Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 139 123
Rank change year-on-year -23 -16 +22
Contract jobs citing VB 9 25 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.22% 0.63% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 2.16% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 27
Berkshire median daily rate £431 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.21% -2.10% +19.17%
10th Percentile £315 £299 £258
90th Percentile £488 £473 £480
South East median daily rate £419 £335 £345
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.90% +12.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% +14.29%

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 1,216 1,160 1,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.14% 29.25% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 681 746
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 51
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% +16.92%
10th Percentile £9.38 £12.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.50 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% +14.07%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +6 4 £349 -20.74% 2
Slough +6 2 £350 +27.27% 2
VB
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) VB6
2 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 3 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VBScript
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) SaaS
4 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
4 1 (11.11%) Skype
4 1 (11.11%) AirWatch

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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) iPaaS
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
1 1 (11.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) FoxPro Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Junior
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Graduate
4 1 (11.11%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Graduate Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
1 3 (33.33%) VB6
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Jitterbit
2 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) VMware