The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 94 95 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -34
Contract jobs citing VB 31 37 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.07% 1.28% 2.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.88% 4.86% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £180 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £360 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 17
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-30.76% -7.14%
VB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
799 761 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.69% 26.41% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 404 305
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £216 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 77
Average hourly rate £36.00 £15.13 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.01% -56.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.92 £11.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £31.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Berkshire region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 20 £350 +27.27% 5
Bracknell +4 9 £291 -19.65% 1
Hungerford - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 25 (46.30%) Windows
1 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
1 25 (46.30%) Security Cleared
2 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 23 (42.59%) PowerShell
4 20 (37.04%) SC Cleared
5 19 (35.19%) VBScript
6 18 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 16 (29.63%) Migration
8 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (27.78%) SQL
8 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (25.93%) SCCM
9 14 (25.93%) Hyper-V
10 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (24.07%) VMware
10 13 (24.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (22.22%) Oracle
11 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
12 10 (18.52%) C#
12 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
12 10 (18.52%) Borland
12 10 (18.52%) StarTeam
12 10 (18.52%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (16.67%) DV Cleared
13 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (14.81%) Regression Testing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 10 (18.52%) SharePoint Server
2 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.11%) Lync
4 2 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) DHCP
2 1 (1.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) MS Access
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.70%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) StarTeam
2 8 (14.81%) Selenium
2 8 (14.81%) WebDriver
3 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.70%) MSI
4 2 (3.70%) Subversion
4 2 (3.70%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (14.81%) Analyst
1 8 (14.81%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Regression Tester
3 5 (9.26%) Selenium Tester
3 5 (9.26%) Developer
3 5 (9.26%) Tester
4 4 (7.41%) Report Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Junior
5 3 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.70%) Messaging Specialist
6 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Junior Software Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) XML
2 3 (5.56%) WSH
2 3 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
3 2 (3.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.70%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (3.70%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) Ajax
3 2 (3.70%) XSLT
3 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) JSP
4 1 (1.85%) SOAP
4 1 (1.85%) J2EE
4 1 (1.85%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.96%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.70%) Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Migration
2 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
3 8 (14.81%) Regression Testing
4 3 (5.56%) Data Management
5 2 (3.70%) MVC
5 2 (3.70%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (3.70%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (3.70%) BDD
6 1 (1.85%) Change Control
6 1 (1.85%) Data Modelling
6 1 (1.85%) Waterfall
6 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.85%) Validation
6 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.85%) Change Management
6 1 (1.85%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.85%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) PowerShell
2 19 (35.19%) VBScript
3 15 (27.78%) SQL
4 10 (18.52%) C#
5 6 (11.11%) VBA
6 5 (9.26%) Java
7 3 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.56%) C
7 3 (5.56%) VB6
7 3 (5.56%) Ruby
8 2 (3.70%) PHP
8 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.70%) C++
9 1 (1.85%) Perl
9 1 (1.85%) Korn
9 1 (1.85%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Security Cleared
2 20 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) HNC
5 1 (1.85%) MCSE
5 1 (1.85%) CCA
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.85%) GCP
System Software
1 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.93%) Hyper-V
3 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.70%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (25.93%) SCCM
2 13 (24.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.85%) Nagios
4 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.07%) VMware
3 12 (22.22%) Oracle
4 10 (18.52%) Borland
5 2 (3.70%) HP
5 2 (3.70%) Becrypt
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.85%) Isilon