The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 121 114 102
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 9 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.40% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.15% 1.49% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £288 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +19.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £183 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £394 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.05 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.79% -2.85%
VB.NET
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
786 736 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.55% 26.50% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 389 305
Average daily rate £360 £338 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 80
Average hourly rate £36.00 £16.72 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.31% -52.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £11.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB.NET across the Berkshire region.

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 8 £350 - 1
VB.NET
South East

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VB.NET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.NET.

1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (95.45%) C#
3 11 (50.00%) HTML
3 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 10 (45.45%) IIS
4 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio
5 9 (40.91%) SQL
6 8 (36.36%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) MVC
7 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
8 6 (27.27%) Degree
8 6 (27.27%) CSS
8 6 (27.27%) C++
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 5 (22.73%) CMMI
9 5 (22.73%) Scrum
9 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (22.73%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (22.73%) Kanban
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (18.18%) Memory Management
10 4 (18.18%) Garbage Collection
10 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
10 4 (18.18%) Internet
10 4 (18.18%) HTTP
10 4 (18.18%) SSL
11 3 (13.64%) ITIL

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VB.NET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (45.45%) IIS
2 3 (13.64%) CMS
2 3 (13.64%) Sitefinity
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
1 4 (18.18%) HTTP
1 4 (18.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.09%) MySQL
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
3 2 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Support
4 3 (13.64%) Field Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Server Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Escalation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 2 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior
5 2 (9.09%) Server Support
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) HTML
2 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (13.64%) J2EE
4 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
4 3 (13.64%) HTML5
4 3 (13.64%) CSS3
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (13.64%) WCF
4 3 (13.64%) WPF
4 3 (13.64%) Ajax
5 2 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (9.09%) jQuery
5 2 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (9.09%) Web Services
5 2 (9.09%) XML
5 2 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) MVC
2 5 (22.73%) CMMI
2 5 (22.73%) Scrum
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (22.73%) Kanban
3 4 (18.18%) Memory Management
3 4 (18.18%) Garbage Collection
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) OO
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Content Management
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) C++
5 3 (13.64%) VBScript
5 3 (13.64%) VB
6 2 (9.09%) Ruby
6 2 (9.09%) PHP
6 2 (9.09%) Java
7 1 (4.55%) C
7 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.64%) MCTS
2 3 (13.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Telerik