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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 23 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.63% 0.38% 2.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.91% 1.48% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 7
Average daily rate £260 £225 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £225 £409
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 £31.25 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
258 135 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 29.45% 25.33% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 82 113
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £201 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £436 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £15.97 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.63% -12.85%
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 17 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 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows 7
3 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 12 (37.50%) SQL
4 12 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 8 (25.00%) Migration
5 8 (25.00%) MSI
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.00%) WSH
5 8 (25.00%) VBScript
5 8 (25.00%) .NET
5 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
6 7 (21.88%) VBA
6 7 (21.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (21.88%) Finance
7 6 (18.75%) ITIL
7 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
8 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
9 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (12.50%) Remedy
9 4 (12.50%) PowerShell

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.38%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.25%) DTS
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MSI
1 8 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Applications Packager
4 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Support
6 3 (9.38%) Applications Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) MI Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
8 1 (3.13%) VMware Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) VB Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Database Developer
8 1 (3.13%) VB6 Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Excel Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Development Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
1 8 (25.00%) WSH
1 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (9.38%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) 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
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (3.13%) EAI
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Security
4 1 (3.13%) Information Security
4 1 (3.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.13%) SIEM
4 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) VBScript
3 7 (21.88%) VBA
4 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
5 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.38%) VB6
6 3 (9.38%) C#
6 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.25%) Java
7 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.13%) C++
8 1 (3.13%) VC++
8 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
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
1 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
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%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Remedy
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) PlateSpin