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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 132 89 61
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -28
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 12 42 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 1.54% 2.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.08% 4.24% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 43
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 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- -6.20%
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
1113 991 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.44% 36.25% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 557 422
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.06 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +54.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £18.32 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.36 £140.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 February 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
Cheshire -5 5 £275 -15.38% 12
Manchester -24 4 £300 - 25
Lancashire -10 2 £325 +62.50% 3
Merseyside - - - - 6
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (90.48%) C#
3 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
3 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET
4 9 (42.86%) SQL
5 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (33.33%) HTML
6 6 (28.57%) MVC
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (23.81%) VB6
7 5 (23.81%) CSS
7 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
7 5 (23.81%) VB
8 4 (19.05%) Delphi
8 4 (19.05%) Web Services
8 4 (19.05%) XML
8 4 (19.05%) JIRA
8 4 (19.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (14.29%) Legal
9 3 (14.29%) Scrum
9 3 (14.29%) WinForms
9 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 3 (14.29%) Degree
9 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 3 (14.29%) Progress
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 3 (14.29%) WebSpeed
9 3 (14.29%) PVCS
9 3 (14.29%) Sculptor
9 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (9.52%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (19.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (19.05%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) WebSpeed
3 3 (14.29%) PVCS
4 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 3 (14.29%) Legal
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.52%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Umbraco Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Delphi Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Progress Developer
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Identity Management Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.76%) Management Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Author
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Author
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET
3 7 (33.33%) HTML
4 5 (23.81%) CSS
5 4 (19.05%) Web Services
5 4 (19.05%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) WinForms
6 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (9.52%) jQuery
7 2 (9.52%) HTML5
7 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (9.52%) WCF
7 2 (9.52%) WPF
7 2 (9.52%) XSL
8 1 (4.76%) Flash
8 1 (4.76%) SOAP
8 1 (4.76%) LINQ
8 1 (4.76%) JSON
8 1 (4.76%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) MVC
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 3 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (4.76%) Web Design
3 1 (4.76%) Workflow
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) OO
3 1 (4.76%) CRM
3 1 (4.76%) SOA
3 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
3 1 (4.76%) Web Development
3 1 (4.76%) MVVM
3 1 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) VB
4 5 (23.81%) VB6
5 4 (19.05%) Delphi
6 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) ActionScript
7 1 (4.76%) Java
7 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Progress
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (14.29%) Sculptor
2 1 (4.76%) Twitter
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
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