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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 119 102 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 14 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 1.13% 1.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.37% 3.34% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 27
Average daily rate
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£295 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £319 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
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
1022 987 1337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.96% 33.91% 40.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 531 717
Average daily rate £325 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.28 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £21.25 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.90 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 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 1 September 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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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 -16 5 £375 +36.36% 22
Lancashire -13 4 £270 -10.00% 1
Cheshire +5 3 £276 -29.16% 15
Merseyside +2 2 £450 +50.00% 4
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 45 (78.95%) C#
3 24 (42.11%) ASP.NET
4 22 (38.60%) SQL
5 20 (35.09%) Web Services
6 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 19 (33.33%) WPF
7 17 (29.82%) TDD
7 17 (29.82%) HTML
7 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
8 14 (24.56%) Sybase
8 14 (24.56%) Unit Testing
8 14 (24.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (21.05%) CSS
10 11 (19.30%) VB
10 11 (19.30%) T-SQL
10 11 (19.30%) WinForms
11 10 (17.54%) .NET Framework
12 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (15.79%) Inversion of Control
13 8 (14.04%) XML
13 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
14 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
14 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (12.28%) jQuery
15 6 (10.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 6 (10.53%) Subversion
15 6 (10.53%) MVC
16 5 (8.77%) N-Tier
16 5 (8.77%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (7.02%) CMS
1 4 (7.02%) Umbraco
2 3 (5.26%) IIS
3 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.75%) InDesign
2 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) MySQL
5 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
3 6 (10.53%) Subversion
4 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.75%) T4 Templates
General
1 1 (1.75%) Finance
1 1 (1.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (94.74%) Developer
2 35 (61.40%) .NET Developer
3 14 (24.56%) VB.NET Developer
4 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Applications Developer
6 4 (7.02%) VB Developer
6 4 (7.02%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) C# Application Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Umbraco Developer
9 1 (1.75%) WPF Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Junior Software Tester
9 1 (1.75%) .NET Applications Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Identity Management Consultant
9 1 (1.75%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (42.11%) ASP.NET
3 20 (35.09%) Web Services
4 19 (33.33%) WPF
5 17 (29.82%) HTML
6 12 (21.05%) CSS
7 11 (19.30%) WinForms
8 10 (17.54%) .NET Framework
9 8 (14.04%) XML
10 7 (12.28%) jQuery
11 6 (10.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (8.77%) Silverlight
12 5 (8.77%) WCF
12 5 (8.77%) HTML5
12 5 (8.77%) Ajax
13 4 (7.02%) Classic ASP
13 4 (7.02%) LINQ
14 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 2 (3.51%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (8.77%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) TDD
2 14 (24.56%) Unit Testing
3 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.53%) MVC
5 5 (8.77%) CRM
5 5 (8.77%) MVVM
6 4 (7.02%) Scrum
7 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.26%) Web Application Development
8 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.75%) ERP
9 1 (1.75%) Mobile Commerce
9 1 (1.75%) Project Management
9 1 (1.75%) Regression Testing
9 1 (1.75%) Identity Management
9 1 (1.75%) Web Design
9 1 (1.75%) Workflow
9 1 (1.75%) Migration
9 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.75%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 45 (78.95%) C#
2 22 (38.60%) SQL
3 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.30%) VB
4 11 (19.30%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.77%) VBScript
6 4 (7.02%) VB6
7 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.51%) C++
8 2 (3.51%) C
9 1 (1.75%) Java
9 1 (1.75%) VBA
9 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
1 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) APMP
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Sybase
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.02%) Telerik
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) Adobe
6 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) Open Text
6 1 (1.75%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.75%) Siebel
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