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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 87 92 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -39
Contract jobs citing VB 35 18 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 0.81% 2.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.06% 2.74% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 36
Average daily rate £375 £300 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £410 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
862 656 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.78% 29.70% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 384 432
Average daily rate £365 £338 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.45 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.88% -7.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £16.85 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Solihull - 11 £375 - 1
Birmingham +4 9 £425 +112.50% 6
Staffordshire -2 8 £365 +21.66% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £326 - 1
Herefordshire +1 1 £450 +63.63%
Coventry -14 1 £215 -32.54% 2
Worcestershire - 1 - - 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 41 (70.69%) .NET
2 30 (51.72%) VB.NET
3 29 (50.00%) WinForms
4 28 (48.28%) VB6
5 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
6 20 (34.48%) C#
6 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
7 19 (32.76%) Migration
8 18 (31.03%) SQL
8 18 (31.03%) HTML
9 15 (25.86%) Degree
10 14 (24.14%) HTML5
10 14 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (22.41%) Software Engineering
11 13 (22.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (22.41%) Computer Science
12 11 (18.97%) Java
12 11 (18.97%) CSS
12 11 (18.97%) XML
12 11 (18.97%) Finance
12 11 (18.97%) Project Management
13 10 (17.24%) SOA
14 9 (15.52%) E-Commerce
14 9 (15.52%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (15.52%) SharePoint
14 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (13.79%) XPath
15 8 (13.79%) Games
15 8 (13.79%) CRM

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (15.52%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (15.52%) SharePoint
2 8 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.72%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) IaaS
1 1 (1.72%) PaaS
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) HTTP
1 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (13.79%) DTS
3 8 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (10.34%) NoSQL
4 6 (10.34%) RDBMS
4 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
5 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.72%) MS Access
7 1 (1.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Games
3 2 (3.45%) Automotive
3 2 (3.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Front Office
4 1 (1.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (60.34%) Developer
2 18 (31.03%) .NET Developer
2 18 (31.03%) VB.NET Developer
3 14 (24.14%) WinForms Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Architect
5 7 (12.07%) Applications Architect
5 7 (12.07%) Software Developer
6 6 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (8.62%) HTML Developer
8 4 (6.90%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Administrator
9 3 (5.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (3.45%) Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) DBA
10 2 (3.45%) IT Administrator
10 2 (3.45%) SQL DBA
10 2 (3.45%) SQL Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Leader
10 2 (3.45%) Web Administrator
11 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (70.69%) .NET
2 29 (50.00%) WinForms
3 18 (31.03%) HTML
4 14 (24.14%) HTML5
5 11 (18.97%) CSS
5 11 (18.97%) XML
6 8 (13.79%) EDI
6 8 (13.79%) REST
6 8 (13.79%) SOAP
6 8 (13.79%) Web Services
7 6 (10.34%) CSS3
8 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (1.72%) jQuery
9 1 (1.72%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.07%) N-Tier
3 6 (10.34%) Online Games
4 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.72%) SCADA
5 1 (1.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) Migration
2 14 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (22.41%) Software Engineering
4 11 (18.97%) Project Management
5 10 (17.24%) SOA
6 9 (15.52%) E-Commerce
7 8 (13.79%) CRM
7 8 (13.79%) EAI
7 8 (13.79%) ERP
8 7 (12.07%) Analytics
8 7 (12.07%) High Availability
8 7 (12.07%) Software Architecture
9 4 (6.90%) Front End Development
9 4 (6.90%) Service Management
9 4 (6.90%) Workflow
10 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.17%) Software Testing
11 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
11 2 (3.45%) Data Analysis
11 2 (3.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (51.72%) VB.NET
2 28 (48.28%) VB6
3 20 (34.48%) C#
3 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 18 (31.03%) SQL
5 11 (18.97%) Java
6 8 (13.79%) C
6 8 (13.79%) XPath
7 7 (12.07%) C++
7 7 (12.07%) T-SQL
8 6 (10.34%) ActionScript
8 6 (10.34%) TypeScript
9 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
10 3 (5.17%) VBA
10 3 (5.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) ISEB
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) SAP
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