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 3 months to 25 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 West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 131 118
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13  
Contract jobs citing VB 18 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.83% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.69% 2.40% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 24
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £338 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £535 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Median hourly rate £40.63 £20.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.17% -34.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.60 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £41.40 £44.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £25.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year +65.04% +9.57%  

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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1064 1290 1222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.69% 34.38% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 859 785
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 25
Median hourly rate £40.50 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.10% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 25 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
Manchester +22 13 £388 +3.33% 7
Cheshire +20 3 £388 -22.50% 2
Lancashire -6 2 - - 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for VB.

1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 11 (35.48%) .NET
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (29.03%) HTML
4 8 (25.81%) C#
4 8 (25.81%) XML
4 8 (25.81%) Data Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
5 7 (22.58%) VB.NET
6 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
6 6 (19.35%) XSD
6 6 (19.35%) CSS
6 6 (19.35%) Linux
6 6 (19.35%) Unix
6 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (19.35%) VB6
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
7 5 (16.13%) FTP
7 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
7 5 (16.13%) Finance
7 5 (16.13%) MS Access
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
8 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.90%) ERP
8 4 (12.90%) Web Services
8 4 (12.90%) XSL
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
8 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio

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 2 (6.45%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.23%) WinCC
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) FTP
2 1 (3.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (16.13%) MS Access
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.23%) MySQL
6 1 (3.23%) MySQL Workbench
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) ClearCase
2 2 (6.45%) Rational Robot
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) ERwin
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 12 (38.71%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) .NET Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Data Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Software Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Unix Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Wintel Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
7 2 (6.45%) C++ Software Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Marketing Manager
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Unix Scripter
8 1 (3.23%) Agile Developer
8 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared SharePoint Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Agile Developer
8 1 (3.23%) SSIS Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) .NET
2 9 (29.03%) HTML
3 8 (25.81%) XML
4 6 (19.35%) CSS
4 6 (19.35%) XSD
5 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
5 4 (12.90%) Entity Framework
5 4 (12.90%) Web Services
5 4 (12.90%) WPF
5 4 (12.90%) XSL
6 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.45%) ADO.NET
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.45%) Classic ASP
7 2 (6.45%) LINQ
7 2 (6.45%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (6.45%) WCF
7 2 (6.45%) WinForms
7 2 (6.45%) WSDL
7 2 (6.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Social Media
4 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) RIA
4 1 (3.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Unix
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Data Analysis
2 4 (12.90%) ERP
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Data Entry
3 3 (9.68%) Data Extraction
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Time Management
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
4 2 (6.45%) Data Lineage
4 2 (6.45%) Data Management
4 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.45%) Data Validation
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Master Data Management
4 2 (6.45%) MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Product Marketing
4 2 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) C#
3 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
3 7 (22.58%) VB.NET
4 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
4 6 (19.35%) VB6
5 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
6 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.68%) VBA
7 2 (6.45%) C++
7 2 (6.45%) Java
8 1 (3.23%) C
8 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) HNC
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) JD Edwards
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Civica
3 1 (3.23%) Dell
3 1 (3.23%) McAfee
3 1 (3.23%) Rockwell
3 1 (3.23%) Siemens
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec
3 1 (3.23%) Trustwave
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