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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 91 65 81
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +16
Contract jobs citing VB 25 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 2.05% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.20% 6.48% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 9
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£300 £319 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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
781 694 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.51% 31.68% 33.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 401 330
Average daily rate £336 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 28
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £15.40 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.70 £37.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Staffordshire -4 11 £400 +40.35% 2
Coventry -1 7 £250 -28.57% 2
Shropshire -8 7 £400 +52.38% 6
Birmingham -24 6 £203 -35.20% 9
Wolverhampton - 3 £200 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £275 -
Solihull - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 40 (76.92%) .NET
2 27 (51.92%) SQL
3 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
4 20 (38.46%) VB.NET
4 20 (38.46%) C#
5 15 (28.85%) VB6
6 13 (25.00%) VBScript
6 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (23.08%) NHS
7 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
8 11 (21.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
9 9 (17.31%) OO
9 9 (17.31%) HTML
10 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
10 8 (15.38%) VBA
10 8 (15.38%) XML
10 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
11 7 (13.46%) OOP
11 7 (13.46%) T-SQL
11 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
11 7 (13.46%) WinForms
11 7 (13.46%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (13.46%) .NET Framework
12 6 (11.54%) Migration
12 6 (11.54%) Oracle
12 6 (11.54%) Windows
12 6 (11.54%) N-Tier
13 5 (9.62%) UNIX

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (7.69%) IIS
1 4 (7.69%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.92%) SAS
2 1 (1.92%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.46%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (5.77%) MS Office
4 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) FTP
2 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.77%) SAN
2 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (21.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.77%) DTS
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.85%) MS Access
6 2 (3.85%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (3.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (1.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
1 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.69%) Back Office
3 3 (5.77%) Automotive
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (46.15%) Developer
2 9 (17.31%) Software Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Architect
4 5 (9.62%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 4 (7.69%) Development Team Leader
5 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (7.69%) .NET Team Leader
5 4 (7.69%) Software Development Team Leader
5 4 (7.69%) Software Team Leader
6 3 (5.77%) AWS Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (76.92%) .NET
2 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 9 (17.31%) HTML
4 8 (15.38%) XML
5 7 (13.46%) WinForms
5 7 (13.46%) .NET Framework
6 5 (9.62%) CSS
7 4 (7.69%) SOAP
7 4 (7.69%) EDI
7 4 (7.69%) Middleware
7 4 (7.69%) ADO.NET
7 4 (7.69%) HTML5
7 4 (7.69%) REST
7 4 (7.69%) CSS3
8 3 (5.77%) Web Services
8 3 (5.77%) JSON
9 2 (3.85%) jQuery
10 1 (1.92%) Ajax
10 1 (1.92%) WCF
10 1 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) NHS
2 6 (11.54%) N-Tier
3 4 (7.69%) Open Source
3 4 (7.69%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) AS400
6 1 (1.92%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.92%) SCADA
6 1 (1.92%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) UNIX
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.69%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.77%) Solaris
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) OO
2 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 7 (13.46%) OOP
4 6 (11.54%) Migration
5 5 (9.62%) Unit Testing
5 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
5 5 (9.62%) Data Transformation
6 4 (7.69%) TOGAF
6 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (7.69%) Resource Management
7 3 (5.77%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.77%) Software Deployment
7 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL
7 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.85%) Coaching
8 2 (3.85%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (51.92%) SQL
2 20 (38.46%) C#
2 20 (38.46%) VB.NET
3 15 (28.85%) VB6
4 13 (25.00%) VBScript
5 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
6 8 (15.38%) VBA
7 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
7 7 (13.46%) T-SQL
8 5 (9.62%) C
9 4 (7.69%) Java
9 4 (7.69%) Pascal
10 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) XenApp
1 2 (3.85%) vSphere
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.77%) WSUS
3 1 (1.92%) WMI
3 1 (1.92%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) SAP
3 5 (9.62%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.77%) IBM
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix
5 2 (3.85%) NetApp
5 2 (3.85%) Cognos
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.92%) HP
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) Nortel
6 1 (1.92%) Siemens
6 1 (1.92%) CommVault
6 1 (1.92%) Symantec
6 1 (1.92%) Sophos
6 1 (1.92%) Allen-Bradley
6 1 (1.92%) MobileIron
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