Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 162 146
Rank change year-on-year 0 -16 -10
Contract jobs citing VB 15 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.36% 0.22% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 0.73% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 8
Berkshire median daily rate £406 £431 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% +32.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £320 £344 £215
90th Percentile £464 £488 £394
South East median daily rate £411 £419 £333
% change year-on-year -1.79% +25.94% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £47.50
South East median hourly rate - £50.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +92.31% +73.33%

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 1,261 1,227 1,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.26% 30.44% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 691 655
Berkshire median daily rate £445 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 30
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +14.78% -28.13%
10th Percentile £35.50 £8.00 £12.93
90th Percentile £48.25 £49.00 £48.83
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 -14 3 £450 +18.03% 1
Bracknell - 2 £350 -
Maidenhead - 1 £275 - 3
Newbury - 1 £350 -
Windsor - 1 £425 -
VB
South East

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 9 (60.00%) C#
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) VBA
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Migration
3 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (20.00%) OneDrive
5 3 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (20.00%) Okta
5 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
5 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (20.00%) Office 365
5 3 (20.00%) VMware

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 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
1 3 (20.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (13.33%) GIS
2 2 (13.33%) Power BI
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL Developer
3 3 (20.00%) VB Developer
3 3 (20.00%) VBA Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) VB VBA Developer
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Excel Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 3 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) CAD
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) PDM
4 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C#
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) VBA
3 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Hitachi
2 3 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Okta
2 3 (20.00%) Symantec
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) SAP