The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 55 41 40
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 6 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.77% 2.26% 2.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.91% 6.34% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £304 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £330 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
VB.NET
West Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
206 205 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.51% 35.71% 34.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 136 101
Average daily rate £340 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -55.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (44.44%) HTML
4 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) C#
5 7 (38.89%) CSS
5 7 (38.89%) jQuery
5 7 (38.89%) WinForms
5 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) Web Development
7 5 (27.78%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
8 4 (22.22%) VB
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (16.67%) VBA
9 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (16.67%) VBScript
9 3 (16.67%) OO
9 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 3 (16.67%) Migration

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
8 1 (5.56%) DTS
8 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) NSubstitute
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Moq
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Database Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Developer
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (44.44%) HTML
4 7 (38.89%) CSS
4 7 (38.89%) jQuery
4 7 (38.89%) WinForms
5 2 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
6 1 (5.56%) LINQ
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (5.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (5.56%) Web Services
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (5.56%) Data Conversion
3 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Web Development
2 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (16.67%) OO
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Data Transformation
4 1 (5.56%) MVVM
4 1 (5.56%) Master Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Metadata Management
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.56%) RUP
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 4 (22.22%) VB
4 3 (16.67%) VBA
4 3 (16.67%) VBScript
5 1 (5.56%) VB6
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft