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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 59 48 52
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 13 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.48% 1.69% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.34% 5.26% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
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£345 £311 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.84% -14.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.75 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -16.26%
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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
205 228 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.40% 32.02% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 113 54
Average daily rate £361 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £37.50 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
3 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
4 8 (26.67%) ITIL
4 8 (26.67%) UNIX
4 8 (26.67%) Oracle
4 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 6 (20.00%) Tivoli
6 6 (20.00%) VBScript
6 6 (20.00%) ATM
6 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.00%) Build Automation
6 6 (20.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) C#
7 5 (16.67%) Firewall
8 4 (13.33%) Staffware
8 4 (13.33%) Workflow
8 4 (13.33%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
8 4 (13.33%) TIBCO
8 4 (13.33%) TIBCO Hawk
8 4 (13.33%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (13.33%) Ant
8 4 (13.33%) .NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (13.33%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (6.67%) SAS
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Staffware
1 4 (13.33%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (13.33%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (6.67%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) ATM
2 5 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.67%) Ingres
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (13.33%) Ant
2 3 (10.00%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (10.00%) MSI
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Junior
4 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) VBA Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Test 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 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (10.00%) WSH
3 2 (6.67%) XHTML
3 2 (6.67%) J2EE
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
2 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (26.67%) UNIX
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Windows NT
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Build Automation
2 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Workflow
3 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security
4 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (10.00%) System Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Cyber Security
4 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.00%) SIEM
4 3 (10.00%) Data Security
4 3 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 2 (6.67%) UML
5 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) BDD
5 2 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) VBScript
3 5 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.67%) C
5 2 (6.67%) COBOL
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) Perl
5 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.67%) VB6
6 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 6 (20.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 4 (13.33%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.67%) SumTotal
4 2 (6.67%) Saba
4 2 (6.67%) Remedy
4 2 (6.67%) Northgate
5 1 (3.33%) SAP