The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 103 93 63
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -30
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 29 34 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.02% 1.40% 2.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.70% 3.34% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £295 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £339 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £32.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-6.92% +73.33%
VB.NET
England

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

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1075 1018 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.95% 41.81% 39.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 533 588
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 112 90
Average hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £12.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Cambridgeshire -2 10 £234 -28.07% 3
Hertfordshire +2 9 £331 +9.50% 3
Essex -3 8 £338 +11.11% 10
Norfolk +2 2 £300 -2.04% 2
Suffolk - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
VB.NET
England

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 61 (100.00%) .NET
2 52 (85.25%) C#
3 35 (57.38%) SQL Server
4 32 (52.46%) ASP.NET
5 26 (42.62%) JavaScript
6 24 (39.34%) SQL
7 22 (36.07%) Windows
8 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
8 20 (32.79%) .NET Framework
9 19 (31.15%) MVC
10 16 (26.23%) XML
11 14 (22.95%) HTML
11 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (21.31%) T-SQL
13 12 (19.67%) Web Services
13 12 (19.67%) jQuery
14 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (18.03%) VB
15 10 (16.39%) PHP
15 10 (16.39%) FTP
15 10 (16.39%) WinForms
15 10 (16.39%) Scrum
16 9 (14.75%) VB6
16 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (11.48%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
17 7 (11.48%) CSS
17 7 (11.48%) ADO.NET

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (11.48%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.84%) IIS
3 5 (8.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.64%) CICS
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Office
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) FTP
2 6 (9.84%) NAS
2 6 (9.84%) Broadband
2 6 (9.84%) DHCP
2 6 (9.84%) Wireless
3 5 (8.20%) Firewall
3 5 (8.20%) Telnet
3 5 (8.20%) HTTP
4 1 (1.64%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) VPN
4 1 (1.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (57.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (8.20%) DTS
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.64%) Ingres
6 1 (1.64%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.64%) DB2
6 1 (1.64%) MySQL
6 1 (1.64%) Big Data
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) IDMS
6 1 (1.64%) QlikView
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (11.48%) Selenium
2 5 (8.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.28%) JIRA
3 2 (3.28%) Trac
3 2 (3.28%) Redmine
3 2 (3.28%) JUnit
3 2 (3.28%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.64%) FitNesse
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Automotive
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (63.93%) Developer
2 24 (39.34%) .NET Developer
3 8 (13.11%) Software Developer
4 6 (9.84%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Programmer
4 6 (9.84%) C# Developer
4 6 (9.84%) VB.NET Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Applications Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Tester
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.92%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Programmer
7 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Developer
7 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (52.46%) ASP.NET
3 20 (32.79%) .NET Framework
4 16 (26.23%) XML
5 14 (22.95%) HTML
6 12 (19.67%) Web Services
6 12 (19.67%) jQuery
7 10 (16.39%) WinForms
8 7 (11.48%) CSS
8 7 (11.48%) ADO.NET
8 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (9.84%) DHTML
10 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (8.20%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (8.20%) Ajax
11 4 (6.56%) WCF
12 3 (4.92%) WPF
13 2 (3.28%) WF
13 2 (3.28%) HTML5
13 2 (3.28%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) STB
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.07%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (9.84%) Linux
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.92%) UNIX
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.64%) OpenVMS
5 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) MVC
2 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.39%) Scrum
4 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
4 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (8.20%) Workflow
5 5 (8.20%) Data Management
5 5 (8.20%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (8.20%) UML
5 5 (8.20%) Master Data Management
5 5 (8.20%) Data Governance
5 5 (8.20%) Data Architecture
5 5 (8.20%) Database Tuning
5 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
5 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.56%) SOA
7 3 (4.92%) Project Management
7 3 (4.92%) TDD
7 3 (4.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 52 (85.25%) C#
2 26 (42.62%) JavaScript
3 24 (39.34%) SQL
4 13 (21.31%) T-SQL
5 11 (18.03%) VB
6 10 (16.39%) PHP
7 9 (14.75%) VB6
8 7 (11.48%) Ruby
9 6 (9.84%) Bash Shell
9 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
9 6 (9.84%) PL/SQL
9 6 (9.84%) Perl
9 6 (9.84%) VBA
10 5 (8.20%) Python
10 5 (8.20%) VBScript
10 5 (8.20%) Java
11 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) HNC
2 2 (3.28%) HND
3 1 (1.64%) OCP
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Firmware
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco
3 2 (3.28%) Cognos
4 1 (1.64%) Telerik
4 1 (1.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) Actuate
4 1 (1.64%) Tableau
4 1 (1.64%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.64%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.64%) Red Gate