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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 91 51 65
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +14
Contract jobs citing VB 21 58 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 2.77% 2.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.37% 7.72% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 9
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£275 £299 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.94% +0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £467 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -38.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
623 751 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.79% 35.83% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 434 333
Average daily rate £340 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 34
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £16.50 £15.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
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 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 27 January 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 27 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry -10 8 £338 -3.57% 1
Birmingham -18 5 £230 -6.12% 9
Staffordshire +2 2 £275 +14.58% 7
Dudley +2 2 £200 -46.66%
Walsall - 2 £200 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £200 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £275 - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 5
Shropshire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 46 (65.71%) .NET
2 32 (45.71%) SQL
3 22 (31.43%) SQL Server
4 21 (30.00%) C#
5 20 (28.57%) VB.NET
6 17 (24.29%) Windows
7 15 (21.43%) VBScript
7 15 (21.43%) VB6
8 14 (20.00%) VBA
8 14 (20.00%) HTML
8 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 13 (18.57%) JavaScript
9 13 (18.57%) PowerShell
10 11 (15.71%) CSS
10 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
11 10 (14.29%) Oracle
11 10 (14.29%) UNIX
11 10 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (12.86%) HTML5
12 9 (12.86%) CSS3
12 9 (12.86%) OO
12 9 (12.86%) Migration
12 9 (12.86%) WinForms
13 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
13 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
13 8 (11.43%) SAP
13 8 (11.43%) Java
13 8 (11.43%) Unit Testing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 6 (8.57%) MQSeries
2 3 (4.29%) SAS
3 1 (1.43%) WinCC
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) MS Project
4 1 (1.43%) CATIA
4 1 (1.43%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) SAN
1 6 (8.57%) FTP
1 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.71%) Intranet
2 4 (5.71%) Firewall
3 2 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.71%) MS Access
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.29%) DTS
6 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.86%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (2.86%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.43%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.43%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.43%) MSI
General
1 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
2 7 (10.00%) Back Office
3 6 (8.57%) Finance
4 5 (7.14%) Automotive
5 4 (5.71%) Retail
6 3 (4.29%) Marketing
7 1 (1.43%) Banking
7 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (51.43%) Developer
2 11 (15.71%) .NET Developer
3 8 (11.43%) Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (4.29%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.29%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.86%) Applications Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (2.86%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.86%) Server Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (65.71%) .NET
2 14 (20.00%) HTML
2 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (15.71%) CSS
4 9 (12.86%) HTML5
4 9 (12.86%) CSS3
4 9 (12.86%) WinForms
5 7 (10.00%) Classic ASP
6 6 (8.57%) Middleware
6 6 (8.57%) EDI
6 6 (8.57%) Web Services
6 6 (8.57%) jQuery
7 5 (7.14%) XML
8 3 (4.29%) SOAP
9 2 (2.86%) ADO.NET
9 2 (2.86%) XSLT
9 2 (2.86%) JSON
9 2 (2.86%) WCF
9 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) NHS
1 7 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.29%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.29%) Device Driver
2 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.86%) Data Conversion
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.43%) SCADA
4 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) UNIX
3 7 (10.00%) Solaris
3 7 (10.00%) Linux
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 9 (12.86%) OO
2 9 (12.86%) Migration
3 8 (11.43%) Unit Testing
4 7 (10.00%) ITIL
5 6 (8.57%) Test Scripting
6 5 (7.14%) OOP
6 5 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.71%) Project Management
7 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.71%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.71%) Data Management
7 4 (5.71%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.71%) Project Planning
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (5.71%) Analytics
8 3 (4.29%) Data Transformation
8 3 (4.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.71%) SQL
2 21 (30.00%) C#
3 20 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 15 (21.43%) VBScript
4 15 (21.43%) VB6
5 14 (20.00%) VBA
6 13 (18.57%) JavaScript
6 13 (18.57%) PowerShell
7 8 (11.43%) Java
8 7 (10.00%) C
9 6 (8.57%) Pascal
10 4 (5.71%) Shell Script
10 4 (5.71%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.43%) Korn
11 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.43%) Perl
11 1 (1.43%) PHP
11 1 (1.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) Degree
1 3 (4.29%) ISEB
2 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) NetBackup
2 5 (7.14%) SCCM
3 3 (4.29%) WMI
3 3 (4.29%) Sysprep
4 2 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.29%) Oracle
3 8 (11.43%) SAP
4 7 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.57%) VMware
6 4 (5.71%) Symantec
6 4 (5.71%) IBM
6 4 (5.71%) HP
6 4 (5.71%) Dell
7 3 (4.29%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.86%) Cognos
8 2 (2.86%) Siemens
9 1 (1.43%) Allen-Bradley
9 1 (1.43%) SolidWorks
9 1 (1.43%) Sage
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