The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 28 April 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)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 36 36
Rank change year-on-year -25 0  
Contract jobs citing VB 7 54 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.33% 5.76% 3.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.15% 15.08% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 34 17
Median daily rate £325 £294 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.54% -0.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £237 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £338 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +138.09% -6.66%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 222 358 241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 42.05% 38.17% 42.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 225 170
Median daily rate £358 £315 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.49% +3.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Median hourly rate £42.00 £18.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.02% -42.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Tyne and Wear

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Tyne and Wear

VB
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 4 £390 +31.09% 1
VB
North East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for VB.

1 21 (77.78%) SQL
2 20 (74.07%) Windows
3 17 (62.96%) Linux
3 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
4 15 (55.56%) Unix
4 15 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 15 (55.56%) Perl
4 15 (55.56%) Shell Script
5 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 11 (40.74%) HP SiteScope
6 11 (40.74%) Server Monitoring
6 11 (40.74%) HP
7 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
8 9 (33.33%) Java
9 8 (29.63%) ITIL
9 8 (29.63%) Quality Management
9 8 (29.63%) Problem Management
9 8 (29.63%) Incident Management
9 8 (29.63%) Change Control
10 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
10 7 (25.93%) Tivoli
10 7 (25.93%) .NET
10 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
11 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 6 (22.22%) Change Management
12 4 (14.81%) VB6
12 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (14.81%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.11%) FTP
3 2 (7.41%) HTTP
3 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
3 2 (7.41%) SSL
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) MSI
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Product Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Products Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Development Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Monitoring Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) HTML
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.41%) XML
5 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.70%) CSS
5 1 (3.70%) CSS3
5 1 (3.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (14.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Linux
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
3 15 (55.56%) Unix
4 4 (14.81%) AIX
4 4 (14.81%) Solaris
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) zOS
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Server Monitoring
2 8 (29.63%) Change Control
2 8 (29.63%) Incident Management
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Problem Management
2 8 (29.63%) Quality Management
3 6 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.41%) Prototyping
4 2 (7.41%) Software Distribution
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) SDLC
5 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) SQL
2 15 (55.56%) Perl
2 15 (55.56%) Shell Script
3 9 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) C
4 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
4 4 (14.81%) VB6
5 3 (11.11%) C#
5 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.41%) REXX
6 2 (7.41%) Tcl
6 2 (7.41%) VBScript
7 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (25.93%) Tivoli
3 2 (7.41%) Control-M
3 2 (7.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) MOM
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) CA
4 3 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) SOASTA, Inc
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