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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 33 44
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing VB 5 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.80% 3.35% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.89% 9.36% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
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£203 £289 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.87% -11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £255 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £329 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
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
173 203 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.77% 35.74% 34.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 123 90
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -51.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 February 2015, 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 10 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) .NET
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) VBA
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (27.78%) VMware
5 5 (27.78%) SCCM
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
6 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 4 (22.22%) SAN
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 4 (22.22%) NHS
6 4 (22.22%) UNIX
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) Solaris
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) VBScript
6 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) OO
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 3 (16.67%) Software Deployment
7 3 (16.67%) WSUS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.56%) WinCC
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 4 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) DTS
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Environment Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) NHS
2 2 (11.11%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.56%) SCADA
3 1 (5.56%) Data Conversion
3 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Solaris
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) UNIX
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 3 (16.67%) OO
2 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) Software Deployment
3 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.11%) System Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) IT Governance
4 1 (5.56%) RUP
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) VBA
4 4 (22.22%) VBScript
4 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
5 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (11.11%) VB6
6 2 (11.11%) C#
7 1 (5.56%) C
7 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) XenApp
1 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
3 3 (16.67%) WSUS
4 2 (11.11%) WMI
4 2 (11.11%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Symantec
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) CommVault
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Siemens
6 1 (5.56%) Sophos
6 1 (5.56%) Allen-Bradley
6 1 (5.56%) MobileIron