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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 79 59 67
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing VB 15 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.10% 1.66% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.58% 6.10% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £366 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £437 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.69% -27.05%
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
419 328 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 30.65% 27.22% 34.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 203 208
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £264 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Average hourly rate £37.01 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.05% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £12.58 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £20.85 £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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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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 14 £325 -23.75% 3
Aylesbury - 1 £313 - 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 24 (54.55%) .NET
1 24 (54.55%) Finance
2 21 (47.73%) SQL
3 17 (38.64%) DB2
3 17 (38.64%) DB2 UDB
4 16 (36.36%) PowerShell
5 15 (34.09%) HTML
6 14 (31.82%) MS Office
6 14 (31.82%) LDAP
6 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
6 14 (31.82%) Technical Analysis
7 13 (29.55%) XML
7 13 (29.55%) SLA
7 13 (29.55%) Information Security
7 13 (29.55%) Banking
7 13 (29.55%) Project Management
8 12 (27.27%) Security Management
8 12 (27.27%) Data Protection
8 12 (27.27%) Windows
9 11 (25.00%) SOAP
9 11 (25.00%) CISSP
9 11 (25.00%) Management Information System
10 9 (20.45%) C#
11 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (15.91%) ITIL
11 7 (15.91%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
12 6 (13.64%) Build Automation
12 6 (13.64%) VBScript
12 6 (13.64%) Oracle

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) MS Office
1 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) LDAP
2 6 (13.64%) ATM
3 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (38.64%) DB2 UDB
1 17 (38.64%) DB2
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.55%) Selenium
2 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 24 (54.55%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Security Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (9.09%) Administrator
6 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) VB.NET Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) VB Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Consultant
9 1 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.27%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.27%) Programmer
9 1 (2.27%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Technical Support
9 1 (2.27%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (54.55%) .NET
2 15 (34.09%) HTML
3 13 (29.55%) XML
4 11 (25.00%) SOAP
5 3 (6.82%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.55%) CSS
6 2 (4.55%) XSLT
6 2 (4.55%) Middleware
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.27%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.82%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) CMDB
3 1 (2.27%) Mashup
3 1 (2.27%) Telematics
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Windows XP
2 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.09%) UNIX
5 3 (6.82%) AIX
5 3 (6.82%) Solaris
5 3 (6.82%) Linux
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Technical Analysis
2 13 (29.55%) Project Management
2 13 (29.55%) Information Security
3 12 (27.27%) Security Management
3 12 (27.27%) Data Protection
4 7 (15.91%) ITIL
4 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 6 (13.64%) Build Automation
6 4 (9.09%) Change Management
6 4 (9.09%) MVC
6 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.82%) Scrum
7 3 (6.82%) Web Development
7 3 (6.82%) TDD
7 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.82%) High Availability
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 16 (36.36%) PowerShell
3 9 (20.45%) C#
4 6 (13.64%) VBScript
5 5 (11.36%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 4 (9.09%) VBA
7 3 (6.82%) Korn
8 2 (4.55%) JCL
8 2 (4.55%) VB6
8 2 (4.55%) C++
8 2 (4.55%) COBOL
9 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.55%) XenApp
2 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 6 (13.64%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.55%) Control-M
4 1 (2.27%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) SCOM
4 1 (2.27%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Cyber-Ark
2 3 (6.82%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.55%) Remedy
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) Google
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) Citrix
3 2 (4.55%) BMC
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco