The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 9 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 5 11 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 13.51% 35.48% 44.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.78% 50.00% 77.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 26
Average daily rate
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£320 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £308 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £339 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £318 £319
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -0.47%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Programming Languages Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18 22 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 48.65% 70.97% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 32
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £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 £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 12 (66.67%) SQL
4 9 (50.00%) C#
5 7 (38.89%) E-Commerce
6 6 (33.33%) N-Tier
6 6 (33.33%) HTML
6 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 6 (33.33%) CSS
6 6 (33.33%) Ajax
6 6 (33.33%) HTML5
6 6 (33.33%) CSS3
7 5 (27.78%) Degree
7 5 (27.78%) Web Services
7 5 (27.78%) Back Office
7 5 (27.78%) WinForms
8 4 (22.22%) WCF
8 4 (22.22%) AccuRev
9 3 (16.67%) JIRA
9 3 (16.67%) Resource Management
9 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 3 (16.67%) XML
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
10 2 (11.11%) Project Management

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (27.78%) Back Office
2 2 (11.11%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 11 (61.11%) .NET Developer
3 5 (27.78%) VB.NET Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Team Leader
4 4 (22.22%) Development Team Leader
5 3 (16.67%) .NET Team Leader
6 2 (11.11%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Software Development Team Leader
6 2 (11.11%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
6 2 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.56%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 6 (33.33%) CSS
2 6 (33.33%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) Ajax
2 6 (33.33%) HTML5
2 6 (33.33%) CSS3
3 5 (27.78%) WinForms
3 5 (27.78%) Web Services
4 4 (22.22%) WCF
5 3 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (11.11%) XSLT
6 2 (11.11%) XHTML
6 2 (11.11%) jQuery
6 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.56%) REST
7 1 (5.56%) SOAP
7 1 (5.56%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (11.11%) WURFL
4 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 2 (11.11%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) E-Commerce
2 3 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Web Application Development
3 2 (11.11%) SOA
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) SEO
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Document Management
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (5.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) AccuRev
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft