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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 9 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 19 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 13.29% 4.60% 5.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.68% 11.76% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 4
Average daily rate £320 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £278 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £298 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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
77 34 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 53.85% 39.08% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 17 40
Average daily rate £340 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £353 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 8 £323 +12.17%
Tamworth - 4 £281 - 4
VB.NET
West Midlands

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (81.08%) SQL
3 27 (72.97%) C#
3 27 (72.97%) WinForms
4 26 (70.27%) SQL Server
5 17 (45.95%) E-Commerce
6 15 (40.54%) T-SQL
6 15 (40.54%) Finance
7 12 (32.43%) Windows
8 10 (27.03%) Games
9 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
10 8 (21.62%) OO
10 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
10 8 (21.62%) VB
11 7 (18.92%) Low Latency
12 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
12 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
12 6 (16.22%) Online Games
12 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
12 6 (16.22%) Project Management
12 6 (16.22%) RDBMS
12 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (16.22%) VB6
12 6 (16.22%) Degree
13 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
13 5 (13.51%) TypeScript
14 4 (10.81%) SDLC
14 4 (10.81%) High Availability

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (70.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
2 6 (16.22%) RDBMS
2 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Games
3 4 (10.81%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Developer
2 22 (59.46%) .NET Developer
3 14 (37.84%) VB.NET Developer
4 12 (32.43%) WinForms Developer
5 8 (21.62%) SQL Developer
6 7 (18.92%) Software Developer
7 6 (16.22%) C# Developer
8 5 (13.51%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (13.51%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 4 (10.81%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (8.11%) Technical Leader
11 2 (5.41%) .NET Programmer
11 2 (5.41%) Senior .NET Developer
11 2 (5.41%) Senior .NET Programmer
11 2 (5.41%) Senior Programmer
11 2 (5.41%) Senior VB.NET Developer
11 2 (5.41%) Senior VB.NET Programmer
11 2 (5.41%) VB.NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (72.97%) WinForms
3 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.81%) CSS
4 4 (10.81%) Flash
4 4 (10.81%) HTML
5 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.11%) CSS3
5 3 (8.11%) HTML5
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.41%) WPF
7 1 (2.70%) jQuery
7 1 (2.70%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
1 6 (16.22%) Online Games
2 4 (10.81%) N-Tier
2 4 (10.81%) Streaming Video
3 2 (5.41%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) E-Commerce
2 8 (21.62%) OO
3 7 (18.92%) Low Latency
4 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.81%) High Availability
6 4 (10.81%) SDLC
7 3 (8.11%) OOP
8 2 (5.41%) MVC
8 2 (5.41%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) TDD
8 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
9 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.70%) ERP
9 1 (2.70%) Front End Development
9 1 (2.70%) Migration
9 1 (2.70%) Multithreading
9 1 (2.70%) Resource Management
9 1 (2.70%) Secure Coding
9 1 (2.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (81.08%) SQL
2 27 (72.97%) C#
3 15 (40.54%) T-SQL
4 8 (21.62%) VB
5 6 (16.22%) VB6
6 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.51%) TypeScript
7 4 (10.81%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft