The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Lancashire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 48 30 45
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.46% 2.94% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.63% 8.60% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.82% -3.20%
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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
123 93 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.28% 34.19% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 52 108
Average daily rate £378 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 7
Average hourly rate £36.67 £37.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £28.75 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 29 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
Preston -5 2 - - 4
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
VB.NET
North West

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (83.33%) C#
3 12 (66.67%) TDD
3 12 (66.67%) WPF
3 12 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 9 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (44.44%) Sybase
6 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (38.89%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (33.33%) WinForms
8 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
8 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
9 4 (22.22%) HTML
9 4 (22.22%) Web Services
9 4 (22.22%) N-Tier
9 4 (22.22%) MVVM
10 3 (16.67%) jQuery
10 3 (16.67%) Telerik
10 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
10 3 (16.67%) CSS
10 3 (16.67%) VB
10 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 2 (11.11%) VB6
11 2 (11.11%) Subversion
11 2 (11.11%) Ajax
11 2 (11.11%) WF
11 2 (11.11%) Silverlight
11 2 (11.11%) LINQ
11 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) InDesign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) T4 Templates
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Developer
5 2 (11.11%) VB Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Application Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) WPF Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Web Designer
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (66.67%) WPF
3 6 (33.33%) WinForms
4 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
5 3 (16.67%) jQuery
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 3 (16.67%) CSS
6 2 (11.11%) Ajax
6 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 2 (11.11%) WF
6 2 (11.11%) Silverlight
6 2 (11.11%) LINQ
6 2 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (11.11%) POCO
6 2 (11.11%) WCF
7 1 (5.56%) JSON
7 1 (5.56%) Classic ASP
7 1 (5.56%) XML
7 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (22.22%) N-Tier
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) TDD
1 12 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) MVVM
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) VB
5 2 (11.11%) VB6
6 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Sybase
2 3 (16.67%) Telerik
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe
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