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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 43 58 59
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 25 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.11% 1.87% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.77% 6.49% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
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£384 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.91% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.80 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -18.75%
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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
256 262 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 31.80% 28.79% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 156 123
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £490 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.45 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.63% -27.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
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 7 July 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 24 (58.54%) SQL
2 22 (53.66%) Finance
3 18 (43.90%) .NET
3 18 (43.90%) DB2
4 17 (41.46%) DB2 UDB
5 15 (36.59%) Windows
6 14 (34.15%) MS Office
6 14 (34.15%) PowerShell
7 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
8 12 (29.27%) LDAP
8 12 (29.27%) Technical Analysis
8 12 (29.27%) Banking
9 10 (24.39%) Security Management
9 10 (24.39%) Project Management
9 10 (24.39%) Java
9 10 (24.39%) Data Protection
10 9 (21.95%) HTML
10 9 (21.95%) SOAP
10 9 (21.95%) XML
10 9 (21.95%) SLA
10 9 (21.95%) CISSP
10 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
10 9 (21.95%) Information Security
11 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
11 7 (17.07%) TIBCO
11 7 (17.07%) BusinessWorks
11 7 (17.07%) UNIX
11 7 (17.07%) Oracle
11 7 (17.07%) VBScript
12 6 (14.63%) ITIL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (34.15%) MS Office
2 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (17.07%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.44%) Staffware
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.44%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) LDAP
2 6 (14.63%) ATM
3 1 (2.44%) CDMA
3 1 (2.44%) GSM
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (43.90%) DB2
2 17 (41.46%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (7.32%) 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 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
2 3 (7.32%) Selenium
3 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) eggPlant
General
1 22 (53.66%) Finance
2 12 (29.27%) Banking
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 13 (31.71%) Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Security Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) IT Security Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Developer
4 7 (17.07%) Administrator
5 6 (14.63%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) VB Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Project Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) .NET
2 9 (21.95%) HTML
2 9 (21.95%) SOAP
2 9 (21.95%) XML
3 5 (12.20%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.32%) WinForms
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.76%) Clustering
3 3 (7.32%) SCADA
4 1 (2.44%) iPhone
4 1 (2.44%) Telematics
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
2 7 (17.07%) UNIX
3 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.20%) AIX
4 5 (12.20%) Solaris
4 5 (12.20%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Technical Analysis
2 10 (24.39%) Data Protection
2 10 (24.39%) Project Management
2 10 (24.39%) Security Management
3 9 (21.95%) Information Security
4 6 (14.63%) ITIL
4 6 (14.63%) Build Automation
5 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Change Management
6 4 (9.76%) High Availability
6 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.88%) BDD
8 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.88%) TDD
9 1 (2.44%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.44%) Web Development
9 1 (2.44%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) SQL
2 14 (34.15%) PowerShell
3 10 (24.39%) Java
4 7 (17.07%) VBScript
5 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
6 4 (9.76%) Korn
7 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
7 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.88%) C#
8 2 (4.88%) COBOL
8 2 (4.88%) VBA
8 2 (4.88%) JCL
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Tivoli
1 6 (14.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (2.44%) Control-M
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
1 7 (17.07%) TIBCO
2 3 (7.32%) Cyber-Ark
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) Remedy
3 1 (2.44%) VMware