The first table below looks at the demand for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 31 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 North East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 46 22 39
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 7 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.23% 4.60% 2.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.85% 17.78% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
Average daily rate
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£265 £321 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -5.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
246 90 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 43.31% 25.86% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 39 84
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB.NET
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VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in the North East

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
Tyne and Wear -19 7 £265 -18.46% 5
Durham - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
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England

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (85.19%) C#
3 20 (74.07%) Oracle
4 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 18 (66.67%) Test Scripting
5 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET
6 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
7 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
7 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (40.74%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (40.74%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (40.74%) CRM
8 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
8 11 (40.74%) RDBMS
8 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
8 11 (40.74%) Relational Database
9 10 (37.04%) Integration Testing
10 9 (33.33%) SAS
10 9 (33.33%) PL/1
10 9 (33.33%) Windows
10 9 (33.33%) C++
10 9 (33.33%) COBOL
10 9 (33.33%) Java
10 9 (33.33%) C
10 9 (33.33%) Manufacturing
10 9 (33.33%) Problem Management
10 9 (33.33%) Curam
11 8 (29.63%) Configuration Management

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
1 11 (40.74%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (33.33%) SAS
3 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
Business Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (40.74%) Relational Database
4 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (40.74%) RDBMS
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (14.81%) DTS
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) StarTeam
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Programmer
5 3 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.81%) DCOM
3 4 (14.81%) ActiveX
4 3 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (7.41%) MSMQ
6 1 (3.70%) XHTML
6 1 (3.70%) Ajax
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) CSS
6 1 (3.70%) SOAP
6 1 (3.70%) Web Services
6 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 11 (40.74%) CRM
3 10 (37.04%) Integration Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 8 (29.63%) Configuration Management
5 8 (29.63%) ITIL
6 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) OO
8 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) C++
2 9 (33.33%) COBOL
2 9 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) C
2 9 (33.33%) PL/1
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 4 (14.81%) VB
4 4 (14.81%) VB6
5 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Oracle
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) Curam
4 4 (14.81%) Borland
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco