Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 6 months to 24 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 72 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 - +71
Contract jobs citing VB 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.48% 0.13% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.99% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Cambridge median daily rate £230 - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £230 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 303 379 384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 48.95% 48.65% 45.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 220 287
Cambridge median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -0.28%
10th Percentile £215 £264 £250
90th Percentile £489 £500 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £379 £350
% change year-on-year -7.59% +8.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 20
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £32.75 £23.00 £9.18
90th Percentile £47.65 £50.63 £45.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -3.85%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Cambridge

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Cambridge

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Mac OS
1 2 (66.67%) Digital Media
1 2 (66.67%) Presales
2 1 (33.33%) Image Processing
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MFC

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Mac OS
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Presales
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Image Processing
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft