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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 59 80 78
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.10% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.85% 1.37% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.34% -2.90%
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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
260 437 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.70% 40.24% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 267 158
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 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +71.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £17.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.50 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (84.21%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (84.21%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
3 10 (52.63%) UNIX
3 10 (52.63%) Linux
3 10 (52.63%) Perl
4 9 (47.37%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) C
4 9 (47.37%) HP
4 9 (47.37%) EMC
4 9 (47.37%) Citrix
4 9 (47.37%) DHCP
4 9 (47.37%) NFS
4 9 (47.37%) DNS
4 9 (47.37%) Red Hat
4 9 (47.37%) Thin Client
4 9 (47.37%) Nagios
4 9 (47.37%) NetBackup
4 9 (47.37%) Korn
4 9 (47.37%) Fat Client
4 9 (47.37%) Bourne shell
4 9 (47.37%) Isilon
5 8 (42.11%) Oracle
6 7 (36.84%) VBScript
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) VMware
6 7 (36.84%) SCCM
6 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (26.32%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) DHCP
1 9 (47.37%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.26%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Server Support
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Support
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Report Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Thin Client
1 9 (47.37%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (84.21%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
3 10 (52.63%) UNIX
3 10 (52.63%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Perl
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) C
2 9 (47.37%) Korn
2 9 (47.37%) Bourne shell
3 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
3 7 (36.84%) VBScript
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) VB6
4 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) HNC
1 6 (31.58%) MCSE
1 6 (31.58%) CCA
1 6 (31.58%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) NFS
3 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Nagios
1 9 (47.37%) NetBackup
2 7 (36.84%) SCCM
3 5 (26.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (26.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) HP
1 9 (47.37%) EMC
1 9 (47.37%) Citrix
1 9 (47.37%) Red Hat
1 9 (47.37%) Isilon
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Borland
5 3 (15.79%) Veritas
5 3 (15.79%) Altiris
6 1 (5.26%) BMC