Degree
6 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
2 4 (5.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.28%) GDPR
3 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.69%) vSphere
3 6 (7.69%) XenApp
4 5 (6.41%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (6.41%) XenDesktop
5 4 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) SCCM
2 5 (6.41%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.38%) VMware
3 11 (14.10%) Citrix
4 7 (8.97%) HP
4 7 (8.97%) Oracle
5 6 (7.69%) Aderant
6 5 (6.41%) Cisco
6 5 (6.41%) TIBCO
7 3 (3.85%) Altiris
7 3 (3.85%) BT
7 3 (3.85%) Capita
7 3 (3.85%) SAP
8 2 (2.56%) Ivanti
8 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.56%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.28%) Lotus
9 1 (1.28%) McAfee
9 1 (1.28%) Shavlik
9 1 (1.28%) Symantec
9 1 (1.28%) Xerox