The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 30 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.36% 5.38% 2.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.11% 11.90% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£331 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.13% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £365 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
95 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 64.63% 45.16% 46.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 21 19
Average daily rate £438 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) DHTML
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) WSDL
3 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) COM+
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) VB6

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) DHTML
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WSDL
3 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) COM+
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) VB6