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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 105 84 63
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -21
Contract jobs citing VB 16 47 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.65% 1.83% 2.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.50% 5.59% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 25
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£300 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +10.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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
640 841 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.11% 32.77% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 416 336
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 31
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £15.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £39.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 22 September 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 +6 8 £300 -20.00% 3
Bracknell -3 1 £350 -6.80% 1
Slough - 1 - -
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Linux
3 12 (41.38%) UNIX
3 12 (41.38%) C
3 12 (41.38%) Perl
4 11 (37.93%) HP
4 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
5 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
6 9 (31.03%) NetBackup
6 9 (31.03%) EMC
6 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
6 9 (31.03%) NFS
6 9 (31.03%) Korn
7 8 (27.59%) Fat Client
7 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (27.59%) Bourne shell
7 8 (27.59%) Isilon
7 8 (27.59%) DHCP
7 8 (27.59%) DNS
7 8 (27.59%) Thin Client
7 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (27.59%) Citrix
7 8 (27.59%) Java
7 8 (27.59%) Nagios
8 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
8 7 (24.14%) C#
8 7 (24.14%) C++
8 7 (24.14%) SQL
8 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
9 6 (20.69%) VBScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
1 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) DNS
1 8 (27.59%) DHCP
2 3 (10.34%) FTP
2 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
3 1 (3.45%) ZigBee
3 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQLPlus
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (13.79%) Selenium
2 3 (10.34%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (10.34%) TestNG
2 3 (10.34%) LoadRunner
2 3 (10.34%) JUnit
2 3 (10.34%) Toad
2 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
2 3 (10.34%) JProfiler
2 3 (10.34%) Introscope
3 1 (3.45%) JMeter
3 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.45%) Robotium
3 1 (3.45%) MSI
3 1 (3.45%) JBehave
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
1 7 (24.14%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Report Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) QA Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Server Support
5 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Support
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Server Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) XML
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
3 4 (13.79%) DOM
3 4 (13.79%) ODBC
4 3 (10.34%) Middleware
4 3 (10.34%) XSLT
4 3 (10.34%) DHTML
4 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.34%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) JDBC
4 3 (10.34%) Ajax
4 3 (10.34%) jQuery
4 3 (10.34%) HTML5
5 2 (6.90%) SOAP
6 1 (3.45%) ADO
6 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET
6 1 (3.45%) Classic ASP
6 1 (3.45%) OLE
6 1 (3.45%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Thin Client
1 8 (27.59%) Fat Client
2 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) iPhone
3 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.45%) DTV
3 1 (3.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Linux
3 12 (41.38%) UNIX
4 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (13.79%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Scrum
2 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
2 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Time Management
2 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
3 3 (10.34%) Test Management
3 3 (10.34%) BDD
3 3 (10.34%) Kanban
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
3 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
3 3 (10.34%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
3 3 (10.34%) MVC
3 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
3 3 (10.34%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) C
1 12 (41.38%) Perl
2 9 (31.03%) Korn
3 8 (27.59%) Java
3 8 (27.59%) Bourne shell
4 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 7 (24.14%) C#
4 7 (24.14%) C++
5 6 (20.69%) VBScript
6 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
7 4 (13.79%) Python
7 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (10.34%) Ruby
9 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
9 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
10 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (3.45%) VBA
10 1 (3.45%) AWK
10 1 (3.45%) VB6
10 1 (3.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISEB
1 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.24%) HNC
2 5 (17.24%) MCSE
2 5 (17.24%) CCA
2 5 (17.24%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) NFS
3 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.45%) Xen
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) NetBackup
2 8 (27.59%) Nagios
3 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (10.34%) nmon
5 1 (3.45%) Puppet
5 1 (3.45%) Cobbler
5 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.45%) WMI
5 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) HP
2 9 (31.03%) EMC
2 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
3 8 (27.59%) Citrix
3 8 (27.59%) Isilon
4 4 (13.79%) Veritas
5 3 (10.34%) Altiris
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle
7 1 (3.45%) Sybase
7 1 (3.45%) SAP
7 1 (3.45%) IBM
7 1 (3.45%) Sun
7 1 (3.45%) Dell
7 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu
7 1 (3.45%) Egenera
7 1 (3.45%) BT
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