Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 177 185
Rank change year-on-year +23 +8 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 61 28 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 0.52% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.49% 1.32% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 21
North West median daily rate £350 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -25.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £203 £275
90th Percentile £515 £389 £540
England median daily rate £365 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -2.67% +2.74% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 20
North West median hourly rate £13.83 £16.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% -43.10% +52.63%
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.75 £18.00
90th Percentile £41.80 £18.25 £37.34
England median hourly rate £33.75 £50.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -32.50% +72.41% +28.89%

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 2,447 2,120 2,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.41% 39.02% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,684 1,452 1,781
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £255 £250
90th Percentile £549 £500 £513
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 87 110
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £12.62 £14.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £51.55 £49.15 £48.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.13% +11.43%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +8 33 £331 +15.22% 7
Cheshire -10 13 £350 +12.00% 4
Merseyside +18 8 £155 +37.78% 1
Lancashire -9 6 £375 +25.00% 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 28 (45.90%) SQL
2 27 (44.26%) C#
3 22 (36.07%) Windows
4 21 (34.43%) .NET
5 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
5 20 (32.79%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (29.51%) VBScript
7 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
9 14 (22.95%) Linux
10 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Excel
10 13 (21.31%) Finance
11 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET
11 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
12 11 (18.03%) HTML
12 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
13 10 (16.39%) Java
13 10 (16.39%) Web Services
13 10 (16.39%) Web Development
13 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
14 9 (14.75%) REST
14 9 (14.75%) JIRA
14 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
14 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
14 9 (14.75%) T-SQL
15 8 (13.11%) Oracle
15 8 (13.11%) Scrum
16 7 (11.48%) Migration
16 7 (11.48%) 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 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.20%) Apache
2 5 (8.20%) Confluence
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (8.20%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.20%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.20%) WebLogic Integration
3 4 (6.56%) IIS
4 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.28%) OpenEdge
5 2 (3.28%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Elite 3E
1 2 (3.28%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Slack
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.92%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) FTP
2 4 (6.56%) Internet
3 2 (3.28%) DHCP
3 2 (3.28%) DNS
3 2 (3.28%) Skype
3 2 (3.28%) SMS
4 1 (1.64%) DMZ
4 1 (1.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.64%) NAS
4 1 (1.64%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.64%) Network Security
4 1 (1.64%) SAN
4 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) NoSQL
3 5 (8.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.20%) MS Access
3 5 (8.20%) MySQL
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.64%) Spatial Data
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
1 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
1 9 (14.75%) JIRA
2 7 (11.48%) TeamCity
3 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.20%) Jasmine
3 5 (8.20%) JUnit
4 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.28%) AccuRev
6 2 (3.28%) MSI
6 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.64%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Developer
2 10 (16.39%) C# Developer
3 6 (9.84%) .NET Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Software Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Administrator
4 5 (8.20%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Java Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Software Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.56%) Web Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (4.92%) C++ Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.92%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) HTML Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (34.43%) .NET
2 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET
3 11 (18.03%) HTML
4 10 (16.39%) Web Services
5 9 (14.75%) REST
6 7 (11.48%) CSS
6 7 (11.48%) jQuery
7 6 (9.84%) WPF
8 5 (8.20%) Node.js
9 4 (6.56%) SOAP
9 4 (6.56%) WSDL
10 3 (4.92%) Middleware
11 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (3.28%) RESTful
11 2 (3.28%) WinForms
12 1 (1.64%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) N-Tier
3 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.64%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.07%) Windows
2 14 (22.95%) Linux
3 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.20%) HPUX
4 5 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.20%) SUSE
5 1 (1.64%) Unix
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.39%) Web Development
4 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
5 8 (13.11%) Scrum
6 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (11.48%) Coaching
6 7 (11.48%) Facilities Management
6 7 (11.48%) Mentoring
6 7 (11.48%) Migration
6 7 (11.48%) SDLC
7 6 (9.84%) Planning and Forecasting
8 5 (8.20%) Conflict Management
8 5 (8.20%) Kanban
8 5 (8.20%) Microservices
8 5 (8.20%) SFIA
8 5 (8.20%) Statistical Analysis
8 5 (8.20%) TDD
8 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.90%) SQL
2 27 (44.26%) C#
3 18 (29.51%) VBScript
4 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
5 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
6 10 (16.39%) Java
7 9 (14.75%) T-SQL
8 6 (9.84%) VBA
9 5 (8.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 5 (8.20%) VB.NET
10 4 (6.56%) Bash Shell
10 4 (6.56%) C++
10 4 (6.56%) Python
10 4 (6.56%) Ruby
11 1 (1.64%) Erlang
11 1 (1.64%) F#
11 1 (1.64%) Go
11 1 (1.64%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (6.56%) ISEB
4 3 (4.92%) Degree
5 2 (3.28%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.64%) MCITP
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.64%) GDPR
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.92%) vSphere
2 3 (4.92%) XenApp
3 2 (3.28%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) HP ALM
2 4 (6.56%) Ansible
2 4 (6.56%) Puppet
2 4 (6.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.64%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.64%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.64%) Terraform
3 1 (1.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) Oracle
3 7 (11.48%) HP
4 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.20%) TIBCO
5 4 (6.56%) Citrix
5 4 (6.56%) VMware
6 3 (4.92%) BT
6 3 (4.92%) Ivanti
7 2 (3.28%) Aderant
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco
7 2 (3.28%) SAP
7 2 (3.28%) Shavlik
7 2 (3.28%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.64%) CA
8 1 (1.64%) Dell
8 1 (1.64%) EMC
8 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.64%) Symantec
8 1 (1.64%) Wyse