Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 155 189
Rank change year-on-year +62 +34 -34
Contract jobs citing VB 15 15 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.79% 1.18% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 9
Median daily rate £380 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.14% +15.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £281 £312 £172
90th Percentile £479 £360 £525
England median daily rate £475 £375 £384
% change year-on-year +26.67% -2.28% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £18.50
England median hourly rate £38.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +117.14% -5.41% -53.75%

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 537 1,271 1,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.90% 33.63% 35.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 865 1,114
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +10.03%
10th Percentile £263 £294 £300
90th Percentile £541 £550 £550
England median daily rate £485 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -0.51% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 32
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +32.81%
10th Percentile £12.38 £14.21 £15.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £50.50 £57.95
Median hourly rate £37.93 £43.50 £42.19
% change year-on-year -12.82% +3.11% +5.48%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VB as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for VB in the West Midlands

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VB in the West Midlands

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB in the West Midlands.

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 4 December 2020. 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
Shropshire -12 4 £360 +4.35%
Birmingham - 3 £400 - 1
Herefordshire - 3 £475 - 1
Staffordshire +11 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £325 -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
VB
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) CSS
3 8 (53.33%) HTML
4 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (40.00%) Python
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (33.33%) OO
6 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
6 5 (33.33%) C#
6 5 (33.33%) Subversion
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 5 (33.33%) Blue Prism
6 5 (33.33%) Robotic Process Automation
6 5 (33.33%) UiPath
7 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (26.67%) Scala
7 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (26.67%) Office 365
7 4 (26.67%) Robotics
7 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
7 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (26.67%) RUP

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 1 (6.67%) SAS
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Power Platform
3 1 (6.67%) Azure
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (6.67%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) GitHub
3 1 (6.67%) Power Automate
3 1 (6.67%) PowerApps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (6.67%) Data Lake
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) DB2
3 1 (6.67%) DTS
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) OLAP
3 1 (6.67%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (6.67%) Power BI
3 1 (6.67%) PowerPivot
3 1 (6.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (6.67%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) ProC
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Toad
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SCADA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Commissioning Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Scientist
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) SAS Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SCADA Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) CSS
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (13.33%) CSS3
2 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) DHTML
3 1 (6.67%) Matplotlib
3 1 (6.67%) MDX
3 1 (6.67%) NumPy
3 1 (6.67%) Pandas
3 1 (6.67%) SciPy
3 1 (6.67%) Seaborn
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Robotics
2 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
2 2 (13.33%) SCADA
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 5 (33.33%) OO
2 5 (33.33%) Robotic Process Automation
3 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (26.67%) RUP
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) Information Security
4 3 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) User Stories
4 3 (20.00%) Web Development
4 3 (20.00%) Wireframes
5 2 (13.33%) Project Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Data Science
6 1 (6.67%) DevOps
6 1 (6.67%) Disruptive Innovation
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (40.00%) Python
5 5 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) Scala
7 3 (20.00%) C++
8 1 (6.67%) C
8 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (6.67%) PHP
8 1 (6.67%) PROC SQL
8 1 (6.67%) SAS Macro
8 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Blue Prism
1 5 (33.33%) UiPath
2 1 (6.67%) Automation Anywhere
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Teradata