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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 59 67 47
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 15 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.70% 0.54% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.81% 1.43% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £283 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.44% +0.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £207 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £291 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.88 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+91.53% -23.07%
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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
394 280 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 44.72% 37.53% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 200 112
Average daily rate £330 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% -50.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.90 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.70 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 July 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 July 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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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
South Wales +5 7 £425 +50.44% 1
Mid Wales - 5 £344 - 1
West Wales - 1 £238 - 1
VB.NET
UK

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
3 10 (55.56%) GIS
3 10 (55.56%) ESRI
3 10 (55.56%) ArcGIS
3 10 (55.56%) ArcObjects
4 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) ArcSDE
5 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) Project Management
6 5 (27.78%) IIS
6 5 (27.78%) MVC
6 5 (27.78%) WCF
6 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
6 5 (27.78%) SDLC
6 5 (27.78%) Entity Framework
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (16.67%) Finance
8 3 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (11.11%) Banking
9 2 (11.11%) Windows
10 1 (5.56%) HTML
10 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
10 1 (5.56%) CSS
10 1 (5.56%) SOAP

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (55.56%) ArcGIS
2 6 (33.33%) ArcSDE
3 5 (27.78%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) GIS Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Applications Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Applications Support
5 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 2 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) GIS Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Website Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) ArcObjects
3 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (27.78%) WCF
4 5 (27.78%) Entity Framework
4 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.56%) JSON
5 1 (5.56%) HTML
5 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) SOAP
5 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) GIS
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Project Management
1 5 (27.78%) MVC
1 5 (27.78%) SDLC
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) ESRI
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft