The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 72 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 3 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.32% 0.65% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 1.74% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 16
Average daily rate £425 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
VB.NET
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
336 287 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 35.59% 37.22% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 183 149
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.50 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.92% +4.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.28 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) JIRA
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Selenium
6 3 (21.43%) WCF
6 3 (21.43%) jQuery
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 3 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (21.43%) RequireJS
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (14.29%) MobileIron
7 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) SMTP
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Technical Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Technical Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Automated Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) jQuery
3 3 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (21.43%) RequireJS
3 3 (21.43%) WCF
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (7.14%) Classic ASP
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) WinForms
5 1 (7.14%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Content Management
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Perl
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VBA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) Postfix
1 2 (14.29%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) MobileIron
1 2 (14.29%) Symantec
1 2 (14.29%) Trustwave
2 1 (7.14%) Google