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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 71 55 68
Rank change year-on-year -16 +13  
Contract jobs citing VB 13 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.26% 2.11% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.39% 6.61% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Median daily rate £388 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +53.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £500 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £500 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

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 296 333 369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 28.74% 31.93% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 192 198
Median daily rate £363 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.00 £38.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.85% +35.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £29.10 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 -13 11 £388 -22.50% 4
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 11 (47.83%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) HP
5 9 (39.13%) WSUS
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (34.78%) ITIL
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (30.43%) Java
7 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
8 6 (26.09%) VBScript
8 6 (26.09%) Internet
8 6 (26.09%) Remedy
8 6 (26.09%) Finance
9 5 (21.74%) Symantec
9 5 (21.74%) Service Management
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
9 5 (21.74%) DNS
9 5 (21.74%) Python
9 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
9 5 (21.74%) WAN
9 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
9 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (21.74%) SCCM
9 5 (21.74%) VMware

VB
Top Related 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
1 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Internet
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (17.39%) DHCP
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
3 4 (17.39%) Skype
3 4 (17.39%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Calabash
1 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Senior VMware Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Deployment Specialist
2 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
3 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Remedy Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) REST
1 4 (17.39%) SOAP
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (4.35%) Classic ASP
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) D3.js
2 1 (4.35%) Highcharts JS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (17.39%) Android
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Service Management
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Change Management
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (17.39%) Data Centre Operations
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 4 (17.39%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (17.39%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (17.39%) Patch Management
3 4 (17.39%) Security Patching
3 4 (17.39%) Software Deployment
3 4 (17.39%) TDD
3 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
3 4 (17.39%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (13.04%) SDLC
4 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
4 3 (13.04%) Time Management
4 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
3 6 (26.09%) VBScript
4 5 (21.74%) Python
5 4 (17.39%) Ruby
6 3 (13.04%) C++
7 2 (8.70%) C#
8 1 (4.35%) C
8 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CEH
3 1 (4.35%) CISM
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) GCIA
3 1 (4.35%) GCIH
3 1 (4.35%) GIAC
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) WSUS
2 5 (21.74%) SCCM
3 4 (17.39%) AirWatch
3 4 (17.39%) BladeLogic
3 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
3 4 (17.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (17.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) EdgeSight
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Nessus
4 1 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) HP
3 6 (26.09%) Remedy
4 5 (21.74%) Symantec
4 5 (21.74%) VMware
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco
5 4 (17.39%) MobileIron
6 2 (8.70%) Genesys
7 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.35%) AppSense
7 1 (4.35%) Avaya
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) CommVault
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Forcepoint
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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