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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 139 94 83
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -11
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 10 44 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 1.38% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 4.70% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 27
Average daily rate
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£319 £285 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £375 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £29.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+31.35% -15.71%
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
1187 937 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.82% 29.45% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 546 395
Average daily rate £375 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 37
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.24 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% -6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.18 £13.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £40.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

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 28 May 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
Manchester -10 4 £313 +13.63% 19
Cheshire -9 3 - - 11
Lancashire -6 2 £331 -11.66% 8
Merseyside -17 1 £300 +13.20% 6
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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%) SQL Server
3 16 (72.73%) C#
4 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET
5 11 (50.00%) SQL
6 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
7 7 (31.82%) HTML
7 7 (31.82%) CSS
7 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
9 5 (22.73%) MVC
9 5 (22.73%) Finance
9 5 (22.73%) VB
10 4 (18.18%) Web Services
10 4 (18.18%) XML
10 4 (18.18%) VB6
10 4 (18.18%) WCF
10 4 (18.18%) SDLC
11 3 (13.64%) Sculptor
11 3 (13.64%) Twitter
11 3 (13.64%) WinForms
11 3 (13.64%) JIRA
11 3 (13.64%) jQuery
11 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
11 3 (13.64%) Scrum
11 3 (13.64%) PVCS
11 3 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (13.64%) Delphi
11 3 (13.64%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) Data Mining
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) PVCS
2 3 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (13.64%) WebSpeed
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 14 (63.64%) .NET Developer
3 7 (31.82%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Umbraco Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Progress Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET
3 7 (31.82%) HTML
3 7 (31.82%) CSS
4 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) XML
4 4 (18.18%) WCF
5 3 (13.64%) WinForms
5 3 (13.64%) jQuery
6 2 (9.09%) XSL
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 2 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.55%) WPF
7 1 (4.55%) JSON
7 1 (4.55%) Classic ASP
7 1 (4.55%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) SDLC
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.55%) Refactoring
6 1 (4.55%) Online Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) OOD
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (22.73%) VB
5 4 (18.18%) VB6
6 3 (13.64%) Delphi
6 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
7 2 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Sculptor
1 3 (13.64%) Twitter
1 3 (13.64%) Progress
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
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