The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Kent 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 18 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 19 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.42% 3.26% 4.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.19% 9.28% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 5
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 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £388 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.64% -1.58%
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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
99 97 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 38.67% 35.14% 35.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 62 40
Average daily rate £275 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £245 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £47.00 £35.79 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.33% +104.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB.NET
South East

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 23 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
Maidstone +3 2 - -
Dartford - 2 - -
Folkestone - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Malling - - - - 1
VB.NET
South East

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 27 (100.00%) .NET
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (96.30%) SQL
3 22 (81.48%) T-SQL
3 22 (81.48%) C#
4 21 (77.78%) ASP.NET
5 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
6 17 (62.96%) XML
6 17 (62.96%) MVC
6 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 15 (55.56%) JSON
8 13 (48.15%) WCF
9 12 (44.44%) E-Commerce
9 12 (44.44%) CSS
9 12 (44.44%) HTML
10 11 (40.74%) OOP
10 11 (40.74%) Unit Testing
10 11 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (40.74%) REST
11 9 (33.33%) HTML5
12 7 (25.93%) Dynamics NAV
12 7 (25.93%) PHP
13 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
14 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
14 5 (18.52%) DevExpress
14 5 (18.52%) Telerik
15 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
15 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
15 3 (11.11%) Windows

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
2 1 (3.70%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Web Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 17 (62.96%) XML
3 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 15 (55.56%) JSON
5 13 (48.15%) WCF
6 12 (44.44%) CSS
6 12 (44.44%) HTML
7 11 (40.74%) REST
8 9 (33.33%) HTML5
9 2 (7.41%) XSLT
9 2 (7.41%) Ajax
9 2 (7.41%) Web Services
9 2 (7.41%) WPF
9 2 (7.41%) jQuery
10 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
10 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) MVC
2 12 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 11 (40.74%) Unit Testing
3 11 (40.74%) OOP
4 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.70%) Data Privacy
6 1 (3.70%) SOA
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design
6 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) SQL
2 22 (81.48%) T-SQL
2 22 (81.48%) C#
3 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.93%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Telerik
1 5 (18.52%) DevExpress
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft