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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 69 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 5 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.59% 1.86% 2.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.00% 6.97% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 9
Average daily rate £150 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £350 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £350 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £140.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +37.25%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
250 201 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.55% 26.76% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 94 110
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £40.57 £14.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.79% -49.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.28 £9.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £51.39 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB.NET
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 £140 - 5
Warrington -7 1 £250 -23.89% 6
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 2
VB.NET
North West

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (65.22%) Web Services
2 15 (65.22%) XML
3 13 (56.52%) MySQL
3 13 (56.52%) C#
3 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
3 13 (56.52%) SQL
4 12 (52.17%) HTML
5 8 (34.78%) Oracle
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
5 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
6 7 (30.43%) C
6 7 (30.43%) SOAP
6 7 (30.43%) VBScript
6 7 (30.43%) VB
6 7 (30.43%) Java
6 7 (30.43%) C++
6 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 6 (26.09%) Business Analysis
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
8 4 (17.39%) CSS
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (13.04%) TDD
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (8.70%) Finance

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) FileNet
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) MySQL
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Software Tester
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Junior Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Junior Software Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Junior
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) FileNet Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (65.22%) Web Services
2 15 (65.22%) XML
3 12 (52.17%) HTML
4 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
5 7 (30.43%) SOAP
6 4 (17.39%) CSS
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.35%) WinForms
7 1 (4.35%) WCF
7 1 (4.35%) WPF
7 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
7 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
2 6 (26.09%) Business Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) TDD
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) OOP
4 1 (4.35%) OO
4 1 (4.35%) MVC
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Document Management
4 1 (4.35%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) C#
1 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
2 7 (30.43%) C
2 7 (30.43%) VBScript
2 7 (30.43%) VB
2 7 (30.43%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
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