Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 91 72
Rank change year-on-year +10 -19 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 14 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.89% 0.93% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.85% 2.41% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 8
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +54.55%
10th Percentile £363 £255 £363
90th Percentile £488 £480 £590
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £26.00

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 491 580 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.31% 38.62% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 364 257
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £252 £250 £235
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £27.69 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.46% +58.23% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.40 £16.30 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.10 £35.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £24.71
% change year-on-year +27.84% -1.84% +13.59%

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 20 November 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 13 (92.86%) Python
1 13 (92.86%) Degree
2 10 (71.43%) FMCG
2 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 10 (71.43%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) IBM
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) Task Automation
2 10 (71.43%) WinAutomation
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 3 (21.43%) Neural Network
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
3 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
3 3 (21.43%) Cluster Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
3 3 (21.43%) Physics
3 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
3 3 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
3 3 (21.43%) Stochastic Modelling
3 3 (21.43%) R
3 3 (21.43%) Machine Learning
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle

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 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
1 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) WinAutomation
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) PowerShell Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Data Scientist
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) FMCG
2 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Task Automation
2 3 (21.43%) Cluster Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
2 3 (21.43%) Machine Learning
2 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
2 3 (21.43%) Neural Network
2 3 (21.43%) Physics
2 3 (21.43%) Stochastic Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Python
2 10 (71.43%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (21.43%) R
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle