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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 112 99 84
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Contract jobs citing VB 30 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 1.00% 1.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.22% 3.26% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 25
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £400 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Median hourly rate £38.00 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +4.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £25.80
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -5.02%
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
933 766 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.76% 30.71% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 482 419
Median daily rate £388 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 46 25
Median hourly rate £23.75 £26.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.37% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.40 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 15 £415 - 1
Solihull - 10 £435 -
Warwickshire -4 4 £345 - 1
Coventry -6 2 - -
Staffordshire -1 1 £250 -37.50% 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 34 (53.97%) SQL
2 31 (49.21%) HTML
2 31 (49.21%) .NET
3 23 (36.51%) VB.NET
3 23 (36.51%) XML
4 22 (34.92%) Java
5 20 (31.75%) VB6
6 19 (30.16%) C#
6 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
7 18 (28.57%) C++
7 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 17 (26.98%) Oracle
8 17 (26.98%) WinForms
9 16 (25.40%) Web Services
10 15 (23.81%) RDBMS
10 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
10 15 (23.81%) Relational Database
11 14 (22.22%) CSS
11 14 (22.22%) PL/SQL
12 13 (20.63%) WebLogic
12 13 (20.63%) Windows
12 13 (20.63%) OO
13 12 (19.05%) Oracle Forms
13 12 (19.05%) OOP
13 12 (19.05%) Eclipse
13 12 (19.05%) JUnit
13 12 (19.05%) JSP
13 12 (19.05%) Servlets
13 12 (19.05%) J2EE
13 12 (19.05%) Migration

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 13 (20.63%) WebLogic
2 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) InfoPath
2 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) ENOVIA
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) IaaS
1 1 (1.59%) PaaS
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) LAN
1 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.17%) WAN
2 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.81%) RDBMS
2 15 (23.81%) Relational Database
3 12 (19.05%) Oracle Database
4 11 (17.46%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (17.46%) Oracle OWB
4 11 (17.46%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (6.35%) DTS
6 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
7 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.59%) MS Access
8 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Eclipse
1 12 (19.05%) JUnit
1 12 (19.05%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (17.46%) Toad
3 10 (15.87%) Ant
3 10 (15.87%) Artifactory
3 10 (15.87%) ClearQuest
3 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
3 10 (15.87%) JIRA
3 10 (15.87%) Maven
4 6 (9.52%) PVCS
5 4 (6.35%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.17%) Subversion
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Games
3 2 (3.17%) Billing
3 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
4 1 (1.59%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) Front Office
4 1 (1.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (61.90%) Developer
2 19 (30.16%) .NET Developer
3 14 (22.22%) VB.NET Developer
4 11 (17.46%) WinForms Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
5 7 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Administrator
6 6 (9.52%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Architect
7 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.35%) PL/SQL Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Applications Architect
8 3 (4.76%) HTML Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) IT Administrator
9 2 (3.17%) Lotus Notes Administrator
9 2 (3.17%) Performance Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) SQL DBA
9 2 (3.17%) VB Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (49.21%) .NET
1 31 (49.21%) HTML
2 23 (36.51%) XML
3 17 (26.98%) WinForms
4 16 (25.40%) Web Services
5 14 (22.22%) CSS
6 12 (19.05%) Hibernate
6 12 (19.05%) J2EE
6 12 (19.05%) JSP
6 12 (19.05%) Servlets
6 12 (19.05%) Spring
7 10 (15.87%) Apache CXF
8 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 6 (9.52%) HTML5
10 5 (7.94%) OC4J
10 5 (7.94%) Struts
11 4 (6.35%) EDI
11 4 (6.35%) REST
11 4 (6.35%) SOAP
12 3 (4.76%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) Online Games
4 2 (3.17%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.17%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (3.17%) Statistics
5 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Unix
3 2 (3.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) OO
2 12 (19.05%) Migration
2 12 (19.05%) OOP
2 12 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (19.05%) Service Management
2 12 (19.05%) Software Engineering
3 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (15.87%) Defect Tracking
3 10 (15.87%) ITIL
3 10 (15.87%) UML
4 9 (14.29%) ITSM
4 9 (14.29%) Project Management
5 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.94%) CRM
6 5 (7.94%) ERP
6 5 (7.94%) Workflow
7 4 (6.35%) EAI
7 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.35%) SOA
7 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.97%) SQL
2 23 (36.51%) VB.NET
3 22 (34.92%) Java
4 20 (31.75%) VB6
5 19 (30.16%) C#
6 18 (28.57%) C++
6 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 14 (22.22%) PL/SQL
8 6 (9.52%) C
8 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
9 5 (7.94%) VBScript
10 4 (6.35%) XPath
11 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
12 2 (3.17%) ActionScript
12 2 (3.17%) LotusScript
12 2 (3.17%) TypeScript
12 2 (3.17%) VBA
13 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.46%) Degree
2 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (7.94%) Sun Certification
4 4 (6.35%) OCPJP
5 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) ISEB
5 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.59%) MCAD
6 1 (1.59%) MCITP
6 1 (1.59%) MCSD
6 1 (1.59%) MCTS
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.59%) PMBOK
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Oracle
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (3.17%) Lotus
4 2 (3.17%) VMware
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