The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 27 19 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 6 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.88% 3.15% 17.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.41% 8.51% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 15
Average daily rate
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£295 £328 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.92% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £294 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £362 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
VB.NET
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
111 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 53.37% 37.01% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 32 29
Average daily rate £350 £308 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £352 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 - £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 - £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB.NET across the Staffordshire region.

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET across the Staffordshire region.

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Stoke-on-Trent +1 4 £358 +9.16% 4
Tamworth - - - - 2
Uttoxeter - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - - 2
VB.NET
West Midlands

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) C#
3 8 (80.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (40.00%) VB
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 3 (30.00%) XML
6 3 (30.00%) VB6
6 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (30.00%) WinForms
7 2 (20.00%) Retail
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) JSON
7 2 (20.00%) Ajax
7 2 (20.00%) jQuery
7 2 (20.00%) REST
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) SOAP
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) OOP
7 2 (20.00%) OO
7 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (10.00%) IIS
8 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) DataStage
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Development Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Software Development Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Web Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) WinForms
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) Ajax
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) XSLT
5 1 (10.00%) XML Schema
5 1 (10.00%) NancyFx
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (10.00%) WCF
5 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) OOP
1 2 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (10.00%) Release Management
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) VB
4 3 (30.00%) VB6
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
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