The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 29 7 25
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +18
Contract jobs citing VB 1 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 0.66% 17.19% 3.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.01% 28.21% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Median daily rate £525 £313 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £327
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £34.78 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +15.91%
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
99 39 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 65.13% 60.94% 64.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 28 41
Median daily rate £385 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.67 £15.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.36% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 12 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Service Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago