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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 65 - 63
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 4 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.43% - 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.56% - 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Average daily rate
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£350 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £28.70
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -12.89%
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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
257 244 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.49% 27.60% 32.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 103 139
Average daily rate £381 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £15.25 £16.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.40 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 July 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 19 (70.37%) Security Cleared
2 15 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 14 (51.85%) C#
4 12 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Selenium
4 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
5 9 (33.33%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) MS Office
7 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
7 6 (22.22%) Java
7 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 5 (18.52%) SpecFlow
8 5 (18.52%) BDD
8 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Ajax
8 5 (18.52%) PHP
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
9 4 (14.81%) MySQL
9 4 (14.81%) VBA
9 4 (14.81%) MS Access
9 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
9 4 (14.81%) Migration
9 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
10 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
10 3 (11.11%) Perl
10 3 (11.11%) Web Application Development
10 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 3 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (7.41%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Office
2 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
1 3 (11.11%) WLAN
1 3 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (7.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) MS Access
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
3 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Selenium
1 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
2 5 (18.52%) SpecFlow
3 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (7.41%) MSI
4 2 (7.41%) Subversion
4 2 (7.41%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Tester
1 9 (33.33%) Regression Tester
2 6 (22.22%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Automated Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 3 (11.11%) Junior
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Packager
4 2 (7.41%) Junior Software Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Junior Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Junior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Access Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Junior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
1 5 (18.52%) Ajax
2 2 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
2 2 (7.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.41%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) XSLT
2 2 (7.41%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 5 (18.52%) BDD
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Web Application Development
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (7.41%) MVC
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) Validation
6 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.70%) Coaching
6 1 (3.70%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) PHP
4 4 (14.81%) VBA
5 3 (11.11%) Python
5 3 (11.11%) VBScript
5 3 (11.11%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) SQL
6 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.41%) C++
6 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.41%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) Security Cleared
2 15 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.70%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Borland
3 1 (3.70%) VMware