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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 93 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 20 41 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 1.59% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.71% 5.10% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 13
Average daily rate
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£345 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £210 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £390 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.69% -27.05%
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
738 804 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.93% 31.10% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 449 424
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 14
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -29.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.54 £44.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 5 - - 5
Staffordshire -17 5 £420 +29.23% 4
Warwickshire +7 2 - -
Solihull - 2 £340 - 1
Worcestershire +4 1 £275 +62.96% 1
Coventry -5 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £440 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 33 (68.75%) .NET
2 29 (60.42%) SQL Server
3 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 22 (45.83%) SQL
5 21 (43.75%) C#
6 19 (39.58%) VB6
7 18 (37.50%) VB.NET
8 14 (29.17%) T-SQL
8 14 (29.17%) HTML
8 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
8 14 (29.17%) Degree
9 13 (27.08%) XML
10 12 (25.00%) WinForms
11 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
12 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET
13 9 (18.75%) N-Tier
13 9 (18.75%) Migration
13 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework
14 8 (16.67%) Resource Management
14 8 (16.67%) Open Source
14 8 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (16.67%) OOP
14 8 (16.67%) NHS
14 8 (16.67%) VBScript
15 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
15 7 (14.58%) IIS
15 7 (14.58%) CSS
15 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (14.58%) jQuery

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 7 (14.58%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.50%) MS Office
3 3 (6.25%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.08%) MS Project
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Internet
2 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.33%) SAN
3 2 (4.17%) SSL
3 2 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (60.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 6 (12.50%) RDBMS
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (6.25%) MS Access
7 1 (2.08%) MySQL
7 1 (2.08%) OLAP
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (2.08%) QlikView
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Back Office
2 3 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Team Leader
3 8 (16.67%) Development Team Leader
3 8 (16.67%) Software Development Team Leader
3 8 (16.67%) Software Team Leader
3 8 (16.67%) .NET Team Leader
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Data Migration Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Information Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Junior Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Junior
8 2 (4.17%) Engineering Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Systems Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (68.75%) .NET
2 14 (29.17%) HTML
3 13 (27.08%) XML
4 12 (25.00%) WinForms
5 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET
6 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework
7 7 (14.58%) jQuery
7 7 (14.58%) CSS
8 6 (12.50%) ADO.NET
9 3 (6.25%) HTML5
9 3 (6.25%) CSS3
10 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (4.17%) DHTML
10 2 (4.17%) Web Services
10 2 (4.17%) Ajax
10 2 (4.17%) XSLT
10 2 (4.17%) XHTML
11 1 (2.08%) RSS
11 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
11 1 (2.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) N-Tier
2 8 (16.67%) NHS
3 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.25%) Online Games
4 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) W3C
5 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.08%) Informatics
6 1 (2.08%) AS400
6 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
1 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (8.33%) UNIX
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (8.33%) Solaris
2 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Migration
2 8 (16.67%) OOP
2 8 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 8 (16.67%) Open Source
3 6 (12.50%) Data Transformation
4 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (8.33%) Project Management
5 3 (6.25%) ITIL
5 3 (6.25%) MVC
5 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Web Development
6 2 (4.17%) System Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Change Control
6 2 (4.17%) Pay per click
6 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.17%) SEO
6 2 (4.17%) Scrum
6 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) SQL
2 21 (43.75%) C#
3 19 (39.58%) VB6
4 18 (37.50%) VB.NET
5 14 (29.17%) T-SQL
6 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
7 8 (16.67%) VBScript
8 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
9 4 (8.33%) VBA
9 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
10 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
11 1 (2.08%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (2.08%) ActionScript
11 1 (2.08%) C
11 1 (2.08%) C++
11 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) Google
3 4 (8.33%) IBM
3 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.17%) Apple
4 2 (4.17%) Symantec
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Nortel
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) NetApp
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