The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 West Midlands 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 79 58 42
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -16
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 39 51 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.67% 2.64% 3.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.57% 8.08% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 51
Average daily rate
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£275 £310 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £333 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.83% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
700 631 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.89% 32.66% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 327 407
Average daily rate £325 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 31
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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
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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
Staffordshire -1 14 £330 +0.76% 15
Coventry -6 11 £225 -14.28% 6
Solihull +3 4 £325 +20.37%
Warwickshire +1 4 £245 - 5
Worcestershire -7 1 - - 6
Birmingham -11 1 - - 13
Walsall - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
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VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 97 (98.98%) .NET
2 60 (61.22%) ASP.NET
3 57 (58.16%) SQL Server
4 51 (52.04%) C#
5 50 (51.02%) SQL
6 35 (35.71%) HTML
7 34 (34.69%) JavaScript
8 28 (28.57%) CSS
9 18 (18.37%) WinForms
10 17 (17.35%) jQuery
11 16 (16.33%) Windows
12 15 (15.31%) VB
12 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
13 14 (14.29%) HTML5
14 13 (13.27%) T-SQL
14 13 (13.27%) Unit Testing
14 13 (13.27%) CSS3
15 11 (11.22%) CRM
15 11 (11.22%) .NET Framework
16 9 (9.18%) VBA
16 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
16 9 (9.18%) MVC
16 9 (9.18%) Ajax
17 8 (8.16%) Web Services
17 8 (8.16%) XML
17 8 (8.16%) N-Tier
17 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
17 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (8.16%) WCF
18 7 (7.14%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.12%) Drupal
2 6 (6.12%) Alfresco
3 3 (3.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.02%) SAS
4 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (58.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.10%) MySQL
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.02%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (3.06%) JIRA
4 2 (2.04%) PhoneGap
5 1 (1.02%) T4 Templates
5 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.02%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.02%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (5.10%) Back Office
2 3 (3.06%) Games
2 3 (3.06%) Retail
3 2 (2.04%) Marketing
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (83.67%) Developer
2 54 (55.10%) .NET Developer
3 32 (32.65%) VB.NET Developer
4 15 (15.31%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (11.22%) SQL Developer
6 10 (10.20%) Analyst
7 9 (9.18%) Business Analyst
7 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (8.16%) Web Developer
9 7 (7.14%) Software Developer
10 6 (6.12%) C# Developer
11 5 (5.10%) Team Leader
11 5 (5.10%) .NET Web Developer
11 5 (5.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (4.08%) .NET Team Leader
12 4 (4.08%) VB Developer
12 4 (4.08%) Development Team Leader
12 4 (4.08%) Senior Developer
13 3 (3.06%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (98.98%) .NET
2 60 (61.22%) ASP.NET
3 35 (35.71%) HTML
4 28 (28.57%) CSS
5 18 (18.37%) WinForms
6 17 (17.35%) jQuery
7 14 (14.29%) HTML5
8 13 (13.27%) CSS3
9 11 (11.22%) .NET Framework
10 9 (9.18%) Ajax
11 8 (8.16%) WCF
11 8 (8.16%) Web Services
11 8 (8.16%) XML
12 4 (4.08%) XSLT
13 3 (3.06%) XHTML
14 1 (1.02%) Spring
14 1 (1.02%) WPF
14 1 (1.02%) WF
14 1 (1.02%) Spring Web Flow
14 1 (1.02%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.08%) NHS
3 3 (3.06%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.06%) WURFL
3 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.04%) Open Source
5 1 (1.02%) EPoS
5 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.02%) BBC
5 1 (1.02%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.33%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Android
2 5 (5.10%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.06%) BlackBerry OS
3 3 (3.06%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.04%) UNIX
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.02%) Solaris
5 1 (1.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.27%) Unit Testing
2 11 (11.22%) CRM
3 9 (9.18%) MVC
4 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
5 7 (7.14%) Migration
6 6 (6.12%) E-Commerce
6 6 (6.12%) OO
6 6 (6.12%) Test Scripting
7 5 (5.10%) ETL
8 4 (4.08%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.08%) SOA
9 3 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.06%) TDD
9 3 (3.06%) Document Management
9 3 (3.06%) Resource Management
9 3 (3.06%) Web Application Development
9 3 (3.06%) Business Process Mapping
9 3 (3.06%) SEO
9 3 (3.06%) Project Management
10 2 (2.04%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 51 (52.04%) C#
2 50 (51.02%) SQL
3 34 (34.69%) JavaScript
4 15 (15.31%) VB
5 13 (13.27%) T-SQL
6 9 (9.18%) VBA
7 7 (7.14%) PHP
8 6 (6.12%) VBScript
9 2 (2.04%) VB6
9 2 (2.04%) XPath
9 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.04%) XQuery
10 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.02%) Perl
10 1 (1.02%) C++
10 1 (1.02%) Java
10 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.02%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.02%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.08%) AccuRev
3 3 (3.06%) Capita
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle
4 1 (1.02%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.02%) IBM
4 1 (1.02%) Citrix
4 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.02%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.02%) Kofax
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