Period
to 24 January 2018

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 6 months to 24 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 69 64
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 -15
Contract jobs citing VB 3 79 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.32% 3.89% 3.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.98% 9.55% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 61 25
Tyne and Wear median daily rate - £330 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.79% +33.69%
North East median daily rate - £342 £470
% change year-on-year - -27.23% +33.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £53.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.92% -
North East median hourly rate - £53.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year - +32.92% -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 307 827 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 32.49% 40.74% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 616 401
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £280
90th Percentile £577 £513 £550
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 16
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +59.57% -21.67%
10th Percentile £17.70 £30.10 £13.81
90th Percentile £47.66 £55.25 £40.88
North East median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +92.31% -29.09%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 6 months to 24 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
Sunderland +3 3 - -
VB
North East

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for VB.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) MVC

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 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) VB Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft