Period
to 28 July 2017

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 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 49 60
Rank change year-on-year -39 +11 +11
Contract jobs citing VB 10 118 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.04% 5.28% 2.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.77% 14.51% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 76 23
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £390 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.37% -3.25% -16.67%
10th Percentile £255 £217 £281
90th Percentile £458 £361 £515
North East median daily rate £383 £291 £300
% change year-on-year +31.67% -3.17% -16.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £55.00 £29.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.66% -16.55% -
North East median hourly rate £55.00 £29.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year +89.66% -16.55% +167.31%

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 361 813 476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 37.68% 36.41% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 517 318
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +24.11%
10th Percentile £285 £250 £250
90th Percentile £508 £500 £508
North East median daily rate £355 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +9.23% -3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 36 7
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £42.50 £30.75 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.21% +96.17% -52.50%
10th Percentile £11.73 £23.38 £10.10
90th Percentile £49.98 £36.70 £40.25
North East median hourly rate £42.00 £28.88 £17.07
% change year-on-year +45.45% +69.13% -28.49%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 July 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 7 £420 +46.09% 1
VB
North East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Perl
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (40.00%) Quality Management
4 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (30.00%) Change Control
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) VB6
5 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) FTP
5 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) FTP
3 2 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) MSI
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Quality Management
1 4 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) Change Control
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (20.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Perl
3 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (30.00%) VB6
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) REXX
5 2 (20.00%) Tcl
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) Ruby
6 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) MOM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft