The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cambridge region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 43 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.92% 0.50% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.95% 1.23% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.83% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
205 163 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.02% 40.55% 58.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 81 136
Average daily rate £388 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 27 51
Average hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £32.50 £31.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.50 £48.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB.NET
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) Java
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) C++
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%) ASP.NET
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%) BDD
6 2 (28.57%) MSTest
6 2 (28.57%) NHibernate
6 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (28.57%) GIS

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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%) NUnit
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Technical 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%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (42.86%) Test-First Development
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
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%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle