The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 33 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.69% 2.11% 1.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.90% 10.91% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Average daily rate £400 £295 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% +6.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.82%
VB
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Programming Languages Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
69 55 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 23.79% 19.37% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 48
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £39.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.75% +163.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £17.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £125.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
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 13 February 2016, 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 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) VBA
2 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 5 (41.67%) OOP
2 5 (41.67%) OO
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (41.67%) MS Access
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Programme Management
4 3 (25.00%) Retail
4 3 (25.00%) VB6
4 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 3 (25.00%) TickIT
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) ITSM
4 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) zOS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) SMTP
1 2 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MS Access
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) PVCS
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 3 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 2 (16.67%) COBOL Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) DB2 Support
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Unix Scripter
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Integrator
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Operations Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Web Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (16.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) zOS
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) OO
1 5 (41.67%) OOP
2 4 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) ITSM
3 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) C++
1 5 (41.67%) VBA
2 3 (25.00%) COBOL
2 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) VB6
3 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (16.67%) Korn
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) NFS
2 2 (16.67%) Samba
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Server
2 2 (16.67%) Xen
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Egenera
3 2 (16.67%) EMC
3 2 (16.67%) Fujitsu
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) Serena
4 1 (8.33%) Becrypt
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) HP