The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET 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.NET over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 51 40 51
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.79% 0.27% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 0.68% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
VB.NET
Cambridgeshire

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
250 147 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.12% 39.30% 56.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 76 129
Average daily rate £363 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 53
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% +1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £32.50 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.25 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing VB.NET 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.NET.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) C++
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (42.86%) OO
5 3 (42.86%) MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
5 3 (42.86%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (42.86%) Test-First Development
5 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Ruby
5 3 (42.86%) Selenium
5 3 (42.86%) FitNesse
5 3 (42.86%) Kanban
5 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (42.86%) Big Data
5 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
6 2 (28.57%) JUnit
6 2 (28.57%) GIS
6 2 (28.57%) NUnit
6 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (28.57%) NHibernate

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing VB.NET 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.NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Big Data
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) FitNesse
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) MSTest
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
2 2 (28.57%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) NHibernate
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Test-First Development
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) C++
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle