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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 66 64 68
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 21 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.86% 0.77% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.23% 2.56% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£375 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
337 313 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 29.82% 30.30% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 184 85
Average daily rate £363 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 17
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £28.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 +7 15 £362 +24.99% 6
High Wycombe - - - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Finance
3 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
3 14 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 12 (31.58%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) ATM
5 9 (23.68%) Tivoli
5 9 (23.68%) ITIL
5 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
5 9 (23.68%) Build Automation
5 9 (23.68%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
6 7 (18.42%) VBScript
6 7 (18.42%) .NET
6 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
6 7 (18.42%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (15.79%) HP
7 6 (15.79%) Oracle
7 6 (15.79%) C#
7 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.79%) Banking
7 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
8 5 (13.16%) Selenium
8 5 (13.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (13.16%) Java
8 5 (13.16%) IIS
9 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (10.53%) Dell
9 4 (10.53%) Citrix

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (13.16%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) ResourceLink
1 2 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) ATM
2 3 (7.89%) CDMA
2 3 (7.89%) GSM
2 3 (7.89%) DHCP
2 3 (7.89%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.26%) MS Access
3 2 (5.26%) Ingres
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (13.16%) Selenium
3 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.89%) eggPlant
4 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.63%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (2.63%) MSI
5 1 (2.63%) JMeter
General
1 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Wholesale Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Technical Specialist
2 7 (18.42%) Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Tester
4 3 (7.89%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (5.26%) Programmer
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.63%) WPF Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) J2EE
2 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) XHTML
2 2 (5.26%) WinForms
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.63%) WCF
3 1 (2.63%) WPF
3 1 (2.63%) LINQ
3 1 (2.63%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) iPhone
2 3 (7.89%) iPad
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) SCADA
4 1 (2.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
2 14 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.53%) UNIX
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.89%) Android
4 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
1 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
1 9 (23.68%) Build Automation
2 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
3 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.53%) Change Management
4 4 (10.53%) QMS
5 3 (7.89%) TDD
5 3 (7.89%) System Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.26%) BDD
6 2 (5.26%) SOA
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) UML
6 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Line Management
6 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) VBScript
3 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 6 (15.79%) C#
4 5 (13.16%) Java
5 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.89%) VBA
7 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
7 2 (5.26%) VB6
7 2 (5.26%) C
7 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.26%) Perl
7 2 (5.26%) COBOL
8 1 (2.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Tivoli
1 9 (23.68%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) SCOM
2 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) HP
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) AppSense
2 4 (10.53%) Dell
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (5.26%) BMC
3 2 (5.26%) Remedy
3 2 (5.26%) SumTotal
3 2 (5.26%) Saba
3 2 (5.26%) Northgate
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft