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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 84 76 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -24
Contract jobs citing VB 44 35 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.71% 1.66% 2.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.45% 5.09% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 20
Average daily rate
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£283 £300 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% -5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £457 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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
808 688 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.43% 32.59% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 418 440
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 27
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.85 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Birmingham -1 14 £275 +3.77% 8
Staffordshire +7 9 £325 - 9
Coventry - 6 £230 - 1
Warwickshire -9 3 £450 +63.63% 1
Worcestershire -8 2 £169 -43.75% 2
Solihull +7 1 £375 +44.23% 3
Shropshire -9 1 £225 -47.67% 3
Wolverhampton - - - - 3
Herefordshire - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 34 (50.00%) .NET
2 31 (45.59%) SQL
3 23 (33.82%) Windows
4 22 (32.35%) SQL Server
5 19 (27.94%) C#
5 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
6 17 (25.00%) VBScript
7 14 (20.59%) VBA
7 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
7 14 (20.59%) UNIX
8 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
9 12 (17.65%) HTML
10 11 (16.18%) VB.NET
11 10 (14.71%) Java
11 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET
11 10 (14.71%) CSS
12 9 (13.24%) Web Services
12 9 (13.24%) Back Office
12 9 (13.24%) Shell Script
12 9 (13.24%) Unit Testing
13 8 (11.76%) WinForms
13 8 (11.76%) Classic ASP
13 8 (11.76%) Linux
13 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
14 7 (10.29%) ITIL
14 7 (10.29%) Solaris
14 7 (10.29%) Oracle
14 7 (10.29%) Red Hat
14 7 (10.29%) VB6
14 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.41%) Documentum
2 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.94%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) SAS
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project
3 2 (2.94%) MS Office
4 1 (1.47%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.47%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Retail-J
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.47%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
1 5 (7.35%) SAN
2 4 (5.88%) Intranet
3 3 (4.41%) Firewall
4 2 (2.94%) FTP
4 2 (2.94%) HTTP
5 1 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.41%) MS Access
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.47%) DTS
5 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.47%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MSI
2 3 (4.41%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.41%) ClearQuest
2 3 (4.41%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (2.94%) CA Gen
3 2 (2.94%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.47%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.47%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.47%) Selenium
General
1 9 (13.24%) Back Office
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Automotive
4 1 (1.47%) Front Office
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (47.06%) Developer
2 11 (16.18%) .NET Developer
3 8 (11.76%) Analyst
4 7 (10.29%) Web Developer
4 7 (10.29%) Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) VB Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Applications Packager
7 3 (4.41%) Software Architect
7 3 (4.41%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (17.65%) HTML
3 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET
3 10 (14.71%) CSS
4 9 (13.24%) Web Services
5 8 (11.76%) WinForms
5 8 (11.76%) Classic ASP
6 6 (8.82%) Application Packaging
6 6 (8.82%) jQuery
6 6 (8.82%) HTML5
6 6 (8.82%) CSS3
7 5 (7.35%) XML
7 5 (7.35%) Middleware
8 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (5.88%) SOAP
8 4 (5.88%) J2EE
9 3 (4.41%) REST
10 2 (2.94%) Ajax
10 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.94%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.47%) EPoS
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.47%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.47%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.47%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Windows
2 14 (20.59%) UNIX
3 8 (11.76%) Linux
4 7 (10.29%) Solaris
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.35%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.47%) AIX
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.24%) Unit Testing
2 7 (10.29%) ITIL
2 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
3 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
4 5 (7.35%) OO
4 5 (7.35%) Migration
4 5 (7.35%) Project Planning
5 4 (5.88%) Web Development
5 4 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (5.88%) Waterfall
5 4 (5.88%) Project Management
6 3 (4.41%) ETL
6 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.94%) TDD
7 2 (2.94%) Business Analysis
7 2 (2.94%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.94%) Use Case
7 2 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (45.59%) SQL
2 19 (27.94%) C#
3 17 (25.00%) VBScript
4 14 (20.59%) VBA
4 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
6 11 (16.18%) VB.NET
7 10 (14.71%) Java
8 9 (13.24%) Shell Script
9 7 (10.29%) VB6
10 6 (8.82%) Perl
11 4 (5.88%) C
12 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
12 3 (4.41%) C++
12 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
13 2 (2.94%) Korn
13 2 (2.94%) Pascal
13 2 (2.94%) Python
13 2 (2.94%) PHP
14 1 (1.47%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) ISEB
2 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.47%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) SCCM
2 5 (7.35%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.94%) SCOM
5 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.47%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.47%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.47%) WMI
5 1 (1.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle
2 7 (10.29%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.35%) VMware
4 4 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (5.88%) SAP
5 3 (4.41%) IBM
5 3 (4.41%) Symantec
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix
6 2 (2.94%) BEA
6 2 (2.94%) Informatica
6 2 (2.94%) Dell
7 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.47%) Siemens
7 1 (1.47%) Sage
7 1 (1.47%) SolidWorks
7 1 (1.47%) Pega
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