The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 14 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 8.73% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.35% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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 Solihull region.

Programming Languages Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
34 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 26.98% 20.55% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 11
Average daily rate £375 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £282 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 20 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) Migration
2 12 (85.71%) WinForms
2 12 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 12 (85.71%) VB6
2 12 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (85.71%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (85.71%) VB.NET
3 2 (14.29%) Perfmon
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (14.29%) Games
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VBScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) .NET Developer
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
1 12 (85.71%) VB.NET Developer
1 12 (85.71%) WinForms Developer
2 2 (14.29%) DBA
2 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Migration
1 12 (85.71%) Performance Tuning
1 12 (85.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) VB.NET
1 12 (85.71%) VB6
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Perfmon