The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank - 18 30
Contract jobs citing VB 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 1.23% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.50% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 24 40 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 46.15% 49.38% 65.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 71
Median daily rate £365 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £630 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £43.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Cheltenham

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Cheltenham

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Cheltenham