The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank - 77 58
Contract jobs citing VB 0 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.43% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.33% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £480 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +61.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £29.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+84.48% -4.91%

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
236 300 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.87% 31.95% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 210 151
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 3
Median hourly rate £16.31 £39.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.43% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £16.03 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £55.55 £44.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) RAD
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) MSI
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSI
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) RAD
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware