The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Northamptonshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 38 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 1 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.28% 1.12% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.23% 4.35% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -3.27%
Programming Languages Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
81 69 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 22.50% 25.75% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 28 39
Average daily rate £325 £313 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £244 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
East Midlands

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 25 July 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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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% 5
VB
East Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) VBA
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) VBScript
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) DTS
4 2 (25.00%) MS Project
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) VB6
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (25.00%) MCTS
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) DTS
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) Informix
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Project Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Tandem
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) VBA
3 3 (37.50%) VBScript
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VB6
5 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) BMC
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM