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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 57 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 13 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.67% 0.61% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.24% 2.08% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Median daily rate £430 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 - £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £316
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £38.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.76% +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £25.80
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -5.02%
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
248 240 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.84% 29.09% 34.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 167 155
Median daily rate £360 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Median hourly rate £22.00 £26.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £26.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £28.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 18 (81.82%) HTML
2 16 (72.73%) XML
3 12 (54.55%) Java
3 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 12 (54.55%) SQL
4 11 (50.00%) Web Services
5 10 (45.45%) Service Management
5 10 (45.45%) OO
5 10 (45.45%) .NET
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
6 9 (40.91%) Oracle
7 8 (36.36%) Unix
7 8 (36.36%) Windows
7 8 (36.36%) CSS
7 8 (36.36%) JSP
7 8 (36.36%) Servlets
7 8 (36.36%) J2EE
7 8 (36.36%) JUnit
7 8 (36.36%) WebLogic
7 8 (36.36%) C++
7 8 (36.36%) PL/SQL
7 8 (36.36%) ITIL
7 8 (36.36%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (36.36%) Eclipse
7 8 (36.36%) Toad
7 8 (36.36%) RDBMS
7 8 (36.36%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (36.36%) Oracle OWB
7 8 (36.36%) Hibernate
7 8 (36.36%) Spring

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 8 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle OWB
2 8 (36.36%) RDBMS
2 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 7 (31.82%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (18.18%) DTS
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
6 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Eclipse
1 8 (36.36%) JUnit
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (36.36%) Toad
2 7 (31.82%) Ant
2 7 (31.82%) Artifactory
2 7 (31.82%) ClearQuest
2 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 7 (31.82%) JIRA
2 7 (31.82%) Maven
3 3 (13.64%) PVCS
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Architect
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Developer
4 3 (13.64%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Web Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C++/Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Excel Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) HTML
2 16 (72.73%) XML
3 11 (50.00%) Web Services
4 10 (45.45%) .NET
5 8 (36.36%) CSS
5 8 (36.36%) Hibernate
5 8 (36.36%) J2EE
5 8 (36.36%) JSP
5 8 (36.36%) Servlets
5 8 (36.36%) Spring
6 7 (31.82%) Apache CXF
7 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
8 4 (18.18%) EDI
8 4 (18.18%) HTML5
8 4 (18.18%) REST
8 4 (18.18%) SOAP
8 4 (18.18%) Struts
9 3 (13.64%) OC4J
9 3 (13.64%) XSD
10 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Unix
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) OO
1 10 (45.45%) Service Management
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (31.82%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (31.82%) ITSM
3 7 (31.82%) OOP
3 7 (31.82%) UML
4 4 (18.18%) CRM
4 4 (18.18%) EAI
4 4 (18.18%) ERP
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) SOA
5 3 (13.64%) Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Data Management
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) Workflow
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
1 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) C++
2 8 (36.36%) PL/SQL
3 6 (27.27%) C#
4 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
5 4 (18.18%) XPath
6 2 (9.09%) VB6
7 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.55%) Python
7 1 (4.55%) VBA
7 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) OCPJP
4 3 (13.64%) Sun Certification
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) MCAD
5 1 (4.55%) MCITP
5 1 (4.55%) MCSD
5 1 (4.55%) MCTS
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) SAP