The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 39 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing VB 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.60% 0.31% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.20% 0.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£306 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.48% -3.76%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
167 189 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 50.15% 57.98% 56.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 90 128
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 39
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £14.38 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Cambridge region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

VB
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) NHS Information Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center