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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 32 28 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing VB 8 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.22% 0.43% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.92% 2.38% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate £275 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £363 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
101 42 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 27.98% 18.18% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 27 60
Average daily rate £325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £116 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £460 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -5 5 £300 -17.24% 3
VB
East Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) IIS
4 4 (30.77%) MS Project
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) VBScript
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) DTS
5 3 (23.08%) UNIX
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) VBA
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (23.08%) MCTS
5 3 (23.08%) Legal
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (15.38%) Middleware
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) IBM
6 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
6 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (30.77%) IIS
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Project
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) DTS
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (15.38%) Informix
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (7.69%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Legal
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Project Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
1 2 (15.38%) Tandem
1 2 (15.38%) PMI
1 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
1 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
1 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
1 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
1 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
1 2 (15.38%) Lean Six Sigma
1 2 (15.38%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
2 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) MVC
2 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VBScript
2 3 (23.08%) VBA
3 2 (15.38%) VB6
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (23.08%) MCTS
2 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCPD
3 1 (7.69%) MCSD
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) BMC
3 1 (7.69%) Cognos
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) Teradata