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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 97 111 79
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -32
Contract jobs citing VB 28 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.08% 0.65% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.06% 2.07% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 15
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£313 £294 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £373 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
689 823 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.59% 31.28% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 437 295
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -18.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.54 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 +18 13 £296 -25.06% 2
Bracknell +5 7 £295 -10.60% 2
Newbury +1 1 - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 2
Slough - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 33 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 29 (64.44%) Windows
3 24 (53.33%) PowerShell
3 24 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (42.22%) SQL
6 16 (35.56%) VBScript
7 14 (31.11%) Oracle
7 14 (31.11%) SCCM
8 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (28.89%) VMware
8 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (26.67%) Linux
9 12 (26.67%) Hyper-V
10 11 (24.44%) UNIX
10 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
11 10 (22.22%) Migration
11 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 10 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (22.22%) Perl
11 10 (22.22%) C
12 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
12 9 (20.00%) DHCP
12 9 (20.00%) NFS
12 9 (20.00%) Borland
12 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
12 9 (20.00%) Thin Client

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 10 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
2 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (13.33%) Lync
4 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) DHCP
1 9 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.44%) MS Access
3 1 (2.22%) DTS
3 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) IDOL
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) StarTeam
2 2 (4.44%) MSI
General
1 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Integration Engineer
1 8 (17.78%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Report Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Support
5 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Server Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) WSH
3 1 (2.22%) DHTML
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) DOM
3 1 (2.22%) XSLT
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) CSS
3 1 (2.22%) HTML5
3 1 (2.22%) jQuery
3 1 (2.22%) Ajax
3 1 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 9 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.67%) PKI
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 24 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (26.67%) Linux
5 11 (24.44%) UNIX
6 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.44%) Solaris
8 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Migration
2 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.22%) Data Modelling
4 1 (2.22%) Project Management
4 1 (2.22%) MVC
4 1 (2.22%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.22%) Web Development
4 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.22%) Time Management
4 1 (2.22%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.22%) Data Management
4 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.22%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) PowerShell
2 19 (42.22%) SQL
3 16 (35.56%) VBScript
4 10 (22.22%) Perl
4 10 (22.22%) C
5 9 (20.00%) Korn
5 9 (20.00%) Bourne shell
6 2 (4.44%) VB6
6 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.44%) VBA
6 2 (4.44%) Java
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.22%) C#
7 1 (2.22%) C++
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
3 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) CCA
4 6 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (13.33%) MCSE
4 6 (13.33%) HNC
5 5 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 9 (20.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) SCCM
2 10 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (20.00%) Nagios
3 9 (20.00%) NetBackup
4 7 (15.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.11%) Oracle
3 13 (28.89%) VMware
4 9 (20.00%) Borland
4 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (20.00%) HP
4 9 (20.00%) EMC
4 9 (20.00%) Citrix
4 9 (20.00%) Isilon
5 3 (6.67%) Veritas
5 3 (6.67%) Altiris
6 2 (4.44%) BMC
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