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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 76 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 44 37 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.72% 1.75% 2.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.37% 5.51% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 22
Average daily rate
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£283 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £455 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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
819 671 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.98% 31.80% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 419 450
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 34
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -27.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £30.00 £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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -1 14 £275 +3.77% 6
Staffordshire +3 8 £325 - 9
Coventry - 6 £233 - 4
Warwickshire -9 3 £450 +63.63% 1
Solihull +7 2 £375 +44.23% 3
Worcestershire -6 2 £169 -43.75% 2
Shropshire -6 1 £225 - 3
Wolverhampton - - - - 4
Herefordshire - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 33 (49.25%) .NET
2 31 (46.27%) SQL
3 23 (34.33%) Windows
4 20 (29.85%) SQL Server
5 18 (26.87%) C#
5 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
6 16 (23.88%) VBA
6 16 (23.88%) VBScript
7 15 (22.39%) UNIX
7 15 (22.39%) PowerShell
8 12 (17.91%) VB.NET
8 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
9 11 (16.42%) HTML
10 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
10 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
10 10 (14.93%) Shell Script
11 9 (13.43%) Back Office
11 9 (13.43%) Linux
11 9 (13.43%) Java
11 9 (13.43%) Web Services
11 9 (13.43%) CSS
12 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET
12 8 (11.94%) Solaris
12 8 (11.94%) Red Hat
12 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
12 8 (11.94%) WinForms
13 7 (10.45%) VB6
13 7 (10.45%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.48%) Documentum
2 2 (2.99%) SAS
2 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.99%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.45%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.49%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.49%) CATIA
4 1 (1.49%) MS Project
4 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
1 6 (8.96%) SAN
2 4 (5.97%) Intranet
2 4 (5.97%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) FTP
3 2 (2.99%) HTTP
4 1 (1.49%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) MS Access
2 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.99%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.49%) DTS
5 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.49%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) ClearCase
1 3 (4.48%) ClearQuest
1 3 (4.48%) MSI
2 2 (2.99%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.49%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.49%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.49%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.49%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (13.43%) Back Office
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
3 2 (2.99%) Automotive
4 1 (1.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) .NET Developer
3 7 (10.45%) Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Web Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Data Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) VB Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Software Architect
7 3 (4.48%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Applications Packager
8 2 (2.99%) Applications Support
8 2 (2.99%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (49.25%) .NET
2 11 (16.42%) HTML
3 9 (13.43%) CSS
3 9 (13.43%) Web Services
4 8 (11.94%) WinForms
4 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET
5 7 (10.45%) Classic ASP
6 6 (8.96%) jQuery
6 6 (8.96%) HTML5
6 6 (8.96%) CSS3
7 5 (7.46%) Middleware
8 4 (5.97%) Application Packaging
8 4 (5.97%) J2EE
8 4 (5.97%) SOAP
8 4 (5.97%) XML
9 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (4.48%) REST
10 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.99%) JSON
10 2 (2.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Mainframe
1 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Device Driver
2 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.99%) Data Extraction
2 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.49%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.49%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.33%) Windows
2 15 (22.39%) UNIX
3 9 (13.43%) Linux
4 8 (11.94%) Solaris
5 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
2 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
3 7 (10.45%) Migration
3 7 (10.45%) ITIL
4 6 (8.96%) OO
4 6 (8.96%) Project Planning
4 6 (8.96%) Test Scripting
5 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
5 4 (5.97%) Waterfall
6 3 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.48%) Web Development
6 3 (4.48%) ETL
6 3 (4.48%) Project Management
6 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.99%) CAD
7 2 (2.99%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.99%) RUP
7 2 (2.99%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.27%) SQL
2 18 (26.87%) C#
3 16 (23.88%) VBScript
3 16 (23.88%) VBA
4 15 (22.39%) PowerShell
5 12 (17.91%) VB.NET
5 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
6 10 (14.93%) Shell Script
7 9 (13.43%) Java
8 7 (10.45%) VB6
9 6 (8.96%) Perl
10 4 (5.97%) C
11 3 (4.48%) C++
11 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
11 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.99%) Korn
12 2 (2.99%) Python
12 2 (2.99%) Pascal
12 2 (2.99%) PHP
13 1 (1.49%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) ISEB
2 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.49%) Nmap
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) NetBackup
1 6 (8.96%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) SCOM
2 2 (2.99%) Sysprep
2 2 (2.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.99%) WMI
3 1 (1.49%) Nessus
3 1 (1.49%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.45%) Oracle
4 6 (8.96%) VMware
5 5 (7.46%) SAP
6 4 (5.97%) IBM
6 4 (5.97%) HP
6 4 (5.97%) Symantec
7 3 (4.48%) Dell
8 2 (2.99%) Citrix
8 2 (2.99%) BEA
8 2 (2.99%) Informatica
8 2 (2.99%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.49%) Siemens
9 1 (1.49%) SolidWorks
9 1 (1.49%) Sage
9 1 (1.49%) Pega
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