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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 35 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.43% 2.35% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 5.88% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£475 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.24% -4.00%
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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
79 68 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 33.76% 40.00% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 20
Average daily rate £442 £280 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.85% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £210 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £120.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 5 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Finance

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBA