The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 23 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 / Coventry
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 44 35
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9  
Contract jobs citing VB 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.40% 0.49% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 1.52% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £375 - £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +51.78% +7.69%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 60 132 106
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 24.29% 32.12% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 90 82
Median daily rate £353 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.03% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Coventry

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Coventry

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Coventry

For the 6 months to 23 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 Coventry region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) C#

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (50.00%) VMware