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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 97 91 110
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing VB 24 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.09% 1.37% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.77% 5.26% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 8
Median daily rate £440 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +86.93%
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
636 646 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.94% 25.94% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 403 351
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 15
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -11.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Maidenhead - 6 £360 -
Reading +12 4 £440 +25.71% 2
Slough +1 1 £275 -23.07%
Wokingham - 1 £325 - 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 21 (47.73%) Windows
3 21 (47.73%) C++
3 21 (47.73%) Java
4 20 (45.45%) SQL
4 20 (45.45%) .NET
5 18 (40.91%) RDBMS
5 18 (40.91%) MVC
6 17 (38.64%) C
6 17 (38.64%) PowerShell
7 16 (36.36%) C#
8 14 (31.82%) Windows Server
9 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
10 12 (27.27%) Visual Studio
10 12 (27.27%) UML
10 12 (27.27%) RAD
10 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (27.27%) Software Engineering
10 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (27.27%) SDLC
11 11 (25.00%) DHCP
11 11 (25.00%) DNS
11 11 (25.00%) HTTP
11 11 (25.00%) MS Excel
12 10 (22.73%) CSS
12 10 (22.73%) VBScript
12 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
12 10 (22.73%) Programme Management
13 9 (20.45%) VMware

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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (13.64%) IIS
3 5 (11.36%) Drupal
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (11.36%) Joomla!
3 5 (11.36%) Skype for Business
3 5 (11.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) DHCP
1 11 (25.00%) DNS
1 11 (25.00%) HTTP
2 8 (18.18%) Internet
3 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
4 6 (13.64%) SMTP
5 5 (11.36%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (11.36%) IPsec
5 5 (11.36%) LAN
5 5 (11.36%) Skype
5 5 (11.36%) Software-Defined Networking
5 5 (11.36%) VPN
5 5 (11.36%) WAN
6 4 (9.09%) BGP
6 4 (9.09%) IPv6
7 2 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 18 (40.91%) RDBMS
3 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (11.36%) MS Access
5 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) MSI
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
2 1 (2.27%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 8 (18.18%) Marketing
2 6 (13.64%) German Language
3 5 (11.36%) Electronics
4 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.55%) French Language
5 2 (4.55%) Italian Language
5 2 (4.55%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 12 (27.27%) Systems Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Azure Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Active Directory Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Escalation Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) VMware Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Systems Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Exchange Consultant
7 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) .NET
2 10 (22.73%) CSS
3 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
4 7 (15.91%) Node.js
4 7 (15.91%) XML
5 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
5 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (13.64%) DCOM
5 6 (13.64%) HTML
6 3 (6.82%) COM
7 2 (4.55%) MAPI
7 2 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Mathematics
2 5 (11.36%) Public Cloud
3 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.64%) Android
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.36%) Linux
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (9.09%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) MVC
2 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.27%) RAD
2 12 (27.27%) SDLC
2 12 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 12 (27.27%) UML
3 10 (22.73%) Programme Management
4 9 (20.45%) Business Analysis
4 9 (20.45%) Translating Business Requirements
5 7 (15.91%) Data Centre Operations
6 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 6 (13.64%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
7 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.36%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (11.36%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (9.09%) Workflow
9 3 (6.82%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) C++
1 21 (47.73%) Java
2 20 (45.45%) SQL
3 17 (38.64%) C
3 17 (38.64%) PowerShell
4 16 (36.36%) C#
5 10 (22.73%) VBScript
6 8 (18.18%) VB.NET
7 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
8 6 (13.64%) VB6
9 5 (11.36%) PHP
9 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) MCSE
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.55%) XenServer
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) WSUS
2 6 (13.64%) AirWatch
2 6 (13.64%) NetBackup
2 6 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (4.55%) Perfmon
4 2 (4.55%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.55%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) MobileIron
3 6 (13.64%) Symantec
4 5 (11.36%) Cisco
4 5 (11.36%) HP
5 4 (9.09%) Capita
5 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle
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