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 24 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 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 95 65 77
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +12
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 43 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.35% 2.78% 2.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.64% 7.16% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 41
Average daily rate £270 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.40% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £304 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +16.66%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1181 894 1392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.09% 38.79% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 496 773
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 98
Average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £16.54 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VB.NET
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -3 21 £245 -45.55% 1
Gloucestershire -5 12 £253 -32.66% 3
Somerset -25 4 £330 +3.12% 2
Bristol -10 3 £275 +25.00% 10
Devon -15 3 £435 +33.84% 4
Dorset - - - - 4
VB.NET
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VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 84 (100.00%) .NET
2 59 (70.24%) C#
3 43 (51.19%) SQL
4 41 (48.81%) SQL Server
5 31 (36.90%) ASP.NET
6 22 (26.19%) XML
7 19 (22.62%) HTML
8 18 (21.43%) Web Services
9 17 (20.24%) SharePoint
9 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
9 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (20.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (19.05%) WinForms
10 16 (19.05%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (17.86%) CSS
11 15 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (15.48%) WCF
13 12 (14.29%) Scrum
13 12 (14.29%) Finance
13 12 (14.29%) jQuery
13 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
15 10 (11.90%) Windows
15 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (10.71%) WPF
16 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
17 8 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (9.52%) T-SQL
17 8 (9.52%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (20.24%) SharePoint
2 16 (19.05%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.76%) CMS
4 4 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.38%) IIS
5 2 (2.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (48.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (20.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.57%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (3.57%) DTS
9 2 (2.38%) MS Access
9 2 (2.38%) DB2
10 1 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.19%) Informix
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Local Government
3 3 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (78.57%) Developer
2 28 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 13 (15.48%) Programmer
4 9 (10.71%) Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 7 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Senior BizTalk Developer
6 6 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
6 6 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Junior Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Junior Web Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Junior
8 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (36.90%) ASP.NET
3 22 (26.19%) XML
4 19 (22.62%) HTML
5 18 (21.43%) Web Services
6 16 (19.05%) WinForms
7 15 (17.86%) CSS
8 13 (15.48%) WCF
9 12 (14.29%) jQuery
10 9 (10.71%) WPF
11 7 (8.33%) .NET Framework
12 5 (5.95%) XSLT
13 4 (4.76%) Ajax
14 3 (3.57%) MDX
15 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 1 (1.19%) Silverlight
16 1 (1.19%) Visualforce
16 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1 (1.19%) Apache Cordova
16 1 (1.19%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.19%) Replication
3 1 (1.19%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.29%) Scrum
3 8 (9.52%) MVC
3 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (8.33%) OO
5 5 (5.95%) SOA
5 5 (5.95%) Software Engineering
5 5 (5.95%) Test Scripting
6 4 (4.76%) Data Management
6 4 (4.76%) ETL
6 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.57%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.57%) ITIL
7 3 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.57%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (3.57%) Waterfall
7 3 (3.57%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (2.38%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (70.24%) C#
2 43 (51.19%) SQL
3 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.95%) VBScript
5 5 (5.95%) VB
6 4 (4.76%) VBA
6 4 (4.76%) XQuery
6 4 (4.76%) VB6
6 4 (4.76%) XPath
7 3 (3.57%) C++
7 3 (3.57%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
8 1 (1.19%) Perl
8 1 (1.19%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.19%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.38%) MCAD
2 2 (2.38%) MCSD
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle
3 3 (3.57%) Telerik
3 3 (3.57%) Talend
4 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
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