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 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 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 108 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -2
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 30 38 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.99% 1.77% 2.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.65% 5.33% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 25
Average daily rate
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£260 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 13
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1133 713 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.26% 33.27% 33.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 447 561
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 43 85
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £13.00 £22.50
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 31 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 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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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 -15 9 £200 -43.66% 6
Somerset -17 6 £300 -17.80% 8
Gloucestershire - 6 £225 - 2
Bristol -26 5 £335 +26.41% 12
Dorset +8 3 £263 - 9
Devon -13 1 £260 +16.85% 5
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VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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 73 (100.00%) .NET
2 48 (65.75%) C#
3 46 (63.01%) SQL
4 45 (61.64%) SQL Server
5 29 (39.73%) ASP.NET
6 18 (24.66%) HTML
6 18 (24.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (23.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (21.92%) CSS
9 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (20.55%) Finance
10 14 (19.18%) JavaScript
10 14 (19.18%) jQuery
11 13 (17.81%) Web Services
11 13 (17.81%) WinForms
12 12 (16.44%) .NET Framework
12 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
13 11 (15.07%) XML
13 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (13.70%) T-SQL
14 10 (13.70%) VB
14 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
14 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (10.96%) Windows
15 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (10.96%) Marketing
15 8 (10.96%) WCF
15 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (9.59%) Test Scripting
16 7 (9.59%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 (13.70%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (6.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (5.48%) IIS
5 3 (4.11%) Umbraco
5 3 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.74%) CMS
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.37%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.37%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.11%) PowerPivot
2 2 (2.74%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.37%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Office 365
2 2 (2.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) Intranet
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (61.64%) SQL Server
2 18 (24.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (23.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (5.48%) DTS
7 4 (5.48%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (4.11%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.37%) MySQL
9 1 (1.37%) Informix
9 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.37%) MS Access
9 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.74%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.37%) Subversion
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Marketing
3 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (80.82%) Developer
2 27 (36.99%) .NET Developer
3 12 (16.44%) VB.NET Developer
4 10 (13.70%) C# Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Programmer
5 8 (10.96%) SQL Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Test Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (6.85%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.48%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.48%) WinForms Developer
9 4 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.11%) SQL Programmer
10 3 (4.11%) C# Programmer
10 3 (4.11%) Classic ASP Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (100.00%) .NET
2 29 (39.73%) ASP.NET
3 18 (24.66%) HTML
4 16 (21.92%) CSS
5 14 (19.18%) jQuery
6 13 (17.81%) Web Services
6 13 (17.81%) WinForms
7 12 (16.44%) .NET Framework
8 11 (15.07%) XML
9 8 (10.96%) WCF
10 7 (9.59%) WPF
10 7 (9.59%) HTML5
11 6 (8.22%) Ajax
12 5 (6.85%) CSS3
13 3 (4.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 3 (4.11%) LINQ to SQL
13 3 (4.11%) LINQ
13 3 (4.11%) ADO.NET
13 3 (4.11%) Classic ASP
14 2 (2.74%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.74%) N-Tier
1 2 (2.74%) DTV
2 1 (1.37%) Replication
2 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.37%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
3 7 (9.59%) Test Scripting
4 6 (8.22%) Scrum
4 6 (8.22%) MVC
5 5 (6.85%) ETL
6 3 (4.11%) Migration
6 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.11%) Data Management
7 2 (2.74%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (2.74%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.74%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.74%) Data Modelling
7 2 (2.74%) ITIL
7 2 (2.74%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.37%) TDD
8 1 (1.37%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 48 (65.75%) C#
2 46 (63.01%) SQL
3 14 (19.18%) JavaScript
4 10 (13.70%) T-SQL
4 10 (13.70%) VB
5 7 (9.59%) VBScript
6 6 (8.22%) VBA
7 5 (6.85%) VB6
8 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.11%) Java
9 3 (4.11%) Perl
9 3 (4.11%) Apex Code
10 2 (2.74%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
10 2 (2.74%) C++
11 1 (1.37%) PHP
11 1 (1.37%) Ruby
11 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) MCSD
2 1 (1.37%) MCSE
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle
2 4 (5.48%) Telerik
3 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.74%) SAP
4 2 (2.74%) Talend
5 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
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