Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 161 174
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -35
Contract jobs citing VB 40 48 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.73% 0.78% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.84% 2.09% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 37
North West median daily rate £375 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £259 £205
90th Percentile £538 £391 £515
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 21
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +46.55% -7.64%
10th Percentile £28.90 £38.48 £18.50
90th Percentile £40.75 £42.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +21.62% +64.44%

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 2,171 2,300 2,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.87% 37.53% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,504 1,605 1,776
North West median daily rate £399 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.33% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £238
90th Percentile £540 £525 £526
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 60 118
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +4.73% +13.71%
10th Percentile £13.30 £13.95 £13.50
90th Percentile £49.25 £48.85 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +12 17 £313 +4.17% 12
Cheshire +8 10 £375 +25.00% 8
Lancashire -2 6 £375 +30.43% 4
Merseyside +1 2 - - 3
VB
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 20 (50.00%) Windows
1 20 (50.00%) Linux
2 18 (45.00%) C#
3 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (37.50%) SQL
5 14 (35.00%) Java
5 14 (35.00%) Git (software)
5 14 (35.00%) Jenkins
6 13 (32.50%) .NET
7 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
9 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
9 9 (22.50%) Python
9 9 (22.50%) Web Services
9 9 (22.50%) Ruby
9 9 (22.50%) Use Case
9 9 (22.50%) TeamCity
9 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
9 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
9 9 (22.50%) Puppet
9 9 (22.50%) Ansible
9 9 (22.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (22.50%) Task Automation
10 8 (20.00%) WPF
11 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
11 7 (17.50%) VBScript
11 7 (17.50%) Unix
11 7 (17.50%) Mentoring

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 5 (12.50%) Confluence
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.50%) IIS
4 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Visualfiles
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (12.50%) Slack
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) G Suite
3 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) 2G
2 1 (2.50%) 3G
2 1 (2.50%) 4G
2 1 (2.50%) DHCP
2 1 (2.50%) DMZ
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) FTP
2 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.50%) NAS
2 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.50%) Network Security
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) Skype
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 5 (12.50%) MySQL
2 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) BigQuery
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Git (software)
1 14 (35.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (22.50%) TeamCity
3 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 5 (12.50%) Jasmine
4 5 (12.50%) JIRA
4 5 (12.50%) JUnit
5 4 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 4 (10.00%) JMeter
6 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.50%) Rational Robot
6 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Automotive
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Azure DevOps
4 4 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) C++ Software Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) DBA
6 2 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) .NET
2 9 (22.50%) Web Services
3 8 (20.00%) WPF
4 6 (15.00%) HTML
5 5 (12.50%) Node.js
5 5 (12.50%) REST
5 5 (12.50%) WSDL
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.50%) WinForms
7 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.50%) jQuery
7 1 (2.50%) XML
7 1 (2.50%) XSD
7 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Replication
2 1 (2.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Linux
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Unix
3 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
2 9 (22.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (22.50%) Task Automation
2 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
2 9 (22.50%) Use Case
3 7 (17.50%) Coaching
3 7 (17.50%) DevOps
3 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL
5 5 (12.50%) BDD
5 5 (12.50%) Kanban
5 5 (12.50%) Microservices
5 5 (12.50%) Open Source
5 5 (12.50%) Scrum
5 5 (12.50%) SDLC
5 5 (12.50%) SFIA
5 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) C#
2 15 (37.50%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) Java
4 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
5 9 (22.50%) Python
5 9 (22.50%) Ruby
6 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
6 7 (17.50%) VBScript
7 5 (12.50%) C++
7 5 (12.50%) VBA
8 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
9 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
10 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (5.00%) VB6
11 1 (2.50%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) ISEB
1 4 (10.00%) MCSA
1 4 (10.00%) MCSE
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.00%) vSphere
1 2 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Ansible
1 9 (22.50%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.50%) EdgeSight
3 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.50%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Terraform
3 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 5 (12.50%) HP
3 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) LexisNexis
5 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) CA
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) EMC
6 1 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.50%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft