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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank - 37 28
Contract jobs citing VB 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.71% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
VB
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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
121 117 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 43.06% 38.49% 40.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 86 37
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £110.13 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.02% +622.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £21.33 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £190.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 3 March 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 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) DTS
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Star Schema
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Data Mart
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos Powerplay
2 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) C#

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos Powerplay
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) DTS
2 2 (50.00%) Star Schema
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Data Mart
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (25.00%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Business Objects
1 2 (50.00%) Cognos
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft