Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 173 125
Rank change year-on-year +20 -48 -19
Contract jobs citing VB 31 33 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.54% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.08% 1.67% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 34
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £263
90th Percentile £488 £480 £559
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £26.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +20.97% +54.54%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1492 1979 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.83% 32.10% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1210 893
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 62 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.25 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% -5.49% +17.98%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.73 £12.42
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.48 £43.03
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the West Midlands

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in the West Midlands

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in the West Midlands

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 14 £425 -1.16%
Coventry +21 7 £301 -14.00%
Staffordshire +15 7 £425 +3.03% 5
Shropshire +17 1 £350 -
Warwickshire +2 1 £305 -14.08%
VB
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 22 (70.97%) C#
2 14 (45.16%) Python
2 14 (45.16%) Degree
3 13 (41.94%) PowerShell
4 11 (35.48%) Task Automation
4 11 (35.48%) SQL
4 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
5 10 (32.26%) IBM
5 10 (32.26%) WinAutomation
5 10 (32.26%) FMCG
6 6 (19.35%) VBScript
6 6 (19.35%) Java
6 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.13%) .NET
7 5 (16.13%) WinForms
7 5 (16.13%) Back Office
7 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.13%) Selenium
8 4 (12.90%) WPF
8 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
8 4 (12.90%) BDD
8 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
8 4 (12.90%) User Experience
8 4 (12.90%) Retail
8 4 (12.90%) Ruby
8 4 (12.90%) HP UFT
8 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
9 3 (9.68%) VBA

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (9.68%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) G Suite
1 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) BigQuery
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.23%) QlikView
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) WinAutomation
2 5 (16.13%) Selenium
3 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.90%) HP UFT
3 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) JIRA
5 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (16.13%) Back Office
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Automation Engineer
1 8 (25.81%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Automation Test Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Active Directory Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Data Scientist
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.45%) VB Developer
5 2 (6.45%) VBA Developer
5 2 (6.45%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
1 5 (16.13%) WinForms
2 4 (12.90%) WPF
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) Middleware
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) FMCG
2 4 (12.90%) User Experience
3 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.23%) EPoS
5 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Unix
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Task Automation
2 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
3 4 (12.90%) BDD
3 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Cluster Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) Machine Learning
4 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
4 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
4 3 (9.68%) Neural Network
4 3 (9.68%) Physics
4 3 (9.68%) Stochastic Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) Coaching
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) SDLC
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) C#
2 14 (45.16%) Python
3 13 (41.94%) PowerShell
4 11 (35.48%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) Java
5 6 (19.35%) VBScript
6 4 (12.90%) Ruby
7 3 (9.68%) R
7 3 (9.68%) VBA
8 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.23%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) IBM
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Blue Prism
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Xamarin