The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 65 63 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 12 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.32% 0.86% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.95% 2.16% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
Average daily rate
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£344 £289 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £351 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £310 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
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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 Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
407 278 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 44.63% 40.06% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 202 137
Average daily rate £330 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.85 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.07% +37.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £17.98 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £58.76 £43.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in Wales

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
Mid Wales -5 5 £344 -8.33%
South Wales -10 2 £415 +46.90% 2
West Wales - 1 £238 -
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VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 19 (100.00%) C#
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
3 10 (52.63%) GIS
3 10 (52.63%) ESRI
3 10 (52.63%) ArcGIS
3 10 (52.63%) ArcObjects
4 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 7 (36.84%) IIS
5 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) ArcSDE
6 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) SDLC
7 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
7 5 (26.32%) WCF
7 5 (26.32%) MVC
7 5 (26.32%) Project Management
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) HTML
8 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (15.79%) CSS
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 3 (15.79%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 10 (52.63%) ArcGIS
2 7 (36.84%) IIS
3 6 (31.58%) ArcSDE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.53%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) GIS Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Analyst Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Applications Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Applications Support
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) GIS Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Website Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) ArcObjects
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
4 5 (26.32%) WCF
4 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework
5 3 (15.79%) HTML
5 3 (15.79%) CSS
6 2 (10.53%) XML
6 2 (10.53%) Ajax
6 2 (10.53%) HTML5
7 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.26%) JSON
7 1 (5.26%) SOAP
7 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) GIS
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Project Management
1 5 (26.32%) MVC
1 5 (26.32%) SDLC
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) ESRI
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft