Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 170 168
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 -48
Contract jobs citing VB 40 58 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.84% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.85% 2.30% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 45
North West median daily rate £375 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +8.11%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £205
90th Percentile £538 £575 £509
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 13
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +41.38% -7.05%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% +60.98%

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 2160 2517 2699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.00% 36.50% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1482 1733 1684
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £531 £500 £526
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 61 95
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.53 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -21.27% +30.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.25 £16.75
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +19 18 £325 +8.33% 1
Cheshire +7 8 £325 -38.10% 2
Lancashire +4 8 £375 +30.43% 3
Merseyside +2 1 £270 -10.00% 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 21 (52.50%) C#
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) SQL
3 17 (42.50%) Linux
4 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (37.50%) .NET
6 14 (35.00%) Java
7 12 (30.00%) WPF
8 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
8 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
9 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 10 (25.00%) Visual Studio
10 9 (22.50%) Oracle
11 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 8 (20.00%) Web Services
11 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
12 7 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (17.50%) Puppet
12 7 (17.50%) Ansible
12 7 (17.50%) DevOps
12 7 (17.50%) TeamCity
12 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
12 7 (17.50%) Task Automation
12 7 (17.50%) HTML
12 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
12 7 (17.50%) Python
12 7 (17.50%) Use Case

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 4 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Visualfiles
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.00%) Slack
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.50%) G Suite
4 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) 2G
1 1 (2.50%) 3G
1 1 (2.50%) 4G
1 1 (2.50%) DHCP
1 1 (2.50%) DNS
1 1 (2.50%) FTP
1 1 (2.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.00%) MySQL
2 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
1 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
2 10 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (17.50%) TeamCity
4 4 (10.00%) ClearCase
4 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (10.00%) Jasmine
4 4 (10.00%) JIRA
4 4 (10.00%) JMeter
4 4 (10.00%) JUnit
4 4 (10.00%) Rational Robot
4 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Marketing
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Automotive
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 7 (17.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) C++ Developer
5 5 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Azure DevOps
6 4 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Java Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) .NET
2 12 (30.00%) WPF
3 8 (20.00%) Web Services
4 7 (17.50%) HTML
5 6 (15.00%) WinForms
5 6 (15.00%) WSDL
6 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 4 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 4 (10.00%) Node.js
7 4 (10.00%) REST
7 4 (10.00%) XML
7 4 (10.00%) XSD
7 4 (10.00%) XSLT
8 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) RIA
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Unix
4 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (17.50%) DevOps
3 7 (17.50%) Task Automation
3 7 (17.50%) Use Case
4 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.00%) TDD
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.00%) Kanban
6 4 (10.00%) Open Source
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Scrum
6 4 (10.00%) SDLC
6 4 (10.00%) SFIA
6 4 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) C#
2 18 (45.00%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) Java
4 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
5 7 (17.50%) Python
5 7 (17.50%) Ruby
6 6 (15.00%) C++
6 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.50%) VB6
7 5 (12.50%) VBScript
8 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
8 4 (10.00%) VBA
9 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.50%) Google Apps Script
10 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) MCSA
2 4 (10.00%) MCSE
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.50%) vSphere
1 1 (2.50%) XenApp
1 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Ansible
1 7 (17.50%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Oracle
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (10.00%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.00%) LexisNexis
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.50%) VMware