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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 55 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 6 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 0.82% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.87% 2.75% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Median daily rate £445 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +74.47%
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
209 291 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.83% 29.75% 30.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 219 137
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £28.75 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 29 August 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 (76.00%) .NET
2 18 (72.00%) C#
2 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (68.00%) C++
3 17 (68.00%) Windows
4 15 (60.00%) VBScript
4 15 (60.00%) PowerShell
5 14 (56.00%) HTTP
6 13 (52.00%) C
6 13 (52.00%) CSS
6 13 (52.00%) Marketing
7 12 (48.00%) Hyper-V
7 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (48.00%) XML
7 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
7 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
8 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
8 11 (44.00%) Software Testing
9 10 (40.00%) Load Balancing
9 10 (40.00%) VPN
9 10 (40.00%) DNS
9 10 (40.00%) IPsec
9 10 (40.00%) Linux
9 10 (40.00%) DHCP
9 10 (40.00%) Software-Defined Networking
9 10 (40.00%) Public Cloud
10 9 (36.00%) Presales
10 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
10 9 (36.00%) Workflow
10 9 (36.00%) Red Hat

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 4 (16.00%) Drupal
1 4 (16.00%) IIS
1 4 (16.00%) Joomla!
1 4 (16.00%) WordPress
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) IaaS
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) HTTP
2 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (40.00%) DHCP
3 10 (40.00%) DNS
3 10 (40.00%) IPsec
3 10 (40.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 10 (40.00%) VPN
4 9 (36.00%) BGP
4 9 (36.00%) IPv6
5 6 (24.00%) Internet
6 2 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (4.00%) FTP
7 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.00%) MS Access
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 13 (52.00%) Marketing
2 5 (20.00%) German Language
3 2 (8.00%) French Language
3 2 (8.00%) Italian Language
3 2 (8.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Escalation Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Support
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Developer
6 2 (8.00%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Escalation Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Network Support
7 1 (4.00%) SCCM Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (76.00%) .NET
2 13 (52.00%) CSS
3 12 (48.00%) XML
4 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (24.00%) Node.js
5 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (16.00%) DCOM
5 4 (16.00%) HTML
6 2 (8.00%) COM
6 2 (8.00%) MAPI
6 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Public Cloud
2 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (40.00%) Linux
4 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (36.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
1 11 (44.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 9 (36.00%) Presales
3 9 (36.00%) Process Improvement
3 9 (36.00%) Workflow
4 7 (28.00%) MVC
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (12.00%) RAD
5 3 (12.00%) SDLC
5 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.00%) UML
6 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (8.00%) Memory Management
6 2 (8.00%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) C#
2 17 (68.00%) C++
3 15 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 15 (60.00%) VBScript
4 13 (52.00%) C
5 8 (32.00%) Java
6 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
7 4 (16.00%) PHP
7 4 (16.00%) SQL
7 4 (16.00%) VB6
8 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) MCSE
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (24.00%) MCSA
3 6 (24.00%) MCSD
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.00%) XenServer
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (8.00%) Perfmon
2 2 (8.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (8.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) NetScout