The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Birmingham region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 57 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing VB 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.56% 1.16% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.79% 3.55% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -3.27%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
223 197 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.28% 32.51% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 112 120
Average daily rate £338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
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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 25 July 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 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 7 (38.89%) VBA
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) .NET
5 5 (27.78%) VBScript
5 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
5 5 (27.78%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
5 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
6 4 (22.22%) MS Access
6 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (22.22%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) VB6
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Data Transformation
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) HTML
7 3 (16.67%) DTS
7 3 (16.67%) CSS
8 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
8 2 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) MS Office
8 2 (11.11%) ETL
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (11.11%) Data Security

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Documentum
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (5.56%) FileNet
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) FTP
1 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) MS Access
3 3 (16.67%) DTS
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.56%) Data Mart
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) DBA
4 2 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Access Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Excel Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.56%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) VB.NET Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
1 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) WinForms
3 2 (11.11%) MDX
3 2 (11.11%) WPF
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
1 1 (5.56%) Market Risk
1 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) HPUX
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) SUSE
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Data Transformation
3 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
3 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) ETL
3 2 (11.11%) Data Security
3 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Content Management
4 1 (5.56%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) VBA
3 5 (27.78%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) VBScript
3 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) VB6
6 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.56%) C
7 1 (5.56%) Perl
7 1 (5.56%) C++
7 1 (5.56%) Java
7 1 (5.56%) Python
7 1 (5.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (5.56%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Lotus
3 1 (5.56%) TIBCO