Period
to 21 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 157 143
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 27 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 0.29% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 1.03% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 14
Berkshire median daily rate £399 £431 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.54% -3.09% +27.14%
10th Percentile £309 £333 £302
90th Percentile £443 £488 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -35.71% -22.22% +12.50%

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 1,328 1,168 1,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.05% 28.38% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 697 685
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.40%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £535
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 35
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +3.13% -13.51%
10th Percentile £18.75 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.13 £48.75 £49.20
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +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 21 November 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 November 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 -7 8 £376 +7.89% 2
Bracknell - 4 £413 -
Newbury -5 2 - -
Windsor - 2 £363 - 1
Maidenhead +6 1 £275 -23.61% 3
VB
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (59.26%) SQL
2 15 (55.56%) C#
3 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) SAN
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (29.63%) HP
5 7 (25.93%) Oracle
5 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) Office 365
6 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 6 (22.22%) Java
6 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (22.22%) Windows
7 5 (18.52%) ISEB
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) .NET
7 5 (18.52%) Migration
7 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
7 5 (18.52%) HP ALM
8 4 (14.81%) SDLC
8 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (14.81%) VMware
8 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
8 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
8 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
8 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
9 3 (11.11%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.41%) Chatbot
2 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.11%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.70%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Big Data
2 3 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 2 (7.41%) Power BI
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.70%) GitLab
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (11.11%) Legal
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Tester
4 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Tester
4 3 (11.11%) VB Developer
4 3 (11.11%) VBA Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) VB VBA Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) SDLC
4 3 (11.11%) Analytics
4 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) Data Analytics
4 3 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
5 2 (7.41%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Conversational UI
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Machine Learning
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Security Patching
6 1 (3.70%) API Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) SQL
2 15 (55.56%) C#
3 6 (22.22%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
4 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
5 3 (11.11%) Python
5 3 (11.11%) VBA
5 3 (11.11%) VBScript
6 2 (7.41%) Groovy
6 2 (7.41%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (7.41%) MCSE
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) CISA
5 1 (3.70%) CISM
5 1 (3.70%) CISSP
5 1 (3.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) HP
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) VMware
5 3 (11.11%) Hitachi
5 3 (11.11%) Okta
5 3 (11.11%) Symantec
6 2 (7.41%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) SAP