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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 59 58 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing VB 19 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.10% 1.78% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.01% 5.56% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 3
Median daily rate £375 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £356 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £28.05
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -12.64%
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
271 288 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.98% 32.00% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 191 148
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £9.00 £45.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +164.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.09%

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 26 May 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 18 (72.00%) C#
1 18 (72.00%) .NET
2 16 (64.00%) Windows
3 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (56.00%) VBScript
5 13 (52.00%) C++
5 13 (52.00%) CSS
5 13 (52.00%) HTTP
5 13 (52.00%) Marketing
5 13 (52.00%) Degree
5 13 (52.00%) PowerShell
6 12 (48.00%) XML
6 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
7 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
7 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
7 11 (44.00%) Hyper-V
7 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (44.00%) Software Testing
8 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
9 9 (36.00%) VPN
9 9 (36.00%) Linux
9 9 (36.00%) C
9 9 (36.00%) IPsec
9 9 (36.00%) Workflow
9 9 (36.00%) IPv6
9 9 (36.00%) DNS
9 9 (36.00%) DHCP
9 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
9 9 (36.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (36.00%) BGP

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 6 (24.00%) Node.js
2 5 (20.00%) IIS
3 4 (16.00%) Drupal
3 4 (16.00%) Joomla!
3 4 (16.00%) WordPress
4 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) HTTP
2 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (36.00%) BGP
3 9 (36.00%) DHCP
3 9 (36.00%) DNS
3 9 (36.00%) IPsec
3 9 (36.00%) IPv6
3 9 (36.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 9 (36.00%) VPN
4 6 (24.00%) Internet
5 2 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.00%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
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%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Escalation Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Support
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Escalation Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Resource Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) .NET
2 13 (52.00%) CSS
3 12 (48.00%) XML
4 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (20.00%) HTML
6 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (16.00%) DCOM
7 2 (8.00%) COM
7 2 (8.00%) MAPI
7 2 (8.00%) Web Services
8 1 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
1 9 (36.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (36.00%) Linux
3 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (36.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
1 11 (44.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (36.00%) Presales
2 9 (36.00%) Process Improvement
2 9 (36.00%) Workflow
3 4 (16.00%) MVC
4 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (12.00%) SDLC
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (8.00%) Memory Management
5 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Analytics
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Data Reconciliation
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) C#
2 14 (56.00%) VBScript
3 13 (52.00%) C++
3 13 (52.00%) PowerShell
4 9 (36.00%) C
5 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
7 5 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (16.00%) Java
8 4 (16.00%) PHP
8 4 (16.00%) VB6
9 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) MCSE
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (24.00%) MCSA
3 6 (24.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) XenServer
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (8.00%) Perfmon
3 2 (8.00%) SCOrch
3 2 (8.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) NetScout
5 1 (4.00%) SAP