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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 102 93 106
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing VB 25 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.03% 1.00% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.24% 3.76% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 8
Median daily rate £375 £350 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +44.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £282 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £403 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £316
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £25.80
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -5.02%
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
590 692 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.32% 26.74% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 418 350
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £36.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.75% +78.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £32.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

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 29 May 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 -4 19 £375 +7.14%
Bracknell -11 1 - - 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 24 (58.54%) Windows
1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (56.10%) C#
3 22 (53.66%) .NET
4 18 (43.90%) C++
4 18 (43.90%) HTTP
5 17 (41.46%) MS Excel
6 16 (39.02%) VBScript
6 16 (39.02%) CSS
7 15 (36.59%) XML
7 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
7 15 (36.59%) PowerShell
8 14 (34.15%) Marketing
8 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
8 14 (34.15%) Linux
9 13 (31.71%) SQL
9 13 (31.71%) Degree
9 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
10 12 (29.27%) Visual Studio
10 12 (29.27%) TCP/IP
11 11 (26.83%) Mentoring
12 10 (24.39%) Software-Defined Networking
12 10 (24.39%) Public Cloud
12 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
12 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (24.39%) VPN
12 10 (24.39%) IPv6
12 10 (24.39%) DHCP
12 10 (24.39%) DNS

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 (19.51%) IIS
2 7 (17.07%) Node.js
3 5 (12.20%) Drupal
3 5 (12.20%) Joomla!
3 5 (12.20%) WordPress
4 4 (9.76%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.44%) JBoss
6 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (41.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) HTTP
2 12 (29.27%) TCP/IP
3 10 (24.39%) BGP
3 10 (24.39%) DHCP
3 10 (24.39%) DNS
3 10 (24.39%) IPsec
3 10 (24.39%) IPv6
3 10 (24.39%) Software-Defined Networking
3 10 (24.39%) VPN
4 9 (21.95%) Internet
5 3 (7.32%) FTP
6 2 (4.88%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.44%) SSL
7 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) Relational Database
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) RDBMS
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
4 4 (9.76%) MS Access
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.44%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) Introscope
2 3 (7.32%) JProfiler
2 3 (7.32%) Toad
3 2 (4.88%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.44%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 14 (34.15%) Marketing
2 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
3 6 (14.63%) German Language
4 2 (4.88%) French Language
4 2 (4.88%) Italian Language
4 2 (4.88%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.44%) Finance
5 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Support Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) Escalation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Support
6 3 (7.32%) Applications Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Applications Support
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Support
7 2 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (53.66%) .NET
2 16 (39.02%) CSS
3 15 (36.59%) XML
4 10 (24.39%) HTML
5 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET
6 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
6 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (14.63%) DCOM
7 3 (7.32%) COM
7 3 (7.32%) Middleware
7 3 (7.32%) Web Services
8 2 (4.88%) MAPI
9 1 (2.44%) Ajax
9 1 (2.44%) JDBC
9 1 (2.44%) ODBC
9 1 (2.44%) SOAP
9 1 (2.44%) Software Packaging
9 1 (2.44%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Public Cloud
2 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
3 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
5 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
5 3 (7.32%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (58.54%) Windows
2 14 (34.15%) Linux
2 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
3 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (24.39%) Ubuntu
4 4 (9.76%) Solaris
5 3 (7.32%) Unix
6 1 (2.44%) AIX
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
2 11 (26.83%) Mentoring
3 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
3 10 (24.39%) Workflow
4 9 (21.95%) Presales
4 9 (21.95%) Process Improvement
5 6 (14.63%) MVC
6 3 (7.32%) Defect Management
6 3 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.32%) SDLC
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.88%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Memory Management
7 2 (4.88%) OO
7 2 (4.88%) OOP
7 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) C#
2 18 (43.90%) C++
3 16 (39.02%) VBScript
4 15 (36.59%) PowerShell
5 13 (31.71%) SQL
6 10 (24.39%) C
6 10 (24.39%) Java
7 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
7 8 (19.51%) VB.NET
8 6 (14.63%) VB6
9 5 (12.20%) PHP
10 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
10 4 (9.76%) VBA
11 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
12 1 (2.44%) Perl
12 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
12 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Degree
2 7 (17.07%) MCSE
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (14.63%) MCSA
3 6 (14.63%) MCSD
4 3 (7.32%) ISEB
4 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.88%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) XenServer
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (7.32%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (7.32%) nmon
4 2 (4.88%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (4.88%) Perfmon
4 2 (4.88%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (24.39%) Red Hat
3 6 (14.63%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) BMC
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.44%) BEA
6 1 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.44%) NetScout
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
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