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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 8 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.27% 2.96% 1.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.73% 8.22% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£285 £245 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.32% -26.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £402 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -43.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.34% -2.90%
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
169 219 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.87% 36.02% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 131 80
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.30 £20.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £37.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) VBA
4 7 (33.33%) .NET
5 6 (28.57%) Solaris
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) UNIX
5 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 6 (28.57%) SAN
5 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (28.57%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) VBScript
7 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
7 4 (19.05%) ITIL
7 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (19.05%) HP
7 4 (19.05%) Dell
7 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) IBM
7 4 (19.05%) Firewall
7 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
7 4 (19.05%) Symantec
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) WinCC
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.76%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Teamcenter
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MS Access
2 1 (4.76%) DTS
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Environment Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Classic ASP
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.76%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) CSS3
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) SCADA
3 1 (4.76%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.76%) Data Conversion
3 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Solaris
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) UNIX
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
1 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
1 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
2 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (9.52%) CAD
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) System Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Use Case
4 1 (4.76%) Release Management
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Data Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) VBA
4 5 (23.81%) VBScript
5 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
5 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
6 2 (9.52%) VB6
6 2 (9.52%) C#
7 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
2 4 (19.05%) SCCM
3 3 (14.29%) WMI
3 3 (14.29%) Sysprep
4 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Symantec
3 4 (19.05%) IBM
3 4 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) Siemens
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Allen-Bradley