The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Berkshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 109 73 70
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 12 53 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.48% 2.17% 2.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.90% 7.00% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 28
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£375 £346 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +22.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -
Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
630 757 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.15% 30.95% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 336 385
Average daily rate £375 £370 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
South East

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 -1 1 - - 2
Slough -2 1 £210 -50.58% 1
Wokingham - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 3
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 21 (44.68%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) SQL
2 17 (36.17%) Telecoms
3 14 (29.79%) MS Excel
4 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
5 11 (23.40%) XML
6 10 (21.28%) Java
6 10 (21.28%) C#
6 10 (21.28%) VBScript
6 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
7 9 (19.15%) .NET
8 8 (17.02%) Business Objects
8 8 (17.02%) MS Access
9 7 (14.89%) IIS
9 7 (14.89%) MS Office
9 7 (14.89%) C++
9 7 (14.89%) BT
9 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
10 6 (12.77%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (12.77%) Lua
10 6 (12.77%) Network Design
10 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Google
10 6 (12.77%) Huawei
10 6 (12.77%) LTE
10 6 (12.77%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (12.77%) HSRP
10 6 (12.77%) IDOL
10 6 (12.77%) 2G

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 7 (14.89%) IIS
2 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.77%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.89%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) ATM
1 6 (12.77%) SDH
1 6 (12.77%) Ethernet
1 6 (12.77%) Kerberos
1 6 (12.77%) VPN
1 6 (12.77%) 3G
1 6 (12.77%) DWDM
1 6 (12.77%) MPLS
1 6 (12.77%) OSPF
1 6 (12.77%) BGP
1 6 (12.77%) RSVP
1 6 (12.77%) VRRP
1 6 (12.77%) 2G
1 6 (12.77%) LTE
1 6 (12.77%) Radio Access Network
1 6 (12.77%) HSRP
2 3 (6.38%) HTTPS
2 3 (6.38%) FTP
2 3 (6.38%) HTTP
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) MS Access
3 6 (12.77%) IDOL
4 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (4.26%) QlikView
5 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.26%) OLAP
5 2 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.26%) MySQL
6 1 (2.13%) SQLPlus
6 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.13%) Big Data
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (10.64%) Selenium
2 3 (6.38%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (6.38%) TestNG
2 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
2 3 (6.38%) JProfiler
2 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
2 3 (6.38%) JUnit
2 3 (6.38%) Toad
2 3 (6.38%) Introscope
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.13%) JMeter
4 1 (2.13%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.13%) MSI
4 1 (2.13%) AdminStudio
4 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.13%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.13%) Robotium
4 1 (2.13%) Ranorex
General
1 17 (36.17%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Developer
2 7 (14.89%) Test Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Report Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Design Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Data Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) QA Leader
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Report Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) XML
2 9 (19.15%) .NET
3 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.51%) HTML
4 4 (8.51%) ODBC
5 3 (6.38%) Middleware
5 3 (6.38%) DOM
5 3 (6.38%) JDBC
6 2 (4.26%) SOAP
6 2 (4.26%) XSLT
6 2 (4.26%) DHTML
6 2 (4.26%) CSS
6 2 (4.26%) Ajax
6 2 (4.26%) MDX
6 2 (4.26%) jQuery
6 2 (4.26%) HTML5
7 1 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.13%) ADO
7 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) DTV
1 1 (2.13%) Statistics
1 1 (2.13%) SCADA
1 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
1 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.13%) iPhone
1 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
1 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (44.68%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Linux
3 5 (10.64%) Solaris
3 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.64%) UNIX
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.77%) Network Design
1 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
1 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
2 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
2 5 (10.64%) Scrum
2 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.51%) Data Management
3 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
4 3 (6.38%) Performance Testing
4 3 (6.38%) Time Management
4 3 (6.38%) Kanban
4 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.38%) Migration
4 3 (6.38%) TDD
4 3 (6.38%) BDD
4 3 (6.38%) Test Management
5 2 (4.26%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) VBScript
2 10 (21.28%) C#
2 10 (21.28%) Java
3 7 (14.89%) C++
4 6 (12.77%) Lua
5 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.64%) Perl
5 5 (10.64%) VBA
5 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.51%) Python
6 4 (8.51%) Ruby
6 4 (8.51%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.38%) C
7 3 (6.38%) VB6
8 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.13%) Groovy
9 1 (2.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.77%) ISEB
3 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (4.26%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) NFS
3 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.13%) Xen
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) OPNET
2 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (6.38%) SCCM
3 3 (6.38%) nmon
4 2 (4.26%) WSUS
4 2 (4.26%) HP SIM
4 2 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.13%) Puppet
5 1 (2.13%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Business Objects
3 7 (14.89%) BT
4 6 (12.77%) Nortel
4 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 6 (12.77%) Google
4 6 (12.77%) Huawei
5 5 (10.64%) HP
5 5 (10.64%) VMware
6 4 (8.51%) CA
7 3 (6.38%) SAP
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) Sybase
8 1 (2.13%) Sun
8 1 (2.13%) Veritas
8 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.13%) AppSense
8 1 (2.13%) Dell
8 1 (2.13%) EMC