The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 54 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing VB 9 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.18% 1.82% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.61% 5.06% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £265 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% -6.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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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 Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
249 237 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.55% 35.91% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 170 120
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.59% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £12.54 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £175.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Birmingham region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 8 (47.06%) VBA
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) VBScript
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
5 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
6 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 3 (17.65%) HP
6 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (17.65%) SAN
6 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) UNIX
6 3 (17.65%) Solaris
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
7 2 (11.76%) MS Access

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) CATIA
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.88%) Front Office
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Excel Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Report Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Access Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) WPF
2 2 (11.76%) WinForms
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.88%) MDX
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
1 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) Solaris
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) SUSE
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
3 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Use Case
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) CAD
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) VBA
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
3 5 (29.41%) VBScript
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
5 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (11.76%) VB6
6 1 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (5.88%) SAPscript
6 1 (5.88%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (5.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) WMI
3 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.88%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.76%) Symantec
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.88%) Siemens
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
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