The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Northampton region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 31 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.48% 0.65% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.79% 2.63% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £250 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -45.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £317
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +2.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £31.75 £32.10
% change year-on-year
-20.47% -1.09%
Programming Languages Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
56 38 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 26.67% 24.84% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 8 21
Average daily rate £325 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £249 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 23 July 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) VBA
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) VB6
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (33.33%) MCTS
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) DTS
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (16.67%) Middleware
5 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
5 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (16.67%) PMI
5 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (16.67%) Legal
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DTS
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Informix
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Tandem
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) VBA
3 2 (33.33%) VB6
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft