The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 54 61 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing VB 15 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.70% 1.12% 2.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.28% 3.43% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £25.70 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-12.33% -19.05%
Programming Languages Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
239 233 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 27.16% 32.54% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 129 112
Average daily rate £380 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Average hourly rate £15.45 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Windows 7
3 14 (34.15%) Windows XP
4 13 (31.71%) SQL
5 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
6 11 (26.83%) Oracle
6 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
7 10 (24.39%) VBScript
8 9 (21.95%) MSI
8 9 (21.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (21.95%) UNIX
8 9 (21.95%) WSH
8 9 (21.95%) Wise Package Studio
8 9 (21.95%) Hyper-V
8 9 (21.95%) Finance
8 9 (21.95%) Migration
8 9 (21.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (21.95%) Application Packaging
9 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
10 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
10 7 (17.07%) ITIL
10 7 (17.07%) .NET
11 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (14.63%) TIBCO
11 6 (14.63%) TIBCO Hawk
11 6 (14.63%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
11 6 (14.63%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
12 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (14.63%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (9.76%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.88%) FileNet
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.32%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (9.76%) Staffware
2 4 (9.76%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (4.88%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Firewall
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.32%) MS Access
3 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (7.32%) DB2
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.44%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MSI
1 9 (21.95%) Wise Package Studio
2 4 (9.76%) Ant
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
4 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Applications Packager
3 5 (12.20%) Support Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Junior
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.88%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (4.88%) MI Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Report Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Excel Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) WSH
1 9 (21.95%) Application Packaging
2 7 (17.07%) .NET
3 3 (7.32%) XML
4 2 (4.88%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) Servlets
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) EMC Centera
2 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Windows 7
3 14 (34.15%) Windows XP
4 9 (21.95%) UNIX
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.32%) AIX
7 3 (7.32%) Linux
8 1 (2.44%) Solaris
8 1 (2.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Migration
2 7 (17.07%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (9.76%) Workflow
5 3 (7.32%) Information Security
5 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (7.32%) Cyber Security
5 3 (7.32%) SIEM
5 3 (7.32%) Data Security
5 3 (7.32%) UML
6 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.44%) TDD
7 1 (2.44%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.44%) System Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Software Distribution
7 1 (2.44%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.44%) BDD
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) SQL
2 10 (24.39%) VBScript
3 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
3 5 (12.20%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) C++
4 3 (7.32%) Java
5 2 (4.88%) VBA
5 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.44%) MCITP
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
1 3 (7.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Hyper-V
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (14.63%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.44%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.83%) Oracle
3 6 (14.63%) TIBCO
4 5 (12.20%) Remedy
5 3 (7.32%) Citrix
6 2 (4.88%) IBM
6 2 (4.88%) Kofax
6 2 (4.88%) ReadSoft
6 2 (4.88%) EMC
7 1 (2.44%) VMware
7 1 (2.44%) PlateSpin
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) SAP