The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Staffordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 18 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 5 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.91% 16.84% 11.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.42% 38.10% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 12
Average daily rate £330 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +37.25%
Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
48 42 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 37.50% 44.21% 35.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 33
Average daily rate £310 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 12
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB.NET
West Midlands

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -8 4 £330 -2.94% 8
Tamworth - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - -
VB.NET
West Midlands

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (70.59%) C#
3 11 (64.71%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
4 9 (52.94%) WinForms
5 8 (47.06%) CSS
5 8 (47.06%) HTML
5 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
7 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
7 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (23.53%) Ajax
7 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
7 4 (23.53%) HTML5
7 4 (23.53%) CSS3
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle
9 2 (11.76%) XML
9 2 (11.76%) VB
9 2 (11.76%) Back Office
9 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 2 (11.76%) TDD
9 2 (11.76%) VB6

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) .NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (5.88%) VB Developer
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
2 9 (52.94%) WinForms
3 8 (47.06%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
4 4 (23.53%) Ajax
4 4 (23.53%) HTML5
4 4 (23.53%) CSS3
5 2 (11.76%) XML
6 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (5.88%) MDX
6 1 (5.88%) WCF
6 1 (5.88%) WPF
6 1 (5.88%) LINQ
6 1 (5.88%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) XSLT
6 1 (5.88%) XHTML
6 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) WURFL
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.88%) EPoS
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) BlackBerry OS
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) SEO
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) SOA
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VB
5 2 (11.76%) VB6
6 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) AccuRev
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