The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 102 100
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing VB 8 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.42% 0.92% 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.79% 3.71% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 15
Median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £441 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +138.09% -6.66%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 446 620 783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.14% 24.80% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 400 477
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 19
Median hourly rate £46.00 £12.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +268.00% -65.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £9.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Berkshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Berkshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Berkshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Berkshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +6 5 £300 -20.13% 2
Maidenhead - 2 £425 -
Slough - 1 £400 -
VB
South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (26.67%) C#
5 4 (26.67%) MS Access
5 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
6 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (20.00%) jQuery
6 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (20.00%) Android
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) WSUS
6 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
6 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (20.00%) MobileIron
6 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (20.00%) Skype
6 3 (20.00%) AirWatch
6 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (20.00%) LAN
6 3 (20.00%) SMTP
6 3 (20.00%) DHCP

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
1 3 (20.00%) Skype
1 3 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (26.67%) MS Access
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) OLTP
4 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) JMeter
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) VBA Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) Ajax
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (6.67%) JSON
4 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (6.67%) WCF
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Android
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (13.33%) OO
3 2 (13.33%) OOD
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (20.00%) VBA
4 2 (13.33%) C
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) IFRS
1 1 (6.67%) IFRS 9
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) AirWatch
1 3 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) MobileIron
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Symantec
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago