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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 57 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing VB 16 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.85% 1.76% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.62% 5.06% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
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£375 £313 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-23.58% -18.46%
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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
210 237 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.28% 34.80% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 120 64
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £42.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 (67.74%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
3 9 (29.03%) UNIX
4 8 (25.81%) ITIL
4 8 (25.81%) Oracle
4 8 (25.81%) Finance
5 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
5 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (19.35%) ATM
6 6 (19.35%) Tivoli
6 6 (19.35%) VBScript
6 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Build Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) TIBCO EMS
7 5 (16.13%) C#
7 5 (16.13%) TIBCO
7 5 (16.13%) TIBCO Hawk
7 5 (16.13%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (16.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
8 4 (12.90%) Firewall
8 4 (12.90%) Staffware
8 4 (12.90%) Workflow
8 4 (12.90%) .NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 5 (16.13%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (6.45%) SAS
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (12.90%) Staffware
2 4 (12.90%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (6.45%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) ATM
2 4 (12.90%) Firewall
3 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.45%) Ingres
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.23%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (3.23%) DB2
5 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.23%) MS Access
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (12.90%) Ant
2 3 (9.68%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (9.68%) MSI
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.45%) Selenium
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Applications Packager
2 4 (12.90%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Junior
4 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) VBA Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) Application Packaging
2 3 (9.68%) WSH
3 2 (6.45%) XHTML
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.45%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) Software Packaging
4 1 (3.23%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
2 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
3 9 (29.03%) UNIX
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.45%) Windows NT
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) AIX
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris
6 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
2 6 (19.35%) Build Automation
3 5 (16.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (12.90%) Workflow
4 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
4 4 (12.90%) System Testing
5 3 (9.68%) SIEM
5 3 (9.68%) Cyber Security
5 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
5 3 (9.68%) Information Security
5 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (9.68%) Data Security
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) SOA
6 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) VBScript
3 5 (16.13%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
4 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.45%) C
5 2 (6.45%) COBOL
5 2 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) VB6
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.23%) VBA
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (9.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Tivoli
1 6 (19.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 5 (16.13%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (9.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.45%) Remedy
4 2 (6.45%) Northgate
5 1 (3.23%) SumTotal
5 1 (3.23%) Saba
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix