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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 50 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 14 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.79% 1.83% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.34% 5.11% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £265 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £400 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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
262 235 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.55% 35.93% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 172 122
Average daily rate £350 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £234 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £23.50 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £23.50 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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
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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 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 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
1 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) VBA
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
5 6 (31.58%) Solaris
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
5 6 (31.58%) UNIX
5 6 (31.58%) SAN
5 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
5 6 (31.58%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) Migration
6 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
6 5 (26.32%) VBScript
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) IBM
7 4 (21.05%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
7 4 (21.05%) Symantec
7 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
8 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) CATIA
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Teamcenter
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
1 6 (31.58%) SAN
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MS Access
2 1 (5.26%) DTS
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) DBA
3 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
3 1 (5.26%) Access Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Classic ASP
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) MDX
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) CSS3
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Device Driver
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Solaris
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) CAD
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Transformation
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.26%) Data Security
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) System Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Use Case
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
2 8 (42.11%) VBA
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) VBScript
5 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
6 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.26%) Perl
7 1 (5.26%) C
7 1 (5.26%) C++
7 1 (5.26%) Java
7 1 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (5.26%) SAPscript
7 1 (5.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) SCOM
3 2 (10.53%) Sysprep
3 2 (10.53%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 4 (21.05%) Symantec
4 3 (15.79%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) Dell
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) SAP
6 1 (5.26%) Siemens
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