The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 52 70 56
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 21 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.06% 0.78% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.25% 2.79% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £143 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £275 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
336 287 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.91% 28.11% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 161 107
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 18
Average hourly rate £55.65 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+312.22% -28.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (71.88%) Security Cleared
2 21 (65.63%) Windows
3 20 (62.50%) SC Cleared
4 17 (53.13%) Windows 7
5 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (46.88%) SQL
6 15 (46.88%) VBScript
6 15 (46.88%) Hyper-V
7 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
7 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (40.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 13 (40.63%) VMware
8 13 (40.63%) Oracle
8 13 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (40.63%) PowerShell
8 13 (40.63%) SCCM
9 11 (34.38%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (31.25%) StarTeam
10 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
10 10 (31.25%) Borland
11 9 (28.13%) C#
12 8 (25.00%) DV Cleared
13 7 (21.88%) Selenium
13 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
13 7 (21.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
14 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
15 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
16 4 (12.50%) MS Office

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (34.38%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DHCP
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MS Access
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.13%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) StarTeam
2 7 (21.88%) Selenium
2 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
3 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (6.25%) MSI
4 2 (6.25%) Subversion
4 2 (6.25%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Regression Tester
2 4 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
2 4 (12.50%) Tester
3 3 (9.38%) Junior
3 3 (9.38%) Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.25%) Junior Software Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Applications Packager
4 2 (6.25%) Junior Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Access Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Java Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
2 2 (6.25%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) XSLT
2 2 (6.25%) WSH
2 2 (6.25%) Ajax
2 2 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) PKI
2 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.13%) UNIX
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
2 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
3 3 (9.38%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) MVC
4 2 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (3.13%) BDD
5 1 (3.13%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
1 15 (46.88%) VBScript
2 13 (40.63%) PowerShell
3 9 (28.13%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) Java
4 3 (9.38%) VBA
5 2 (6.25%) Ruby
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) C++
5 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.25%) C
5 2 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) Korn
6 1 (3.13%) VB6
6 1 (3.13%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 23 (71.88%) Security Cleared
2 20 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) HNC
4 1 (3.13%) MCSE
4 1 (3.13%) CCA
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.13%) GCP
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Hyper-V
2 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 13 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 13 (40.63%) SCCM
2 7 (21.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.13%) Nagios
3 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) VMware
2 13 (40.63%) Oracle
3 10 (31.25%) Borland
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) Isilon
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) EMC
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix