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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 55 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs citing VB 17 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.82% 0.20% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.44% 0.69% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
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
264 291 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.30% 29.13% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 174 123
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 15
Average hourly rate £44.08 - £21.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 - £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 February 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 February 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 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (65.38%) Windows 7
3 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 16 (61.54%) SQL
4 15 (57.69%) VBScript
5 14 (53.85%) Oracle
5 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
5 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
6 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 13 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 13 (50.00%) SCCM
6 13 (50.00%) VMware
7 11 (42.31%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (42.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
8 10 (38.46%) Borland
8 10 (38.46%) StarTeam
9 7 (26.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (19.23%) UNIX
10 5 (19.23%) C
10 5 (19.23%) C#
10 5 (19.23%) Perl
10 5 (19.23%) Linux
10 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
11 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
11 4 (15.38%) Bourne shell

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (42.31%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) DHCP
1 4 (15.38%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.85%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) StarTeam
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
2 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Junior
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Junior Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Java Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Support
4 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
4 1 (3.85%) Build Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) XML
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) XSLT
2 2 (7.69%) Ajax
2 2 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 2 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
2 3 (11.54%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (65.38%) Windows 7
3 5 (19.23%) UNIX
3 5 (19.23%) Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
3 2 (7.69%) MVC
3 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.85%) Validation
4 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) SQL
2 15 (57.69%) VBScript
3 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (19.23%) Perl
4 5 (19.23%) C
4 5 (19.23%) C#
5 4 (15.38%) Korn
5 4 (15.38%) Bourne shell
6 3 (11.54%) Java
7 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (7.69%) C++
7 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
7 2 (7.69%) Ruby
7 2 (7.69%) PHP
8 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
1 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) VCP4
3 2 (7.69%) HNC
3 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) CCA
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.85%) GCP
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) SCCM
2 11 (42.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (26.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (15.38%) Nagios
4 4 (15.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) Oracle
3 13 (50.00%) VMware
4 10 (38.46%) Borland
5 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 4 (15.38%) HP
5 4 (15.38%) EMC
5 4 (15.38%) Citrix
5 4 (15.38%) Isilon
6 2 (7.69%) Altiris
6 2 (7.69%) Veritas
7 1 (3.85%) BMC