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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 56 58 70
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing VB 15 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.72% 0.82% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.64% 3.02% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 1
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.88%
VB
Berkshire

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
266 232 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.54% 27.29% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 155 124
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 £42.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.82% +107.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 30 June 2016, 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 19 (73.08%) C#
1 19 (73.08%) .NET
2 17 (65.38%) Windows
3 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 15 (57.69%) VBScript
4 15 (57.69%) C++
5 14 (53.85%) HTTP
5 14 (53.85%) PowerShell
6 13 (50.00%) Marketing
6 13 (50.00%) CSS
6 13 (50.00%) XML
6 13 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 12 (46.15%) TCP/IP
7 12 (46.15%) Degree
7 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
7 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
8 11 (42.31%) C
8 11 (42.31%) Mentoring
9 10 (38.46%) Public Cloud
9 10 (38.46%) Software-Defined Networking
9 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
9 10 (38.46%) DHCP
9 10 (38.46%) Linux
9 10 (38.46%) VPN
9 10 (38.46%) DNS
9 10 (38.46%) IPsec
9 10 (38.46%) Load Balancing
10 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
10 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (19.23%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) Drupal
2 4 (15.38%) Joomla!
2 4 (15.38%) WordPress
3 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) IaaS
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) HTTP
2 12 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 10 (38.46%) DHCP
3 10 (38.46%) DNS
3 10 (38.46%) IPsec
3 10 (38.46%) Software-Defined Networking
3 10 (38.46%) VPN
4 9 (34.62%) BGP
4 9 (34.62%) IPv6
5 6 (23.08%) Internet
6 2 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (3.85%) FTP
7 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) RDBMS
1 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (50.00%) Marketing
2 5 (19.23%) German Language
3 2 (7.69%) French Language
3 2 (7.69%) Italian Language
3 2 (7.69%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Support Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Escalation Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Support
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Support Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) .NET
2 13 (50.00%) CSS
2 13 (50.00%) XML
3 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
4 6 (23.08%) Node.js
5 5 (19.23%) HTML
6 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
6 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (15.38%) DCOM
7 2 (7.69%) COM
7 2 (7.69%) MAPI
7 2 (7.69%) Web Services
8 1 (3.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Public Cloud
2 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (38.46%) Linux
4 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (34.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Mentoring
1 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Load Balancing
3 9 (34.62%) Presales
3 9 (34.62%) Process Improvement
3 9 (34.62%) Workflow
4 5 (19.23%) MVC
5 3 (11.54%) SDLC
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (7.69%) Defect Management
6 2 (7.69%) Memory Management
6 2 (7.69%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) C#
2 15 (57.69%) C++
2 15 (57.69%) VBScript
3 14 (53.85%) PowerShell
4 11 (42.31%) C
5 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
6 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
7 5 (19.23%) Java
7 5 (19.23%) SQL
8 4 (15.38%) PHP
8 4 (15.38%) VB6
9 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Degree
2 7 (26.92%) MCSE
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (23.08%) MCSA
3 6 (23.08%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) XenServer
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.69%) Perfmon
2 2 (7.69%) SCOrch
2 2 (7.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) NetScout
5 1 (3.85%) SAP