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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 48 49 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 9 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.35% 0.67% 3.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.15% 2.67% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £270 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% +10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £214 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £326 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
217 150 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.63% 25.21% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 97 114
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £11.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
3 10 (47.62%) HTML
3 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
3 10 (47.62%) XML
4 9 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (38.10%) XPath
5 8 (38.10%) VB6
5 8 (38.10%) WinForms
5 8 (38.10%) SOAP
5 8 (38.10%) Web Services
5 8 (38.10%) CRM
5 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
5 8 (38.10%) DTS
5 8 (38.10%) EDI
5 8 (38.10%) ERP
5 8 (38.10%) EAI
5 8 (38.10%) SOA
5 8 (38.10%) Java
5 8 (38.10%) VB.NET
5 8 (38.10%) HTML5
5 8 (38.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (38.10%) REST
6 7 (33.33%) Analytics
6 7 (33.33%) Software Architecture
6 7 (33.33%) Degree
6 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 6 (28.57%) Migration
8 5 (23.81%) Project Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
2 8 (38.10%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (38.10%) DTS
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.76%) MS Access
5 1 (4.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (4.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Billing
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) Architect
3 7 (33.33%) Applications Architect
4 6 (28.57%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) IT Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Web Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Access Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Access VBA Developer
6 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Excel Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (4.76%) RAD Developer
6 1 (4.76%) SAS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) HTML
2 10 (47.62%) XML
3 8 (38.10%) EDI
3 8 (38.10%) HTML5
3 8 (38.10%) REST
3 8 (38.10%) SOAP
3 8 (38.10%) Web Services
3 8 (38.10%) WinForms
4 4 (19.05%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (4.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) CRM
1 8 (38.10%) EAI
1 8 (38.10%) ERP
1 8 (38.10%) SOA
2 7 (33.33%) Analytics
2 7 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 6 (28.57%) Migration
4 5 (23.81%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Service Management
6 3 (14.29%) Workflow
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
8 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
8 1 (4.76%) Process Management
8 1 (4.76%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
2 8 (38.10%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) VB.NET
2 8 (38.10%) VB6
2 8 (38.10%) XPath
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) SAP