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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 31 43 27
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 6 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.03% 0.47% 3.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.50% 1.59% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Average daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
80 126 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 27.12% 29.58% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 72 39
Average daily rate £394 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £16.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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
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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 5 - - 5
VB
East Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) VB.NET
2 9 (81.82%) VBA
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) Classic ASP
2 9 (81.82%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) SharePoint
2 9 (81.82%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (81.82%) VB6
2 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (81.82%) SharePoint Server
2 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
3 7 (63.64%) .NET Framework
3 7 (63.64%) SAP
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Legal
5 2 (18.18%) Advertising
5 2 (18.18%) HND
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 1 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) Middleware
6 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
6 1 (9.09%) Unix

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) SharePoint
1 9 (81.82%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (9.09%) Informix
General
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
1 7 (63.64%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) Classic ASP
2 7 (63.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (36.36%) Change Management
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
2 9 (81.82%) VB.NET
2 9 (81.82%) VB6
2 9 (81.82%) VBA
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (18.18%) HND
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
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