Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 141 138
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing VB 18 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.47% 0.78% 0.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.98% 3.09% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 28
Berkshire median daily rate £360 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% +27.27%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £278
90th Percentile £430 £488 £403
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% -29.41% +83.78%

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 907 1229 1427
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.91% 25.10% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 745 859
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £245
90th Percentile £541 £538 £506
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 35
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -65.28% +105.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £16.79
90th Percentile £54.13 £47.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +8.75% +4.58% +2.00%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +22 10 £313 -16.67% 2
Maidenhead - 6 £374 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £400 -
VB
South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (66.67%) DHCP
1 12 (66.67%) DNS
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
1 12 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 10 (55.56%) Android
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (55.56%) Mobile Device Management
2 10 (55.56%) MobileIron
2 10 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (55.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 10 (55.56%) AirWatch
2 10 (55.56%) NetBackup
2 10 (55.56%) WSUS
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco IOS
2 10 (55.56%) Symantec
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) SMTP
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) LAN
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 6 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (33.33%) Skype
4 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business

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 10 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) DHCP
1 12 (66.67%) DNS
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco IOS
2 10 (55.56%) LAN
2 10 (55.56%) SMTP
3 6 (33.33%) Skype
4 4 (22.22%) Internet
4 4 (22.22%) MPLS
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
4 4 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JMeter
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Active Directory Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Quantity Surveyor
6 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Quantity Surveyor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Android
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
1 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 10 (55.56%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (22.22%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) OOD
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Test Management
3 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C
4 2 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) VCP6
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) AirWatch
1 10 (55.56%) NetBackup
1 10 (55.56%) WSUS
2 6 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) MobileIron
2 10 (55.56%) Symantec
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix