The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
West Midlands > Birmingham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 60 57
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3  
Contract jobs citing VB 10 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.58% 1.25% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.44% 3.55% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 3
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +14.66%  
10th Percentile £363 £313 £363
90th Percentile £468 £480 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +1.35% -7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 - £26.50
10th Percentile £16.50 - £25.55
90th Percentile £17.50 - £27.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 - £27.25

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 225 282 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 35.49% 35.25% 33.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 418 283
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
10th Percentile £280 £250 £220
90th Percentile £513 £488 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 13
Birmingham median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +41.50%  
10th Percentile £16.50 £36.25 £25.50
90th Percentile £41.68 £38.75 £28.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.88
% change year-on-year +52.00% +0.50%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Birmingham

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Birmingham

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VB.

1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) Python
2 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
2 9 (81.82%) Degree
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) FMCG
3 8 (72.73%) Task Automation
3 8 (72.73%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (9.09%) Stochastic Modelling

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Data Scientist
4 1 (9.09%) DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 1 (9.09%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) FMCG
2 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Task Automation
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Cluster Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Database Security
3 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
3 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Neural Network
3 1 (9.09%) Physics
3 1 (9.09%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
2 9 (81.82%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) R
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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