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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 58 72 56
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16  
Contract jobs citing VB 5 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.75% 1.09% 2.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.58% 3.82% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 11
Median daily rate £300 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.21% +14.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £350 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £480 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

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 194 288 319
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 29.00% 28.57% 32.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 189 213
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £9.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.55% -83.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Reading over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Reading

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Reading

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) WSUS
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Banking

VB
Top Related 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) OLTP
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Database Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Inmon Methodology
2 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) IFRS
1 1 (20.00%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) MobileIron
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
Reading, Berkshire
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