The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 18 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 Bracknell 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 29 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing VB 8 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.53% 3.33% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.88% 9.86% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £363 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -9.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
81 71 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 25.63% 33.81% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 6
Average daily rate £338 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £438 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 0
Average hourly rate £13.13 £17.33 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
Berkshire

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Solaris
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Perl
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) UNIX
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) IIS
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
4 4 (30.77%) Kerberos
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
4 4 (30.77%) IDOL
4 4 (30.77%) Google
4 4 (30.77%) Korn
4 4 (30.77%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (30.77%) VMware Server
4 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Lua
4 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Egenera
5 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (23.08%) Xen
5 3 (23.08%) Samba
5 3 (23.08%) EMC
5 3 (23.08%) NFS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 (38.46%) IIS
2 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (30.77%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Kerberos
2 3 (23.08%) SNMP
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) IDOL
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.69%) Big Data
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) WinRunner
1 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 2 (15.38%) Ranorex
2 1 (7.69%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (7.69%) MSI
2 1 (7.69%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Solaris
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) UNIX
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) User Stories
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Perl
2 4 (30.77%) Korn
2 4 (30.77%) Lua
2 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Server
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Xen
2 3 (23.08%) Samba
2 3 (23.08%) NFS
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 4 (30.77%) Google
3 3 (23.08%) Egenera
3 3 (23.08%) EMC
4 2 (15.38%) CA
4 2 (15.38%) Fujitsu
5 1 (7.69%) AppSense