The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 June 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 57 59
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs citing VB 6 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.05% 1.73% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.80% 5.70% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 5
Median daily rate £315 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +51.78% +19.14%  

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 Reading with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 158 263 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 27.53% 30.40% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 160 155
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £36.08 £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.88% -77.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.24 £9.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Reading

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Reading

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for VB.

1 7 (63.64%) DHCP
1 7 (63.64%) DNS
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Skype for Business
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (45.45%) MobileIron
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (45.45%) Skype
3 5 (45.45%) AirWatch
3 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) SMTP
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (45.45%) Symantec
3 5 (45.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (45.45%) Android
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (45.45%) NetBackup
3 5 (45.45%) WSUS
4 4 (36.36%) SQL

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
1 5 (45.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) DHCP
1 7 (63.64%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) Skype
2 5 (45.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) OLTP
3 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JMeter
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Android
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 5 (45.45%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
2 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Test Management
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
3 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Inmon Methodology
3 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) VCP6
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) IFRS
2 1 (9.09%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) AirWatch
1 5 (45.45%) NetBackup
1 5 (45.45%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (45.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) MobileIron
3 5 (45.45%) Symantec
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix