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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / North West
Rank 118 132 129
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3  
Contract jobs citing VB 13 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.68% 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.26% 1.81% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 18
Median daily rate £275 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £37.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.40% +146.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

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 1035 1439 1095
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.79% 37.49% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 909 687
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 25
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Lancashire +16 6 £275 -13.04% 3
Manchester +15 3 £288 - 6
Cheshire +17 2 £325 -18.75% 4
Merseyside +3 1 - - 3
Cumbria +1 1 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 18 (62.07%) .NET
2 16 (55.17%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) T-SQL
3 12 (41.38%) VB6
3 12 (41.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (37.93%) HTML
4 11 (37.93%) VB.NET
5 10 (34.48%) CSS
5 10 (34.48%) XML
5 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (31.03%) C#
7 8 (27.59%) XSD
7 8 (27.59%) XSL
8 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
8 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
9 6 (20.69%) VBScript
9 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (17.24%) Finance
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
11 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
11 4 (13.79%) Web Services
11 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
11 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
11 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
12 3 (10.34%) Active Directory

VB
Top Related 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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) NAS
1 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
4 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (6.90%) MS Access
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) .NET Developer
3 8 (27.59%) VB.NET Developer
4 7 (24.14%) Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Data Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Compliance Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Data Compliance Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Data Quality Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Designer
8 1 (3.45%) Excel Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Designer
8 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) .NET
2 11 (37.93%) HTML
3 10 (34.48%) CSS
3 10 (34.48%) XML
4 8 (27.59%) XSD
4 8 (27.59%) XSL
5 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
5 4 (13.79%) Web Services
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.90%) ADO.NET
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (6.90%) Classic ASP
6 2 (6.90%) Entity Framework
6 2 (6.90%) LINQ
6 2 (6.90%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (6.90%) WCF
7 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.45%) jQuery
7 1 (3.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
2 3 (10.34%) TDD
3 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) MVC
3 2 (6.90%) Software Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
3 2 (6.90%) Web Application Development
3 2 (6.90%) Web Development
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) RAD
4 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.45%) SOA
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.45%) UML
4 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) T-SQL
2 12 (41.38%) VB6
3 11 (37.93%) VB.NET
4 9 (31.03%) C#
5 6 (20.69%) VBScript
6 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.90%) Java
8 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.45%) C
8 1 (3.45%) C++
8 1 (3.45%) Perl
8 1 (3.45%) Python
8 1 (3.45%) VBA
8 1 (3.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) HNC
1 2 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.90%) VMware GSX
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) MOM
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
1 2 (6.90%) SCOM
1 2 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (6.90%) WSUS
2 1 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) NetApp
3 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Blue Prism
4 1 (3.45%) Civica
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.45%) Splunk
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec
4 1 (3.45%) Tableau
4 1 (3.45%) Trustwave
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