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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 10 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 12 13 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.53% 11.30% 22.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.33% 27.66% 51.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 31
Average daily rate
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£310 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £333 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
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
36 47 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 31.58% 40.87% 43.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 51
Average daily rate £310 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £253 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £347 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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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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 -4 5 £320 -3.03% 3
Tamworth - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Cannock - - - - 1
Lichfield - - - - 1
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - -
VB.NET
West Midlands

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 29 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (75.86%) SQL Server
3 18 (62.07%) SQL
4 16 (55.17%) C#
5 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
6 10 (34.48%) WinForms
7 9 (31.03%) HTML
7 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
7 9 (31.03%) N-Tier
8 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
8 8 (27.59%) CSS
8 8 (27.59%) WCF
9 7 (24.14%) HTML5
9 7 (24.14%) CSS3
9 7 (24.14%) Ajax
9 7 (24.14%) XML
10 6 (20.69%) Web Services
11 5 (17.24%) Degree
11 5 (17.24%) Back Office
11 5 (17.24%) AccuRev
11 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
12 4 (13.79%) JIRA
12 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
12 4 (13.79%) SOA
12 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 4 (13.79%) XSLT
12 4 (13.79%) Windows
13 3 (10.34%) VB

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (75.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.45%) Xcode
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (17.24%) Back Office
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Developer
2 17 (58.62%) .NET Developer
3 8 (27.59%) VB.NET Developer
4 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Team Leader
5 4 (13.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (13.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Development Team Leader
5 4 (13.79%) C# Developer
5 4 (13.79%) .NET Team Leader
6 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
6 3 (10.34%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Software Team Leader
7 2 (6.90%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Software Development Team Leader
7 2 (6.90%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
3 10 (34.48%) WinForms
4 9 (31.03%) HTML
5 8 (27.59%) CSS
5 8 (27.59%) WCF
6 7 (24.14%) HTML5
6 7 (24.14%) CSS3
6 7 (24.14%) Ajax
6 7 (24.14%) XML
7 6 (20.69%) Web Services
8 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
8 4 (13.79%) XSLT
9 3 (10.34%) jQuery
10 2 (6.90%) REST
10 2 (6.90%) JSON
10 2 (6.90%) XHTML
10 2 (6.90%) SOAP
10 2 (6.90%) Classic ASP
11 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) N-Tier
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) WURFL
3 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) EPoS
4 1 (3.45%) BBC
4 1 (3.45%) iPad
4 1 (3.45%) Open Source
4 1 (3.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) Android
3 2 (6.90%) BlackBerry OS
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
2 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (13.79%) SOA
4 3 (10.34%) TDD
4 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.90%) Web Application Development
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.90%) Refactoring
5 2 (6.90%) Document Management
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) SEO
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) OOP
6 1 (3.45%) Web Development
6 1 (3.45%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.45%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) SQL
2 16 (55.17%) C#
3 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) VB6
6 1 (3.45%) VBScript
6 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) AccuRev
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Infragistics