Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 167 163
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 0
Contract jobs citing VB 54 37 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.91% 0.66% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.14% 1.77% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 20 36
North West median daily rate £363 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +19.23% -13.33%
10th Percentile £175 £224 £263
90th Percentile £410 £521 £575
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 12
North West median hourly rate - £40.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.45% -20.67%
England median hourly rate £21.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -47.50% +25.00% +7.22%

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 2,525 2,094 2,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.64% 37.35% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,728 1,423 1,798
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £293 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £524 £507
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 90 68
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +39.47% -22.97%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.95
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.17 £43.23
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 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 -1 40 £350 -12.50% 26
Cheshire -9 6 £375 +18.58% 10
Merseyside +11 4 £219 -19.07% 5
Lancashire -19 4 £388 +3.33% 3
VB
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 (51.85%) C#
2 27 (50.00%) .NET
3 26 (48.15%) SQL
4 23 (42.59%) Windows
4 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
5 20 (37.04%) VB.NET
6 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
6 19 (35.19%) VBScript
7 15 (27.78%) PowerShell
8 13 (24.07%) VMware
9 12 (22.22%) Citrix
9 12 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
10 11 (20.37%) ITIL
10 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (20.37%) VB6
11 9 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (16.67%) SCCM
12 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (14.81%) Office 365
12 8 (14.81%) Workflow
12 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
12 8 (14.81%) DHCP
12 8 (14.81%) DNS
13 7 (12.96%) SLA
13 7 (12.96%) MVC
13 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
13 7 (12.96%) SDLC
13 7 (12.96%) XenApp
13 7 (12.96%) Waterfall

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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 6 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 5 (9.26%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.85%) Confluence
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Visualfiles
2 4 (7.41%) Elite 3E
3 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) G Suite
2 1 (1.85%) IaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Slack
2 1 (1.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) DHCP
1 8 (14.81%) DNS
2 6 (11.11%) Skype
3 4 (7.41%) VPN
3 4 (7.41%) Wireless
4 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.41%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.41%) Riak
4 2 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.70%) MS Access
4 2 (3.70%) MySQL
4 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.56%) MSI
3 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.85%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.85%) JMeter
4 1 (1.85%) JUnit
4 1 (1.85%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.85%) Selenium
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.41%) Legal
2 3 (5.56%) Billing
3 2 (3.70%) Back Office
3 2 (3.70%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Law
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (46.30%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 11 (20.37%) C# Developer
4 9 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) SQL Developer
6 6 (11.11%) VB Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Project Manager
8 4 (7.41%) ASP Developer
8 4 (7.41%) IT Support
8 4 (7.41%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) VB6 Developer
10 2 (3.70%) .NET Project Manager
10 2 (3.70%) Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Applications Packager
10 2 (3.70%) Case Management Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Software Project Manager
10 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (11.11%) Middleware
3 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.26%) WinForms
4 4 (7.41%) CSS
4 4 (7.41%) HTML
4 4 (7.41%) Web Services
4 4 (7.41%) WPF
4 4 (7.41%) XHTML
4 4 (7.41%) XML
5 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.70%) OCX
6 2 (3.70%) REST
6 2 (3.70%) RESTful
7 1 (1.85%) Ajax
7 1 (1.85%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.85%) JSON
7 1 (1.85%) SOAP
7 1 (1.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.41%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.56%) Linux
6 2 (3.70%) Unix
7 1 (1.85%) Android
7 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (20.37%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (14.81%) Workflow
4 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (12.96%) MVC
4 7 (12.96%) SDLC
4 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
4 7 (12.96%) Waterfall
5 6 (11.11%) Change Management
6 5 (9.26%) Case Management
6 5 (9.26%) E-Commerce
6 5 (9.26%) Workflow Analysis
7 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.41%) Project Management
7 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Application Packaging
8 3 (5.56%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) C#
2 26 (48.15%) SQL
3 20 (37.04%) VB.NET
4 19 (35.19%) VBScript
5 15 (27.78%) PowerShell
6 11 (20.37%) VB6
7 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
8 6 (11.11%) Erlang
9 5 (9.26%) Java
10 4 (7.41%) VBA
11 3 (5.56%) C
12 2 (3.70%) F#
12 2 (3.70%) Go
12 2 (3.70%) Haskell
12 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
12 2 (3.70%) PHP
13 1 (1.85%) Scala
13 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) MCSA
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.26%) MCSE
3 4 (7.41%) MCP
3 4 (7.41%) MCTS
3 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) ISEB
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.85%) MCITP
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) XenApp
4 6 (11.11%) vSphere
5 5 (9.26%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (9.26%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.07%) VMware
3 12 (22.22%) Citrix
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco
5 4 (7.41%) Aderant
5 4 (7.41%) Altiris
6 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.70%) Ivanti
6 2 (3.70%) SAP
6 2 (3.70%) Xerox
7 1 (1.85%) arcserve
7 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.85%) Google
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.85%) Lotus
7 1 (1.85%) McAfee
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com