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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 115 105 62
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -43
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 32 37 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.00% 1.24% 2.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.69% 3.40% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 52
Average daily rate
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£328 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
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
1190 1088 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.09% 36.42% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 668 550
Average daily rate £375 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 68
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £13.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 March 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 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Somerset +10 17 £320 -3.03% 7
Bristol 0 8 £350 +27.27% 8
Wiltshire -10 3 - - 2
Gloucestershire -15 3 £341 +29.38% 10
Devon -3 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £400 - 1
Cornwall - - - -
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 72 (100.00%) .NET
2 54 (75.00%) SQL
2 54 (75.00%) C#
3 53 (73.61%) ASP.NET
4 48 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 27 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 24 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (31.94%) HTML
8 19 (26.39%) Java
8 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
9 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
9 17 (23.61%) Scrum
9 17 (23.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (23.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 16 (22.22%) MS Access
10 16 (22.22%) VBA
11 15 (20.83%) Oracle
12 14 (19.44%) CSS
12 14 (19.44%) Web Services
12 14 (19.44%) XML
12 14 (19.44%) TDD
12 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
12 14 (19.44%) Waterfall
12 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 13 (18.06%) V-Model
13 13 (18.06%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (6.94%) K2 blackpearl
2 4 (5.56%) LiveCycle
3 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.78%) IIS
4 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.39%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.50%) MS Project
3 2 (2.78%) MS Office
4 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (23.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (22.22%) MS Access
5 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (8.33%) Oracle Database
8 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.39%) DTS
10 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 24 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.94%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (4.17%) Hudson
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Back Office
3 3 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (79.17%) Developer
2 33 (45.83%) .NET Developer
3 13 (18.06%) Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Programmer
5 11 (15.28%) SQL Developer
6 10 (13.89%) Senior Developer
6 10 (13.89%) Analyst Programmer
7 6 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.94%) BizTalk Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Senior BizTalk Developer
9 4 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Applications Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Trainee Software Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Trainee
10 3 (4.17%) AWS Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (100.00%) .NET
2 53 (73.61%) ASP.NET
3 23 (31.94%) HTML
4 17 (23.61%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 14 (19.44%) Web Services
5 14 (19.44%) XML
5 14 (19.44%) CSS
6 12 (16.67%) WCF
7 7 (9.72%) jQuery
8 5 (6.94%) XSLT
9 4 (5.56%) .NET Framework
10 3 (4.17%) Dojo
10 3 (4.17%) LINQ
10 3 (4.17%) RESTful
11 2 (2.78%) CAML
11 2 (2.78%) Ajax
11 2 (2.78%) XSD
11 2 (2.78%) DHTML
12 1 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) NHS
4 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.61%) Scrum
3 14 (19.44%) Waterfall
3 14 (19.44%) TDD
4 13 (18.06%) V-Model
5 12 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 12 (16.67%) MVC
6 9 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
8 6 (8.33%) OO
9 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.56%) Migration
11 3 (4.17%) Automated Testing
11 3 (4.17%) Change Management
11 3 (4.17%) ITIL
11 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
11 3 (4.17%) ITIL V3
12 2 (2.78%) Software Deployment
12 2 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 54 (75.00%) C#
1 54 (75.00%) SQL
2 19 (26.39%) Java
2 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
3 16 (22.22%) VBA
4 13 (18.06%) T-SQL
4 13 (18.06%) VB
5 11 (15.28%) PL/SQL
6 7 (9.72%) VB6
7 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.39%) COBOL
7 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.17%) SLA
1 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.83%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) Adobe
4 1 (1.39%) OpenText
4 1 (1.39%) RedDot
4 1 (1.39%) Google
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