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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 57 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing VB 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.19% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.43% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -25.70%
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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
264 231 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 51.26% 47.73% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 168 73
Average daily rate £370 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Average hourly rate £43.75 £57.50 £38.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +47.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.10 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £58.25 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 9 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft