The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 89 99 114
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +15
Contract jobs citing VB 25 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.08% 0.97% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.97% 3.64% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 6
Median daily rate £450 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £35.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +74.47%
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
629 686 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.22% 26.63% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 423 325
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 14
Median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +53.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £25.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £40.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 6 £445 +27.14%
Maidenhead +5 6 £360 -
Slough +4 1 £275 -31.25% 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 39 (78.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (56.00%) Windows
3 27 (54.00%) C++
4 26 (52.00%) .NET
5 23 (46.00%) C
5 23 (46.00%) PowerShell
6 22 (44.00%) Relational Database
6 22 (44.00%) C#
6 22 (44.00%) Java
7 20 (40.00%) SQL
7 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
8 18 (36.00%) RDBMS
8 18 (36.00%) HTTP
8 18 (36.00%) MVC
9 17 (34.00%) DHCP
9 17 (34.00%) DNS
9 17 (34.00%) VBScript
10 16 (32.00%) CSS
11 15 (30.00%) MS Excel
12 14 (28.00%) Marketing
12 14 (28.00%) Degree
12 14 (28.00%) XML
12 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (26.00%) Hyper-V
13 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
13 13 (26.00%) TCP/IP
14 12 (24.00%) Linux
14 12 (24.00%) UML
14 12 (24.00%) RAD
14 12 (24.00%) Software Engineering

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (12.00%) IIS
3 5 (10.00%) Drupal
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (10.00%) Joomla!
3 5 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (10.00%) WordPress
4 1 (2.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (18.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) IaaS
2 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.00%) HTTP
2 17 (34.00%) DHCP
2 17 (34.00%) DNS
3 13 (26.00%) TCP/IP
4 11 (22.00%) IPsec
4 11 (22.00%) Software-Defined Networking
4 11 (22.00%) VPN
5 10 (20.00%) BGP
5 10 (20.00%) IPv6
6 9 (18.00%) Internet
7 6 (12.00%) SMTP
8 5 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (10.00%) LAN
8 5 (10.00%) Skype
8 5 (10.00%) WAN
9 2 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (2.00%) FTP
10 1 (2.00%) SSL
10 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.00%) Relational Database
2 18 (36.00%) RDBMS
3 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (8.00%) MS Access
6 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) MSI
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
2 1 (2.00%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 14 (28.00%) Marketing
2 6 (12.00%) German Language
3 5 (10.00%) Electronics
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.00%) French Language
5 2 (4.00%) Italian Language
5 2 (4.00%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Support Engineer
2 15 (30.00%) Analyst
3 12 (24.00%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (16.00%) Consultant
5 7 (14.00%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Windows Consultant
7 5 (10.00%) Active Directory Consultant
7 5 (10.00%) Escalation Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (10.00%) VMware Consultant
8 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Systems Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Technical Support
9 3 (6.00%) Applications Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Exchange Consultant
9 3 (6.00%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Technical Support Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Network Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (52.00%) .NET
2 16 (32.00%) CSS
3 14 (28.00%) XML
4 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (14.00%) HTML
5 7 (14.00%) Node.js
6 6 (12.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (12.00%) DCOM
7 3 (6.00%) COM
7 3 (6.00%) Web Services
8 2 (4.00%) MAPI
9 1 (2.00%) SOAP
9 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
9 1 (2.00%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Public Cloud
2 9 (18.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 28 (56.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (24.00%) Linux
4 10 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (12.00%) Android
6 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.00%) AIX
8 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.00%) Solaris
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) MVC
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.00%) RAD
2 12 (24.00%) SDLC
2 12 (24.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (24.00%) Software Testing
2 12 (24.00%) UML
3 11 (22.00%) Load Balancing
3 11 (22.00%) Mentoring
4 10 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 10 (20.00%) Workflow
5 9 (18.00%) Business Analysis
5 9 (18.00%) Presales
5 9 (18.00%) Process Improvement
5 9 (18.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (14.00%) Data Centre Operations
7 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 6 (12.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (12.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 5 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) C++
2 23 (46.00%) C
2 23 (46.00%) PowerShell
3 22 (44.00%) C#
3 22 (44.00%) Java
4 20 (40.00%) SQL
5 17 (34.00%) VBScript
6 8 (16.00%) VB.NET
7 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.00%) VB6
9 5 (10.00%) PHP
9 5 (10.00%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.00%) Perl
10 1 (2.00%) Python
10 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Degree
2 7 (14.00%) MCSE
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (12.00%) MCSA
3 6 (12.00%) MCSD
4 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) Hyper-V
2 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.00%) XenServer
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (14.00%) WSUS
3 6 (12.00%) AirWatch
3 6 (12.00%) NetBackup
3 6 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.00%) Perfmon
4 2 (4.00%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.00%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (78.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (18.00%) VMware
4 6 (12.00%) HP
4 6 (12.00%) MobileIron
4 6 (12.00%) Symantec
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco
6 4 (8.00%) Capita
7 2 (4.00%) Citrix
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle
8 1 (2.00%) BEA
8 1 (2.00%) IBM
8 1 (2.00%) NetScout
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