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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 3.74% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.97% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£215 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.28 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +0.89%
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Northern Ireland

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
67 36 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 62.62% 44.44% 33.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 27
Average daily rate £313 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.96 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) HND
1 4 (66.67%) Exstream
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Struts
3 2 (33.33%) International Banking

VB
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) HND
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle