Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 2018 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 110 81
Rank change year-on-year +14 -29 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 10 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.72% 0.53% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.90% 1.41% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Milton Keynes median daily rate £394 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -25.00% +18.52%
10th Percentile £329 £300 £330
90th Percentile £454 £300 £480
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £280 £330
% change year-on-year +51.79% -15.15% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £37.50

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 527 638 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 38.08% 37.84% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 307 200
Milton Keynes median daily rate £412 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
90th Percentile £573 £525 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.16% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £35.83 - £15.00
10th Percentile £20.24 - £11.20
90th Percentile £53.42 - £21.45
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +36.99% +46.00%

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 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for VB.

1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) Internet
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) QA
3 4 (40.00%) Ruby
3 4 (40.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) REST
3 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (40.00%) Calabash
4 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) WCF
5 2 (20.00%) WPF
5 2 (20.00%) Silverlight
5 2 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (20.00%) RIA

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 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) OpenEdge
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Calabash
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (20.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (10.00%) MSI
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (40.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 4 (40.00%) QA Tester
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Junior QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Progress Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Wintel Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Server Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) REST
1 4 (40.00%) SOAP
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) Silverlight
2 2 (20.00%) WCF
2 2 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) DHTML
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (20.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (10.00%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Ruby
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Groovy
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) OpenEdge ABL
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) SAS Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (20.00%) vSphere
1 2 (20.00%) XenApp
1 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Control-M
1 2 (20.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) CA
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) NetApp
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Progress