The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 98 104 103
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 9 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.65% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.73% 2.53% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 11
Median daily rate £338 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £259 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £480 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +28.88%

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
519 632 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.05% 25.56% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 404 444
Median daily rate £425 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 20
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £17.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £53.29 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 4 £228 -50.40% 1
Wokingham - 3 £325 -
Bracknell +1 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £425 -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) MS Access
5 6 (42.86%) .NET
5 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
5 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (42.86%) Mathematics
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
6 5 (35.71%) VBA
7 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
7 4 (28.57%) Java
8 3 (21.43%) Selenium
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (21.43%) Degree
8 3 (21.43%) Test Management
8 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) Statistical Modelling
9 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
9 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
9 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
9 2 (14.29%) C
9 2 (14.29%) C#
9 2 (14.29%) JMeter
9 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 2 (14.29%) Finance

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) MS Access
2 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (7.14%) OLTP
6 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 4 (28.57%) VBA Developer
3 3 (21.43%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) VB VBA Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) PMO Officer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Ajax
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Mathematics
2 3 (21.43%) Statistical Modelling
2 3 (21.43%) Test Management
3 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
4 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) VBA
3 4 (28.57%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) IFRS
1 1 (7.14%) IFRS 9
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP