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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 129 90 100
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +10
Contract jobs citing VB 20 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.97% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.97% 3.22% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 14
Median daily rate £435 £395 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.12% +37.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £430 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £324
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £27.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +109.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +12.87%
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
1017 715 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.11% 30.05% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 426 417
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 21
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -8 10 £450 +20.00% 1
Staffordshire -5 3 £413 +3.12% 1
Coventry -12 3 - -
Warwickshire -5 1 £400 - 1
Solihull - 1 £430 - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 31 (64.58%) SQL
2 25 (52.08%) HTML
3 21 (43.75%) Java
3 21 (43.75%) XML
4 18 (37.50%) C++
5 17 (35.42%) PL/SQL
5 17 (35.42%) .NET
5 17 (35.42%) Oracle
5 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
6 16 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 16 (33.33%) OO
6 16 (33.33%) RDBMS
7 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
7 15 (31.25%) Web Services
7 15 (31.25%) JUnit
7 15 (31.25%) WebLogic
7 15 (31.25%) C#
7 15 (31.25%) Hibernate
7 15 (31.25%) Spring
7 15 (31.25%) Oracle Database
8 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
8 14 (29.17%) J2EE
8 14 (29.17%) JSP
8 14 (29.17%) Servlets
8 14 (29.17%) Eclipse
8 14 (29.17%) OOP
8 14 (29.17%) Oracle Forms
8 14 (29.17%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (27.08%) UML
9 13 (27.08%) Toad

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 15 (31.25%) WebLogic
2 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) ENOVIA
1 3 (6.25%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) LAN
1 3 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (2.08%) Network Security
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 16 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 15 (31.25%) Oracle Database
2 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 14 (29.17%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (27.08%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (25.00%) Oracle OWB
6 8 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (6.25%) Essbase
7 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
8 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) JUnit
2 14 (29.17%) Eclipse
2 14 (29.17%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (27.08%) Ant
3 13 (27.08%) Artifactory
3 13 (27.08%) ClearQuest
3 13 (27.08%) Jenkins
3 13 (27.08%) JIRA
3 13 (27.08%) Maven
3 13 (27.08%) Toad
4 6 (12.50%) PVCS
5 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.17%) Subversion
6 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (68.75%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (20.83%) Oracle Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 8 (16.67%) SQL Developer
5 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (10.42%) PL/SQL Developer
5 5 (10.42%) VB.NET Developer
6 4 (8.33%) WinForms Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Essbase Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Hyperion Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Hyperion Essbase Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Hyperion Planning Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Junior
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Lotus Notes Administrator
8 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (52.08%) HTML
2 21 (43.75%) XML
3 17 (35.42%) .NET
4 15 (31.25%) Hibernate
4 15 (31.25%) Spring
4 15 (31.25%) Web Services
5 14 (29.17%) J2EE
5 14 (29.17%) JSP
5 14 (29.17%) Servlets
6 13 (27.08%) Apache CXF
7 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 8 (16.67%) CSS
7 8 (16.67%) Struts
8 7 (14.58%) WinForms
9 5 (10.42%) OC4J
10 3 (6.25%) XSD
11 2 (4.17%) jQuery
11 2 (4.17%) ODBC
12 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
12 1 (2.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (6.25%) Statistics
3 2 (4.17%) Online Games
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Unix
3 3 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) OO
2 14 (29.17%) OOP
3 13 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (27.08%) Defect Tracking
3 13 (27.08%) UML
4 10 (20.83%) ITIL
4 10 (20.83%) ITSM
4 10 (20.83%) Service Management
5 5 (10.42%) Migration
6 4 (8.33%) Business Transformation
6 4 (8.33%) Project Management
6 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.33%) Validation
6 4 (8.33%) Web Development
7 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.25%) Product Management
7 3 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (64.58%) SQL
2 21 (43.75%) Java
3 18 (37.50%) C++
4 17 (35.42%) PL/SQL
5 15 (31.25%) C#
6 13 (27.08%) VB.NET
7 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 9 (18.75%) VB6
8 5 (10.42%) T-SQL
9 3 (6.25%) VBScript
10 2 (4.17%) C
10 2 (4.17%) LotusScript
11 1 (2.08%) PHP
11 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) Degree
3 8 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
4 7 (14.58%) OCPJP
5 5 (10.42%) Sun Certification
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) MCAD
6 1 (2.08%) MCITP
6 1 (2.08%) MCSD
6 1 (2.08%) MCTS
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.08%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) SAP
4 3 (6.25%) Hyperion
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) Lotus
6 1 (2.08%) Epicor
6 1 (2.08%) Tableau