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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 72 58 75
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing VB 4 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.41% 1.60% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 5.69% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £480 £296 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
315 246 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.98% 28.08% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 155 174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £548 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016, 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 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (28.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Ajax
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (28.57%) XSLT
4 2 (28.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (28.57%) C++

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) IPsec
1 1 (14.29%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (14.29%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Junior
2 2 (28.57%) Junior Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Junior Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Escalation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (28.57%) Ajax
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (28.57%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) SAP