The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB 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 Cambridgeshire 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 (VB)
Rank 62 47 39
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 5 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.69% 1.67% 4.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.57% 3.56% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 13
Average daily rate £350 £308 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -23.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
319 281 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 44.24% 46.83% 55.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 141 235
Average daily rate £350 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 47
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
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
East of England

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Peterborough -23 2 - -
Cambridge - - - - 4
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Back Office
4 3 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (22.22%) Web Development
5 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) ERP
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) COM
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) J2EE
6 1 (11.11%) MySQL
6 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) PHP
6 1 (11.11%) Delphi
6 1 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (11.11%) XML

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Development Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Development Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) WCF
2 2 (22.22%) COM
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) XSLT
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Delphi
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft