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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 105 115 112
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 32 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 0.98% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.85% 2.44% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 21
Median daily rate £300 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £285 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £41.50 £56.53 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.58% +2.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £48.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +87.50%
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
1122 1269 1213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.86% 40.23% 36.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 851 764
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £485 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 61 82
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.90 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.53% +15.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £34.00 £23.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.95 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing VB.NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +2 6 £275 -42.10%
Wiltshire -7 6 £363 +3.57% 2
Devon +1 4 £300 -
Somerset - 4 - - 2
Cornwall - 4 £288 -
Dorset -2 3 £275 +57.14% 1
Bristol +1 2 - -
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 64 (100.00%) .NET
2 50 (78.13%) C#
3 45 (70.31%) SQL Server
4 40 (62.50%) ASP.NET
5 29 (45.31%) SQL
6 25 (39.06%) Microsoft
7 24 (37.50%) HTML
8 19 (29.69%) XML
9 17 (26.56%) CSS
9 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
11 14 (21.88%) MVC
12 12 (18.75%) Web Services
12 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
12 12 (18.75%) SharePoint
13 11 (17.19%) ERP
13 11 (17.19%) jQuery
14 10 (15.63%) IIS
14 10 (15.63%) Oracle
14 10 (15.63%) CMS
15 9 (14.06%) Relational Database
16 8 (12.50%) Finance
16 8 (12.50%) T-SQL
17 7 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
17 7 (10.94%) Content Management
17 7 (10.94%) WCF
17 7 (10.94%) WPF
17 7 (10.94%) LINQ
17 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 10 (15.63%) CMS
2 10 (15.63%) IIS
3 5 (7.81%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.69%) SAS
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.56%) Boomi
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) HTTP
2 3 (4.69%) SSL
3 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (70.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.06%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (4.69%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.69%) MS Access
7 2 (3.13%) Big Data
7 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.13%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (3.13%) PowerPivot
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.69%) Subversion
4 2 (3.13%) Ant
4 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.13%) Gradle
4 2 (3.13%) Hudson
4 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.56%) XMLUnit
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Advertising
3 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Billing
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (81.25%) Developer
2 44 (68.75%) .NET Developer
3 14 (21.88%) C# .NET Developer
3 14 (21.88%) C# Developer
3 14 (21.88%) VB.NET Developer
4 9 (14.06%) SQL Developer
5 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (9.38%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Sitecore Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (4.69%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (4.69%) HTML Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (100.00%) .NET
2 40 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 24 (37.50%) HTML
4 19 (29.69%) XML
5 17 (26.56%) CSS
6 12 (18.75%) Web Services
7 11 (17.19%) jQuery
8 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (10.94%) LINQ
8 7 (10.94%) WCF
8 7 (10.94%) WPF
9 6 (9.38%) Ajax
9 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (9.38%) JSON
10 5 (7.81%) ADO.NET
10 5 (7.81%) RESTful
11 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
11 4 (6.25%) LINQ to SQL
12 3 (4.69%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.69%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Unix
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.88%) MVC
3 11 (17.19%) ERP
4 7 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (10.94%) Content Management
5 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.81%) Scrum
7 4 (6.25%) OOP
7 4 (6.25%) OWASP
7 4 (6.25%) Secure Coding
8 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.69%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (4.69%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (4.69%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.69%) TDD
8 3 (4.69%) Test Management
9 2 (3.13%) Migration
9 2 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (78.13%) C#
2 29 (45.31%) SQL
3 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.25%) Java
5 4 (6.25%) VB
6 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.69%) VBA
6 3 (4.69%) VBScript
7 2 (3.13%) Perl
7 2 (3.13%) PHP
7 2 (3.13%) Python
8 1 (1.56%) C++
8 1 (1.56%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) Scala
8 1 (1.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) Degree
3 3 (4.69%) ISEB
3 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.56%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) ISO 9000
3 2 (3.13%) QA
4 1 (1.56%) Basel II
4 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.69%) Teradata
5 2 (3.13%) BT
5 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.56%) Dell
6 1 (1.56%) Pega
6 1 (1.56%) Remedy