The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 66 63
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3  
Contract jobs citing VB 14 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.38% 0.95% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.54% 2.95% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 8
Median daily rate £388 £330 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.42% -12.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £330 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £330 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +51.78% +19.14%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 396 305 424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 39.09% 32.17% 34.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 153 228
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 10
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.93% +38.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £37.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Buckinghamshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Buckinghamshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Buckinghamshire

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Buckinghamshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -3 13 £388 - 3
VB
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 22 (81.48%) SQL
2 17 (62.96%) Java
2 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
3 15 (55.56%) Internet
4 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (48.15%) TDD
4 13 (48.15%) Ruby
4 13 (48.15%) JIRA
4 13 (48.15%) SOAP
4 13 (48.15%) Web Services
4 13 (48.15%) Python
4 13 (48.15%) Git (software)
4 13 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (48.15%) REST
4 13 (48.15%) Calabash
4 13 (48.15%) Jenkins
5 12 (44.44%) QA
6 11 (40.74%) Mobile App
7 10 (37.04%) Windows
7 10 (37.04%) Finance
8 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
9 8 (29.63%) Selenium
10 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
10 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
10 7 (25.93%) SDLC
10 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
11 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
12 5 (18.52%) HP

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) Kentico
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Calabash
1 13 (48.15%) Git (software)
1 13 (48.15%) Jenkins
1 13 (48.15%) JIRA
2 8 (29.63%) Selenium
3 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
4 5 (18.52%) HP UFT
5 3 (11.11%) MSI
6 1 (3.70%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.70%) Protractor
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 4 (14.81%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Tester
2 9 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 5 (18.52%) QA Automation Tester
3 5 (18.52%) QA Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Deployment Specialist
5 3 (11.11%) Migration Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Salesforce Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Architect
7 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) REST
1 13 (48.15%) SOAP
1 13 (48.15%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Vista
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (48.15%) TDD
3 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
4 7 (25.93%) SDLC
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL
5 5 (18.52%) QA Automation
6 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) Patch Management
6 4 (14.81%) Security Patching
6 4 (14.81%) Service Management
6 4 (14.81%) Software Deployment
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Swim Lanes
7 3 (11.11%) Time Management
7 3 (11.11%) Use Case
8 2 (7.41%) Open Source
8 2 (7.41%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) SQL
2 17 (62.96%) Java
3 13 (48.15%) Python
3 13 (48.15%) Ruby
4 5 (18.52%) VBScript
5 4 (14.81%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.70%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
3 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
1 5 (18.52%) WSUS
2 4 (14.81%) BladeLogic
2 4 (14.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) AppDNA
4 1 (3.70%) EdgeSight
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) HP
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix
3 4 (14.81%) Remedy
4 3 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.70%) AppSense
5 1 (3.70%) CommVault
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Genesys
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) VMware
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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