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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 78 70 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing VB 40 35 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 1.66% 2.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.03% 4.98% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 23
Average daily rate
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£290 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £252 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £471 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.25 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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
795 703 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.67% 33.25% 34.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 424 423
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 £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 21
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.80 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.20 £40.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Staffordshire +12 9 £325 - 2
Birmingham -7 9 £200 -24.52% 4
Coventry - 7 £235 - 3
Warwickshire -10 3 £450 +63.63% 2
Worcestershire -9 2 £169 -43.75% 3
Shropshire -5 1 £225 -47.67%
Solihull - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 37 (50.68%) .NET
2 34 (46.58%) SQL
3 27 (36.99%) SQL Server
4 26 (35.62%) C#
5 23 (31.51%) Windows
6 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
7 17 (23.29%) HTML
7 17 (23.29%) VBScript
7 17 (23.29%) VBA
7 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
8 16 (21.92%) VB.NET
9 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET
9 15 (20.55%) CSS
10 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
10 11 (15.07%) UNIX
11 10 (13.70%) WinForms
12 9 (12.33%) VB6
12 9 (12.33%) Unit Testing
12 9 (12.33%) Classic ASP
12 9 (12.33%) Web Services
12 9 (12.33%) Java
12 9 (12.33%) Back Office
13 8 (10.96%) Shell Script
13 8 (10.96%) Application Packaging
14 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
14 7 (9.59%) Test Scripting
14 7 (9.59%) SCCM
14 7 (9.59%) Linux
14 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
15 6 (8.22%) Windows XP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (4.11%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.11%) Documentum
2 2 (2.74%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.37%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.22%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (4.11%) MS Project
3 3 (4.11%) MS Office
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.37%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.37%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Intranet
2 3 (4.11%) Firewall
2 3 (4.11%) FTP
2 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.11%) SAN
3 2 (2.74%) HTTP
4 1 (1.37%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (36.99%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.11%) MS Access
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.37%) MySQL
5 1 (1.37%) DTS
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MSI
2 5 (6.85%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (4.11%) ClearCase
3 3 (4.11%) AdminStudio
3 3 (4.11%) ClearQuest
3 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (2.74%) CA Gen
5 1 (1.37%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.37%) Selenium
5 1 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.37%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (12.33%) Back Office
2 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.74%) Automotive
4 1 (1.37%) Front Office
4 1 (1.37%) Finance
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (50.68%) Developer
2 15 (20.55%) .NET Developer
3 8 (10.96%) Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) Architect
3 8 (10.96%) Web Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Applications Packager
5 5 (6.85%) VB Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Software Architect
6 3 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Administrator
7 2 (2.74%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 2 (2.74%) VB6 Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Applications Support
7 2 (2.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (50.68%) .NET
2 17 (23.29%) HTML
3 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET
3 15 (20.55%) CSS
4 10 (13.70%) WinForms
5 9 (12.33%) Classic ASP
5 9 (12.33%) Web Services
6 8 (10.96%) Application Packaging
7 6 (8.22%) jQuery
7 6 (8.22%) HTML5
7 6 (8.22%) CSS3
7 6 (8.22%) XML
8 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (6.85%) Middleware
9 4 (5.48%) J2EE
9 4 (5.48%) SOAP
10 3 (4.11%) WSH
10 3 (4.11%) XHTML
10 3 (4.11%) REST
10 3 (4.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.74%) Data Extraction
2 2 (2.74%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.37%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.37%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.37%) EPoS
3 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.51%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) UNIX
3 7 (9.59%) Linux
4 6 (8.22%) Windows XP
4 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.85%) Solaris
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.37%) SUSE
9 1 (1.37%) AIX
9 1 (1.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.33%) Unit Testing
2 7 (9.59%) Test Scripting
2 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
3 5 (6.85%) Migration
3 5 (6.85%) Project Planning
3 5 (6.85%) Web Development
3 5 (6.85%) OO
4 4 (5.48%) ITIL
4 4 (5.48%) Waterfall
5 3 (4.11%) Data Migration
5 3 (4.11%) Software Distribution
5 3 (4.11%) SOA
5 3 (4.11%) ETL
5 3 (4.11%) Project Management
5 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.74%) OOP
6 2 (2.74%) ERP
6 2 (2.74%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) SQL
2 26 (35.62%) C#
3 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
4 17 (23.29%) VBScript
4 17 (23.29%) VBA
5 16 (21.92%) VB.NET
6 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
7 9 (12.33%) Java
7 9 (12.33%) VB6
8 8 (10.96%) Shell Script
9 6 (8.22%) Perl
10 4 (5.48%) C
11 3 (4.11%) C++
11 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
11 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
12 2 (2.74%) Korn
12 2 (2.74%) Python
12 2 (2.74%) Pascal
12 2 (2.74%) PHP
13 1 (1.37%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.74%) ISEB
2 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.37%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) SCCM
2 4 (5.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.11%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.74%) SCOM
4 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.37%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.37%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (1.37%) Nessus
5 1 (1.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle
3 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.85%) HP
4 3 (4.11%) SAP
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Symantec
5 2 (2.74%) IBM
5 2 (2.74%) Dell
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix
5 2 (2.74%) BEA
5 2 (2.74%) Informatica
6 1 (1.37%) Siemens
6 1 (1.37%) Sage
6 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.37%) SolidWorks
6 1 (1.37%) Pega
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