The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 21 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 10 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 5.88% - 0.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.08% - 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Median daily rate £435 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £25.80
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -5.02%
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 Solihull region.

Programming Languages Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
71 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 41.76% 26.51% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 14
Median daily rate £439 £309 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.18% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £291 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £344 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Solihull region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Solihull region with a requirement for VB.

1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) VB.NET
2 10 (55.56%) Migration
2 10 (55.56%) WinForms
2 10 (55.56%) VB6
2 10 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) C++
4 6 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 5 (27.78%) Ant
5 5 (27.78%) JUnit
5 5 (27.78%) J2EE
5 5 (27.78%) HTML
5 5 (27.78%) Web Services
5 5 (27.78%) XML
5 5 (27.78%) JSP
5 5 (27.78%) Servlets
5 5 (27.78%) UML
5 5 (27.78%) OOP
5 5 (27.78%) OO
5 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
5 5 (27.78%) JIRA
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) Spring
5 5 (27.78%) Maven

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle OWB
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (27.78%) Ant
2 5 (27.78%) Artifactory
2 5 (27.78%) ClearQuest
2 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
2 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 5 (27.78%) JIRA
2 5 (27.78%) JUnit
2 5 (27.78%) Maven
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (22.22%) PVCS
3 4 (22.22%) Toad
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) .NET Developer
2 10 (55.56%) VB.NET Developer
2 10 (55.56%) WinForms Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Change Manager
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) WinForms
3 5 (27.78%) Apache CXF
3 5 (27.78%) Hibernate
3 5 (27.78%) HTML
3 5 (27.78%) J2EE
3 5 (27.78%) JSP
3 5 (27.78%) Servlets
3 5 (27.78%) Spring
3 5 (27.78%) Web Services
3 5 (27.78%) XML
4 3 (16.67%) OC4J
5 1 (5.56%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Migration
1 10 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
1 10 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (27.78%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (27.78%) OO
2 5 (27.78%) OOP
2 5 (27.78%) UML
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) ITSM
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Business Development
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) VB.NET
1 10 (55.56%) VB6
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) C++
3 6 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Sun Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle