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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 38 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 4 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.09% 2.79% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.17% 7.34% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
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£325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -13.38%
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
126 109 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 34.24% 37.98% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 82 43
Average daily rate £300 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -39.00%
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 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 20 August 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Intune
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (40.00%) SCDPM
3 2 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Powerplay
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) DTS
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Transformer
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Data Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Propensity Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCTS
1 2 (40.00%) MCITP
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Intune
2 2 (40.00%) SCDPM
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (20.00%) Cognos