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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 31 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.35% - 4.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.16% - 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +28.88%

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
139 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 62.33% 44.79% 46.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 23 19
Median daily rate £400 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £263 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.67%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Belfast region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) TestNG
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation

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 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) TestNG
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer in Test
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB6
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle