The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheltenham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 18 15 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +32
Contract jobs citing VB 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.31% 2.78% 2.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.77% 6.90% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Average daily rate £395 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -14.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
57 29 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 49.14% 40.28% 71.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 122
Average daily rate £300 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
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VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) SAN
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) NetBackup
2 5 (71.43%) Network Design
2 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) vSphere
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Veritas
4 2 (28.57%) ISA Server
4 2 (28.57%) MSI
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) 3Com
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MSI
1 2 (28.57%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) XPath
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) vSphere
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) ISA Server
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Veritas
3 2 (28.57%) 3Com
3 2 (28.57%) Acronis
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle