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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 47 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs citing VB 5 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.84% 3.70% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.65% 10.94% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate
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£230 £245 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £223 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £402 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -43.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
137 192 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.06% 33.86% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 116 81
Average daily rate £338 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £223 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 14
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.40 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015, 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 12 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) VBA
5 7 (33.33%) .NET
6 6 (28.57%) Solaris
6 6 (28.57%) Linux
6 6 (28.57%) UNIX
6 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 6 (28.57%) SAN
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (28.57%) VMware
6 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (23.81%) SCCM
8 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
8 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
8 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
8 4 (19.05%) Firewall
8 4 (19.05%) Migration
8 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
8 4 (19.05%) Symantec
8 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
8 4 (19.05%) IBM
8 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) Dell

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) WinCC
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.76%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Teamcenter
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) DTS
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
1 6 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.76%) UAT Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Environment Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) Classic ASP
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) CSS3
2 1 (4.76%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 2 (9.52%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) SCADA
3 1 (4.76%) Data Conversion
3 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Solaris
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) UNIX
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
1 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
1 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) OO
2 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (9.52%) System Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) CAD
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) CRM
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) VBA
4 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
4 4 (19.05%) VBScript
4 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
5 2 (9.52%) VB6
5 2 (9.52%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
2 5 (23.81%) SCCM
3 3 (14.29%) Sysprep
3 3 (14.29%) WMI
4 2 (9.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Symantec
3 4 (19.05%) IBM
3 4 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) Siemens
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Allen-Bradley