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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 43 47 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing VB 15 2 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.45% 0.39% 3.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.70% 1.16% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate £313 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £253 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £273 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
224 172 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.54% 33.59% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 91 123
Average daily rate £313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +111.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 20 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 19 (52.78%) .NET
3 17 (47.22%) SQL
4 15 (41.67%) VB.NET
5 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
6 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
7 10 (27.78%) HTML
7 10 (27.78%) CSS
8 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 9 (25.00%) VB6
8 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (22.22%) C#
9 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (19.44%) MS Access
10 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (19.44%) jQuery
11 6 (16.67%) VBA
11 6 (16.67%) Web Services
12 5 (13.89%) Oracle
12 5 (13.89%) VBScript
12 5 (13.89%) Ajax
13 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (11.11%) Finance
13 4 (11.11%) MS Office
13 4 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
14 3 (8.33%) SOA
14 3 (8.33%) IIS
14 3 (8.33%) Windows

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.78%) FileNet
4 1 (2.78%) Documentum
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.78%) Apache
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS Office
3 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.78%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (2.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (19.44%) MS Access
4 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.56%) DTS
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.78%) MySQL
7 1 (2.78%) Data Mart
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Law
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Excel Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) C# Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Programmer
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) DBA
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Programmer
7 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) .NET
2 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 10 (27.78%) HTML
3 10 (27.78%) CSS
4 7 (19.44%) jQuery
5 6 (16.67%) Web Services
6 5 (13.89%) Ajax
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.56%) WCF
7 2 (5.56%) WPF
7 2 (5.56%) Silverlight
7 2 (5.56%) WinForms
7 2 (5.56%) XML
7 2 (5.56%) SOAP
7 2 (5.56%) XHTML
7 2 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.78%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
1 1 (2.78%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) HPUX
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) SUSE
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.33%) SOA
1 3 (8.33%) Migration
2 2 (5.56%) Multithreading
2 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
2 2 (5.56%) Workflow
2 2 (5.56%) UML
2 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
3 1 (2.78%) Risk Analytics
3 1 (2.78%) Analytics
3 1 (2.78%) Data Transformation
3 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
3 1 (2.78%) Quality Management
3 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.78%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (2.78%) Data Security
3 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
3 1 (2.78%) ETL
3 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.78%) Data Management
3 1 (2.78%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) VB.NET
3 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
4 9 (25.00%) VB6
5 8 (22.22%) C#
6 6 (16.67%) VBA
7 5 (13.89%) VBScript
8 3 (8.33%) Java
8 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
9 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (2.78%) Python
10 1 (2.78%) Perl
10 1 (2.78%) C++
10 1 (2.78%) C
10 1 (2.78%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
1 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Lotus
4 1 (2.78%) TIBCO