The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 95 94 78
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 26 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.97% 1.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.40% 3.17% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 8
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£400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.25 £19.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.42% -38.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
VB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
764 725 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.25% 30.49% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 427 266
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 17
Average hourly rate £24.88 £33.55 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.85% +8.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.90 £19.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.00 £43.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VB
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VB
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire -3 8 £400 +26.98% 4
Shropshire +1 6 £400 - 1
Birmingham -9 6 £375 +36.36% 4
Coventry +4 5 £270 +20.00% 3
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £275 - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 35 (68.63%) .NET
2 33 (64.71%) SQL Server
3 26 (50.98%) C#
3 26 (50.98%) Microsoft
4 23 (45.10%) SQL
5 17 (33.33%) XML
6 16 (31.37%) HTML
7 15 (29.41%) MS Excel
7 15 (29.41%) VB6
8 14 (27.45%) NHS
8 14 (27.45%) VB.NET
8 14 (27.45%) ASP.NET
9 13 (25.49%) .NET Framework
10 12 (23.53%) Degree
10 12 (23.53%) T-SQL
10 12 (23.53%) N-Tier
11 11 (21.57%) OOP
11 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
11 11 (21.57%) PowerShell
12 10 (19.61%) Resource Management
12 10 (19.61%) Open Source
13 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (17.65%) IIS
13 9 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (15.69%) jQuery
14 8 (15.69%) VBScript
14 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio
14 8 (15.69%) ADO.NET
14 8 (15.69%) Windows

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (17.65%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.76%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.96%) MS Project
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Internet
2 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.80%) SAN
3 2 (3.92%) SSL
3 2 (3.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.88%) MS Access
6 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.96%) MySQL
7 1 (1.96%) OLAP
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (9.80%) Back Office
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) Team Leader
3 10 (19.61%) Development Team Leader
3 10 (19.61%) .NET Team Leader
3 10 (19.61%) Software Development Team Leader
3 10 (19.61%) Software Team Leader
4 7 (13.73%) Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Data Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Data Migration Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Information Manager
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Junior
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Junior Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (68.63%) .NET
2 17 (33.33%) XML
3 16 (31.37%) HTML
4 14 (27.45%) ASP.NET
5 13 (25.49%) .NET Framework
6 8 (15.69%) jQuery
6 8 (15.69%) ADO.NET
7 7 (13.73%) CSS
7 7 (13.73%) WinForms
8 5 (9.80%) Web Services
9 4 (7.84%) SOAP
9 4 (7.84%) REST
10 3 (5.88%) CSS3
10 3 (5.88%) HTML5
10 3 (5.88%) JSON
11 2 (3.92%) WCF
11 2 (3.92%) WPF
11 2 (3.92%) Entity Framework
11 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (3.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) NHS
2 12 (23.53%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) User Experience
4 2 (3.92%) W3C
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) AS400
5 1 (1.96%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.96%) Informatics
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.76%) Linux
3 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.80%) Solaris
4 5 (9.80%) UNIX
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) OOP
2 10 (19.61%) Resource Management
2 10 (19.61%) Open Source
3 6 (11.76%) Data Transformation
4 5 (9.80%) Migration
5 4 (7.84%) Data Migration
5 4 (7.84%) ITIL
5 4 (7.84%) MVC
5 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.88%) Patch Management
6 3 (5.88%) Software Deployment
6 3 (5.88%) OO
6 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.92%) Project Management
7 2 (3.92%) TDD
7 2 (3.92%) SEO
7 2 (3.92%) Change Control
7 2 (3.92%) Scrum
7 2 (3.92%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) C#
2 23 (45.10%) SQL
3 15 (29.41%) VB6
4 14 (27.45%) VB.NET
5 12 (23.53%) T-SQL
6 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
6 11 (21.57%) PowerShell
7 8 (15.69%) VBScript
8 5 (9.80%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.92%) VBA
9 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.96%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) XenApp
2 2 (3.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.84%) SCCM
3 3 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (50.98%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) VMware
3 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
3 5 (9.80%) IBM
4 3 (5.88%) Google
5 2 (3.92%) Symantec
5 2 (3.92%) NetApp
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) CommVault
6 1 (1.96%) Nortel
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) Sophos
6 1 (1.96%) Apple
6 1 (1.96%) MobileIron
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