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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 40 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 3 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.82% 0.26% 3.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.66% 0.52% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 11
Average daily rate £313 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +37.25%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
181 193 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.59% 50.00% 64.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 91 167
Average daily rate £336 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 37
Average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB.NET
Cambridgeshire

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
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 12 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) MSTest
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) NHibernate

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MSTest
1 2 (66.67%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) NHibernate
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#