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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 137 102 88
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -14
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 8 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.93% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.68% 3.18% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £241 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £306 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -1.53%
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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
1175 880 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.88% 29.34% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 496 416
Average daily rate £363 £330 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 26
Average hourly rate £37.00 £23.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.82% -38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £42.50 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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
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 3 July 2015. 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
Lancashire -1 3 £325 +75.67% 7
Cheshire -8 3 - - 14
Merseyside -13 1 £300 +13.20% 1
Manchester -15 1 £313 +13.63% 19
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (70.59%) C#
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET
4 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) HTML
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) WCF
6 4 (23.53%) VB
6 4 (23.53%) SDLC
7 3 (17.65%) Sculptor
7 3 (17.65%) Progress
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) WebSpeed
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Legal
7 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
7 3 (17.65%) PVCS
7 3 (17.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (17.65%) Delphi
7 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) VB6
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 3 (17.65%) WinForms
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 2 (11.76%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.76%) Data Mining
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
1 3 (17.65%) PVCS
1 3 (17.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (17.65%) WebSpeed
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) DBA
6 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
6 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.88%) Progress Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET
3 5 (29.41%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) WCF
5 3 (17.65%) WinForms
6 2 (11.76%) jQuery
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) DHTML
7 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
7 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) OOD
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Online Marketing
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) VB
5 3 (17.65%) VB6
5 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Delphi
6 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Progress
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) Sculptor
2 2 (11.76%) Twitter
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