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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 60 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing VB 11 16 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.26% 1.48% 2.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.09% 3.77% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £365 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +4.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £311
% change year-on-year
+0.61% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £26.45 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.32% -3.81%
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
269 424 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.85% 39.30% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 259 125
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £38.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.23% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 22 October 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (83.33%) UNIX
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (83.33%) Perl
3 10 (83.33%) Linux
4 9 (75.00%) DHCP
4 9 (75.00%) NFS
4 9 (75.00%) DNS
4 9 (75.00%) C
4 9 (75.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (75.00%) Thin Client
4 9 (75.00%) Nagios
4 9 (75.00%) HP
4 9 (75.00%) EMC
4 9 (75.00%) Citrix
4 9 (75.00%) Fat Client
4 9 (75.00%) NetBackup
4 9 (75.00%) Korn
4 9 (75.00%) Bourne shell
4 9 (75.00%) Isilon
5 6 (50.00%) CCA
5 6 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (50.00%) HNC
5 6 (50.00%) MCSE
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) DHCP
1 9 (75.00%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) IDOL
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Support
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Support
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Thin Client
1 9 (75.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (83.33%) UNIX
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (83.33%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Perl
2 9 (75.00%) C
2 9 (75.00%) Korn
2 9 (75.00%) Bourne shell
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CCA
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (50.00%) HNC
1 6 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (75.00%) NFS
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Nagios
1 9 (75.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (75.00%) HP
1 9 (75.00%) EMC
1 9 (75.00%) Citrix
1 9 (75.00%) Isilon
2 3 (25.00%) Veritas
2 3 (25.00%) Altiris
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) BMC
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
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