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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 69 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 9 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.89% 0.58% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.00% 1.92% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -22.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -27.05%
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
300 261 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.56% 30.28% 36.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 136 176
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £15.03 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.20 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 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 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (58.33%) C#
3 11 (45.83%) Windows
3 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
4 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 9 (37.50%) Selenium
4 9 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (25.00%) MS Office
6 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 6 (25.00%) Java
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.83%) .NET
7 5 (20.83%) VBScript
7 5 (20.83%) PHP
7 5 (20.83%) HTML
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
7 5 (20.83%) XML
7 5 (20.83%) Ajax
7 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
7 5 (20.83%) BDD
7 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
8 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) MS Access
8 4 (16.67%) Migration
8 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 4 (16.67%) C++
8 4 (16.67%) VBA
8 4 (16.67%) MySQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) WLAN
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
1 3 (12.50%) FTP
1 3 (12.50%) HTTP
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
1 3 (12.50%) IPsec
2 2 (8.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (8.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) MS Access
2 4 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Selenium
1 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
3 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (8.33%) MSI
4 2 (8.33%) Subversion
4 2 (8.33%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Tester
1 9 (37.50%) Regression Tester
2 6 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Automated Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Packager
4 2 (8.33%) Junior
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Access Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support
5 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) HTML
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
1 5 (20.83%) Ajax
1 5 (20.83%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
3 2 (8.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.33%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (8.33%) XSLT
3 2 (8.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (20.83%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 5 (20.83%) BDD
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
5 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (8.33%) MVC
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
6 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Coaching
6 1 (4.17%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) PHP
3 5 (20.83%) VBScript
4 4 (16.67%) VBA
4 4 (16.67%) C++
5 3 (12.50%) C
5 3 (12.50%) Perl
5 3 (12.50%) Python
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.33%) Ruby
6 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
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