Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 91 104
Rank change year-on-year +11 +13 -7
Contract jobs citing VB 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.47% 0.40% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.46% 1.43% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Reading median daily rate £349 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.63% +27.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £313 £427 £338
90th Percentile £386 £471 £438
Berkshire median daily rate £431 £445 £350
% change year-on-year -3.09% +27.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 Reading with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 412 419 535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 32.06% 28.14% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 215 397
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £538 £488 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 17
Reading median hourly rate £18.57 £22.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.59% -45.00% +110.53%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £13.78
90th Percentile £45.93 £40.50 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +10.00% -18.37% +13.08%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 November 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 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) VCP6
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) SMTP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
1 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Developer Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Junior
1 1 (16.67%) Migration Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Data Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) VCP6
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec