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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 72 65 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -23
Contract jobs citing VB 49 38 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.93% 1.88% 3.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.92% 5.83% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -27.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.47% -11.66%
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
828 652 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.61% 32.26% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 406 430
Average daily rate £338 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 30
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £23.50 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £37.15 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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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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
Birmingham -2 16 £275 -12.00% 6
Staffordshire 0 8 £325 +4.00% 7
Warwickshire -11 6 £438 - 3
Coventry -4 4 £235 -18.26% 2
Solihull +6 3 £398 +52.88% 1
Worcestershire -6 2 £169 -43.75% 1
Shropshire - 1 £225 - 2
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 38 (54.29%) .NET
2 34 (48.57%) SQL
3 21 (30.00%) Windows
4 19 (27.14%) VBScript
4 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
5 18 (25.71%) VBA
6 17 (24.29%) VB.NET
6 17 (24.29%) C#
6 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
7 16 (22.86%) PowerShell
8 14 (20.00%) UNIX
9 13 (18.57%) Unit Testing
10 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
11 11 (15.71%) Spreadsheet
12 10 (14.29%) OO
12 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 10 (14.29%) Java
12 10 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 9 (12.86%) Shell Script
13 9 (12.86%) HTML
13 9 (12.86%) Oracle
13 9 (12.86%) VB6
13 9 (12.86%) Test Scripting
14 8 (11.43%) Web Services
14 8 (11.43%) SAP
14 8 (11.43%) CSS
14 8 (11.43%) Solaris
14 8 (11.43%) Linux
14 8 (11.43%) Middleware
14 8 (11.43%) Red Hat

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 5 (7.14%) MQSeries
2 3 (4.29%) Documentum
2 3 (4.29%) SAS
3 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Spreadsheet
2 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.43%) CATIA
4 1 (1.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
1 6 (8.57%) SAN
2 5 (7.14%) FTP
3 4 (5.71%) Intranet
3 4 (5.71%) Firewall
4 2 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) MS Access
3 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.86%) DTS
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.43%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) ClearCase
1 3 (4.29%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.86%) MSI
2 2 (2.86%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.43%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.43%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.43%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (11.43%) Back Office
2 6 (8.57%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.71%) Retail
4 3 (4.29%) Marketing
4 3 (4.29%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Automotive
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 31 (44.29%) Developer
2 10 (14.29%) Architect
2 10 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 8 (11.43%) Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Software Developer
4 6 (8.57%) Data Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) VB Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Software Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 2 (2.86%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (54.29%) .NET
2 9 (12.86%) HTML
3 8 (11.43%) CSS
3 8 (11.43%) Web Services
3 8 (11.43%) Middleware
4 7 (10.00%) WinForms
4 7 (10.00%) Classic ASP
5 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET
5 6 (8.57%) jQuery
5 6 (8.57%) HTML5
5 6 (8.57%) CSS3
6 5 (7.14%) EDI
7 4 (5.71%) J2EE
7 4 (5.71%) SOAP
8 3 (4.29%) XML
8 3 (4.29%) REST
9 2 (2.86%) WCF
9 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (2.86%) XSLT
9 2 (2.86%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.29%) Device Driver
2 3 (4.29%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Data Conversion
3 2 (2.86%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) Windows
2 14 (20.00%) UNIX
3 8 (11.43%) Solaris
3 8 (11.43%) Linux
4 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) Unit Testing
2 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
3 10 (14.29%) OO
4 9 (12.86%) Test Scripting
5 8 (11.43%) Migration
6 7 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 7 (10.00%) ITIL
7 4 (5.71%) ETL
7 4 (5.71%) Data Management
7 4 (5.71%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.71%) Waterfall
8 3 (4.29%) Analytics
8 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.29%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.29%) OOP
8 3 (4.29%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.29%) Project Management
8 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (48.57%) SQL
2 19 (27.14%) VBScript
3 18 (25.71%) VBA
4 17 (24.29%) VB.NET
4 17 (24.29%) C#
5 16 (22.86%) PowerShell
6 10 (14.29%) Java
6 10 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 9 (12.86%) Shell Script
7 9 (12.86%) VB6
8 5 (7.14%) Pascal
8 5 (7.14%) Perl
8 5 (7.14%) C
9 3 (4.29%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.86%) C++
10 2 (2.86%) PHP
10 2 (2.86%) Korn
10 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) NetBackup
1 6 (8.57%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) WMI
2 3 (4.29%) Sysprep
3 2 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.86%) Oracle
3 8 (11.43%) SAP
3 8 (11.43%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.57%) VMware
5 4 (5.71%) Symantec
5 4 (5.71%) IBM
5 4 (5.71%) HP
5 4 (5.71%) Dell
6 3 (4.29%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.86%) Citrix
7 2 (2.86%) BEA
7 2 (2.86%) Informatica
8 1 (1.43%) Siemens
8 1 (1.43%) SolidWorks
8 1 (1.43%) Sage
8 1 (1.43%) Pega
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago