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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 76 53
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Contract jobs citing VB 4 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.59% 1.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.82% 1.87% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £228 £459 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.40% +54.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +28.88%

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
220 321 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.86% 31.63% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 219 155
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £44.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% +2.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

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
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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 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 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management

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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) OLTP
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Test Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Database Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Inmon Methodology
2 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) IFRS
1 1 (25.00%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft