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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 29 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 8 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.69% 1.73% 3.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.64% 4.14% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £333 £306 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £291 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £321 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +37.25%
Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
83 145 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 38.25% 41.79% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 66 45
Average daily rate £375 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £61.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.46% +105.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
West Malling - 1 £613 -
Canterbury - - - - 2
Dartford - - - - 3
Maidstone - - - - 3
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
VB.NET
South East

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) C#
3 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (31.25%) VB
6 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) VB6
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (18.75%) MS Office
8 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 2 (12.50%) CSS
8 2 (12.50%) HTML
8 2 (12.50%) Windows
8 2 (12.50%) WinForms
8 2 (12.50%) TDD
8 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
9 1 (6.25%) Network Design
9 1 (6.25%) Marketing
9 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
9 1 (6.25%) Web Development
9 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
9 1 (6.25%) jQuery
9 1 (6.25%) Fiddler
9 1 (6.25%) Umbraco

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
1 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
2 1 (6.25%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (31.25%) VB.NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) VB Developer
4 4 (25.00%) VB6 Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) WinForms
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (6.25%) Network Design
2 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
2 1 (6.25%) Web Development
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) OOD
2 1 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (31.25%) VB
5 4 (25.00%) VB6
6 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft