The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 29 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 59 47
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12  
Contract jobs citing VB 10 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.34% 0.75% 3.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.57% 2.63% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Median daily rate £218 - £380
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 - £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £23.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +78.19% -11.32%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 280 190 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 37.58% 28.32% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 160 292
Median daily rate £388 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Milton Keynes

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Milton Keynes

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for VB.

1 20 (80.00%) SQL
2 15 (60.00%) Java
2 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (52.00%) Internet
4 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (44.00%) TDD
4 11 (44.00%) Ruby
4 11 (44.00%) JIRA
4 11 (44.00%) SOAP
4 11 (44.00%) Web Services
4 11 (44.00%) Python
4 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (44.00%) REST
4 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (44.00%) Calabash
5 10 (40.00%) QA
5 10 (40.00%) Windows
6 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (36.00%) Finance
6 9 (36.00%) Mobile App
7 8 (32.00%) Selenium
8 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
8 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
9 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
9 6 (24.00%) Retail
9 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
10 5 (20.00%) HP

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) Kentico
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Calabash
1 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
1 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
1 11 (44.00%) JIRA
2 8 (32.00%) Selenium
3 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (12.00%) MSI
6 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.00%) Protractor
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Retail
3 5 (20.00%) Banking
4 3 (12.00%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (8.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Tester
2 8 (32.00%) Automation Tester
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Deployment Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) Migration Architect
4 3 (12.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (12.00%) QA Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Salesforce Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Packager
6 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Office 365 Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) REST
1 11 (44.00%) SOAP
1 11 (44.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (44.00%) TDD
3 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (20.00%) ITIL
4 5 (20.00%) SDLC
5 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 4 (16.00%) Patch Management
5 4 (16.00%) Security Patching
5 4 (16.00%) Service Management
5 4 (16.00%) Software Deployment
5 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) QA Automation
6 3 (12.00%) Swim Lanes
6 3 (12.00%) Time Management
6 3 (12.00%) Use Case
7 2 (8.00%) Open Source
7 2 (8.00%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) SQL
2 15 (60.00%) Java
3 11 (44.00%) Python
3 11 (44.00%) Ruby
4 5 (20.00%) VBScript
5 4 (16.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) QA
2 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
1 5 (20.00%) WSUS
2 4 (16.00%) BladeLogic
2 4 (16.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (12.00%) AppDNA
4 1 (4.00%) EdgeSight
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
3 4 (16.00%) Remedy
4 3 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.00%) AppSense
5 1 (4.00%) CommVault
5 1 (4.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) Genesys
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) VMware