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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 41 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 3 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.92% - 4.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.79% - 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£350 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.28 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +0.89%
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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
168 86 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 51.38% 34.82% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 57 61
Average daily rate £350 £295 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +24.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £18.97 £10.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £19.17 £16.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Business Objects
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) Cognos
3 4 (44.44%) Cognos Powerplay
3 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (44.44%) DTS
3 4 (44.44%) ETL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (44.44%) Star Schema
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (44.44%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (44.44%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (44.44%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 4 (44.44%) Cognos Report Studio
3 4 (44.44%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (44.44%) Cognos Transformer
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Intune
4 3 (33.33%) Software Deployment
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (44.44%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Cognos Powerplay
2 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (44.44%) DTS
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (44.44%) Star Schema
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (44.44%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 4 (44.44%) Cognos Report Studio
2 4 (44.44%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 4 (44.44%) Cognos Transformer
3 3 (33.33%) Data Mart
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Business Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (11.11%) Classic ASP
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ETL
1 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
1 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Kimball Methodology
2 3 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCTS
1 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Intune
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (22.22%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Business Objects
2 4 (44.44%) Cognos
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) McAfee