The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 23 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)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 34 42
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs citing VB 9 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.46% 2.58% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.11% 8.77% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Median daily rate £450 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 111 114 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 30.33% 29.38% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 83 80
Median daily rate £450 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £187.50 £54.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +244.03% +186.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Northamptonshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Northamptonshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Northamptonshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +7 9 £450 +5.88% 1
VB
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 12 (92.31%) .NET
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 10 (76.92%) C#
4 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
5 8 (61.54%) VB6
5 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
5 8 (61.54%) VBA
6 7 (53.85%) VB.NET
6 7 (53.85%) SAP
6 7 (53.85%) Classic ASP
6 7 (53.85%) Metadata Management
6 7 (53.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
8 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) Workflow
8 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
8 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 2 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) Web Services
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) VBScript
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (15.38%) SaaS
8 2 (15.38%) K2 blackpearl

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (53.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (15.38%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Deployment Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Developer
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) Classic ASP
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (15.38%) REST
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Metadata Management
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) C#
3 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
4 8 (61.54%) VB6
4 8 (61.54%) VBA
5 7 (53.85%) VB.NET
6 2 (15.38%) VBScript
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Control-M
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) BMC
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy