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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 55 54 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing VB 7 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.99% 1.90% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.69% 6.82% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate - £362 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
260 220 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 36.78% 27.92% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 110 137
Average daily rate £358 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £24.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.20% -35.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 16 (84.21%) Finance
2 11 (57.89%) C#
3 9 (47.37%) .NET
4 8 (42.11%) Information Security
4 8 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
5 7 (36.84%) HTML
5 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 7 (36.84%) XML
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 6 (31.58%) MS Visio
6 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 6 (31.58%) Project Management
6 6 (31.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
6 6 (31.58%) Firewall
6 6 (31.58%) Data Security
6 6 (31.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (31.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (31.58%) jQuery
6 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
6 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
6 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (31.58%) SIEM
6 6 (31.58%) AngularJS
6 6 (31.58%) Security Patching
7 5 (26.32%) DevOps
7 5 (26.32%) Laravel

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (26.32%) Apache
1 5 (26.32%) IIS
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (31.58%) MS Visio
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
2 5 (26.32%) LDAP
2 5 (26.32%) SMTP
3 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (84.21%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Security Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Developer
4 4 (21.05%) IT Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Angular Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SOX Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) VB Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Production Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Server Support
6 1 (5.26%) Server Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 7 (36.84%) XML
3 6 (31.58%) AngularJS
3 6 (31.58%) jQuery
4 5 (26.32%) CSS
4 5 (26.32%) HTML5
4 5 (26.32%) Laravel
4 5 (26.32%) SOAP
4 5 (26.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (10.53%) Middleware
5 2 (10.53%) XSLT
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) CMDB
2 1 (5.26%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Unix
1 5 (26.32%) zOS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (42.11%) Information Security
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Data Security
3 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
3 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Security Patching
3 6 (31.58%) SIEM
3 6 (31.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (26.32%) DevOps
4 5 (26.32%) Security Operations
4 5 (26.32%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Web Development
4 5 (26.32%) Workflow
5 2 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) PHP
5 3 (15.79%) VBA
6 2 (10.53%) Python
7 1 (5.26%) C
7 1 (5.26%) C++
7 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CEH
1 2 (10.53%) CISM
1 2 (10.53%) CISSP
1 2 (10.53%) GCIA
1 2 (10.53%) GCIH
1 2 (10.53%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
1 6 (31.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Google
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) BMC
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft