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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 97 96
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 11 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 1.34% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.51% 3.83% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 12
Median daily rate £375 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £31.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +28.88%

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
728 915 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.23% 34.96% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 567 404
Median daily rate £390 £370 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 35
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.29 £17.04 £19.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -6 2 £375 -11.76% 6
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Warwickshire -4 1 £375 +14.94% 3
Staffordshire -7 1 £250 -25.37% 4
Coventry - 1 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 12 (57.14%) .NET
2 9 (42.86%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) VBScript
4 6 (28.57%) VB6
5 5 (23.81%) HTML
5 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (23.81%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) VBA
6 4 (19.05%) SCCM
6 4 (19.05%) jQuery
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
7 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
7 3 (14.29%) Android
7 3 (14.29%) Office 365
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (14.29%) Computer Security
7 3 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (14.29%) Web Development
7 3 (14.29%) LANDesk
7 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
7 3 (14.29%) WSUS
7 3 (14.29%) CSS
7 3 (14.29%) Bluetooth
7 3 (14.29%) HTML5
7 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis

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 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 2 (9.52%) CMS
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) DNN
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Tuxedo
3 1 (4.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) CATIA
1 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Teamcenter
2 1 (4.76%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Bluetooth
1 3 (14.29%) Skype
2 1 (4.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
1 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) VB Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) VB6 Developer
4 2 (9.52%) VBA Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Lead C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) VB Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) jQuery
4 3 (14.29%) CSS
4 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 2 (9.52%) CSS3
5 2 (9.52%) Dojo
6 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET
6 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (4.76%) LESS
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware
6 1 (4.76%) ODBC
6 1 (4.76%) Sass
6 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (4.76%) WPF
6 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Android
3 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) CentOS
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Security
1 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (14.29%) Web Development
2 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.52%) MVC
2 2 (9.52%) PLM
2 2 (9.52%) Scrum
3 1 (4.76%) Cluster Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.76%) Data Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Neural Network
3 1 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Physics
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) VB6
2 6 (28.57%) VBScript
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) VBA
5 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) R
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (14.29%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) Webmin
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) LANDesk
3 2 (9.52%) Ariba
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Cognos
4 1 (4.76%) Mercator
4 1 (4.76%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (4.76%) Telerik
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