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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing VB 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.82% 1.77% 1.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.83% 4.95% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£394 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.50% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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
106 101 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 28.80% 35.69% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 35 42
Average daily rate £370 £250 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -25.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £14.96 £35.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.25% +84.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £35.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £35.00 £120.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -3 1 £475 +90.00% 2
Daventry - 1 £313 - 1
VB
East Midlands

VB
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) VBA
3 2 (50.00%) OLE
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Data Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Essbase
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Logistics
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript
4 1 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) BMC
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Essbase
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) VBA Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Excel Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Excel VBA Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) OLE
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Data Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) VBA
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) BMC
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy