The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Coventry 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 38 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 7 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.86% 0.40% 2.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.19% 1.52% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 8
Average daily rate
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£235 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £317
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +2.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £31.75 £32.10
% change year-on-year
-20.47% -1.09%
Programming Languages Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
113 66 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 29.97% 26.29% 29.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 29 60
Average daily rate £325 £275 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -29.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Coventry region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Coventry region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 7 (46.67%) SQL
1 7 (46.67%) Application Packaging
2 6 (40.00%) VBScript
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 5 (33.33%) MSI
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) SCCM
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) OO
4 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
4 4 (26.67%) VBA
5 3 (20.00%) WSH
5 3 (20.00%) AdminStudio
5 3 (20.00%) Software Packaging
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Software Distribution
5 3 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
6 2 (13.33%) Retail
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.67%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos Powerplay
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) DTS
2 1 (6.67%) ReportNet
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MSI
1 5 (33.33%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (20.00%) AdminStudio
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) InstallShield
3 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Applications Packager
2 3 (20.00%) VB Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Teradata Developer
4 1 (6.67%) MI Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Application Packaging
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) Software Packaging
3 3 (20.00%) WSH
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) EPoS
1 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (26.67%) OO
2 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Software Distribution
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) System Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) VBScript
3 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
3 4 (26.67%) VBA
4 1 (6.67%) VB6
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Teradata
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
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