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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 55 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 15 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.95% 0.54% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.94% 1.78% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£362 £300 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £300 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £36.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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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
216 225 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.09% 30.49% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 137 49
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £235 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 16
Average hourly rate £18.50 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.66% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £35.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 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 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows XP
2 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
3 12 (38.71%) Finance
4 10 (32.26%) SQL
5 9 (29.03%) ITIL
5 9 (29.03%) ATM
5 9 (29.03%) Tivoli
5 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Build Automation
5 9 (29.03%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (19.35%) VBScript
7 5 (16.13%) .NET
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.13%) HP
7 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
7 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.90%) Change Management
8 4 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (12.90%) Selenium
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle
8 4 (12.90%) IIS
8 4 (12.90%) C#
8 4 (12.90%) Java
8 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (9.68%) eggPlant

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (12.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) ResourceLink
2 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) ATM
2 3 (9.68%) CDMA
2 3 (9.68%) GSM
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) Network Security
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.45%) Ingres
3 2 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.23%) MS Access
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (12.90%) Selenium
3 3 (9.68%) eggPlant
3 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.23%) MSI
5 1 (3.23%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Software Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) WinForms
2 2 (6.45%) jQuery
2 2 (6.45%) XHTML
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) WSH
3 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) iPhone
2 3 (9.68%) iPad
2 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows XP
2 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.68%) Android
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
1 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
1 9 (29.03%) Build Automation
2 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) System Testing
5 3 (9.68%) QMS
6 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.45%) SOA
6 2 (6.45%) UML
6 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.23%) Line Management
7 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.23%) BDD
7 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) VBScript
3 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
4 4 (12.90%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) Java
5 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.45%) VB6
6 2 (6.45%) C
6 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.45%) Perl
6 2 (6.45%) COBOL
6 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Tivoli
1 9 (29.03%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 2 (6.45%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) HP
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) Dell
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) AppSense
4 2 (6.45%) SumTotal
4 2 (6.45%) Saba
4 2 (6.45%) Northgate
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) BMC
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy