Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 November 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 78 106
Rank change year-on-year -15 +28 -20
Contract jobs citing VB 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.42% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 0.35% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £230 £493 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.30% +97.00% -31.03%
10th Percentile £211 £348 £225
90th Percentile £280 £643 £275
East of England median daily rate £333 £288 £325
% change year-on-year +15.65% -11.54% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £38.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -9.41% +88.89%

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 630 577 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 44.24% 50.57% 48.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 279 465
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £285 £233 £263
90th Percentile £488 £488 £475
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 57 45
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.61% -2.35%
10th Percentile £32.50 £32.50 £36.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.50
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +1.35%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Cambridgeshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Cambridgeshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Cambridgeshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -5 3 £230 -31.34% 1
Peterborough - 3 £218 - 2
VB
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) AWK
2 2 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Statistics
2 2 (33.33%) R
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Media
2 2 (33.33%) Regular Expression
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Presales
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Mac OS
2 2 (33.33%) Pattern Matching
3 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Image Processing
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) MFC
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Regular Expression
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Mac OS
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) Pattern Matching
1 2 (33.33%) Presales
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Statistics
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Image Processing
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOD
2 1 (16.67%) Physics
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) AWK
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) R
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft