The first table below looks at the demand for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 31 July 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 South Wales 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 60 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.50% 1.17% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.38% 3.88% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate
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£283 £338 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.29% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
218 129 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 35.97% 30.07% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 93 94
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £271 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £423 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £20.13 £35.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.50% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £19.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.68 £51.00 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB.NET
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VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Cardiff -8 3 £283 -5.83% 3
Newport - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
VB.NET
Wales

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) XSD
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
3 3 (50.00%) MCSD
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) NHibernate
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) Java SE
3 3 (50.00%) Apache FOP
3 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) WPF

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) XSD
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
3 3 (50.00%) NHibernate
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) Java SE
3 3 (50.00%) Apache FOP
3 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) WPF
3 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (50.00%) REST
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) OOP
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) MCSD
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft