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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 56 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing VB 16 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.85% 1.50% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.84% 4.42% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
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£375 £316 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -24.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.45 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.15% -3.81%
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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
204 249 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.53% 33.92% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 127 79
Average daily rate £375 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £37.50 £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 20 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 20 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 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) SQL
3 12 (34.29%) UNIX
4 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
4 11 (31.43%) Oracle
4 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
5 9 (25.71%) Finance
6 8 (22.86%) ITIL
6 8 (22.86%) Tivoli
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (17.14%) VBScript
8 6 (17.14%) C#
8 6 (17.14%) ATM
8 6 (17.14%) TIBCO
8 6 (17.14%) TIBCO Hawk
8 6 (17.14%) BusinessWorks
8 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
8 6 (17.14%) TIBCO EMS
8 6 (17.14%) Build Automation
8 6 (17.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 5 (14.29%) .NET
10 4 (11.43%) Ant
10 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
10 4 (11.43%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (11.43%) Firewall
10 4 (11.43%) Staffware

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 6 (17.14%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (5.71%) SAS
3 2 (5.71%) FileNet
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (11.43%) Staffware
2 4 (11.43%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (5.71%) ResourceLink
3 2 (5.71%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) ATM
2 4 (11.43%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.57%) DB2
4 2 (5.71%) Ingres
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.86%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (11.43%) Ant
2 3 (8.57%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (8.57%) MSI
3 2 (5.71%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Back Office
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Applications Packager
3 4 (11.43%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) Security Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Junior
5 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Business Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) WSH
2 3 (8.57%) Application Packaging
3 2 (5.71%) jQuery
3 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) XHTML
4 1 (2.86%) J2EE
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) EMC Centera
1 2 (5.71%) User Experience
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) UNIX
3 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
3 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.57%) AIX
4 3 (8.57%) Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Windows NT
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
2 6 (17.14%) Build Automation
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (11.43%) System Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
4 4 (11.43%) Workflow
5 3 (8.57%) Data Security
5 3 (8.57%) Information Security
5 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
5 3 (8.57%) SIEM
5 3 (8.57%) Cyber Security
6 2 (5.71%) Line Management
6 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) BDD
6 2 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) VBScript
2 6 (17.14%) C#
3 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
3 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) C
4 2 (5.71%) VB6
4 2 (5.71%) C++
4 2 (5.71%) COBOL
4 2 (5.71%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.86%) VBA
5 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Tivoli
2 6 (17.14%) TIBCO Hawk
2 6 (17.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 3 (8.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.71%) Remedy
4 2 (5.71%) Kofax
4 2 (5.71%) ReadSoft
4 2 (5.71%) EMC
4 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 2 (5.71%) Northgate
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) SumTotal
5 1 (2.86%) Saba
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