The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Buckinghamshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 61 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 27 3 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.22% 0.35% 2.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.18% 1.26% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 11
Average daily rate £260 £225 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -12.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
376 238 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 30.92% 27.97% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 148 180
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £185 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 11
Average hourly rate £15.97 £22.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.02% -38.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.99 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £103.00 £27.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
South East

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Buckinghamshire region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +5 23 £260 +15.55% 3
Aylesbury - 1 - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Marlow - - - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
3 15 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 14 (35.00%) SQL
5 12 (30.00%) Windows XP
6 11 (27.50%) VBScript
7 10 (25.00%) VBA
7 10 (25.00%) .NET
7 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (22.50%) Finance
9 8 (20.00%) Migration
9 8 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (20.00%) Application Packaging
9 8 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
9 8 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 8 (20.00%) WSH
9 8 (20.00%) MSI
10 7 (17.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
11 6 (15.00%) ITIL
11 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
11 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
12 5 (12.50%) T-SQL
12 5 (12.50%) C#
12 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.00%) MS Office
4 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.50%) MS Access
4 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (5.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
1 8 (20.00%) MSI
2 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Applications Packager
4 6 (15.00%) SQL Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Applications Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Support
6 3 (7.50%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) MI Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Report Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Development Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Programmer
8 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 8 (20.00%) WSH
3 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.50%) XML
5 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 2 (5.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 12 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Migration
2 6 (15.00%) ITIL
3 2 (5.00%) Change Control
3 2 (5.00%) UML
4 1 (2.50%) EAI
4 1 (2.50%) Service Management
4 1 (2.50%) Identity Management
4 1 (2.50%) Data Security
4 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (2.50%) Analytics
4 1 (2.50%) Cyber Security
4 1 (2.50%) SIEM
4 1 (2.50%) Information Security
4 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (2.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.50%) Logistics
4 1 (2.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 11 (27.50%) VBScript
3 10 (25.00%) VBA
4 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 5 (12.50%) C#
6 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.50%) VB6
7 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.00%) Java
7 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.50%) VC++
8 1 (2.50%) C++
8 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) MCP
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 8 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView
2 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Remedy
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) NetIQ
3 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) NetApp
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) PlateSpin
4 1 (2.50%) Hummingbird
4 1 (2.50%) VMware
Berkshire / Buckinghamshire
Venn Group - UK
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