The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 48 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 6 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.40% 1.35% 2.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.41% 3.73% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -25.70%
VB
South Wales

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

Programming Languages Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
176 134 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 41.12% 36.22% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 103 79
Average daily rate £330 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £10.39 £79.25 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.88% +419.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VBA
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) VB6
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos Transformer
3 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Data Mart
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos Powerplay

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 4 (66.67%) MS Office
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) Data Mart
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos Transformer
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos Powerplay
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) DTS
3 2 (33.33%) Star Schema
3 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 4 (66.67%) VB Developer
1 4 (66.67%) VB6 Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Database Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ETL
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VBA
2 4 (66.67%) VB6
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cognos