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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 61 50 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing VB 13 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.35% 2.04% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.73% 7.73% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate
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£356 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £441 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.06 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+74.47% -24.30%
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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
275 220 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.65% 26.44% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 136 141
Average daily rate £350 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.70 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.23% -21.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 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 23 (56.10%) Finance
2 22 (53.66%) SQL
3 19 (46.34%) .NET
4 17 (41.46%) DB2
5 16 (39.02%) DB2 UDB
6 15 (36.59%) PowerShell
7 14 (34.15%) Windows
8 13 (31.71%) MS Office
9 12 (29.27%) LDAP
9 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
9 12 (29.27%) Technical Analysis
10 11 (26.83%) Project Management
10 11 (26.83%) SLA
11 10 (24.39%) Information Security
11 10 (24.39%) Banking
11 10 (24.39%) Security Management
11 10 (24.39%) Data Protection
12 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
12 9 (21.95%) CISSP
12 9 (21.95%) SOAP
12 9 (21.95%) XML
12 9 (21.95%) HTML
13 8 (19.51%) Java
14 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (14.63%) TIBCO
14 6 (14.63%) BusinessWorks
14 6 (14.63%) UNIX
14 6 (14.63%) VBScript
14 6 (14.63%) Oracle
14 6 (14.63%) ITIL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Office
2 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.44%) Staffware
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.44%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) LDAP
2 5 (12.20%) ATM
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (41.46%) DB2
2 16 (39.02%) DB2 UDB
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.88%) Selenium
2 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (56.10%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Security Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Developer
3 8 (19.51%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Administrator
5 5 (12.20%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.88%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Excel Developer
8 1 (2.44%) MI Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Wintel Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Wintel Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Project Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) .NET
2 9 (21.95%) SOAP
2 9 (21.95%) XML
2 9 (21.95%) HTML
3 4 (9.76%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (4.88%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) WinForms
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) SCADA
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) Telematics
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) UNIX
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
3 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
4 4 (9.76%) AIX
4 4 (9.76%) Solaris
4 4 (9.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Technical Analysis
2 11 (26.83%) Project Management
3 10 (24.39%) Security Management
3 10 (24.39%) Information Security
3 10 (24.39%) Data Protection
4 6 (14.63%) ITIL
5 5 (12.20%) Build Automation
6 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Change Management
7 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.32%) High Availability
8 2 (4.88%) BDD
8 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.88%) TDD
9 1 (2.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (2.44%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) SQL
2 15 (36.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (19.51%) Java
4 6 (14.63%) VBScript
5 5 (12.20%) C#
5 5 (12.20%) VBA
6 4 (9.76%) Bash Shell
7 3 (7.32%) Korn
8 2 (4.88%) JCL
8 2 (4.88%) C++
8 2 (4.88%) COBOL
8 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) XenApp
3 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.44%) vSphere
3 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 5 (12.20%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.88%) Control-M
4 1 (2.44%) SCCM
4 1 (2.44%) SCOM
4 1 (2.44%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle
1 6 (14.63%) TIBCO
2 3 (7.32%) Remedy
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
3 2 (4.88%) Citrix
3 2 (4.88%) BMC
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco