The first table below looks at the demand for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 25 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 West 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 109 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -8
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 33 39 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.08% 1.82% 2.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.88% 5.55% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 27
Average daily rate
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£260 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £301 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.07% -4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +4.83%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1144 703 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.57% 32.74% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 446 570
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £12.78 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 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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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
Wiltshire -9 10 £200 -43.66% 6
Somerset -23 6 £300 -17.80% 8
Bristol -27 6 £335 +26.41% 10
Dorset +9 5 £288 - 11
Gloucestershire -8 5 £215 +7.50% 3
Devon -13 1 £260 +16.85% 4
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VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 75 (100.00%) .NET
2 49 (65.33%) C#
3 48 (64.00%) SQL
4 47 (62.67%) SQL Server
5 30 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 19 (25.33%) HTML
6 19 (25.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (22.67%) CSS
9 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 15 (20.00%) jQuery
11 14 (18.67%) Finance
12 13 (17.33%) WinForms
12 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (17.33%) Web Services
12 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
13 12 (16.00%) .NET Framework
14 11 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (14.67%) XML
14 11 (14.67%) T-SQL
15 10 (13.33%) VB
15 10 (13.33%) SharePoint
16 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (10.67%) Marketing
17 8 (10.67%) WCF
17 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (10.67%) Windows
18 7 (9.33%) VBScript
18 7 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 10 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (5.33%) IIS
5 3 (4.00%) Umbraco
5 3 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.00%) CMS
6 1 (1.33%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.33%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) PowerPivot
2 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.67%) MS Office
4 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.33%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) Intranet
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (62.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (25.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (5.33%) PerformancePoint
9 4 (5.33%) DTS
9 4 (5.33%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.33%) Informix
10 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.33%) MS Access
10 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.33%) Subversion
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Marketing
3 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Electronics
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (81.33%) Developer
2 27 (36.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (16.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 10 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 9 (12.00%) Programmer
6 8 (10.67%) SQL Developer
7 7 (9.33%) Test Engineer
7 7 (9.33%) Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (5.33%) WinForms Developer
10 4 (5.33%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (5.33%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (4.00%) SQL Programmer
11 3 (4.00%) C# Programmer
11 3 (4.00%) Classic ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 19 (25.33%) HTML
4 17 (22.67%) CSS
5 15 (20.00%) jQuery
6 13 (17.33%) Web Services
6 13 (17.33%) WinForms
7 12 (16.00%) .NET Framework
8 11 (14.67%) XML
9 8 (10.67%) WCF
10 7 (9.33%) WPF
10 7 (9.33%) HTML5
11 6 (8.00%) Ajax
12 5 (6.67%) CSS3
13 3 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 3 (4.00%) LINQ to SQL
13 3 (4.00%) MDX
13 3 (4.00%) LINQ
13 3 (4.00%) ADO.NET
13 3 (4.00%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
1 2 (2.67%) DTV
2 1 (1.33%) Replication
2 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.33%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (9.33%) Scrum
3 7 (9.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (9.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (8.00%) ETL
4 6 (8.00%) MVC
5 4 (5.33%) Data Management
6 3 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (4.00%) ITIL
6 3 (4.00%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.67%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.67%) Migration
7 2 (2.67%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.33%) Content Management
8 1 (1.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (65.33%) C#
2 48 (64.00%) SQL
3 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.67%) T-SQL
5 10 (13.33%) VB
6 7 (9.33%) VBScript
7 6 (8.00%) VBA
8 5 (6.67%) VB6
9 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
10 3 (4.00%) Java
10 3 (4.00%) Perl
10 3 (4.00%) Apex Code
10 3 (4.00%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
11 2 (2.67%) PHP
11 2 (2.67%) C++
12 1 (1.33%) Ruby
12 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) MCSD
2 1 (1.33%) MCSE
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle
2 4 (5.33%) Telerik
3 3 (4.00%) Talend
3 3 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
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