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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 62 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing VB 6 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.74% 1.40% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.49% 3.88% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.05 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -16.90%
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
241 232 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.64% 36.19% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 155 60
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -32.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 9 (90.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (50.00%) Solaris
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) UNIX
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (40.00%) NHS
5 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (30.00%) WSUS
6 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (20.00%) Firewall
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) Symantec
7 2 (20.00%) SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (10.00%) CSS3
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (50.00%) Solaris
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (10.00%) VB6
4 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (30.00%) WSUS
2 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) IBM
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) MobileIron
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) CommVault
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp