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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 45 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 26 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.01% 0.38% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.28% 1.44% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 9
Average daily rate £260 £225 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -13.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £225 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.28% +38.00%
Programming Languages Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
253 139 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 29.25% 26.33% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 88 104
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Average hourly rate £15.97 £38.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.51% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VB
Buckinghamshire

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
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 24 April 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 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows 7
3 12 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 8 (25.00%) MSI
5 8 (25.00%) Finance
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.00%) VBScript
5 8 (25.00%) WSH
5 8 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
5 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (25.00%) Migration
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
6 7 (21.88%) .NET
6 7 (21.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (18.75%) ITIL
7 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (15.63%) Oracle
8 5 (15.63%) VBA
8 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
9 4 (12.50%) Remedy
9 4 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (12.50%) C#
9 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (12.50%) PowerShell

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) FileNet
3 1 (3.13%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (3.13%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.38%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (6.25%) MS Access
5 1 (3.13%) DB2
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MSI
1 8 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 8 (25.00%) Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.25%) Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.25%) MI Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Excel Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) VB Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Database Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Report Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) WSH
1 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 7 (21.88%) .NET
3 3 (9.38%) XML
4 2 (6.25%) HTML
4 2 (6.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.13%) EMC Centera
1 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows 7
3 12 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.25%) UNIX
7 1 (3.13%) AIX
7 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) UML
4 1 (3.13%) EAI
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) VBScript
3 5 (15.63%) VBA
4 4 (12.50%) C#
4 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
5 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.25%) C++
6 2 (6.25%) Java
7 1 (3.13%) VC++
7 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) MCP
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.13%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (3.13%) OpenView
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) Remedy
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.13%) Kofax
5 1 (3.13%) ReadSoft
5 1 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) PlateSpin
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) EMC