The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 64 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing VB 4 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.48% 1.84% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% 4.44% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate
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- £338 £194
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +74.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.40 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -14.19%
VB
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
364 315 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 43.86% 41.34% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 139 175
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 64
Average hourly rate £48.75 £37.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £26.40 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £49.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -8 1 - - 3
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - - 1
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (58.33%) VBScript
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows XP
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) J2EE
4 3 (25.00%) COM
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) WCF
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Back Office
4 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (16.67%) AppSense
5 2 (16.67%) SCCM
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) NHS
5 2 (16.67%) AdminStudio
5 2 (16.67%) MSI
6 1 (8.33%) InstallShield

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MSI
1 2 (16.67%) AdminStudio
2 1 (8.33%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (8.33%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Development Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Packager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) VB Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) NHS Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 3 (25.00%) COM
2 3 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) XSLT
3 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows XP
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) VBScript
2 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Delphi
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) AppSense
3 1 (8.33%) VMware