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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 59 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing VB 7 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.92% 1.66% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.57% 5.63% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 5
Median daily rate £350 £590 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.67% +114.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £415 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £590 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +86.93%
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
272 213 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.93% 29.50% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 134 140
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £271 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.30 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £20.70 £22.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 13 (72.22%) HTML
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 11 (61.11%) XML
3 10 (55.56%) Java
3 10 (55.56%) OO
4 9 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (50.00%) C++
4 9 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 9 (50.00%) Oracle
4 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 8 (44.44%) Spring
5 8 (44.44%) Struts
5 8 (44.44%) .NET
5 8 (44.44%) JUnit
5 8 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (44.44%) Hibernate
6 7 (38.89%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (38.89%) ClearQuest
6 7 (38.89%) Eclipse
6 7 (38.89%) Toad
6 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
6 7 (38.89%) WebLogic
6 7 (38.89%) J2EE
6 7 (38.89%) Web Services
6 7 (38.89%) JSP
6 7 (38.89%) Servlets
6 7 (38.89%) Ant

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 7 (38.89%) WebLogic
2 3 (16.67%) IIS
3 2 (11.11%) CMS
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
3 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
4 6 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle OWB
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (44.44%) JUnit
3 7 (38.89%) Ant
3 7 (38.89%) Artifactory
3 7 (38.89%) ClearQuest
3 7 (38.89%) Eclipse
3 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (38.89%) JIRA
3 7 (38.89%) Maven
3 7 (38.89%) Toad
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL Developer
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 2 (11.11%) VB Developer
6 2 (11.11%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Administrator
7 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Data Scientist
7 1 (5.56%) ETL Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database Developer
7 1 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) HTML
2 11 (61.11%) XML
3 8 (44.44%) .NET
3 8 (44.44%) Hibernate
3 8 (44.44%) Spring
3 8 (44.44%) Struts
4 7 (38.89%) Apache CXF
4 7 (38.89%) J2EE
4 7 (38.89%) JSP
4 7 (38.89%) Servlets
4 7 (38.89%) Web Services
5 6 (33.33%) CSS
6 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
7 3 (16.67%) jQuery
7 3 (16.67%) XSD
8 2 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.56%) Neural Network
2 1 (5.56%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) OO
2 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (38.89%) Defect Tracking
2 7 (38.89%) OOP
2 7 (38.89%) UML
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) ITSM
3 6 (33.33%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Data Management
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Cluster Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) CRM
6 1 (5.56%) ERP
6 1 (5.56%) Machine Learning
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Security Auditing
6 1 (5.56%) Stochastic Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) C++
3 9 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (11.11%) PHP
6 2 (11.11%) VB6
7 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.56%) Python
7 1 (5.56%) R
7 1 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) Degree
3 7 (38.89%) OCPJP
3 7 (38.89%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) MCAD
4 1 (5.56%) MCITP
4 1 (5.56%) MCSD
4 1 (5.56%) MCTS
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft