The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 21 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.78% - 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.63% - 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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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 Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
38 34 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 29.46% 18.99% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 15
Average daily rate £325 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £394 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

VB
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

VB
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Flash
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Flash
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (50.00%) SAP