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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 132 96 86
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -10
Contract jobs citing VB 6 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.99% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.66% 3.19% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 25
Median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £327
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £34.78 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +15.91%
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
915 784 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.98% 30.93% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 475 458
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 37
Median hourly rate £30.75 £31.47 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +9.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.48 £16.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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
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 5 December 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
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Coventry -13 1 £350 -19.07%
Birmingham -19 1 £350 -31.70%
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) .NET
3 6 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (20.83%) HTML
4 5 (20.83%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) VB6
5 4 (16.67%) Degree
5 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (16.67%) IIS
5 4 (16.67%) Web Services
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (12.50%) Struts
6 3 (12.50%) Windows
6 3 (12.50%) XML
6 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.50%) C++
6 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 3 (12.50%) Ant
6 3 (12.50%) JUnit
6 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 3 (12.50%) VBScript
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (12.50%) Hyperion
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence

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 4 (16.67%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 2 (8.33%) CMS
3 2 (8.33%) Tuxedo
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (4.17%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Bluetooth
1 3 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (12.50%) Essbase
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (4.17%) QlikView
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Ant
1 3 (12.50%) Artifactory
1 3 (12.50%) ClearQuest
1 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
1 3 (12.50%) JUnit
1 3 (12.50%) Maven
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.33%) Toad
3 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Essbase Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Hyperion Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Hyperion Essbase Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Hyperion Planning Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) C# Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) VB Analyst Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) VB Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) VB6 Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Web Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Web Analyst Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) HTML
3 4 (16.67%) Web Services
4 3 (12.50%) Apache CXF
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 3 (12.50%) jQuery
4 3 (12.50%) Spring
4 3 (12.50%) Struts
4 3 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (8.33%) CSS
5 2 (8.33%) HTML5
5 2 (8.33%) J2EE
5 2 (8.33%) JSP
5 2 (8.33%) Middleware
5 2 (8.33%) Servlets
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (4.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.17%) Neural Network
4 1 (4.17%) Online Games
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (4.17%) Physics
4 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Android
1 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
1 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
1 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Security
1 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
1 3 (12.50%) OO
1 3 (12.50%) OOP
1 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (12.50%) UML
1 3 (12.50%) Web Development
2 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) ITSM
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) PLM
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Scrum
3 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) Java
4 4 (16.67%) VB6
5 3 (12.50%) C++
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 3 (12.50%) VBScript
6 2 (8.33%) C
6 2 (8.33%) PHP
6 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (8.33%) VBA
7 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.17%) Python
7 1 (4.17%) R
7 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) OCPJP
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) AirWatch
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
1 3 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) Hyperion
3 3 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 2 (8.33%) Mercator
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Cognos
5 1 (4.17%) Tableau
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Candidate Source
Rate: Up to £20,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago