The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 105 106 76
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -30
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 39 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.22% 0.98% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.05% 2.60% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 27
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£368 £260 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.34% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £344 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £54.90 - £34.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.59 - £34.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 - £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.88 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+91.53% -23.07%
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 South West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1280 1156 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.00% 37.68% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 760 447
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 47 42
Average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £20.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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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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
Gloucestershire +11 17 £368 +63.33% 2
Wiltshire -2 7 £400 +100.00% 8
Bristol -2 6 £363 +8.20% 8
Devon +3 4 £305 +17.30% 2
Dorset 0 3 £250 -4.76% 5
Somerset -3 1 - - 11
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 81 (100.00%) .NET
2 62 (76.54%) C#
3 57 (70.37%) ASP.NET
4 52 (64.20%) SQL
5 45 (55.56%) SQL Server
6 28 (34.57%) JavaScript
7 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (27.16%) MVC
8 22 (27.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (25.93%) HTML
9 21 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 17 (20.99%) Web Services
10 17 (20.99%) jQuery
11 16 (19.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (19.75%) Visual Studio
11 16 (19.75%) Oracle
12 15 (18.52%) Unit Testing
13 14 (17.28%) CSS
13 14 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (17.28%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (16.05%) PL/SQL
14 13 (16.05%) T-SQL
14 13 (16.05%) Security Cleared
15 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
15 12 (14.81%) VB
15 12 (14.81%) Finance
15 12 (14.81%) Scrum
16 11 (13.58%) IIS
16 11 (13.58%) Java
17 10 (12.35%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 11 (13.58%) IIS
2 8 (9.88%) SAS
3 5 (6.17%) K2 blackpearl
4 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.23%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.94%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (9.88%) BusinessObjects XI
5 8 (9.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (8.64%) MS Access
7 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.23%) OLAP
9 1 (1.23%) DTS
9 1 (1.23%) OLTP
9 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (27.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (19.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.23%) Subversion
4 1 (1.23%) JIRA
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.23%) AccuRev
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Back Office
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (80.25%) Developer
2 40 (49.38%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.35%) SQL Developer
4 8 (9.88%) Programmer
4 8 (9.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (8.64%) Software Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) VB.NET Developer
6 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Architect
6 5 (6.17%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Lead Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Integration Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.94%) .NET Web Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Trainee Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (100.00%) .NET
2 57 (70.37%) ASP.NET
3 21 (25.93%) HTML
4 17 (20.99%) Web Services
4 17 (20.99%) jQuery
5 16 (19.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (17.28%) CSS
7 10 (12.35%) .NET Framework
8 8 (9.88%) XML
9 7 (8.64%) SOAP
10 6 (7.41%) WCF
10 6 (7.41%) WPF
10 6 (7.41%) XSD
10 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (6.17%) HTML5
12 4 (4.94%) Entity Framework
12 4 (4.94%) Ajax
13 3 (3.70%) Classic ASP
13 3 (3.70%) WinForms
14 2 (2.47%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Economics
1 4 (4.94%) Mathematics
2 3 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Windows
2 8 (9.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.16%) MVC
3 15 (18.52%) Unit Testing
4 14 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (14.81%) Scrum
6 10 (12.35%) Web Development
7 9 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 9 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
8 8 (9.88%) SDLC
9 6 (7.41%) Office Automation
9 6 (7.41%) Open Source
9 6 (7.41%) Dimensional Modelling
9 6 (7.41%) V-Model
9 6 (7.41%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.41%) ITIL
9 6 (7.41%) OO
9 6 (7.41%) TDD
9 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.17%) Data Analysis
10 5 (6.17%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (76.54%) C#
2 52 (64.20%) SQL
3 28 (34.57%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.05%) T-SQL
4 13 (16.05%) PL/SQL
5 12 (14.81%) VB
6 11 (13.58%) Java
7 9 (11.11%) VB6
8 8 (9.88%) Shell Script
9 7 (8.64%) VBA
10 3 (3.70%) VBScript
10 3 (3.70%) Perl
11 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.88%) Degree
4 4 (4.94%) HNC
4 4 (4.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (3.70%) Basel II
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
3 1 (1.23%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.75%) Oracle
3 5 (6.17%) Teradata
4 1 (1.23%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.23%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.23%) Adobe
4 1 (1.23%) OpenText
4 1 (1.23%) RedDot
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