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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 25 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing VB 8 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.10% 7.89% 2.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.16% 21.36% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +28.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
98 103 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 37.98% 36.92% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 62 25
Average daily rate £325 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.43 £17.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.14% -49.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) NHS
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
5 3 (25.00%) VBA
5 3 (25.00%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) VBScript
5 3 (25.00%) OO
5 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (25.00%) HTML5
5 3 (25.00%) CSS3
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
6 2 (16.67%) Data Transformation
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) WSUS
6 2 (16.67%) VB6
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) DTS
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (8.33%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Cognos Transformer
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) MI Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Reporting Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Report Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) HTML5
4 3 (25.00%) CSS3
5 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET
5 2 (16.67%) XML
6 1 (8.33%) EDI
6 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) NHS
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) OO
1 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 2 (16.67%) Data Transformation
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
3 3 (25.00%) VBA
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) VBScript
4 2 (16.67%) VB6
4 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Pascal
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Cognos
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft