The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 34 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.60% - 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.84% - 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£230 - £320
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 - £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Programming Languages Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
124 74 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 33.16% 25.08% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 44 69
Average daily rate £320 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £29.50 £15.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.66% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £15.00 £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £15.00 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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 6 (46.15%) SQL
1 6 (46.15%) VBScript
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) Application Packaging
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) OO
3 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
3 4 (30.77%) VBA
3 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (23.08%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (23.08%) MSI
4 3 (23.08%) SCCM
5 2 (15.38%) Software Packaging
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) AdminStudio
5 2 (15.38%) WSH
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (15.38%) Software Distribution
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (7.69%) Retail

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (7.69%) MQSeries
1 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Wise Package Studio
1 3 (23.08%) MSI
2 2 (15.38%) AdminStudio
3 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
3 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Applications Packager
3 3 (23.08%) VB Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) Application Packaging
3 2 (15.38%) Software Packaging
3 2 (15.38%) WSH
4 1 (7.69%) EDI
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.69%) EPoS
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) OO
2 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Software Distribution
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
1 6 (46.15%) VBScript
2 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
2 4 (30.77%) VBA
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) VB6
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Pascal
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix