The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 29 March 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)
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 36
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs citing VB 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 1.93% 2.20% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.68% 8.20% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £294 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £325
% change year-on-year +4.89% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% +64.44%  

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 Northampton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 88 61 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 33.98% 26.87% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 42 45
Median daily rate £356 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Northampton

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Northampton over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Northampton region with a requirement for VB.

1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VB6
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) VBA
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (25.00%) Classic ASP
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Back Office
4 1 (12.50%) Control-M
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) MS Project
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) Classic ASP
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) VB6
1 3 (37.50%) VBA
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) SAP