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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 119 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +2
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 13 55 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 2.06% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 5.84% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 35
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.17 £11.15
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +197.48%
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
1089 942 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.63% 35.29% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 549 556
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 43
Average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £25.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +29.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £16.60 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Manchester -21 7 £300 -7.69% 32
Cheshire -10 3 £275 -15.38% 15
Lancashire -19 3 £338 +22.72% 11
Merseyside - - - - 1
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (81.82%) C#
3 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET
5 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
6 8 (36.36%) SQL
7 6 (27.27%) HTML
7 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (27.27%) MVC
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
8 5 (22.73%) Web Services
9 4 (18.18%) XML
9 4 (18.18%) CSS
9 4 (18.18%) CRM
9 4 (18.18%) VB
9 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
9 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
10 3 (13.64%) Degree
10 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
10 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.64%) VBScript
10 3 (13.64%) IIS
10 3 (13.64%) Classic ASP
10 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (13.64%) Scrum
11 2 (9.09%) WinForms
11 2 (9.09%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (13.64%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (9.09%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.64%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Umbraco Developer
5 1 (4.55%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Identity Management Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Siebel Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Management Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Author
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Author
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Delphi Developer
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Siebel Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET
3 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) XML
5 4 (18.18%) CSS
5 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (13.64%) Classic ASP
7 2 (9.09%) WinForms
7 2 (9.09%) XSL
7 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (9.09%) HTML5
7 2 (9.09%) WCF
7 2 (9.09%) WPF
7 2 (9.09%) jQuery
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.55%) LINQ
8 1 (4.55%) JSON
8 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (27.27%) MVC
2 4 (18.18%) CRM
3 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
3 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (4.55%) MVVM
4 1 (4.55%) SOA
4 1 (4.55%) OO
4 1 (4.55%) Web Development
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Web Design
4 1 (4.55%) Workflow
4 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) VB
4 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.64%) VBScript
6 2 (9.09%) VB6
7 1 (4.55%) C
7 1 (4.55%) ActionScript
7 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.55%) Java
7 1 (4.55%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Twitter
2 1 (4.55%) Siebel
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix
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