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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 57 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing VB 33 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.76% 1.75% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.07% 6.04% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 0
Average daily rate
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£331 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £316 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.30% -5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.80 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-5.02% -24.13%
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
409 364 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 34.17% 29.03% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 213 157
Average daily rate £338 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.35 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.55 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 27 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 28 £338 +29.80% 2
Aylesbury - 1 £313 -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 32 (57.14%) Finance
2 26 (46.43%) SQL
3 21 (37.50%) Windows
4 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
5 19 (33.93%) Banking
5 19 (33.93%) .NET
5 19 (33.93%) DB2
6 18 (32.14%) MS Office
6 18 (32.14%) DB2 UDB
7 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 15 (26.79%) Windows 7
9 14 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 14 (25.00%) LDAP
9 14 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
10 12 (21.43%) Data Protection
10 12 (21.43%) Project Management
10 12 (21.43%) Security Management
10 12 (21.43%) SLA
10 12 (21.43%) HTML
11 11 (19.64%) SOAP
11 11 (19.64%) XML
11 11 (19.64%) Management Information System
11 11 (19.64%) CISSP
11 11 (19.64%) Information Security
11 11 (19.64%) Software Testing
12 10 (17.86%) Build Automation
12 10 (17.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 10 (17.86%) Tivoli
12 10 (17.86%) ITIL
12 10 (17.86%) ATM

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 5 (8.93%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (32.14%) MS Office
2 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.79%) Staffware
2 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.79%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.00%) LDAP
2 10 (17.86%) ATM
3 3 (5.36%) CDMA
3 3 (5.36%) GSM
3 3 (5.36%) DHCP
3 3 (5.36%) DNS
4 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.93%) DB2
2 18 (32.14%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.57%) MS Access
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.36%) Selenium
2 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.36%) eggPlant
General
1 32 (57.14%) Finance
2 19 (33.93%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Wholesale Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Security Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) IT Security Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (14.29%) Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.36%) AWS Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.79%) Systems Analyst Programmer
9 1 (1.79%) AWS Engineer
9 1 (1.79%) Systems Programmer
9 1 (1.79%) Consultant
9 1 (1.79%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) .NET
2 12 (21.43%) HTML
3 11 (19.64%) SOAP
3 11 (19.64%) XML
4 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (5.36%) WinForms
6 1 (1.79%) CSS
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) Clustering
2 3 (5.36%) SCADA
2 3 (5.36%) iPhone
2 3 (5.36%) iPad
2 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 15 (26.79%) Windows 7
3 14 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.93%) UNIX
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.14%) AIX
6 4 (7.14%) Solaris
6 4 (7.14%) Linux
7 3 (5.36%) Android
7 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 12 (21.43%) Data Protection
2 12 (21.43%) Project Management
2 12 (21.43%) Security Management
3 11 (19.64%) Information Security
3 11 (19.64%) Software Testing
4 10 (17.86%) ITIL
4 10 (17.86%) Build Automation
5 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 6 (10.71%) Change Management
6 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.14%) QMS
8 3 (5.36%) High Availability
8 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
9 2 (3.57%) TDD
9 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.57%) Test Strategy
9 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) SQL
2 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
3 10 (17.86%) VBScript
4 9 (16.07%) Java
5 4 (7.14%) VBA
5 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.36%) Korn
6 3 (5.36%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.79%) VB6
7 1 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) CISSP
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) Tivoli
1 10 (17.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 3 (5.36%) SCCM
2 3 (5.36%) SCOM
2 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.79%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) HP
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) TIBCO
3 5 (8.93%) Citrix
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.14%) AppSense
4 4 (7.14%) Dell
5 3 (5.36%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (3.57%) Remedy
7 1 (1.79%) VMware
7 1 (1.79%) BMC
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco