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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 29 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.48% 1.33% 2.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.60% 6.82% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 6
Average daily rate £210 - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
93 44 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 28.79% 19.47% 33.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 16 48
Average daily rate £325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £350 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £30.50 £37.80 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.31% +32.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VB
West Midlands

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 14 (43.75%) .NET
2 14 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 13 (40.63%) Application Packaging
4 12 (37.50%) Data Transformation
4 12 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (37.50%) UNIX
4 12 (37.50%) Cognos
4 12 (37.50%) Data Modelling
4 12 (37.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (37.50%) MSI
5 11 (34.38%) ReportNet
5 11 (34.38%) DTS
5 11 (34.38%) Cognos Powerplay
5 11 (34.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (31.25%) Banking
7 9 (28.13%) Retail
7 9 (28.13%) Teradata
7 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
7 9 (28.13%) VBScript
8 8 (25.00%) Windows
8 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 8 (25.00%) Finance
8 8 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
9 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
9 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
9 6 (18.75%) Retail Banking
9 6 (18.75%) WSH
9 6 (18.75%) Java
10 5 (15.63%) HP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Project
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Retail-J
2 1 (3.13%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) Cognos Powerplay
1 11 (34.38%) DTS
1 11 (34.38%) ReportNet
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MSI
2 8 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (12.50%) Selenium
3 4 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.25%) AdminStudio
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (31.25%) Banking
2 9 (28.13%) Retail
3 8 (25.00%) Finance
4 6 (18.75%) Retail Banking
5 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Applications Packager
2 11 (34.38%) Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (6.25%) Programmer
7 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Data Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Teradata Developer
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.13%) Teradata Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Teradata Architect
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Support Team Leader
8 1 (3.13%) Server Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) .NET
1 14 (43.75%) ASP.NET
2 13 (40.63%) Application Packaging
3 6 (18.75%) WSH
4 3 (9.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) UNIX
2 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Data Modelling
1 12 (37.50%) Data Transformation
2 5 (15.63%) Analytics
3 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (12.50%) System Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) Software Distribution
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Validation
6 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) VBScript
3 6 (18.75%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) VB6
5 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISEB
1 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Cognos
2 9 (28.13%) Teradata
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Business Objects