The first table below looks at the demand for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 58 62 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 7 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.88% 0.93% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.83% 2.87% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate
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£264 £300 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £301 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.07% -4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +4.83%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
247 244 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.23% 32.40% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 117 200
Average daily rate £350 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.70% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £30.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB.NET
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VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Crewe -2 1 £290 -3.33%
Macclesfield -3 1 £263 - 3
Warrington - 1 - - 4
Knutsford - 1 £350 -
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Runcorn - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
Chester - - - - 2
VB.NET
North West

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) HTML
4 6 (50.00%) Web Services
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) C++
5 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 5 (41.67%) XML
5 5 (41.67%) VB
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (33.33%) CSS
6 4 (33.33%) MySQL
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle
6 4 (33.33%) Java
6 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (33.33%) C
6 4 (33.33%) VBScript
6 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (16.67%) WinForms
8 2 (16.67%) HTML5
8 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 2 (16.67%) Silverlight
8 2 (16.67%) jQuery
9 1 (8.33%) WCF
9 1 (8.33%) WPF

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Fireworks
2 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Junior
4 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Software Tester
4 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
6 2 (16.67%) WinForms
6 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (16.67%) Silverlight
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) HTML5
7 1 (8.33%) WinRT
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (8.33%) WCF
7 1 (8.33%) WPF
7 1 (8.33%) Ajax
7 1 (8.33%) MFC
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone 8
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) C++
3 5 (41.67%) VB
4 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) C
4 4 (33.33%) VBScript
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) XAML
5 1 (8.33%) VB6
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago