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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 144 143 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -43
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 20 8 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.22% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.54% 0.66% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 17
Median daily rate £275 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £305 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £333 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £289
% change year-on-year
- +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
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
1302 1213 892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.64% 32.74% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 780 515
Median daily rate £385 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 23
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.75 £42.00
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 the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Manchester +1 11 £275 -12.00% 13
Lancashire +2 5 £291 -10.38% 1
Cheshire -5 2 £263 - 4
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (58.54%) C#
3 15 (36.59%) SQL
3 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
3 15 (36.59%) MVC
4 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET
4 12 (29.27%) Windows
5 11 (26.83%) XML
5 11 (26.83%) jQuery
6 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (24.39%) CSS
7 9 (21.95%) Web Services
7 9 (21.95%) T-SQL
7 9 (21.95%) HTML
7 9 (21.95%) VB
8 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (19.51%) TDD
8 8 (19.51%) Web Development
9 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
9 6 (14.63%) ERP
9 6 (14.63%) Finance
9 6 (14.63%) Validation
10 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.20%) OO
10 5 (12.20%) Oracle
10 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
10 5 (12.20%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
11 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) DNS
1 2 (4.88%) Intranet
1 2 (4.88%) Network Security
1 2 (4.88%) SMTP
1 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) RS-232
2 1 (2.44%) RS-422
2 1 (2.44%) RS-485
2 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.44%) Power BI
5 1 (2.44%) PowerPivot
5 1 (2.44%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Advertising
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (70.73%) Developer
2 21 (51.22%) .NET Developer
3 15 (36.59%) VB.NET Developer
4 10 (24.39%) SQL Developer
5 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
5 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Applications Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Web Developer
7 4 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (7.32%) .NET Applications Developer
8 3 (7.32%) C# Application Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Information Systems Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) VB Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Mobile Developer
9 2 (4.88%) ASP Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET
3 11 (26.83%) jQuery
3 11 (26.83%) XML
4 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (24.39%) CSS
5 9 (21.95%) HTML
5 9 (21.95%) Web Services
6 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
7 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (9.76%) CSS3
7 4 (9.76%) Entity Framework
7 4 (9.76%) HTML5
7 4 (9.76%) WPF
7 4 (9.76%) XSLT
8 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (4.88%) REST
8 2 (4.88%) SOAP
9 1 (2.44%) Classic ASP
9 1 (2.44%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
1 4 (9.76%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.44%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.88%) Windows NT
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) MVC
2 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.51%) TDD
2 8 (19.51%) Web Development
3 6 (14.63%) ERP
3 6 (14.63%) Validation
4 5 (12.20%) OO
5 4 (9.76%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 4 (9.76%) Multithreading
5 4 (9.76%) Single Responsibility Principle
6 3 (7.32%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (7.32%) UML
7 2 (4.88%) CRM
7 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.88%) Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Scrum
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) C#
2 15 (36.59%) SQL
3 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 9 (21.95%) T-SQL
4 9 (21.95%) VB
5 4 (9.76%) XAML
6 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.88%) C++
7 2 (4.88%) Java
7 2 (4.88%) Perl
7 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 2 (4.88%) VB6
8 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.44%) C
8 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.44%) VBScript
8 1 (2.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.88%) Postfix
1 2 (4.88%) Sendmail
2 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (4.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) IBM
3 2 (4.88%) Intel Security
3 2 (4.88%) MobileIron
3 2 (4.88%) Symantec
3 2 (4.88%) Trustwave
4 1 (2.44%) Perforce
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