The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 57 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 16 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.78% 1.51% 0.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.99% 5.07% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£347 £316 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.87% -12.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £36.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.28 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +0.89%
VB
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Programming Languages Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
229 217 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.42% 29.85% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 117 55
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +101.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £37.50 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Milton Keynes region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Milton Keynes region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 15 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (36.67%) ITIL
3 11 (36.67%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) ATM
4 9 (30.00%) Tivoli
4 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Build Automation
4 9 (30.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 8 (26.67%) Finance
6 7 (23.33%) Oracle
6 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
7 6 (20.00%) VBScript
7 6 (20.00%) UNIX
7 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) C#
8 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
9 4 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (13.33%) .NET
9 4 (13.33%) IIS
9 4 (13.33%) Change Management
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 4 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) SAS
2 2 (6.67%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (6.67%) TIBCO iProcess
1 2 (6.67%) ResourceLink
1 2 (6.67%) Staffware
2 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) ATM
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.67%) Ingres
3 2 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (6.67%) Ant
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.33%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Back Office
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) VBA Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) J2EE
2 2 (6.67%) XHTML
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) jQuery
2 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 15 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.00%) UNIX
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Build Automation
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 3 (10.00%) System Testing
5 3 (10.00%) QMS
5 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.67%) SOA
6 2 (6.67%) UML
6 2 (6.67%) BDD
6 2 (6.67%) Workflow
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (20.00%) VBScript
4 5 (16.67%) C#
5 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.67%) C
6 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.67%) COBOL
6 2 (6.67%) Java
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.67%) Perl
6 2 (6.67%) VBA
6 2 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.33%) QA
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
1 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Tivoli
1 9 (30.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (6.67%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) AppSense
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) Dell
3 3 (10.00%) Remedy
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.67%) Northgate
4 2 (6.67%) SumTotal
4 2 (6.67%) Saba
5 1 (3.33%) BMC