The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 35 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing VB 3 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.82% 2.37% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.37% 7.78% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£394 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.50% -7.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -14.19%
VB
East Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
89 90 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 24.32% 30.51% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 28 37
Average daily rate £330 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.96 - £12.50
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 Northamptonshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Northamptonshire region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +1 1 £475 +90.00% 2
VB
East Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VBA
3 2 (33.33%) OLE
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Essbase
4 1 (16.67%) Tandem
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) VB6
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) Logistics
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Essbase
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) Informix
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) DTS
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) VBA Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Excel Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Excel VBA Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) OLE
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) Tandem
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
1 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) VBA
2 1 (16.67%) VB6
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) BMC
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy