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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 123 91 96
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 20 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 1.14% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% 3.50% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 15
Median daily rate £370 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £400 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £340 £324
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +5.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £27.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.88%
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
977 772 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.60% 32.57% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 474 421
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.88 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £37.50 £39.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 10 £435 +16.00% 4
Staffordshire -5 3 £300 -25.00%
Coventry -9 3 - -
Solihull - 3 £338 -
Warwickshire -6 2 £345 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 33 (60.00%) SQL
2 27 (49.09%) HTML
3 23 (41.82%) .NET
4 21 (38.18%) XML
5 20 (36.36%) Java
6 19 (34.55%) C#
6 19 (34.55%) C++
7 18 (32.73%) VB.NET
7 18 (32.73%) Oracle
8 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
9 15 (27.27%) Relational Database
9 15 (27.27%) VB6
9 15 (27.27%) PL/SQL
9 15 (27.27%) RDBMS
10 14 (25.45%) OO
10 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
10 14 (25.45%) WebLogic
11 13 (23.64%) JSP
11 13 (23.64%) Servlets
11 13 (23.64%) Web Services
11 13 (23.64%) JUnit
11 13 (23.64%) J2EE
11 13 (23.64%) OOP
11 13 (23.64%) Windows
11 13 (23.64%) Oracle Forms
11 13 (23.64%) Eclipse
11 13 (23.64%) Spring
11 13 (23.64%) Hibernate
11 13 (23.64%) Oracle Database
12 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (25.45%) WebLogic
2 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.64%) InfoPath
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) ENOVIA
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Magento
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) LAN
1 3 (5.45%) WAN
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) RDBMS
1 15 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
3 13 (23.64%) Oracle Database
4 12 (21.82%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
6 6 (10.91%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.82%) MS Access
10 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Eclipse
1 13 (23.64%) JUnit
1 13 (23.64%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (21.82%) Toad
3 11 (20.00%) Ant
3 11 (20.00%) Artifactory
3 11 (20.00%) ClearQuest
3 11 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (20.00%) JIRA
3 11 (20.00%) Maven
4 8 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (10.91%) PVCS
6 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.64%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Games
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.82%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Front Office
3 1 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (67.27%) Developer
2 16 (29.09%) .NET Developer
3 10 (18.18%) VB.NET Developer
4 8 (14.55%) Oracle Developer
4 8 (14.55%) SQL Developer
4 8 (14.55%) WinForms Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Administrator
6 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (5.45%) HTML Developer
7 3 (5.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Junior
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.64%) DBA
8 2 (3.64%) SharePoint Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.64%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (49.09%) HTML
2 23 (41.82%) .NET
3 21 (38.18%) XML
4 13 (23.64%) Hibernate
4 13 (23.64%) J2EE
4 13 (23.64%) JSP
4 13 (23.64%) Servlets
4 13 (23.64%) Spring
4 13 (23.64%) Web Services
5 12 (21.82%) WinForms
6 11 (20.00%) Apache CXF
6 11 (20.00%) CSS
7 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET
8 6 (10.91%) Struts
9 5 (9.09%) OC4J
10 3 (5.45%) XSD
11 2 (3.64%) CSS3
11 2 (3.64%) HTML5
11 2 (3.64%) jQuery
11 2 (3.64%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (5.45%) Statistics
3 2 (3.64%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.64%) Online Games
4 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Unix
3 3 (5.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) OO
2 13 (23.64%) OOP
3 11 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 11 (20.00%) UML
4 10 (18.18%) Migration
5 9 (16.36%) ITIL
5 9 (16.36%) ITSM
5 9 (16.36%) Service Management
5 9 (16.36%) Software Engineering
6 8 (14.55%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.27%) Business Transformation
8 4 (7.27%) Project Management
8 4 (7.27%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Validation
8 4 (7.27%) Web Development
9 3 (5.45%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (5.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (60.00%) SQL
2 20 (36.36%) Java
3 19 (34.55%) C#
3 19 (34.55%) C++
4 18 (32.73%) VB.NET
5 15 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 15 (27.27%) VB6
6 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.91%) C
8 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 5 (9.09%) VBScript
9 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.64%) ActionScript
10 2 (3.64%) LotusScript
10 2 (3.64%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.82%) Python
11 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) Degree
4 6 (10.91%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (9.09%) OCPJP
5 5 (9.09%) Sun Certification
6 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) ISEB
6 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.82%) MCAD
7 1 (1.82%) MCITP
7 1 (1.82%) MCSD
7 1 (1.82%) MCTS
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.82%) PMBOK
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Oracle
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) SAP
3 3 (5.45%) VMware
4 2 (3.64%) Lotus
5 1 (1.82%) Epicor