The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 19 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing VB 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.20% 1.38% 4.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.44% 2.17% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £325 £331 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -16.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.00%
VB
Gloucestershire

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
45 92 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 49.45% 63.45% 50.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 67 27
Median daily rate £325 £438 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £478 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) VC++
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) MS Access
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) VB6
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) FinalBuilder
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (50.00%) RSpec
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C++ Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Tester
3 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VB6
1 2 (50.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle