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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 128 127 78
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -49
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 30 14 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.43% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.12% 1.24% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 35
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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
1413 1129 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.28% 34.52% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 733 565
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 29 34
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £19.00 £17.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
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 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 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
Manchester -3 18 £325 +8.33% 20
Merseyside - 4 £305 - 1
Cheshire -8 3 £425 +54.54% 12
Lancashire +1 2 £180 -44.61% 4
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 65 (100.00%) .NET
2 44 (67.69%) C#
3 40 (61.54%) ASP.NET
4 34 (52.31%) JavaScript
5 31 (47.69%) HTML
6 29 (44.62%) SQL Server
7 28 (43.08%) SQL
8 27 (41.54%) CSS
9 23 (35.38%) Visual Studio
10 20 (30.77%) Windows
11 17 (26.15%) jQuery
11 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (24.62%) VBScript
13 15 (23.08%) VB
14 14 (21.54%) T-SQL
14 14 (21.54%) XML
14 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
15 13 (20.00%) MVC
16 12 (18.46%) TDD
16 12 (18.46%) Intranet
16 12 (18.46%) Web Services
16 12 (18.46%) Classic ASP
16 12 (18.46%) PHP
16 12 (18.46%) Degree
17 11 (16.92%) Java
17 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
18 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
19 9 (13.85%) Active Directory
19 9 (13.85%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.85%) IIS
2 9 (13.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (7.69%) Apache
4 4 (6.15%) CMS
4 4 (6.15%) Umbraco
5 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.08%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) Intranet
2 7 (10.77%) HTTP
2 7 (10.77%) SMTP
3 6 (9.23%) Internet
4 2 (3.08%) DNS
4 2 (3.08%) Firewall
4 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.54%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (44.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 5 (7.69%) MySQL
5 5 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (7.69%) SQLite
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
6 4 (6.15%) RDBMS
6 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (1.54%) Power BI
9 1 (1.54%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 23 (35.38%) Visual Studio
2 8 (12.31%) Subversion
3 6 (9.23%) NUnit
4 5 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.69%) JUnit
4 5 (7.69%) PHPUnit
5 4 (6.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (6.15%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (6.15%) Xcode
6 3 (4.62%) JIRA
6 3 (4.62%) Selenium
6 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.54%) Moq
General
1 3 (4.62%) Banking
1 3 (4.62%) Marketing
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.54%) Publishing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (67.69%) Developer
2 17 (26.15%) .NET Developer
3 13 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 9 (13.85%) VB.NET Developer
6 8 (12.31%) C# Developer
7 7 (10.77%) Architect
7 7 (10.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (9.23%) Applications Developer
9 5 (7.69%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 5 (7.69%) Digital Developer
9 5 (7.69%) Technical Architect
9 5 (7.69%) Technical Leader
9 5 (7.69%) VB Developer
10 4 (6.15%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 4 (6.15%) Mobile Developer
10 4 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (4.62%) Analyst
11 3 (4.62%) Automated Tester
11 3 (4.62%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (100.00%) .NET
2 40 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 31 (47.69%) HTML
4 27 (41.54%) CSS
5 17 (26.15%) jQuery
6 14 (21.54%) XML
7 12 (18.46%) Classic ASP
7 12 (18.46%) Web Services
8 9 (13.85%) .NET Framework
8 9 (13.85%) WCF
9 7 (10.77%) Ajax
10 6 (9.23%) HTML5
11 5 (7.69%) CAML
11 5 (7.69%) Django
11 5 (7.69%) Entity Framework
11 5 (7.69%) LAMP
11 5 (7.69%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (6.15%) Android SDK
12 4 (6.15%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.15%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.54%) NHS
5 1 (1.54%) Physics
5 1 (1.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.77%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
3 6 (9.23%) Unix
4 5 (7.69%) Linux
4 5 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.15%) Android
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.54%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) MVC
2 12 (18.46%) TDD
3 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (12.31%) OO
5 7 (10.77%) ITIL
6 6 (9.23%) Automated Testing
6 6 (9.23%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (9.23%) Web Design
7 5 (7.69%) Content Management
7 5 (7.69%) Data Management
7 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.69%) UML
8 4 (6.15%) ERP
8 4 (6.15%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (6.15%) OOP
9 3 (4.62%) Analytics
9 3 (4.62%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.62%) Migration
9 3 (4.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 44 (67.69%) C#
2 34 (52.31%) JavaScript
3 28 (43.08%) SQL
4 16 (24.62%) VBScript
5 15 (23.08%) VB
6 14 (21.54%) T-SQL
7 12 (18.46%) PHP
8 11 (16.92%) Java
9 7 (10.77%) PowerShell
9 7 (10.77%) VB6
9 7 (10.77%) VBA
10 6 (9.23%) C
11 5 (7.69%) C++
11 5 (7.69%) FQL
11 5 (7.69%) Python
11 5 (7.69%) Ruby
12 4 (6.15%) Objective-C
13 2 (3.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) HND
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.69%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.08%) Postfix
3 2 (3.08%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle
3 4 (6.15%) Appcelerator
3 4 (6.15%) IBM
3 4 (6.15%) Xamarin
4 3 (4.62%) EPiServer
4 3 (4.62%) Google
4 3 (4.62%) OpenText
5 2 (3.08%) Adobe
5 2 (3.08%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.08%) MobileIron
5 2 (3.08%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.08%) Symantec
5 2 (3.08%) Trustwave
6 1 (1.54%) Motorola
6 1 (1.54%) Twitter
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