The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 36 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs citing VB 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 0.91% 9.33% 4.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.49% 18.42% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Median daily rate £393 £313 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% +45.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £29.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+82.75% -4.91%

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

Programming Languages Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
134 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 61.19% 50.67% 54.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 22 22
Median daily rate £413 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.42 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

The demand trend of contract jobs across the County Antrim region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

VB
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

VB
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -24 2 £393 +25.60% 1
VB
Northern Ireland

VB
Top 22 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) VB6
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) TestNG
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database

VB
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Banking Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer in Test
1 1 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle