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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 146 130 102
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -28
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 17 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.42% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.20% 1.26% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 21
Average daily rate
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£344 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.52% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £398 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
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
1416 1035 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.21% 33.12% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 597 526
Average daily rate £385 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 27 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.98 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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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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
Lancashire -2 9 £363 +34.25% 6
Manchester -9 6 £305 -18.66% 32
Cheshire -12 2 £335 +21.26% 16
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (74.07%) C#
3 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
5 12 (44.44%) CSS
6 11 (40.74%) HTML
7 10 (37.04%) Visual Studio
7 10 (37.04%) jQuery
8 9 (33.33%) Windows
9 8 (29.63%) Web Services
9 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (25.93%) SQL
10 7 (25.93%) MVC
11 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
11 6 (22.22%) HTTP
11 6 (22.22%) Java
11 6 (22.22%) VBScript
11 6 (22.22%) VB
11 6 (22.22%) IIS
11 6 (22.22%) Degree
11 6 (22.22%) WCF
11 6 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
13 4 (14.81%) Apache
13 4 (14.81%) Python
13 4 (14.81%) ERP
13 4 (14.81%) Eclipse
13 4 (14.81%) SMTP

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (22.22%) IIS
1 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 6 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (14.81%) Apache
3 2 (7.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Google Analytics
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) HTTP
2 4 (14.81%) Internet
2 4 (14.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
3 4 (14.81%) SQLite
3 4 (14.81%) MySQL
3 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.81%) Eclipse
2 4 (14.81%) NUnit
2 4 (14.81%) Subversion
2 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.81%) PHPUnit
2 4 (14.81%) JUnit
2 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Publishing
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) .NET Developer
3 9 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Digital Architect
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.70%) SQL DBA
8 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Contracts Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Systems Support Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Programmer
8 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 12 (44.44%) CSS
4 11 (40.74%) HTML
5 10 (37.04%) jQuery
6 8 (29.63%) Web Services
7 6 (22.22%) WCF
8 4 (14.81%) Django
8 4 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (14.81%) CAML
8 4 (14.81%) XML
9 2 (7.41%) SAML
9 2 (7.41%) SOAP
9 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (7.41%) REST
9 2 (7.41%) JSON
9 2 (7.41%) Classic ASP
10 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (3.70%) DHTML
10 1 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) MVC
3 4 (14.81%) Web Design
3 4 (14.81%) TDD
3 4 (14.81%) Data Management
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) ERP
3 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (11.11%) UML
5 2 (7.41%) OOP
5 2 (7.41%) CRM
5 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
5 2 (7.41%) Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) SDLC
5 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Online Marketing
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) C#
2 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 6 (22.22%) Java
4 6 (22.22%) VBScript
4 6 (22.22%) VB
5 4 (14.81%) VBA
5 4 (14.81%) Python
5 4 (14.81%) Ruby
5 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
5 4 (14.81%) FQL
5 4 (14.81%) C
5 4 (14.81%) C++
5 4 (14.81%) PHP
6 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) HND
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (14.81%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) Adobe
3 2 (7.41%) Google
3 2 (7.41%) Sitecore
3 2 (7.41%) Twitter
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