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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 105 99 90
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 22 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.84% 0.97% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.06% 2.78% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
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£300 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £368 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.34% -2.90%
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
720 900 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.38% 34.82% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 496 322
Average daily rate £368 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 29
Average hourly rate £35.50 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.79% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £22.16 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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
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 24 December 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
(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 +21 10 £300 -7.69% 2
Bracknell -3 3 £295 -13.23% 1
Slough -3 1 - - 2
Newbury - 1 - - 3
Windsor - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 19 (48.72%) Windows 7
4 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (38.46%) SQL
5 15 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 12 (30.77%) VBScript
6 12 (30.77%) Perl
6 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 11 (28.21%) HP
7 11 (28.21%) C
7 11 (28.21%) UNIX
7 11 (28.21%) Linux
8 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (23.08%) Citrix
9 9 (23.08%) EMC
9 9 (23.08%) DNS
9 9 (23.08%) DHCP
9 9 (23.08%) NFS
9 9 (23.08%) Red Hat
9 9 (23.08%) Thin Client
9 9 (23.08%) Nagios
9 9 (23.08%) Oracle
9 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
9 9 (23.08%) NetBackup
9 9 (23.08%) Korn
9 9 (23.08%) Fat Client
9 9 (23.08%) SCCM
9 9 (23.08%) Isilon

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
1 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (12.82%) SharePoint Server
1 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (10.26%) Lync
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) DHCP
1 9 (23.08%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.56%) MS Access
3 1 (2.56%) DTS
3 1 (2.56%) IDOL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) StarTeam
2 2 (5.13%) Selenium
2 2 (5.13%) TestNG
2 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
2 2 (5.13%) TestLink
2 2 (5.13%) JUnit
2 2 (5.13%) MSI
General
1 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Report Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Server Support
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Linux Support
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) DOM
3 2 (5.13%) XSLT
3 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.13%) CSS
3 2 (5.13%) DHTML
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 2 (5.13%) Ajax
3 2 (5.13%) jQuery
3 2 (5.13%) HTML5
4 1 (2.56%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Thin Client
1 9 (23.08%) Fat Client
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 19 (48.72%) Windows 7
3 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (28.21%) UNIX
4 11 (28.21%) Linux
5 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Solaris
7 1 (2.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Migration
2 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
2 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.69%) Data Management
3 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.69%) Time Management
4 2 (5.13%) Test Management
4 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Kanban
4 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
4 2 (5.13%) BDD
4 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Web Development
4 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.13%) TDD
4 2 (5.13%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
1 15 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 12 (30.77%) Perl
2 12 (30.77%) VBScript
3 11 (28.21%) C
4 9 (23.08%) Korn
4 9 (23.08%) Bourne shell
5 4 (10.26%) C#
6 3 (7.69%) Java
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.13%) C++
7 2 (5.13%) Python
7 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.13%) VB6
7 2 (5.13%) Ruby
8 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) HNC
2 6 (15.38%) MCSE
2 6 (15.38%) CCA
2 6 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) NFS
3 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Nagios
1 9 (23.08%) NetBackup
1 9 (23.08%) SCCM
2 5 (12.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (12.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) HP
3 9 (23.08%) EMC
3 9 (23.08%) Citrix
3 9 (23.08%) Oracle
3 9 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 9 (23.08%) Isilon
4 8 (20.51%) VMware
5 4 (10.26%) Borland
6 3 (7.69%) Altiris
6 3 (7.69%) Veritas
7 2 (5.13%) BMC
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