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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 15 -
Contract jobs citing VB 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast - 2.35% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +51.78% +7.69%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 267 31 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 83.18% 36.47% 60.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 12 26
Median daily rate £413 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +14.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 22 June 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%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) DFS Replication
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft