The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 54 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing VB 30 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.48% 1.63% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.11% 5.65% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 1
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£380 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -15.00%
VB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
422 372 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 34.90% 28.86% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 225 188
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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
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 30 June 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +9 26 £380 +26.66% 3
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 30 (60.00%) Finance
2 27 (54.00%) SQL
3 21 (42.00%) .NET
4 20 (40.00%) DB2
5 19 (38.00%) DB2 UDB
6 17 (34.00%) Banking
6 17 (34.00%) MS Office
7 16 (32.00%) Windows
7 16 (32.00%) PowerShell
8 15 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 14 (28.00%) LDAP
9 14 (28.00%) Technical Analysis
10 12 (24.00%) Data Protection
10 12 (24.00%) Project Management
10 12 (24.00%) Security Management
10 12 (24.00%) HTML
11 11 (22.00%) Java
11 11 (22.00%) SLA
11 11 (22.00%) SOAP
11 11 (22.00%) XML
11 11 (22.00%) Management Information System
11 11 (22.00%) CISSP
11 11 (22.00%) Information Security
12 10 (20.00%) VBScript
13 8 (16.00%) Software Testing
13 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
14 7 (14.00%) Build Automation
14 7 (14.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 7 (14.00%) Oracle
14 7 (14.00%) ITIL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 2 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (34.00%) MS Office
2 15 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.00%) Staffware
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.00%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) LDAP
2 7 (14.00%) ATM
3 2 (4.00%) CDMA
3 2 (4.00%) GSM
4 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.00%) DB2
2 19 (38.00%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (8.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.00%) eggPlant
General
1 30 (60.00%) Finance
2 17 (34.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Wholesale Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Security Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Technical Specialist
4 7 (14.00%) Administrator
5 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.00%) AWS Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Tester
7 2 (4.00%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.00%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Project Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) VBA Developer
8 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Consultant
8 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.00%) .NET
2 12 (24.00%) HTML
3 11 (22.00%) SOAP
3 11 (22.00%) XML
4 5 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.00%) WinForms
7 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.00%) CSS
7 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.00%) Clustering
3 3 (6.00%) SCADA
4 2 (4.00%) iPhone
4 2 (4.00%) iPad
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) DTV
5 1 (2.00%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.00%) UNIX
3 7 (14.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.00%) AIX
5 5 (10.00%) Solaris
5 5 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (4.00%) Android
6 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Technical Analysis
2 12 (24.00%) Data Protection
2 12 (24.00%) Project Management
2 12 (24.00%) Security Management
3 11 (22.00%) Information Security
4 8 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (14.00%) ITIL
5 7 (14.00%) Build Automation
6 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (10.00%) Change Management
7 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.00%) TDD
8 4 (8.00%) High Availability
9 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.00%) Web Development
10 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.00%) BDD
10 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) SQL
2 16 (32.00%) PowerShell
3 11 (22.00%) Java
4 10 (20.00%) VBScript
5 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.00%) Korn
7 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.00%) VBA
7 3 (6.00%) C#
8 2 (4.00%) COBOL
8 2 (4.00%) JCL
9 1 (2.00%) VB6
9 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Tivoli
1 7 (14.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
1 7 (14.00%) TIBCO
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (2.00%) Remedy
4 1 (2.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco