The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 25 30 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 19 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.35% 3.17% 4.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.57% 9.57% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 7
Average daily rate
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£250 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £330 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
VB.NET
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
122 94 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.80% 33.10% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 67 43
Average daily rate £275 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £26.21 £14.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.75% -42.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £14.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £14.50 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in Kent

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Maidstone -3 2 - -
Dartford - 2 - -
Folkestone - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
West Malling - - - -
VB.NET
South East

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 25 (100.00%) SQL
1 25 (100.00%) .NET
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (84.00%) T-SQL
3 20 (80.00%) C#
3 20 (80.00%) ASP.NET
4 17 (68.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (68.00%) XML
4 17 (68.00%) MVC
4 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (60.00%) JSON
5 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 13 (52.00%) WCF
7 12 (48.00%) E-Commerce
8 11 (44.00%) HTML
8 11 (44.00%) CSS
8 11 (44.00%) OOP
8 11 (44.00%) Unit Testing
8 11 (44.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (44.00%) REST
9 9 (36.00%) HTML5
10 7 (28.00%) PHP
11 6 (24.00%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
12 5 (20.00%) Telerik
12 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 5 (20.00%) DevExpress
13 2 (8.00%) Web Services
13 2 (8.00%) XSLT
13 2 (8.00%) Windows

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (96.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Lead Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 17 (68.00%) XML
3 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 15 (60.00%) JSON
5 13 (52.00%) WCF
6 11 (44.00%) CSS
6 11 (44.00%) HTML
6 11 (44.00%) REST
7 9 (36.00%) HTML5
8 2 (8.00%) XSLT
8 2 (8.00%) Ajax
8 2 (8.00%) Web Services
8 2 (8.00%) WPF
8 2 (8.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) MVC
2 12 (48.00%) E-Commerce
3 11 (44.00%) OOP
3 11 (44.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) SQL
2 21 (84.00%) T-SQL
3 20 (80.00%) C#
4 17 (68.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (28.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Telerik
1 5 (20.00%) DevExpress
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft