The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Berkshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 95 59 95
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +36
Contract jobs citing VB 36 63 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.25% 2.57% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.76% 8.14% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 19
Average daily rate £225 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £238 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £517 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
757 774 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.35% 31.58% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 298 330
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 77 15
Average hourly rate £15.13 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.78% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £43.75 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VB
South East

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 2014.

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 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead +1 9 £200 -58.54%
Reading -8 9 £275 -15.38% 4
Bracknell -2 8 £363 +6.61%
Slough -1 2 £210 -
Wokingham - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 21 (37.50%) SQL
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 20 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 17 (30.36%) Telecoms
4 13 (23.21%) UNIX
4 13 (23.21%) Linux
4 13 (23.21%) Oracle
4 13 (23.21%) VMware
5 12 (21.43%) MS Office
5 12 (21.43%) MS Access
5 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 11 (19.64%) Perl
6 11 (19.64%) NFS
7 10 (17.86%) Huawei
7 10 (17.86%) LTE
7 10 (17.86%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (17.86%) Ethernet
7 10 (17.86%) VBScript
7 10 (17.86%) .NET
7 10 (17.86%) MPLS
7 10 (17.86%) 2G
7 10 (17.86%) 3G
8 9 (16.07%) RSVP
8 9 (16.07%) VRRP
8 9 (16.07%) OSPF
8 9 (16.07%) BGP
8 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
8 9 (16.07%) Business Objects
8 9 (16.07%) Solaris
8 9 (16.07%) VPN

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 7 (12.50%) IIS
2 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.71%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 12 (21.43%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.79%) MS Project
4 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) Ethernet
1 10 (17.86%) MPLS
1 10 (17.86%) 3G
1 10 (17.86%) 2G
1 10 (17.86%) LTE
1 10 (17.86%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (16.07%) HSRP
2 9 (16.07%) OSPF
2 9 (16.07%) BGP
2 9 (16.07%) RSVP
2 9 (16.07%) VRRP
2 9 (16.07%) VPN
2 9 (16.07%) DNS
3 7 (12.50%) ATM
3 7 (12.50%) SDH
3 7 (12.50%) DWDM
4 6 (10.71%) Kerberos
5 4 (7.14%) SNMP
5 4 (7.14%) SMTP
5 4 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) MS Access
2 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.71%) IDOL
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.36%) MySQL
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.57%) OLAP
6 2 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (3.57%) QlikView
6 2 (3.57%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.57%) Selenium
2 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.57%) Ranorex
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.57%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.79%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.79%) FogBugz
3 1 (1.79%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (1.79%) JProfiler
3 1 (1.79%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.79%) Toad
3 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.79%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.79%) MSI
3 1 (1.79%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.79%) Introscope
3 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 17 (30.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Publishing
4 1 (1.79%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Military
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Test Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Developer
3 9 (16.07%) RAN Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Network Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Design Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.36%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Linux Support
7 3 (5.36%) Linux Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) UNIX Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Search Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 8 (14.29%) XML
3 4 (7.14%) HTML
3 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.57%) MDX
4 2 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.57%) ODBC
5 1 (1.79%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.79%) Middleware
5 1 (1.79%) OLE
5 1 (1.79%) OLE DB
5 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.79%) JDBC
5 1 (1.79%) SOAP
5 1 (1.79%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) ADO
5 1 (1.79%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.79%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Open Source
2 1 (1.79%) SCADA
2 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) UNIX
2 13 (23.21%) Linux
3 9 (16.07%) Solaris
3 9 (16.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Network Design
2 6 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 3 (5.36%) Scrum
4 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (5.36%) Migration
5 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL
5 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.57%) Data Modelling
5 2 (3.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (3.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (3.57%) User Stories
5 2 (3.57%) Data Transformation
5 2 (3.57%) Automation Testing
5 2 (3.57%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) SQL
2 11 (19.64%) Perl
3 10 (17.86%) VBScript
4 9 (16.07%) Korn
5 8 (14.29%) C#
5 8 (14.29%) Java
6 7 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 7 (12.50%) VBA
7 6 (10.71%) T-SQL
7 6 (10.71%) Lua
7 6 (10.71%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.14%) C
8 4 (7.14%) C++
8 4 (7.14%) VB6
9 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
9 3 (5.36%) Bourne shell
10 2 (3.57%) Ruby
10 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.79%) AWK
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) ISEB
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) NFS
2 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.93%) VMware ESX
4 5 (8.93%) Xen
4 5 (8.93%) VMware Server
5 4 (7.14%) Samba
6 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.57%) WSUS
4 2 (3.57%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.79%) Puppet
5 1 (1.79%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.79%) nmon
5 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Oracle
1 13 (23.21%) VMware
2 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.86%) Huawei
4 9 (16.07%) Business Objects
4 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
5 8 (14.29%) BT
5 8 (14.29%) Nortel
6 7 (12.50%) OPNET
7 6 (10.71%) Google
8 5 (8.93%) HP
9 4 (7.14%) EMC
9 4 (7.14%) CA
9 4 (7.14%) Veritas
9 4 (7.14%) Egenera
10 3 (5.36%) Fujitsu
11 2 (3.57%) SAP
12 1 (1.79%) Cisco
12 1 (1.79%) IBM
12 1 (1.79%) Sun
Berkshire / Buckinghamshire
Venn Group - UK
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