The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 93 85 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -27
Contract jobs citing VB 22 22 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 1.18% 2.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.16% 3.70% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 32
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £325 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-22.30% -
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
697 595 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.48% 31.92% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 297 406
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 29
Average hourly rate £30.53 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £38.74 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 14 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 July 2014.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 14 July 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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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 -7 6 £230 - 5
Staffordshire +5 5 £313 - 1
Birmingham -5 5 £275 - 3
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 41 (58.57%) SQL
2 39 (55.71%) .NET
3 32 (45.71%) SQL Server
4 28 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 20 (28.57%) C#
6 19 (27.14%) VB.NET
7 18 (25.71%) VBA
8 17 (24.29%) VBScript
8 17 (24.29%) HTML
8 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
8 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
9 14 (20.00%) Windows
9 14 (20.00%) CSS
10 12 (17.14%) UNIX
11 11 (15.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (15.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (14.29%) Ajax
13 9 (12.86%) VB6
13 9 (12.86%) Web Services
13 9 (12.86%) XML
14 8 (11.43%) Java
14 8 (11.43%) Data Transformation
15 7 (10.00%) Unit Testing
15 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
15 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (10.00%) Application Packaging
15 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
15 7 (10.00%) DTS
15 7 (10.00%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 (5.71%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.71%) Documentum
2 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.29%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.43%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) IIS
3 1 (1.43%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (1.43%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (5.71%) MS Office
4 2 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) FTP
1 1 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (15.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (10.00%) DTS
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (5.71%) ReportNet
5 4 (5.71%) MS Access
5 4 (5.71%) Cognos Powerplay
5 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.71%) Cognos Transformer
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (1.43%) MySQL
8 1 (1.43%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MSI
1 5 (7.14%) Wise Package Studio
2 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (4.29%) ClearQuest
3 3 (4.29%) AdminStudio
3 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.29%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.86%) CA Gen
5 1 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.43%) Selenium
5 1 (1.43%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
2 4 (5.71%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Retail Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Back Office
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 37 (52.86%) Developer
2 13 (18.57%) Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.00%) VB Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Software Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Web Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Applications Packager
6 5 (7.14%) Applications Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Software Architect
7 3 (4.29%) ASP Developer
7 3 (4.29%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.29%) Administrator
7 3 (4.29%) VB6 Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Classic ASP Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 2 (2.86%) C# Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (55.71%) .NET
2 28 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 17 (24.29%) HTML
4 14 (20.00%) CSS
5 10 (14.29%) Ajax
6 9 (12.86%) Web Services
6 9 (12.86%) XML
7 7 (10.00%) Application Packaging
8 6 (8.57%) WinForms
9 5 (7.14%) J2EE
10 4 (5.71%) Classic ASP
10 4 (5.71%) XHTML
10 4 (5.71%) jQuery
10 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (4.29%) SOAP
11 3 (4.29%) REST
11 3 (4.29%) WPF
11 3 (4.29%) Software Packaging
11 3 (4.29%) WSH
11 3 (4.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.86%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.43%) EPoS
3 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) SCADA
3 1 (1.43%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.43%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Windows
2 12 (17.14%) UNIX
3 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.29%) Windows Vista
5 3 (4.29%) Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) SUSE
6 1 (1.43%) AIX
6 1 (1.43%) HPUX
6 1 (1.43%) Solaris
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.43%) Data Transformation
2 7 (10.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (8.57%) Migration
3 6 (8.57%) Data Modelling
3 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
4 5 (7.14%) OO
5 4 (5.71%) ETL
5 4 (5.71%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.71%) Web Development
5 4 (5.71%) Waterfall
6 3 (4.29%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.29%) Multithreading
6 3 (4.29%) Software Distribution
6 3 (4.29%) SOA
6 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.29%) Project Planning
6 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (58.57%) SQL
2 20 (28.57%) C#
3 19 (27.14%) VB.NET
4 18 (25.71%) VBA
5 17 (24.29%) VBScript
5 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
6 9 (12.86%) VB6
7 8 (11.43%) Java
8 6 (8.57%) Shell Script
9 5 (7.14%) Perl
9 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
10 3 (4.29%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.86%) LotusScript
11 2 (2.86%) Python
11 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.86%) C
11 2 (2.86%) C++
11 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.43%) Korn
12 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (1.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.43%) Nmap
3 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) SCCM
2 4 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.86%) SCOM
3 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.43%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Cognos
3 4 (5.71%) Teradata
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) Lotus
4 3 (4.29%) HP
5 2 (2.86%) Citrix
5 2 (2.86%) BEA
5 2 (2.86%) Informatica
5 2 (2.86%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.86%) SAP
5 2 (2.86%) Sage
5 2 (2.86%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.43%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.43%) Pega
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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