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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 106 99 108
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing VB 17 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 0.93% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.70% 3.87% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 5
Median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £324
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +11.88%
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
629 620 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.30% 24.07% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 369 289
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.27% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £32.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
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 26 July 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 +9 7 £440 +25.71%
Bracknell -12 1 - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 28 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 26 (66.67%) C++
3 23 (58.97%) C#
3 23 (58.97%) .NET
4 22 (56.41%) C
4 22 (56.41%) Windows
5 18 (46.15%) Java
5 18 (46.15%) HTTP
5 18 (46.15%) Relational Database
6 17 (43.59%) RDBMS
6 17 (43.59%) VBScript
6 17 (43.59%) MVC
7 16 (41.03%) CSS
7 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
8 15 (38.46%) Windows Server
8 15 (38.46%) XML
8 15 (38.46%) SQL
8 15 (38.46%) Degree
9 14 (35.90%) Marketing
9 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
10 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
11 12 (30.77%) Linux
11 12 (30.77%) Software Testing
12 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
12 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
12 11 (28.21%) IPsec
12 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (28.21%) UML
12 11 (28.21%) RAD

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 7 (17.95%) IIS
2 5 (12.82%) Drupal
2 5 (12.82%) Joomla!
2 5 (12.82%) WordPress
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) JBoss
4 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) IaaS
2 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) HTTP
2 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 11 (28.21%) DHCP
3 11 (28.21%) DNS
3 11 (28.21%) IPsec
3 11 (28.21%) Software-Defined Networking
3 11 (28.21%) VPN
4 10 (25.64%) BGP
4 10 (25.64%) IPv6
5 9 (23.08%) Internet
6 2 (5.13%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.56%) FTP
7 1 (2.56%) SSL
7 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 17 (43.59%) RDBMS
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.56%) MS Access
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) Subversion
2 1 (2.56%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 14 (35.90%) Marketing
2 6 (15.38%) German Language
3 2 (5.13%) French Language
3 2 (5.13%) Italian Language
3 2 (5.13%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Support Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Analyst
3 11 (28.21%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Escalation Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Technical Support
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
8 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Network Support
8 2 (5.13%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) PMO Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Cloud Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Escalation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (58.97%) .NET
2 16 (41.03%) CSS
3 15 (38.46%) XML
4 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 8 (20.51%) HTML
6 7 (17.95%) Node.js
7 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (15.38%) DCOM
8 3 (7.69%) COM
8 3 (7.69%) Web Services
9 2 (5.13%) MAPI
10 1 (2.56%) Ajax
10 1 (2.56%) SOAP
10 1 (2.56%) Software Packaging
10 1 (2.56%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Public Cloud
2 9 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (12.82%) Mathematics
5 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 12 (30.77%) Linux
4 10 (25.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (25.64%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.56%) AIX
5 1 (2.56%) Solaris
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) MVC
2 12 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
3 11 (28.21%) Mentoring
3 11 (28.21%) RAD
3 11 (28.21%) SDLC
3 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
3 11 (28.21%) UML
4 10 (25.64%) Workflow
5 9 (23.08%) Presales
5 9 (23.08%) Process Improvement
6 8 (20.51%) Business Analysis
6 8 (20.51%) Programme Management
6 8 (20.51%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (7.69%) Business Process Mapping
7 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.13%) Data Centre Operations
8 2 (5.13%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) C++
2 23 (58.97%) C#
3 22 (56.41%) C
4 18 (46.15%) Java
5 17 (43.59%) VBScript
6 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
7 15 (38.46%) SQL
8 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
8 8 (20.51%) VB.NET
9 6 (15.38%) VB6
10 5 (12.82%) PHP
11 1 (2.56%) Perl
11 1 (2.56%) Python
11 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) Degree
2 7 (17.95%) MCSE
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (15.38%) MCSA
3 6 (15.38%) MCSD
4 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) XenServer
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.13%) Perfmon
2 2 (5.13%) SCOrch
2 2 (5.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.69%) Capita
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) BEA
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) NetScout