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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 45 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 4 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.90% 0.78% 2.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 2.01% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £275 £325 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £289
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +12.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.63 £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +32.81%
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
183 149 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 41.22% 38.70% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 101 76
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £540 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 4
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% +145.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £24.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.00 £28.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing VB.NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 2 - -
Blackburn - 1 £275 -
VB.NET
North West

VB.NET
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
4 3 (50.00%) VB
5 2 (33.33%) Validation
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (33.33%) C++
5 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) UML
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) VB6
6 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (16.67%) OO
6 1 (16.67%) VC++
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (16.67%) Web Services
6 1 (16.67%) XML

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Information Systems Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Database Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (33.33%) UML
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) VB6
4 1 (16.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) IBM