Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 - 16
Rank change year-on-year - +16 +17
Contract jobs citing VB 1 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.17% - 8.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% - 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Belfast median daily rate £400 - £313
County Antrim median daily rate £400 - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 424 129 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 72.23% 48.31% 50.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 77 48
Belfast median daily rate £413 £385 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +23.20% -0.79%
10th Percentile £313 £192 £163
90th Percentile £505 £500 £450
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £385 £313
% change year-on-year +7.14% +23.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Belfast median hourly rate £18.25 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.38% -14.75% +17.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £37.75 £28.18 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.25 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +28.07% -6.56% +17.31%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Belfast

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Belfast

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Web Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL