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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 97 97 75
Rank change year-on-year
0 -22
Contract jobs citing VB 23 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 0.92% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.21% 3.07% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 12
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£395 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.63% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.25 £13.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.61% -58.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £25.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -21.25%
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
716 717 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.96% 29.83% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 425 333
Average daily rate £339 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 19
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Coventry +3 5 £270 +14.89% 2
Birmingham +2 5 £375 +36.36% 1
Staffordshire -4 5 £400 +33.33% 6
Shropshire -2 2 £400 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £275 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £440 - 5
Warwickshire - 1 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 32 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 25 (52.08%) C#
5 23 (47.92%) SQL
6 17 (35.42%) XML
7 15 (31.25%) HTML
8 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
9 13 (27.08%) VB6
9 13 (27.08%) .NET Framework
10 12 (25.00%) Degree
10 12 (25.00%) N-Tier
10 12 (25.00%) T-SQL
10 12 (25.00%) VB.NET
10 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
12 10 (20.83%) OOP
12 10 (20.83%) NHS
12 10 (20.83%) Resource Management
12 10 (20.83%) Open Source
13 9 (18.75%) jQuery
13 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
13 9 (18.75%) IIS
13 9 (18.75%) VBScript
14 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
14 8 (16.67%) CSS
14 8 (16.67%) Windows
14 8 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (14.58%) Internet
15 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2000

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (18.75%) 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 2 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) Internet
2 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.42%) SAN
3 2 (4.17%) SSL
3 2 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.25%) MS Access
6 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
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%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.42%) Back Office
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) Team Leader
3 10 (20.83%) Development Team Leader
3 10 (20.83%) .NET Team Leader
3 10 (20.83%) Software Team Leader
3 10 (20.83%) Software Development Team Leader
4 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Data Analyst
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%) Engineering Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Junior
8 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Systems Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (68.75%) .NET
2 17 (35.42%) XML
3 15 (31.25%) HTML
4 13 (27.08%) .NET Framework
5 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
6 9 (18.75%) jQuery
7 8 (16.67%) CSS
8 7 (14.58%) WinForms
9 6 (12.50%) ADO.NET
10 5 (10.42%) Web Services
11 4 (8.33%) SOAP
11 4 (8.33%) REST
12 3 (6.25%) CSS3
12 3 (6.25%) HTML5
12 3 (6.25%) JSON
12 3 (6.25%) Ajax
13 2 (4.17%) XSLT
13 2 (4.17%) XHTML
13 2 (4.17%) DHTML
13 2 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 10 (20.83%) NHS
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 2 (4.17%) Graphic Design
4 2 (4.17%) W3C
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) AS400
5 1 (2.08%) Informatics
5 1 (2.08%) Online Games
5 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.50%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.42%) Solaris
4 5 (10.42%) UNIX
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) OOP
1 10 (20.83%) Resource Management
1 10 (20.83%) Open Source
2 5 (10.42%) Data Transformation
3 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 4 (8.33%) Migration
3 4 (8.33%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) MVC
4 3 (6.25%) Project Management
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.17%) Change Control
5 2 (4.17%) Scrum
5 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.17%) Pay per click
5 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.17%) Web Development
5 2 (4.17%) TDD
5 2 (4.17%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) C#
2 23 (47.92%) SQL
3 13 (27.08%) VB6
4 12 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 12 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (18.75%) VBScript
5 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.25%) VBA
8 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.08%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) XenApp
2 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) VMware
3 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.42%) IBM
4 4 (8.33%) Google
5 2 (4.17%) Apple
5 2 (4.17%) Symantec
5 2 (4.17%) NetApp
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) CommVault
6 1 (2.08%) Nortel
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco
6 1 (2.08%) Sophos
6 1 (2.08%) MobileIron
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