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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 36 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing VB 5 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.34% 0.66% 1.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.50% 1.82% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate £375 £450 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +111.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £450 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
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
111 165 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 29.68% 36.03% 28.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 105 62
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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 +9 1 - - 2
Kettering - 1 £288 -
VB
East Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) VB.NET
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
3 9 (81.82%) SharePoint
3 9 (81.82%) VBA
3 9 (81.82%) Classic ASP
3 9 (81.82%) VB6
4 8 (72.73%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (54.55%) SAP
7 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
7 5 (45.45%) ITIL
7 5 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 3 (27.27%) Change Management
10 2 (18.18%) Legal
10 2 (18.18%) Advertising
10 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 2 (18.18%) HND
10 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 2 (18.18%) SDLC
11 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
11 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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
2 8 (72.73%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 1 (9.09%) DTS
4 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Analyst Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) Classic ASP
3 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) VB.NET
3 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
3 9 (81.82%) VB6
3 9 (81.82%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (18.18%) HND
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) SAP