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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 62 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 21 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.69% 1.30% 2.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.12% 3.79% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £294 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.68% -8.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £339 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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
343 369 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 27.68% 34.26% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 205 158
Average daily rate £350 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 11
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.49 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £22.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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 +11 18 £425 +21.42% 2
Aylesbury - - - -
Chesham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 27 (62.79%) Windows
2 17 (39.53%) SQL
3 14 (32.56%) Oracle
3 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
4 13 (30.23%) UNIX
5 11 (25.58%) VBScript
5 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
5 11 (25.58%) Windows XP
6 10 (23.26%) C#
6 10 (23.26%) .NET
7 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.93%) Finance
8 7 (16.28%) Java
8 7 (16.28%) WSH
8 7 (16.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (16.28%) MSI
8 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (16.28%) Application Packaging
8 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
8 7 (16.28%) Wise Package Studio
8 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
9 6 (13.95%) ITIL
9 6 (13.95%) TIBCO
9 6 (13.95%) TIBCO Hawk
9 6 (13.95%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (13.95%) TIBCO EMS
9 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
10 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
10 5 (11.63%) Windows NT
10 5 (11.63%) QuickTest Pro

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 6 (13.95%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (9.30%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.65%) FileNet
3 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.98%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (9.30%) Staffware
2 4 (9.30%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (4.65%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Firewall
2 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.65%) ATM
4 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.30%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (9.30%) MS Access
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.98%) DB2
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.33%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MSI
1 7 (16.28%) Wise Package Studio
2 5 (11.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (11.63%) Selenium
2 5 (11.63%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.30%) Ant
4 3 (6.98%) JMeter
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Applications Packager
3 5 (11.63%) Administrator
3 5 (11.63%) Test Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Security Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Data Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) MI Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Junior
5 2 (4.65%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Excel Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Development Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) Programmer
6 1 (2.33%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) WSH
2 7 (16.28%) Application Packaging
3 4 (9.30%) XML
4 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.65%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.65%) Servlets
6 1 (2.33%) Web Services
6 1 (2.33%) J2EE
6 1 (2.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) EMC Centera
1 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
3 13 (30.23%) UNIX
4 11 (25.58%) Windows XP
5 5 (11.63%) Windows NT
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.98%) Linux
6 3 (6.98%) AIX
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Migration
2 5 (11.63%) TDD
2 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
2 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
2 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
2 5 (11.63%) BDD
2 5 (11.63%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (11.63%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (9.30%) Workflow
3 4 (9.30%) UML
4 3 (6.98%) Data Security
4 3 (6.98%) Information Security
4 3 (6.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (6.98%) Cyber Security
4 3 (6.98%) SIEM
4 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.65%) Build Automation
5 2 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) VBScript
3 10 (23.26%) C#
4 7 (16.28%) Java
5 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.98%) VBA
7 2 (4.65%) C++
7 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.98%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (13.95%) TIBCO Hawk
3 4 (9.30%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (2.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Oracle
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) TIBCO
4 3 (6.98%) Citrix
5 2 (4.65%) EMC
5 2 (4.65%) Remedy
5 2 (4.65%) Kofax
5 2 (4.65%) ReadSoft
5 2 (4.65%) SAP
5 2 (4.65%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Hummingbird
6 1 (2.33%) SumTotal
6 1 (2.33%) Saba