Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 - 88
Rank change year-on-year - +88 +9
Contract jobs citing VB 3 0 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.53% - 0.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.57% - 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £400 - £500
10th Percentile £375 - £475
90th Percentile £425 - £525
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.50
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £18.50

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 191 434 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.45% 38.54% 33.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 324 306
Median daily rate £375 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.46% +4.69%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £292
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -11.43% +2.94% +12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £26.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36% +1.85%
10th Percentile £16.78 £12.23 £15.25
90th Percentile £46.38 £40.48 £45.25
Median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +44.79%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Birmingham

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for VB in Birmingham

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for VB in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) DHTML
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) OLAP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) DTS
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) SAS

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 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (33.33%) Data Lake Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
1 1 (33.33%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (33.33%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (33.33%) Data Lake
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) DTS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
1 1 (33.33%) OLAP
1 1 (33.33%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (33.33%) Power BI
1 1 (33.33%) PowerPivot
1 1 (33.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (33.33%) SAS Visual Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Snowflake Schema
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
1 1 (33.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) ProC
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Toad
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SAS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) DHTML
2 1 (33.33%) Matplotlib
2 1 (33.33%) MDX
2 1 (33.33%) NumPy
2 1 (33.33%) Pandas
2 1 (33.33%) SciPy
2 1 (33.33%) Seaborn
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Change Data Capture
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Kanban
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) PROC SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) SAS Macro
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Anywhere
1 1 (33.33%) Blue Prism
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Teradata
1 1 (33.33%) UiPath