The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 23 38 20
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Contract jobs citing VB 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 2.66% 0.69% 3.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.26% 2.60% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
VB
Northamptonshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
54 77 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 28.72% 26.55% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 37 28
Average daily rate £375 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) VB.NET
2 7 (87.50%) VBA
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) Classic ASP
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) VB6
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (87.50%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (62.50%) SAP
3 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Informix
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware
5 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (87.50%) SharePoint
1 7 (87.50%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) Informix
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) Classic ASP
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (87.50%) VB.NET
2 7 (87.50%) VB6
2 7 (87.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle