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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 50 69 63
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 22 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.21% 0.87% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.55% 3.05% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 3
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 £325 £160 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £328 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -20.28%
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
336 295 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 33.77% 28.42% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 172 109
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 20 (57.14%) Windows
4 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
5 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
6 14 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 14 (40.00%) Oracle
6 14 (40.00%) SQL
6 14 (40.00%) VBScript
7 13 (37.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
8 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (34.29%) VMware
8 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
8 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (34.29%) SCCM
9 11 (31.43%) C#
10 10 (28.57%) Borland
10 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
10 10 (28.57%) StarTeam
10 10 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (25.71%) Selenium
11 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
11 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
11 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
12 8 (22.86%) DV Cleared
13 7 (20.00%) MS Office
14 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
14 6 (17.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 10 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) LAN
1 2 (5.71%) WLAN
1 2 (5.71%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MS Access
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) StarTeam
2 9 (25.71%) Selenium
2 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
3 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (5.71%) MSI
4 2 (5.71%) Subversion
4 2 (5.71%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Regression Tester
2 6 (17.14%) Selenium Tester
2 6 (17.14%) Tester
3 3 (8.57%) Junior
3 3 (8.57%) Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Test Leader
4 2 (5.71%) Junior Software Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Applications Packager
4 2 (5.71%) Junior Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Programmer
5 1 (2.86%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) HTML
1 4 (11.43%) Ajax
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) XSLT
3 2 (5.71%) WSH
3 2 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
3 2 (5.71%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.71%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) PKI
2 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
3 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) MVC
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
4 2 (5.71%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (5.71%) BDD
4 2 (5.71%) Web Application Development
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 1 (2.86%) Coaching
5 1 (2.86%) Validation
5 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
1 14 (40.00%) VBScript
2 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
3 11 (31.43%) C#
4 5 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (11.43%) PHP
5 4 (11.43%) VBA
6 2 (5.71%) Python
6 2 (5.71%) Ruby
6 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.71%) Perl
6 2 (5.71%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (22.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.86%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (37.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (34.29%) SCCM
3 6 (17.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (40.00%) Oracle
3 12 (34.29%) VMware
4 10 (28.57%) Borland
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