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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 57 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.34% 1.41% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.99% 4.31% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Median daily rate £375 £425 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +84.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+84.48% +28.88%

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
203 209 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.35% 32.66% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 137 88
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £27.69 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.78% +7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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
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 22 January 2017, 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 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) VB6
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (16.67%) Stochastic Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) R
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
4 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Cluster Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) Physics
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Dojo
4 1 (16.67%) WPF
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling

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 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) VB Developer
2 2 (33.33%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Scientist
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) Dojo
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (16.67%) Neural Network
1 1 (16.67%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Cluster Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
1 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
1 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
1 1 (16.67%) PLM
1 1 (16.67%) Stochastic Modelling
1 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) VB6
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) R
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Telerik