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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 101 102 119
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing VB 17 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 1.00% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.68% 3.71% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
Average daily rate £413 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.58% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.82%
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
634 728 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.44% 26.94% 29.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 425 411
Average daily rate £380 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 20
Average hourly rate £38.50 £36.00 £27.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £32.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £55.65 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 4 £480 +62.16% 1
Slough - 3 £250 -
Bracknell -3 2 £400 +35.59% 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 18 (41.86%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
3 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
4 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
4 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
5 12 (27.91%) Windows
5 12 (27.91%) Visual Studio
5 12 (27.91%) C++
6 11 (25.58%) Unix
6 11 (25.58%) MS Access
7 10 (23.26%) HTML
7 10 (23.26%) Java
8 9 (20.93%) Linux
8 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
9 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (18.60%) Solaris
9 8 (18.60%) C#
9 8 (18.60%) VBA
9 8 (18.60%) Shell Script
10 7 (16.28%) Oracle
10 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
11 6 (13.95%) FTP
11 6 (13.95%) OO
11 6 (13.95%) .NET
11 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
11 6 (13.95%) VBScript
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
12 5 (11.63%) Software Testing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (11.63%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.30%) IIS
4 3 (6.98%) Apache
4 3 (6.98%) WordPress
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) FTP
2 4 (9.30%) HTTP
3 3 (6.98%) DNS
3 3 (6.98%) HTTPS
4 2 (4.65%) SMTP
4 2 (4.65%) SNMP
5 1 (2.33%) DHCP
5 1 (2.33%) IPsec
5 1 (2.33%) SAN
5 1 (2.33%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (25.58%) MS Access
3 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
4 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (9.30%) DB2
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.65%) MySQL
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.33%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.63%) Introscope
2 5 (11.63%) JProfiler
2 5 (11.63%) Toad
3 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.98%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (4.65%) PVCS
4 2 (4.65%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (4.65%) Subversion
4 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Applications Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Systems Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Telecoms Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Web Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.98%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Report Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Junior
7 2 (4.65%) Junior Software Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Programme Planner
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) HTML
2 6 (13.95%) .NET
3 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.63%) Middleware
3 5 (11.63%) XML
4 4 (9.30%) CSS
4 4 (9.30%) Web Services
5 3 (6.98%) JDBC
5 3 (6.98%) ODBC
6 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.65%) Ajax
6 2 (4.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (4.65%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (4.65%) XSLT
7 1 (2.33%) jQuery
7 1 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Mainframe
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.98%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.65%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.65%) Wiki
5 1 (2.33%) FMCG
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) Unix
3 9 (20.93%) Linux
4 8 (18.60%) Solaris
5 4 (9.30%) zOS
6 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) OO
2 5 (11.63%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (11.63%) OOP
2 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
3 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.30%) ITIL
3 4 (9.30%) Programme Management
4 3 (6.98%) Change Management
4 3 (6.98%) Data Management
4 3 (6.98%) Defect Management
4 3 (6.98%) Functional Testing
4 3 (6.98%) ITSM
4 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
4 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
4 3 (6.98%) SDLC
4 3 (6.98%) Service Management
4 3 (6.98%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (6.98%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) SQL
2 12 (27.91%) C++
3 10 (23.26%) Java
4 8 (18.60%) C#
4 8 (18.60%) Shell Script
4 8 (18.60%) VBA
5 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
5 6 (13.95%) VBScript
6 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
7 4 (9.30%) COBOL
7 4 (9.30%) VB6
8 3 (6.98%) PHP
8 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.65%) Korn
9 2 (4.65%) Perl
9 2 (4.65%) Ruby
9 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.33%) C
10 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ISEB
1 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) TickIT
2 2 (4.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) NFS
2 2 (4.65%) Samba
2 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Server
2 2 (4.65%) Xen
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (11.63%) HP SiteScope
1 5 (11.63%) nmon
2 2 (4.65%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.33%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) IBM
3 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
3 3 (6.98%) Sitecore
3 3 (6.98%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) BMC
4 2 (4.65%) Egenera
4 2 (4.65%) EMC
4 2 (4.65%) Fujitsu
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.65%) Serena
5 1 (2.33%) Becrypt
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) SAP