The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Reading region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 69 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 1 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.85% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 2.74% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 6
Average daily rate
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- £425 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-22.30% -
Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
252 292 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.78% 31.20% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 131 128
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.20 £15.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £30.95 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 11 July 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) VBScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) VBA
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) SCCM
3 3 (27.27%) VB6
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 3 (27.27%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) OLAP
4 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (18.18%) Business Objects
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) MS Access
4 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) QlikView
2 2 (18.18%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 2 (18.18%) OLAP
2 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (18.18%) MS Access
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Report Developer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Build Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Build Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) MDX
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) ODBC
3 1 (9.09%) XML Schema
3 1 (9.09%) OLE
3 1 (9.09%) OLE DB
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) ADO
3 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
3 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
1 1 (9.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
1 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Data Transformation
1 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
1 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) VBScript
1 4 (36.36%) VBA
2 3 (27.27%) VB6
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Delphi
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Business Objects
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) BT
4 1 (9.09%) Sybase