The first table below looks at the demand for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 71 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.66% 1.19% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £350 £331 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +103.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +37.25%
Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
304 252 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.31% 32.64% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 104 103
Average daily rate £335 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB.NET
Berkshire

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB.NET across the Reading region.

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET across the Reading region.

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (46.67%) Java
6 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (33.33%) VBScript
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 5 (33.33%) Web Services
7 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (26.67%) HTML
8 4 (26.67%) VLE
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (26.67%) VBA
8 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (26.67%) Blackboard
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (20.00%) Project Management
9 3 (20.00%) C#
9 3 (20.00%) XML
10 2 (13.33%) OOP
10 2 (13.33%) OO
10 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (13.33%) SOAP
10 2 (13.33%) ITIL
10 2 (13.33%) C
10 2 (13.33%) VB

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (26.67%) Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.67%) SOA Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) SOAP
6 2 (13.33%) XML Schema
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (13.33%) WCF
7 1 (6.67%) OLE
7 1 (6.67%) OLE DB
7 1 (6.67%) ADO
7 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET
7 1 (6.67%) Classic ASP
7 1 (6.67%) WSDL
7 1 (6.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) VLE
2 1 (6.67%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) OOP
3 2 (13.33%) OO
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) BPEL
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) BPMN
4 1 (6.67%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) VBScript
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) VBA
4 3 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) C
5 2 (13.33%) VB
6 1 (6.67%) VB6
6 1 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (6.67%) Delphi
6 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Blackboard
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Sybase