The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 48 27 43
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +16
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 4 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.95% 2.99% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.68% 9.52% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Average daily rate
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£270 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £323 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
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 Lancashire region.

Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
149 84 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.39% 31.34% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 42 106
Average daily rate £353 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £216 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £325 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £36.67 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £10.00 £32.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston -4 3 £270 -16.92% 1
Chorley - - - -
VB.NET
North West

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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
2 12 (75.00%) C#
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) TDD
4 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (50.00%) WPF
5 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (43.75%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (43.75%) Sybase
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (18.75%) Scrum
9 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (18.75%) IIS
9 3 (18.75%) VBScript
9 3 (18.75%) VB
9 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 3 (18.75%) Classic ASP
9 3 (18.75%) CRM
10 2 (12.50%) Windows
10 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 2 (12.50%) CSS
10 2 (12.50%) Intranet
10 2 (12.50%) WinForms
10 2 (12.50%) jQuery
11 1 (6.25%) Web Design

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) InDesign
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 13 (81.25%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Management Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) VB Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Designer
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Identity Management Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) WPF Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) WPF
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (18.75%) Classic ASP
5 2 (12.50%) CSS
5 2 (12.50%) WinForms
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) SOAP
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) XML
6 1 (6.25%) XSLT
6 1 (6.25%) HTML
6 1 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (6.25%) Social Media
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
2 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
3 3 (18.75%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) MVVM
4 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (18.75%) VBScript
4 3 (18.75%) VB
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) VB6
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Sybase
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Telerik
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe