The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 0.99% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.85% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -13.38%
VB
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
54 60 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 53.47% 54.55% 48.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 28
Average daily rate £313 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Belfast region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Belfast region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

VB
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) International Banking

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
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