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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
England / North West
Rank 113 121 124
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 21 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.92% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 2.56% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 13
Median daily rate £360 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £254 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £404 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £48.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +43.38%

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
1031 1409 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.32% 35.91% 34.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 902 705
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 63 32
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.54 £42.34 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VB.NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +7 6 £360 +87.01% 2
Merseyside +3 6 £313 +4.25% 3
Manchester -4 5 £308 -5.38% 13
Cheshire +26 3 £400 +14.28% 8
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 59 (100.00%) .NET
2 46 (77.97%) C#
3 42 (71.19%) SQL
4 29 (49.15%) SQL Server
5 28 (47.46%) ASP.NET
6 23 (38.98%) HTML
7 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (33.90%) MVC
9 18 (30.51%) T-SQL
9 18 (30.51%) XML
10 17 (28.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (27.12%) CSS
12 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (23.73%) VB
13 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
13 14 (23.73%) WinForms
14 13 (22.03%) VB6
15 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
16 11 (18.64%) XSL
16 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
16 11 (18.64%) .NET Framework
17 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (16.95%) WPF
17 10 (16.95%) jQuery
17 10 (16.95%) Manufacturing
18 9 (15.25%) XSD
18 9 (15.25%) Windows
19 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
20 7 (11.86%) Web Services

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.08%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Firewall
1 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (49.15%) SQL Server
2 17 (28.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (3.39%) MySQL
7 2 (3.39%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (1.69%) MS Access
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.69%) SQL Anywhere
8 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.08%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (5.08%) Moq
3 3 (5.08%) NUnit
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.69%) Selenium
4 1 (1.69%) Xcode
General
1 10 (16.95%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.78%) Advertising
3 2 (3.39%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (94.92%) Developer
2 43 (72.88%) .NET Developer
3 28 (47.46%) C# Developer
4 26 (44.07%) VB.NET Developer
5 19 (32.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (32.20%) SQL Developer
6 14 (23.73%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 6 (10.17%) .NET Software Developer
7 6 (10.17%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Excel Developer
8 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (6.78%) VB Developer
8 4 (6.78%) VB6 Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (3.39%) HTML Developer
9 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Developer
10 1 (1.69%) MySQL Developer
10 1 (1.69%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (100.00%) .NET
2 28 (47.46%) ASP.NET
3 23 (38.98%) HTML
4 18 (30.51%) XML
5 16 (27.12%) CSS
6 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (23.73%) WinForms
8 11 (18.64%) .NET Framework
8 11 (18.64%) XSL
9 10 (16.95%) jQuery
9 10 (16.95%) WPF
10 9 (15.25%) XSD
11 7 (11.86%) Web Services
12 6 (10.17%) Entity Framework
12 6 (10.17%) LINQ
13 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
13 5 (8.47%) HTML5
13 5 (8.47%) WCF
14 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (6.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.08%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.08%) Mathematics
2 3 (5.08%) Physics
3 2 (3.39%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.69%) iPhone
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Licensing
4 1 (1.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) CentOS
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) MVC
3 6 (10.17%) Web Development
4 5 (8.47%) ERP
5 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.78%) ETL
5 4 (6.78%) Feasibility Study
6 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (5.08%) Scrum
6 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
6 3 (5.08%) User Stories
7 2 (3.39%) BDD
7 2 (3.39%) Logistics
7 2 (3.39%) SEO
7 2 (3.39%) TDD
8 1 (1.69%) Automation Testing
8 1 (1.69%) Functional Programming
8 1 (1.69%) iOS Development
8 1 (1.69%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.69%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 46 (77.97%) C#
2 42 (71.19%) SQL
3 18 (30.51%) T-SQL
4 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
4 14 (23.73%) VB
5 13 (22.03%) VB6
6 3 (5.08%) PHP
7 1 (1.69%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.69%) Java
7 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.69%) MCSE
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) MetaFrame
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle
2 2 (3.39%) Telerik
3 1 (1.69%) Blue Prism
3 1 (1.69%) Citrix
3 1 (1.69%) SAP
3 1 (1.69%) VMware