The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 125 101 97
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 12 31 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 1.05% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.11% 3.09% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £371 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
VB.NET
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1082 1003 1289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.03% 33.91% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 551 682
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 53
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.50
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 the North West

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 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
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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
Manchester -18 4 £375 +33.92% 19
Lancashire -21 4 £270 -10.00% 2
Cheshire +5 2 £260 -33.33% 8
Merseyside 0 2 £450 +50.00% 3
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 45 (100.00%) .NET
2 33 (73.33%) C#
3 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET
4 17 (37.78%) SQL
5 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
5 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
7 13 (28.89%) Web Services
8 11 (24.44%) CSS
8 11 (24.44%) HTML
9 10 (22.22%) WPF
9 10 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (20.00%) TDD
11 8 (17.78%) Unit Testing
11 8 (17.78%) Sybase
12 7 (15.56%) VB
12 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
12 7 (15.56%) Visual Studio
12 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
12 7 (15.56%) Inversion of Control
13 6 (13.33%) jQuery
13 6 (13.33%) XML
13 6 (13.33%) MVC
14 5 (11.11%) WinForms
14 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 5 (11.11%) CRM
14 5 (11.11%) Windows
14 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (8.89%) Umbraco
15 4 (8.89%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (8.89%) Umbraco
1 4 (8.89%) CMS
2 3 (6.67%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) InDesign
2 1 (2.22%) Fireworks
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) GoldMine
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (2.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) MS Access
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (15.56%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.89%) Subversion
4 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
1 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 43 (95.56%) Developer
2 29 (64.44%) .NET Developer
3 11 (24.44%) VB.NET Developer
4 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) VB Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Umbraco Developer
7 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Web Designer
8 1 (2.22%) Systems Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Management Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Siebel Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET
3 13 (28.89%) Web Services
4 11 (24.44%) CSS
4 11 (24.44%) HTML
5 10 (22.22%) WPF
6 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
7 6 (13.33%) jQuery
7 6 (13.33%) XML
8 5 (11.11%) WinForms
9 3 (6.67%) Classic ASP
9 3 (6.67%) Ajax
9 3 (6.67%) WCF
9 3 (6.67%) HTML5
9 3 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (4.44%) Silverlight
10 2 (4.44%) LINQ
10 2 (4.44%) XSL
11 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.22%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Social Media
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) TDD
3 8 (17.78%) Unit Testing
4 6 (13.33%) MVC
5 5 (11.11%) CRM
6 4 (8.89%) Scrum
7 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.67%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.44%) MVVM
8 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.22%) Workflow
9 1 (2.22%) Migration
9 1 (2.22%) Web Design
9 1 (2.22%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.22%) Identity Management
9 1 (2.22%) Mobile Commerce
9 1 (2.22%) Project Management
9 1 (2.22%) ERP
9 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (73.33%) C#
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) VB
4 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.67%) VBScript
5 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.44%) VB6
7 1 (2.22%) XAML
7 1 (2.22%) VBA
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) APMP
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Sybase
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Adobe
4 1 (2.22%) Open Text
4 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) Siebel
4 1 (2.22%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.22%) Telerik