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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.30% 3.51% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.09% 13.33% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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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
92 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 27.88% 26.32% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 15
Average daily rate £385 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £550 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 30 March 2015, 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 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) VB6
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Perforce
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) COBIT
2 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Monte Carlo Method
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (25.00%) GitHub
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Deployment Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) HPUX
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) Monte Carlo Method
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (25.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) REXX
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Control-M
1 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Sun
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) BMC
1 1 (25.00%) Perforce
1 1 (25.00%) VMware