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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 69 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 8 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.82% 1.70% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 5.45% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Average daily rate - £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
332 367 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 34.19% 31.26% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 175 177
Average daily rate £360 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 8
Average hourly rate £28.75 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.50 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 7 - - 1
Aylesbury - 1 - - 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (85.00%) Finance
2 12 (60.00%) C#
3 9 (45.00%) .NET
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (40.00%) Information Security
4 8 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (35.00%) XML
5 7 (35.00%) HTML
5 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (30.00%) SQL
6 6 (30.00%) MS Visio
6 6 (30.00%) Firewall
6 6 (30.00%) Data Security
6 6 (30.00%) Project Management
6 6 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (30.00%) jQuery
6 6 (30.00%) PCI DSS
6 6 (30.00%) SIEM
6 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
6 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (30.00%) Security Patching
7 5 (25.00%) DevOps
7 5 (25.00%) Technical Analysis

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 5 (25.00%) IIS
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (30.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
1 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (25.00%) LDAP
2 5 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 17 (85.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Angular Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SIEM Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SOX Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) VB Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) HTML
2 7 (35.00%) XML
3 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (30.00%) jQuery
4 5 (25.00%) CSS
4 5 (25.00%) HTML5
4 5 (25.00%) Laravel
4 5 (25.00%) SOAP
4 5 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (10.00%) Middleware
5 2 (10.00%) XSLT
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Unix
1 5 (25.00%) zOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (40.00%) Information Security
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Data Security
3 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (30.00%) Project Management
3 6 (30.00%) Security Patching
3 6 (30.00%) SIEM
3 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (25.00%) DevOps
4 5 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 5 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (25.00%) Web Development
4 5 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (10.00%) MVC
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) PHP
5 3 (15.00%) VBA
6 2 (10.00%) Python
7 1 (5.00%) C
7 1 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CEH
1 2 (10.00%) CISM
1 2 (10.00%) CISSP
1 2 (10.00%) GCIA
1 2 (10.00%) GCIH
1 2 (10.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (30.00%) PCI DSS
1 6 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) Google
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (5.00%) BMC
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft