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 3 months to 29 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 122 91
Rank change year-on-year +19 -31  
Contract jobs citing VB 17 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.67% 1.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.58% 2.05% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 40
Median daily rate £375 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -7.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £27.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 - £25.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 - £28.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £23.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +78.19% -11.32%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 658 977 772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.94% 32.59% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1227 888
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 78
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +0.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £39.13 £38.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +16 10 £425 -1.16% 2
Coventry +12 1 £375 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
VB
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 16 (55.17%) C#
2 13 (44.83%) PowerShell
3 11 (37.93%) Degree
3 11 (37.93%) .NET
4 10 (34.48%) SQL
4 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
5 9 (31.03%) Python
6 8 (27.59%) IBM
6 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
6 8 (27.59%) FMCG
6 8 (27.59%) Task Automation
7 7 (24.14%) Windows
8 6 (20.69%) VBScript
8 6 (20.69%) VB6
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
10 4 (13.79%) MySQL
10 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
10 4 (13.79%) Java
10 4 (13.79%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) VBA
10 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (13.79%) CentOS
10 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (10.34%) Webmin
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
11 3 (10.34%) Data Extraction
11 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
11 3 (10.34%) Stress Testing

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 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) DNN
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) MySQL
3 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (6.90%) MS Access
4 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) DBA
2 6 (20.69%) Automation Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Active Directory Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) MySQL DBA
3 4 (13.79%) PowerShell Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) VBA Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Data Scientist
6 1 (3.45%) Junior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) CSS
2 3 (10.34%) HTML
2 3 (10.34%) ODBC
3 2 (6.90%) CSS3
3 2 (6.90%) HTML5
3 2 (6.90%) jQuery
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.45%) LESS
4 1 (3.45%) Sass
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.45%) WPF
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) FMCG
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) CentOS
3 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.34%) Unix
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Task Automation
2 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.34%) Data Extraction
3 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
3 3 (10.34%) ETL
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Open Source
3 3 (10.34%) Stress Testing
4 2 (6.90%) BDD
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.90%) Database Security
4 2 (6.90%) Database Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps
4 2 (6.90%) High Availability
4 2 (6.90%) MVC
4 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.90%) Web Development
5 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.45%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) C#
2 13 (44.83%) PowerShell
3 10 (34.48%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) Python
5 6 (20.69%) VB6
5 6 (20.69%) VBScript
6 4 (13.79%) Java
6 4 (13.79%) VBA
7 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
8 2 (6.90%) Scala
8 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
9 1 (3.45%) Perl
9 1 (3.45%) R
9 1 (3.45%) Ruby
9 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Webmin
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) IBM
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Ariba
4 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) SYSPRO
4 1 (3.45%) Telerik
4 1 (3.45%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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