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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 97 109 80
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -29
Contract jobs citing VB 28 14 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 0.58% 1.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.08% 2.26% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -27.05%
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
686 620 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.00% 25.55% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 313 377
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 17
Average hourly rate £36.00 £23.50 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.19% -23.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.25 £14.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 9 £350 +16.66% 3
Bracknell - 5 - - 1
Slough +3 3 £358 - 2
Hungerford - 1 £320 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (47.17%) Windows
2 21 (39.62%) VBScript
3 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
4 16 (30.19%) C#
5 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
6 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
7 11 (20.75%) XML
7 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
7 11 (20.75%) Regression Testing
8 10 (18.87%) Linux
8 10 (18.87%) ITIL
8 10 (18.87%) HTML
9 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
9 9 (16.98%) Telecoms
9 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
9 9 (16.98%) Selenium
10 8 (15.09%) Migration
10 8 (15.09%) MS Access
10 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
10 8 (15.09%) Java
10 8 (15.09%) SQL
10 8 (15.09%) .NET
10 8 (15.09%) Oracle
11 7 (13.21%) MS Office
11 7 (13.21%) Perl
11 7 (13.21%) C++
11 7 (13.21%) LAN
11 7 (13.21%) WAN
11 7 (13.21%) HTTP
11 7 (13.21%) VMware

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (5.66%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) SAS
3 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.89%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.21%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.89%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) IaaS
2 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.77%) SaaS
2 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) LAN
1 7 (13.21%) WAN
1 7 (13.21%) HTTP
2 6 (11.32%) FTP
3 5 (9.43%) DNS
4 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.55%) VPN
4 4 (7.55%) IPsec
4 4 (7.55%) DHCP
5 3 (5.66%) SNMP
5 3 (5.66%) WLAN
5 3 (5.66%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (3.77%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.89%) SAN
7 1 (1.89%) Firewall
7 1 (1.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) MS Access
3 6 (11.32%) MySQL
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) DB2
5 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.89%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Selenium
1 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
2 5 (9.43%) SpecFlow
2 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.55%) MSI
4 3 (5.66%) Toad
4 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (3.77%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (3.77%) JProfiler
5 2 (3.77%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (3.77%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.77%) Introscope
5 2 (3.77%) Subversion
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.89%) PVCS
6 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (16.98%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Tester
1 10 (18.87%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) Regression Tester
3 7 (13.21%) Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (7.55%) Applications Packager
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Programmer
6 3 (5.66%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Automated Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Escalation Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Network Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Junior Software Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Network Support
7 2 (3.77%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Junior
7 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) XML
2 10 (18.87%) HTML
3 8 (15.09%) .NET
4 7 (13.21%) Ajax
5 6 (11.32%) CSS
6 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
7 4 (7.55%) Application Packaging
8 3 (5.66%) Web Services
8 3 (5.66%) JSON
8 3 (5.66%) ODBC
9 2 (3.77%) WSH
9 2 (3.77%) Middleware
9 2 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.77%) XSLT
9 2 (3.77%) JDBC
9 2 (3.77%) JSP
9 2 (3.77%) SOAP
9 2 (3.77%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (3.77%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.77%) Wiki
3 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.77%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.89%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.89%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Linux
3 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
4 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.43%) UNIX
5 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.55%) Solaris
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.77%) zOS
9 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) Regression Testing
2 10 (18.87%) ITIL
3 8 (15.09%) Migration
4 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.43%) BDD
6 4 (7.55%) Change Management
7 3 (5.66%) ITSM
7 3 (5.66%) MVC
7 3 (5.66%) Project Management
7 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.66%) Web Application Development
8 2 (3.77%) Functional Testing
8 2 (3.77%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.77%) Process Improvement
8 2 (3.77%) Change Control
8 2 (3.77%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.77%) Usability Testing
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) VBScript
2 16 (30.19%) C#
3 8 (15.09%) Java
3 8 (15.09%) SQL
4 7 (13.21%) Perl
4 7 (13.21%) C++
4 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
5 6 (11.32%) PHP
6 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.55%) VB.NET
7 4 (7.55%) VBA
7 4 (7.55%) Python
7 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
7 4 (7.55%) C
8 2 (3.77%) VB6
8 2 (3.77%) Ruby
8 2 (3.77%) COBOL
8 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.89%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
2 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) ISEB
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (3.77%) TickIT
2 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.89%) NFS
5 1 (1.89%) Xen
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.89%) Samba
5 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) OVSD
1 2 (3.77%) HP NNM
1 2 (3.77%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (3.77%) SCCM
1 2 (3.77%) nmon
1 2 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (3.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle
3 7 (13.21%) VMware
4 5 (9.43%) EMC
5 4 (7.55%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.66%) HP
7 2 (3.77%) Fujitsu
7 2 (3.77%) BMC
7 2 (3.77%) CA
8 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.89%) Remedy
8 1 (1.89%) SAP
8 1 (1.89%) IBM
8 1 (1.89%) Adobe
8 1 (1.89%) Aprimo
8 1 (1.89%) Egenera
8 1 (1.89%) Tableau
8 1 (1.89%) Eloqua
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix
8 1 (1.89%) Serena
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