The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 119 97 91
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 13 33 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 1.22% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% 3.77% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 36
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £226 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
965 876 1272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.91% 32.34% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 464 688
Average daily rate £350 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 74
Average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Cheshire +1 5 £276 -7.91% 12
Manchester -14 5 £375 +36.36% 23
Lancashire -17 2 - - 6
Merseyside +1 1 £450 +50.00% 6
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VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 58 (100.00%) .NET
2 45 (77.59%) C#
3 25 (43.10%) ASP.NET
4 24 (41.38%) SQL
5 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
5 21 (36.21%) Web Services
6 20 (34.48%) HTML
7 19 (32.76%) WPF
8 18 (31.03%) TDD
9 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
10 14 (24.14%) Sybase
10 14 (24.14%) CSS
10 14 (24.14%) Unit Testing
10 14 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (18.97%) VB
11 11 (18.97%) WinForms
12 9 (15.52%) T-SQL
12 9 (15.52%) XML
12 9 (15.52%) .NET Framework
12 9 (15.52%) Inversion of Control
12 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (13.79%) jQuery
13 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
14 7 (12.07%) MVC
15 6 (10.34%) WCF
15 6 (10.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
16 5 (8.62%) N-Tier
16 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
16 5 (8.62%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (6.90%) CMS
1 4 (6.90%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.72%) InDesign
2 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.17%) MySQL
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.62%) Subversion
4 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.72%) NUnit
5 1 (1.72%) T4 Templates
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 54 (93.10%) Developer
2 34 (58.62%) .NET Developer
3 13 (22.41%) VB.NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Developer
6 4 (6.90%) VB Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.17%) Tester
7 3 (5.17%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Umbraco Developer
8 2 (3.45%) C# Application Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Junior Software Tester
8 2 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Junior
8 2 (3.45%) Junior Tester
9 1 (1.72%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (43.10%) ASP.NET
3 21 (36.21%) Web Services
4 20 (34.48%) HTML
5 19 (32.76%) WPF
6 14 (24.14%) CSS
7 11 (18.97%) WinForms
8 9 (15.52%) .NET Framework
8 9 (15.52%) XML
9 8 (13.79%) jQuery
10 6 (10.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (10.34%) WCF
11 5 (8.62%) Ajax
11 5 (8.62%) Silverlight
11 5 (8.62%) HTML5
12 4 (6.90%) LINQ
13 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET 2.0
14 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (8.62%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) Social Media
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) TDD
2 14 (24.14%) Unit Testing
3 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.07%) MVC
5 5 (8.62%) MVVM
6 3 (5.17%) Web Application Development
6 3 (5.17%) Manual Testing
6 3 (5.17%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.45%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.45%) CRM
7 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.72%) ERP
8 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.72%) Mobile Commerce
8 1 (1.72%) Project Management
8 1 (1.72%) Migration
8 1 (1.72%) Scrum
8 1 (1.72%) Web Design
8 1 (1.72%) Web Development
8 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 45 (77.59%) C#
2 24 (41.38%) SQL
3 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
4 11 (18.97%) VB
5 9 (15.52%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.90%) VBScript
6 4 (6.90%) C++
6 4 (6.90%) VB6
7 3 (5.17%) C
7 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.17%) Java
8 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.72%) VBA
9 1 (1.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
1 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) APMP
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Sybase
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.90%) Telerik
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (3.45%) Adobe
5 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.72%) Open Text
5 1 (1.72%) EPiServer
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