Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 150 134
Rank change year-on-year +12 -16 -5
Contract jobs citing VB 26 18 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.69% 0.45% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.15% 1.70% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 26
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £309 £306 £325
90th Percentile £458 £478 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £348 £375
% change year-on-year +15.11% -7.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
South East median hourly rate £33.75 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.57% -22.22% -

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,211 1,061 1,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 31.93% 26.57% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 642 729
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 40
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £19.66 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.59% +42.98% -61.27%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.15
90th Percentile £51.25 £53.00 £48.83
South East median hourly rate £44.75 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.56% +12.50% +6.67%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 -2 12 £338 +7.14% 1
Newbury -4 3 - -
Bracknell - 2 £475 - 1
Windsor - 2 £363 -
VB
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) C#
3 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (30.77%) Oracle
6 7 (26.92%) Java
6 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) SDLC
7 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
7 5 (19.23%) VBScript
7 5 (19.23%) SAN
7 5 (19.23%) HP
7 5 (19.23%) ISEB
7 5 (19.23%) HP ALM
7 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (15.38%) Office 365
8 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
8 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Python
8 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
8 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
8 4 (15.38%) Finance
9 3 (11.54%) Legal
9 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
9 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 3 (11.54%) HTML
9 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
9 3 (11.54%) Data Mining

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:

Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.69%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Big Data
1 3 (11.54%) Data Mining
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.85%) GitLab
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Tester
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Functional Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Performance Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Data Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL Developer
5 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) SDLC
3 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 3 (11.54%) Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Data Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
5 2 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) Defect Management
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Machine Learning
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
5 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.85%) API Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Case Management
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) C#
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 5 (19.23%) VBScript
5 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Python
6 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
7 2 (7.69%) Groovy
7 2 (7.69%) Perl
7 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CISA
5 1 (3.85%) CISM
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
5 1 (3.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) HP
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.85%) Apigee
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee
5 1 (3.85%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) VMware