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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 65 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 17 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.35% 1.67% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.09% 4.55% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £325 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.64% -11.66%
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
334 374 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 26.51% 36.77% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 200 105
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 15
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +1 16 £375 +18.57% 4
Aylesbury - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) SQL
3 13 (37.14%) UNIX
4 12 (34.29%) Oracle
5 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
5 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
6 9 (25.71%) Finance
6 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.71%) VBScript
7 8 (22.86%) C#
7 8 (22.86%) ITIL
8 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (20.00%) .NET
8 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (20.00%) Tivoli
8 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
9 6 (17.14%) ATM
9 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
9 6 (17.14%) Build Automation
9 6 (17.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
10 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (14.29%) Line Management
10 5 (14.29%) BDD
10 5 (14.29%) Windows NT
10 5 (14.29%) TIBCO
10 5 (14.29%) TIBCO Hawk

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (14.29%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (5.71%) SAS
4 1 (2.86%) FileNet
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (11.43%) Staffware
2 4 (11.43%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (5.71%) ResourceLink
4 1 (2.86%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) ATM
2 4 (11.43%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.71%) Ingres
4 2 (5.71%) DB2
5 1 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.86%) MS Access
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.86%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (14.29%) Selenium
2 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 4 (11.43%) Ant
4 3 (8.57%) MSI
4 3 (8.57%) JMeter
4 3 (8.57%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Back Office
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Applications Packager
3 4 (11.43%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Security Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Junior
5 2 (5.71%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) VBA Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) WSH
2 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.57%) Application Packaging
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) XHTML
3 2 (5.71%) jQuery
4 1 (2.86%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.86%) J2EE
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) EMC Centera
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) UNIX
3 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
3 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
4 5 (14.29%) Windows NT
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.71%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) AIX
7 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL
3 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
4 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Build Automation
5 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (14.29%) Line Management
5 5 (14.29%) BDD
5 5 (14.29%) TDD
5 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Workflow
6 4 (11.43%) System Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Cyber Security
7 3 (8.57%) SIEM
7 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (8.57%) Data Security
7 3 (8.57%) Information Security
7 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) VBScript
3 8 (22.86%) C#
4 5 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
5 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.71%) VB6
6 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.71%) Perl
6 2 (5.71%) C
6 2 (5.71%) COBOL
7 1 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.86%) VBA
7 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 6 (17.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 5 (14.29%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (8.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.71%) Remedy
4 2 (5.71%) Northgate
5 1 (2.86%) Kofax
5 1 (2.86%) ReadSoft
5 1 (2.86%) SumTotal
5 1 (2.86%) Saba
5 1 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) IBM