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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 34 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.47% 1.90% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.59% 6.19% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £22.53 £25.70
% change year-on-year
+40.92% -12.33%
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 Coventry region.

Programming Languages Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
109 113 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 31.96% 30.71% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 81 28
Average daily rate £300 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £402 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Average hourly rate £18.14 - £24.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 4 August 2015, 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 (87.50%) VB.NET
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) VB6
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (75.00%) ADO.NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (75.00%) NHS
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (62.50%) Data Transformation
4 4 (50.00%) Internet
4 4 (50.00%) VBScript
4 4 (50.00%) IIS
4 4 (50.00%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (12.50%) C#
7 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) WinForms

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Data Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Data Migration Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Reporting Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) ADO.NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Transformation
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) VB.NET
1 7 (87.50%) VB6
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (50.00%) VBScript
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft