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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 46 47 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.50% 0.47% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.12% 1.12% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £180 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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
178 178 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.28% 41.40% 35.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 119 55
Average daily rate £400 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -15.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 11 February 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
(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 +2 1 £180 -44.61%
VB.NET
North West

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (94.12%) C#
3 14 (82.35%) Visual Studio
4 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
5 9 (52.94%) Windows
5 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
5 9 (52.94%) VB
6 8 (47.06%) Degree
6 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (41.18%) HTML
8 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
8 6 (35.29%) CSS
8 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
8 6 (35.29%) jQuery
8 6 (35.29%) TDD
8 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (29.41%) BitLocker
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
9 5 (29.41%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (29.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
9 5 (29.41%) SQLite
9 5 (29.41%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
9 5 (29.41%) NUnit
9 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
9 5 (29.41%) Django
9 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (29.41%) CAML
9 5 (29.41%) Git (software)

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (29.41%) Apache
2 5 (29.41%) IIS
2 5 (29.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) HTTP
1 5 (29.41%) Internet
1 5 (29.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
3 5 (29.41%) MySQL
3 5 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (29.41%) SQLite
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
4 4 (23.53%) RDBMS
4 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Visual Studio
2 5 (29.41%) Eclipse
2 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 5 (29.41%) JUnit
2 5 (29.41%) NUnit
2 5 (29.41%) PHPUnit
2 5 (29.41%) Subversion
3 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) C# Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Digital Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (17.65%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Support
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Support Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) VB Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
4 6 (35.29%) CSS
4 6 (35.29%) jQuery
5 5 (29.41%) CAML
5 5 (29.41%) Django
5 5 (29.41%) LAMP
5 5 (29.41%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (29.41%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (29.41%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.88%) CSS3
7 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Mac OS X
2 5 (29.41%) Unix
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) TDD
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (29.41%) Data Management
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (29.41%) Web Design
3 4 (23.53%) UML
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) VB
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (29.41%) C
4 5 (29.41%) C++
4 5 (29.41%) FQL
4 5 (29.41%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) PHP
4 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
4 5 (29.41%) Python
4 5 (29.41%) Ruby
4 5 (29.41%) VBA
4 5 (29.41%) VBScript
5 4 (23.53%) VB6
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) HND
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
1 5 (29.41%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) IBM
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft