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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 99 72 58
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 23 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.94% 1.51% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.16% 4.67% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 25
Average daily rate
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£249 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £325 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £25.70 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-12.33% -19.05%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
729 643 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.69% 32.36% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 351 391
Average daily rate £325 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 30
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £124.80 £37.64 £40.00
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 31 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
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 31 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 7 £235 - 2
Birmingham -3 5 £238 -10.37% 4
Warwickshire -5 2 - - 1
Staffordshire +6 1 - - 4
Worcestershire -13 1 £188 -42.30% 2
Solihull - - - - 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 30 (49.18%) SQL
2 29 (47.54%) .NET
3 24 (39.34%) SQL Server
4 20 (32.79%) C#
5 16 (26.23%) VBScript
5 16 (26.23%) VB.NET
5 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET
5 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
6 15 (24.59%) VBA
7 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
8 13 (21.31%) HTML
9 12 (19.67%) CSS
9 12 (19.67%) Windows
10 8 (13.11%) VB6
11 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
11 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (11.48%) Application Packaging
11 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
11 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
11 7 (11.48%) UNIX
11 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
12 6 (9.84%) Java
12 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
12 6 (9.84%) Migration
13 5 (8.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (8.20%) MSI
13 5 (8.20%) Perl
13 5 (8.20%) Web Services
13 5 (8.20%) XML
13 5 (8.20%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (6.56%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.56%) Documentum
2 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.64%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.64%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (1.64%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Office
2 4 (6.56%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (4.92%) MS Project
4 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) FTP
1 1 (1.64%) Intranet
1 1 (1.64%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (39.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.56%) MS Access
5 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.92%) DTS
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (1.64%) MySQL
7 1 (1.64%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MSI
1 5 (8.20%) Wise Package Studio
2 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (4.92%) AdminStudio
3 3 (4.92%) ClearCase
3 3 (4.92%) ClearQuest
4 2 (3.28%) CA Gen
5 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.64%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.64%) Selenium
5 1 (1.64%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (4.92%) Back Office
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Law
2 1 (1.64%) Legal
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
2 1 (1.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 30 (49.18%) Developer
2 10 (16.39%) .NET Developer
3 8 (13.11%) Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Web Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Applications Packager
5 6 (9.84%) VB Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Software Architect
7 3 (4.92%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) VB6 Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Classic ASP Developer
8 2 (3.28%) C# Architect
8 2 (3.28%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.28%) ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (47.54%) .NET
2 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET
3 13 (21.31%) HTML
4 12 (19.67%) CSS
5 7 (11.48%) Application Packaging
6 5 (8.20%) Classic ASP
6 5 (8.20%) Web Services
6 5 (8.20%) XML
7 4 (6.56%) WinForms
7 4 (6.56%) Ajax
7 4 (6.56%) XHTML
7 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (4.92%) CSS3
8 3 (4.92%) Software Packaging
8 3 (4.92%) WPF
8 3 (4.92%) HTML5
8 3 (4.92%) WSH
8 3 (4.92%) Middleware
8 3 (4.92%) J2EE
9 2 (3.28%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.64%) EPoS
2 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.64%) Market Risk
2 1 (1.64%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) UNIX
3 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
4 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.92%) Windows Vista
5 3 (4.92%) Linux
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) SUSE
6 1 (1.64%) AIX
6 1 (1.64%) HPUX
6 1 (1.64%) Solaris
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
1 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
1 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
2 6 (9.84%) Migration
3 5 (8.20%) OO
4 4 (6.56%) ETL
4 4 (6.56%) Web Development
4 4 (6.56%) Waterfall
5 3 (4.92%) Data Migration
5 3 (4.92%) Multithreading
5 3 (4.92%) Software Distribution
5 3 (4.92%) Data Transformation
5 3 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.92%) Project Planning
5 3 (4.92%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.28%) ERP
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL
6 2 (3.28%) Data Security
6 2 (3.28%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) SQL
2 20 (32.79%) C#
3 16 (26.23%) VBScript
3 16 (26.23%) VB.NET
4 15 (24.59%) VBA
5 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
6 8 (13.11%) VB6
7 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
7 6 (9.84%) Java
8 5 (8.20%) Perl
8 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.28%) C
10 2 (3.28%) C++
10 2 (3.28%) Python
10 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.64%) Korn
11 1 (1.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (1.64%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.64%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
1 2 (3.28%) ISEB
2 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.64%) Nmap
3 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.64%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) SCCM
2 4 (6.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.28%) SCOM
3 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.64%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) HP
4 2 (3.28%) Citrix
4 2 (3.28%) BEA
4 2 (3.28%) Informatica
4 2 (3.28%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (3.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Lotus
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.64%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.64%) SolidWorks
5 1 (1.64%) Pega
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