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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 28 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.48% 2.89% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.61% 8.20% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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
62 61 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 29.67% 35.26% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 10 22
Average daily rate £375 £250 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £239 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £399 £425
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 £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 28 August 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Tandem
3 1 (33.33%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Informix
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) DTS
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) IBM

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Informix
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) DTS
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) Tandem
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
3 1 (33.33%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) IBM