The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 99 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -7
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 29 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.07% 2.24% 2.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.40% 7.19% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 32
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £184 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £440 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
VB.NET
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
852 737 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.44% 31.18% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 423 316
Average daily rate £325 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 24
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.40 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Coventry 0 9 £300 +36.36% 1
Staffordshire -8 6 £295 -9.92% 10
Birmingham -13 6 £325 +6.99% 12
Worcestershire +1 1 - - 2
Shropshire -11 1 - - 1
Warwickshire -12 1 - - 3
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 3
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 5
VB.NET
England

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 60 (96.77%) .NET
2 46 (74.19%) SQL Server
3 39 (62.90%) C#
4 38 (61.29%) SQL
5 34 (54.84%) ASP.NET
6 24 (38.71%) HTML
7 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
8 19 (30.65%) XML
9 17 (27.42%) VB
9 17 (27.42%) Finance
9 17 (27.42%) jQuery
10 16 (25.81%) MVC
11 14 (22.58%) Web Services
11 14 (22.58%) .NET Framework
11 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (20.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (20.97%) VB6
12 13 (20.97%) Web Development
13 12 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (19.35%) Ajax
13 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
13 12 (19.35%) T-SQL
13 12 (19.35%) XSLT
14 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database
14 11 (17.74%) OO
14 11 (17.74%) Oracle
14 11 (17.74%) Scrum
14 11 (17.74%) WinForms
15 10 (16.13%) VBScript
16 9 (14.52%) CSS

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (4.84%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (74.19%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database
5 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (3.23%) MySQL
10 1 (1.61%) DataStage
10 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.61%) Moq
3 1 (1.61%) NSubstitute
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Back Office
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (83.87%) Developer
2 28 (45.16%) .NET Developer
3 14 (22.58%) C# Developer
4 12 (19.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (14.52%) VB.NET Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) .NET Team Leader
8 3 (4.84%) Database Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Development Team Leader
8 3 (4.84%) Data Migration Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Senior VB.NET Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Software Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (96.77%) .NET
2 34 (54.84%) ASP.NET
3 24 (38.71%) HTML
4 19 (30.65%) XML
5 17 (27.42%) jQuery
6 14 (22.58%) Web Services
6 14 (22.58%) .NET Framework
7 12 (19.35%) Ajax
7 12 (19.35%) XSLT
8 11 (17.74%) WinForms
9 9 (14.52%) CSS
10 4 (6.45%) ADO.NET
11 3 (4.84%) WPF
12 2 (3.23%) JSON
12 2 (3.23%) WCF
12 2 (3.23%) SOAP
12 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (3.23%) REST
13 1 (1.61%) Reactive Extensions
13 1 (1.61%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) NHS
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.84%) SCADA
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) Open Source
4 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.61%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.61%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.61%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) MVC
2 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.97%) Web Development
4 11 (17.74%) Scrum
4 11 (17.74%) OO
5 8 (12.90%) Migration
6 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.06%) OOP
7 5 (8.06%) Data Transformation
8 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Test Scripting
10 2 (3.23%) TDD
10 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.61%) OOD
11 1 (1.61%) SOA
11 1 (1.61%) ETL
11 1 (1.61%) RAD
11 1 (1.61%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 39 (62.90%) C#
2 38 (61.29%) SQL
3 17 (27.42%) VB
4 13 (20.97%) VB6
5 12 (19.35%) T-SQL
5 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 10 (16.13%) VBScript
7 5 (8.06%) VBA
8 1 (1.61%) PHP
8 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.61%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Degree
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) Oracle
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