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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 60 62 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing VB 5 16 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% 1.59% 3.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 4.36% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £385 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
VB
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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
262 367 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.39% 36.52% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 176 125
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £21.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £34.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 28 August 2014, 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (42.86%) DHCP
3 6 (42.86%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) C
4 5 (35.71%) Perl
4 5 (35.71%) NFS
4 5 (35.71%) UNIX
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
4 5 (35.71%) Thin Client
4 5 (35.71%) Nagios
4 5 (35.71%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) EMC
4 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
4 5 (35.71%) Fat Client
4 5 (35.71%) Korn
4 5 (35.71%) Isilon
4 5 (35.71%) Bourne shell
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) CCA
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (28.57%) MCSE
5 4 (28.57%) HNC
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DHCP
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) QlikView
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (7.14%) OLAP
2 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) ODBC
3 1 (7.14%) XML Schema
3 1 (7.14%) OLE
3 1 (7.14%) OLE DB
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) MDX
3 1 (7.14%) ADO
3 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
3 1 (7.14%) Classic ASP
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Thin Client
1 5 (35.71%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) UNIX
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
1 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Migration
1 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
1 1 (7.14%) Memory Management
1 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
1 1 (7.14%) Low Latency
1 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C
2 5 (35.71%) Perl
2 5 (35.71%) Korn
2 5 (35.71%) Bourne shell
3 3 (21.43%) VBA
3 3 (21.43%) VBScript
4 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) VB6
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) Delphi
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) HNC
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) CCA
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) NFS
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Nagios
1 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) HP
1 5 (35.71%) EMC
1 5 (35.71%) Citrix
1 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
1 5 (35.71%) Isilon
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Sybase
4 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
4 1 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) BT
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Altiris