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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 88 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Contract jobs citing VB 34 37 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.72% 2.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.49% 5.24% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 23
Average daily rate
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£263 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £252 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £471 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -13.38%
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
757 706 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.37% 32.91% 33.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 417 412
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 25
Average hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.40 £40.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Staffordshire +4 7 £325 - 5
Birmingham -5 6 £200 -24.52% 3
Coventry - 6 £230 - 2
Warwickshire -8 3 £450 +63.63% 1
Worcestershire -7 2 £169 -43.75% 2
Shropshire -5 1 £225 -47.67% 2
Solihull - - - - 4
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 36 (50.70%) .NET
2 33 (46.48%) SQL
3 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
4 26 (36.62%) C#
5 19 (26.76%) JavaScript
5 19 (26.76%) Windows
6 18 (25.35%) VBScript
7 17 (23.94%) HTML
8 16 (22.54%) VBA
8 16 (22.54%) ASP.NET
8 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
9 15 (21.13%) CSS
9 15 (21.13%) VB.NET
10 9 (12.68%) Classic ASP
10 9 (12.68%) UNIX
10 9 (12.68%) WinForms
10 9 (12.68%) VB6
11 8 (11.27%) Unit Testing
11 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
11 8 (11.27%) Web Services
11 8 (11.27%) Java
11 8 (11.27%) Back Office
12 7 (9.86%) Shell Script
12 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
12 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
12 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
12 7 (9.86%) Application Packaging
13 6 (8.45%) jQuery
13 6 (8.45%) SCCM
13 6 (8.45%) Spreadsheet

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.63%) Documentum
2 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.41%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.41%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (1.41%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.45%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (5.63%) MS Office
4 3 (4.23%) MS Project
5 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Intranet
2 2 (2.82%) FTP
3 1 (1.41%) HTTP
3 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.41%) SAN
3 1 (1.41%) Firewall
3 1 (1.41%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.23%) MS Access
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.41%) MySQL
6 1 (1.41%) DTS
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MSI
1 5 (7.04%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (4.23%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.23%) AdminStudio
2 3 (4.23%) ClearQuest
2 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 2 (2.82%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.41%) Selenium
4 1 (1.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.41%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (11.27%) Back Office
2 2 (2.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Front Office
3 1 (1.41%) Automotive
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (52.11%) Developer
2 13 (18.31%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.08%) Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Web Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Applications Packager
7 5 (7.04%) VB Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Software Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) .NET Software Developer
9 2 (2.82%) C# Architect
9 2 (2.82%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 2 (2.82%) Classic ASP Developer
9 2 (2.82%) VB6 Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (50.70%) .NET
2 17 (23.94%) HTML
3 16 (22.54%) ASP.NET
4 15 (21.13%) CSS
5 9 (12.68%) Classic ASP
5 9 (12.68%) WinForms
6 8 (11.27%) Web Services
7 7 (9.86%) Application Packaging
8 6 (8.45%) jQuery
8 6 (8.45%) HTML5
8 6 (8.45%) CSS3
8 6 (8.45%) XML
9 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (5.63%) Ajax
10 4 (5.63%) J2EE
10 4 (5.63%) Middleware
10 4 (5.63%) XHTML
11 3 (4.23%) SOAP
11 3 (4.23%) WSH
11 3 (4.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.82%) N-Tier
1 2 (2.82%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.41%) EPoS
2 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.41%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.41%) Market Risk
2 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.41%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.76%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) UNIX
3 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
4 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.04%) Linux
5 3 (4.23%) Solaris
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.41%) SUSE
7 1 (1.41%) AIX
7 1 (1.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.27%) Unit Testing
2 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
2 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
3 5 (7.04%) Web Development
3 5 (7.04%) Migration
3 5 (7.04%) OO
4 4 (5.63%) Project Planning
4 4 (5.63%) Waterfall
5 3 (4.23%) Multithreading
5 3 (4.23%) Software Distribution
5 3 (4.23%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.23%) ITIL
5 3 (4.23%) ETL
5 3 (4.23%) Project Management
5 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.82%) ERP
6 2 (2.82%) RUP
6 2 (2.82%) Use Case
6 2 (2.82%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 33 (46.48%) SQL
2 26 (36.62%) C#
3 19 (26.76%) JavaScript
4 18 (25.35%) VBScript
5 16 (22.54%) VBA
6 15 (21.13%) VB.NET
7 9 (12.68%) VB6
8 8 (11.27%) Java
8 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
9 7 (9.86%) Shell Script
10 6 (8.45%) Perl
11 3 (4.23%) C
11 3 (4.23%) C++
11 3 (4.23%) PL/SQL
11 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
12 2 (2.82%) Korn
12 2 (2.82%) Python
12 2 (2.82%) PHP
13 1 (1.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (1.41%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.82%) ISEB
2 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (1.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
1 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.41%) Nmap
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) SCCM
2 4 (5.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.82%) SCOM
3 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.41%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle
3 4 (5.63%) HP
4 3 (4.23%) SAP
4 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.82%) Citrix
5 2 (2.82%) BEA
5 2 (2.82%) Informatica
6 1 (1.41%) Sage
6 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.41%) Symantec
6 1 (1.41%) SolidWorks
6 1 (1.41%) VMware
6 1 (1.41%) Pega
6 1 (1.41%) IBM
6 1 (1.41%) Dell
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