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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 41 41 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.52% 0.88% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.39% 2.80% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£450 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.05 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -16.90%
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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
144 107 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 37.60% 31.56% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 63 20
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -32.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (66.67%) PMI
2 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (33.33%) REXX
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) GitHub
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) People Management
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) COBIT
3 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
3 1 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Monte Carlo Method
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) PMO Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PMI
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) HPUX
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE
2 2 (66.67%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) People Management
3 1 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) Monte Carlo Method
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) COBIT
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Perforce
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Sun
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix