The first table below looks at the demand for VB.NET 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.NET over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Berkshire region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 118 94 120
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +26
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 11 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.40% 0.97% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 3.03% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate £288 £240 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.79% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £206 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £375 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +16.66%
Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
721 791 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.47% 31.83% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 301 329
Average daily rate £338 £350 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 80 14
Average hourly rate £17.11 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VB.NET
South East

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB.NET across the Berkshire region.

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET across the Berkshire region.

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VB.NET
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.NET within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +2 2 £294 -
Reading -11 2 £350 +5.66% 5
Newbury 0 1 £225 -25.00%
Ascot - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
VB.NET
South East

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VB.NET 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.NET.

1 40 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 21 (52.50%) SQL
4 19 (47.50%) ASP.NET
5 18 (45.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (35.00%) Java
6 14 (35.00%) C#
7 13 (32.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (30.00%) HTML
9 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
10 10 (25.00%) VBScript
10 10 (25.00%) Web Services
11 9 (22.50%) VBA
11 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
11 9 (22.50%) Degree
11 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
13 7 (17.50%) Oracle
13 7 (17.50%) XML
13 7 (17.50%) Windows
13 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
13 7 (17.50%) VB
14 6 (15.00%) ITIL
14 6 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
15 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 5 (12.50%) Project Management
15 5 (12.50%) UNIX
15 5 (12.50%) C++

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VB.NET 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.NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (45.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (32.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
8 2 (5.00%) MySQL
9 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (2.50%) DTS
9 1 (2.50%) Big Data
9 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (5.00%) Toad
3 2 (5.00%) WinRunner
3 2 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.00%) Ranorex
3 2 (5.00%) QADirector
3 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.50%) Games
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) .NET Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 9 (22.50%) Programmer
4 6 (15.00%) Tester
5 4 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Applications Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) VB Programmer
8 1 (2.50%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (47.50%) ASP.NET
3 12 (30.00%) HTML
4 10 (25.00%) Web Services
5 7 (17.50%) XML
6 4 (10.00%) WCF
7 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.50%) XML Schema
7 3 (7.50%) ADO.NET
8 2 (5.00%) ADO
8 2 (5.00%) SOAP
8 2 (5.00%) OLE
8 2 (5.00%) OLE DB
8 2 (5.00%) ODBC
8 2 (5.00%) Ajax
8 2 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (2.50%) Silverlight
9 1 (2.50%) LINQ
9 1 (2.50%) jQuery
9 1 (2.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) VLE
2 2 (5.00%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (5.00%) Solaris
3 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) ITIL
1 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.50%) Project Management
2 5 (12.50%) Scrum
3 4 (10.00%) OOP
3 4 (10.00%) OO
4 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.00%) Memory Management
5 2 (5.00%) User Stories
5 2 (5.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (5.00%) ETL
5 2 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) C#
2 14 (35.00%) Java
3 10 (25.00%) VBScript
4 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (22.50%) VBA
5 7 (17.50%) VB
5 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
6 5 (12.50%) C++
7 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
7 3 (7.50%) C
8 2 (5.00%) VB6
8 2 (5.00%) Ruby
8 2 (5.00%) Perl
9 1 (2.50%) Delphi
9 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) SLA
3 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Blackboard
3 2 (5.00%) Remedy
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) Sybase