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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 63 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing VB 22 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.69% 2.61% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.29% 8.59% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 1
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£325 £260 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +15.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -13.04%
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
416 361 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 31.90% 30.36% 29.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 205 154
Average daily rate £325 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 16
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.97 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.80% -29.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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
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 April 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 -12 18 £325 +25.00% 2
Aylesbury +3 1 £313 -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (58.14%) Finance
2 18 (41.86%) Windows
3 16 (37.21%) SQL
4 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
5 12 (27.91%) Windows XP
6 10 (23.26%) .NET
6 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
6 10 (23.26%) Banking
7 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
7 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
7 9 (20.93%) MS Office
8 8 (18.60%) ATM
8 8 (18.60%) ITIL
8 8 (18.60%) Tivoli
8 8 (18.60%) Build Automation
8 8 (18.60%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
9 7 (16.28%) HP
9 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (16.28%) DB2
9 7 (16.28%) Java
10 6 (13.95%) VBScript
10 6 (13.95%) Oracle
10 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
10 6 (13.95%) Change Management
10 6 (13.95%) DB2 UDB
11 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
11 5 (11.63%) SLA

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (11.63%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Office
2 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
3 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (4.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.33%) Staffware
3 1 (2.33%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) ATM
2 4 (9.30%) LDAP
3 3 (6.98%) CDMA
3 3 (6.98%) GSM
3 3 (6.98%) DHCP
3 3 (6.98%) DNS
4 1 (2.33%) Network Security
4 1 (2.33%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) DB2
3 6 (13.95%) DB2 UDB
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.65%) MS Access
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.98%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) eggPlant
2 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (58.14%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Wholesale Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.30%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Software Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) AWS Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) XML
2 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.98%) WinForms
3 3 (6.98%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.33%) LINQ
5 1 (2.33%) WCF
5 1 (2.33%) WPF
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.98%) SCADA
1 3 (6.98%) iPhone
1 3 (6.98%) iPad
1 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Telematics
3 1 (2.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Windows
2 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.91%) Windows XP
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.98%) Android
6 3 (6.98%) UNIX
6 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.65%) AIX
7 2 (4.65%) Solaris
7 2 (4.65%) Linux
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
2 8 (18.60%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Build Automation
3 6 (13.95%) Change Management
4 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (9.30%) QMS
5 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
5 4 (9.30%) Information Security
6 3 (6.98%) Security Management
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.98%) Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.65%) TDD
8 1 (2.33%) MVC
8 1 (2.33%) Migration
8 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
3 7 (16.28%) Java
4 6 (13.95%) VBScript
5 5 (11.63%) VBA
6 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.65%) C#
7 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.33%) XAML
8 1 (2.33%) Korn
8 1 (2.33%) VB6
8 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
1 3 (6.98%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Tivoli
1 8 (18.60%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 3 (6.98%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) SCOM
2 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) HP
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.63%) Citrix
4 4 (9.30%) Dell
4 4 (9.30%) TIBCO
4 4 (9.30%) AppSense
5 3 (6.98%) Remedy
6 2 (4.65%) BMC
7 1 (2.33%) SumTotal
7 1 (2.33%) Saba
7 1 (2.33%) VMware
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco