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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 13 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 11 13 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.87% 11.82% 30.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.21% 29.55% 60.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 38
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 £315 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £333 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
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
39 44 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 31.45% 40.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 56
Average daily rate £313 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £370 £340
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 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -5 4 £311 -5.68% 1
Tamworth - - - - 3
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Cannock - - - - 1
Lichfield - - - -
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - -
VB.NET
West Midlands

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (76.67%) SQL Server
3 18 (60.00%) C#
3 18 (60.00%) SQL
4 15 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 10 (33.33%) HTML
5 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 10 (33.33%) WinForms
6 9 (30.00%) CSS
6 9 (30.00%) N-Tier
7 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
7 8 (26.67%) WCF
8 7 (23.33%) Ajax
8 7 (23.33%) HTML5
8 7 (23.33%) CSS3
8 7 (23.33%) XML
9 6 (20.00%) Web Services
10 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 5 (16.67%) Windows
10 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 5 (16.67%) Back Office
10 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (16.67%) AccuRev
10 5 (16.67%) Degree
11 4 (13.33%) JIRA
11 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
11 4 (13.33%) jQuery
11 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
11 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (76.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.33%) Xcode
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (16.67%) Back Office
2 3 (10.00%) Games
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (30.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Team Leader
5 4 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Development Team Leader
5 4 (13.33%) .NET Team Leader
6 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (10.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Team Leader
7 2 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Development Team Leader
8 1 (3.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (33.33%) HTML
3 10 (33.33%) WinForms
4 9 (30.00%) CSS
5 8 (26.67%) WCF
6 7 (23.33%) Ajax
6 7 (23.33%) HTML5
6 7 (23.33%) CSS3
6 7 (23.33%) XML
7 6 (20.00%) Web Services
8 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
8 4 (13.33%) jQuery
8 4 (13.33%) XSLT
9 2 (6.67%) JSON
9 2 (6.67%) REST
9 2 (6.67%) XHTML
9 2 (6.67%) SOAP
10 1 (3.33%) Classic ASP
10 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) WURFL
4 1 (3.33%) EPoS
4 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.33%) BBC
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Open Source
4 1 (3.33%) iPhone
4 1 (3.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (10.00%) Android
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (6.67%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
2 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) SOA
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.67%) Refactoring
5 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
5 2 (6.67%) Line Management
5 2 (6.67%) SEO
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Document Management
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) OOP
6 1 (3.33%) Web Development
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) C#
1 18 (60.00%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
4 1 (3.33%) VB6
4 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (16.67%) AccuRev
2 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Infragistics