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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 112 151 126
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -25
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 43 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.25% 1.47% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 7
Median daily rate £300 £331 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £240 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £442 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £333 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 £41.25 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-14.54% +18.70%
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
1325 1362 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.41% 30.78% 34.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 864 663
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 29
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £20.10 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +7 16 £325 +6.55% 15
Lancashire +22 11 £250 -31.03% 2
Cheshire +6 7 £225 -25.61% 7
Merseyside - 6 £300 - 3
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 45 (76.27%) C#
3 36 (61.02%) SQL
4 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
5 25 (42.37%) ASP.NET
6 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
7 19 (32.20%) MVC
8 17 (28.81%) HTML
9 16 (27.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (25.42%) T-SQL
11 13 (22.03%) Web Services
11 13 (22.03%) XML
11 13 (22.03%) ERP
12 12 (20.34%) VB
12 12 (20.34%) jQuery
12 12 (20.34%) WinForms
13 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
14 9 (15.25%) Manufacturing
14 9 (15.25%) Windows
14 9 (15.25%) VB6
14 9 (15.25%) Web Development
14 9 (15.25%) .NET Framework
15 8 (13.56%) CSS
16 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
16 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (11.86%) TDD
16 7 (11.86%) HTML5
16 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
16 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms

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 3 (5.08%) ColdFusion
2 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Network Security
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) RS-232
2 1 (1.69%) RS-422
2 1 (1.69%) RS-485
2 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.17%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (6.78%) Qlik Sense
5 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.08%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (5.08%) Moq
3 3 (5.08%) NUnit
3 3 (5.08%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.69%) Selenium
4 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.69%) Xcode
General
1 9 (15.25%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.47%) Advertising
2 5 (8.47%) Retail
3 4 (6.78%) Finance
4 3 (5.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (89.83%) Developer
2 44 (74.58%) .NET Developer
3 26 (44.07%) VB.NET Developer
4 23 (38.98%) C# Developer
5 21 (35.59%) SQL Developer
6 15 (25.42%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (16.95%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 9 (15.25%) Excel Developer
9 5 (8.47%) .NET Software Developer
9 5 (8.47%) Software Developer
10 4 (6.78%) HTML Developer
10 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (6.78%) VB Developer
10 4 (6.78%) VB6 Developer
11 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
11 3 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
12 2 (3.39%) ERP Developer
12 2 (3.39%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 2 (3.39%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (42.37%) ASP.NET
3 17 (28.81%) HTML
4 16 (27.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (22.03%) Web Services
5 13 (22.03%) XML
6 12 (20.34%) jQuery
6 12 (20.34%) WinForms
7 9 (15.25%) .NET Framework
8 8 (13.56%) CSS
9 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
9 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (11.86%) HTML5
10 6 (10.17%) WCF
10 6 (10.17%) WPF
11 5 (8.47%) Entity Framework
11 5 (8.47%) LINQ
11 5 (8.47%) SOAP
11 5 (8.47%) XSL
12 3 (5.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Algorithms
1 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Digital Media
2 3 (5.08%) Mathematics
2 3 (5.08%) Physics
3 2 (3.39%) iPad
3 2 (3.39%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.69%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.20%) MVC
3 13 (22.03%) ERP
4 9 (15.25%) Web Development
5 7 (11.86%) TDD
6 5 (8.47%) Scrum
7 3 (5.08%) CRM
7 3 (5.08%) Feasibility Study
7 3 (5.08%) SEO
7 3 (5.08%) User Stories
8 2 (3.39%) BDD
8 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.39%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 2 (3.39%) OO
8 2 (3.39%) Single Responsibility Principle
8 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.39%) UML
8 2 (3.39%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.69%) Release Management
9 1 (1.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (76.27%) C#
2 36 (61.02%) SQL
3 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
4 15 (25.42%) T-SQL
5 12 (20.34%) VB
6 9 (15.25%) VB6
7 3 (5.08%) Java
7 3 (5.08%) PHP
8 2 (3.39%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.69%) C
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) Telerik
3 2 (3.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) Perforce
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