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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 56 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 15 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.77% 2.71% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.93% 8.63% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +15.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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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
253 255 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 29.87% 31.37% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 157 65
Average daily rate £338 £359 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.85% +10.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -29.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 30 March 2015, 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 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Finance
3 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 11 (34.38%) Windows XP
4 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 8 (25.00%) ITIL
5 8 (25.00%) ATM
5 8 (25.00%) Tivoli
5 8 (25.00%) Build Automation
5 8 (25.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Java
7 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
8 5 (15.63%) Banking
8 5 (15.63%) HP
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (15.63%) VBScript
8 5 (15.63%) Oracle
8 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.50%) .NET
9 4 (12.50%) UNIX
9 4 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (12.50%) TIBCO
9 4 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (12.50%) Change Management
9 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 3 (9.38%) QMS
10 3 (9.38%) Android
10 3 (9.38%) iPhone
10 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
1 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.13%) Staffware
2 1 (3.13%) ResourceLink
2 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.13%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) ATM
2 3 (9.38%) CDMA
2 3 (9.38%) GSM
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) DB2
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (6.25%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) MS Access
4 1 (3.13%) Ingres
4 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (9.38%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.38%) eggPlant
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Technical Specialist
2 6 (18.75%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
4 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.13%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) WinForms
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) XHTML
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) SCADA
1 3 (9.38%) iPhone
1 3 (9.38%) iPad
1 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 11 (34.38%) Windows XP
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.50%) UNIX
6 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.38%) Android
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.25%) AIX
7 2 (6.25%) Solaris
7 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
1 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 8 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 4 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
3 3 (9.38%) QMS
3 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
3 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.13%) High Availability
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) System Testing
4 1 (3.13%) UML
4 1 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) Java
3 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 5 (15.63%) VBScript
5 3 (9.38%) VB.NET
5 3 (9.38%) VBA
5 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.13%) VB6
7 1 (3.13%) Korn
7 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) C
7 1 (3.13%) C#
7 1 (3.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 8 (25.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) HP
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 3 (9.38%) Dell
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) AppSense
4 2 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (3.13%) SumTotal
5 1 (3.13%) Saba
5 1 (3.13%) BMC
5 1 (3.13%) Northgate