The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 60 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 12 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.53% 0.82% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.24% 2.44% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Median daily rate £445 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £26.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +3.92%
VB
West Midlands

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
283 246 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.19% 33.70% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 166 145
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -14.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 July 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VB.

1 15 (75.00%) HTML
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
1 15 (75.00%) XML
2 14 (70.00%) Oracle
3 13 (65.00%) PL/SQL
3 13 (65.00%) Java
3 13 (65.00%) C++
3 13 (65.00%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (65.00%) OO
3 13 (65.00%) Oracle Database
4 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (60.00%) Hibernate
4 12 (60.00%) Spring
4 12 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (60.00%) JUnit
5 11 (55.00%) WebLogic
5 11 (55.00%) J2EE
5 11 (55.00%) JSP
5 11 (55.00%) Servlets
5 11 (55.00%) Eclipse
5 11 (55.00%) Toad
5 11 (55.00%) RDBMS
5 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
6 10 (50.00%) Apache CXF
6 10 (50.00%) Artifactory
6 10 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (50.00%) Maven
6 10 (50.00%) JIRA

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 11 (55.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) InfoPath
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) Oracle Database
2 12 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (55.00%) RDBMS
3 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
4 10 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (50.00%) Oracle OWB
5 8 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
7 1 (5.00%) MS Access
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (60.00%) JUnit
3 11 (55.00%) Eclipse
3 11 (55.00%) Toad
4 10 (50.00%) Ant
4 10 (50.00%) Artifactory
4 10 (50.00%) ClearQuest
4 10 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 10 (50.00%) JIRA
4 10 (50.00%) Maven
5 3 (15.00%) PVCS
6 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Developer
5 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL Developer
6 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 2 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Access Developer
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (5.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
7 1 (5.00%) ETL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Excel Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Excel VBA Developer
7 1 (5.00%) HTML Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database Developer
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Database Developer
7 1 (5.00%) VBA Developer
7 1 (5.00%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) HTML
1 15 (75.00%) XML
2 12 (60.00%) Hibernate
2 12 (60.00%) Spring
3 11 (55.00%) J2EE
3 11 (55.00%) JSP
3 11 (55.00%) Servlets
4 10 (50.00%) Apache CXF
4 10 (50.00%) Web Services
5 8 (40.00%) Struts
6 5 (25.00%) .NET
6 5 (25.00%) CSS
7 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 3 (15.00%) OC4J
8 3 (15.00%) XSD
9 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (5.00%) jQuery
9 1 (5.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Unix
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) OO
2 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 10 (50.00%) OOP
2 10 (50.00%) UML
3 9 (45.00%) ITIL
3 9 (45.00%) ITSM
3 9 (45.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Management
4 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.00%) Security Auditing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) Wealth Management
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 13 (65.00%) C++
2 13 (65.00%) Java
2 13 (65.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) VB6
5 1 (5.00%) VBA
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) Oracle Certification
4 7 (35.00%) OCPJP
5 6 (30.00%) Degree
6 3 (15.00%) Sun Certification
7 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) MCAD
7 1 (5.00%) MCITP
7 1 (5.00%) MCSD
7 1 (5.00%) MCTS
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft