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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 75 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 45 59 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.83% 2.97% 3.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.12% 9.25% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 50
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £211 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £333 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.23% -3.57%
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
735 638 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.85% 32.08% 33.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 352 392
Average daily rate £325 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 30
Average hourly rate £25.25 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.83% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £114.70 £37.00 £40.00
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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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
Staffordshire +1 13 £330 - 10
Warwickshire +4 12 £300 - 6
Coventry -6 10 £225 -14.28% 4
Solihull +1 4 £325 +20.37% 1
Worcestershire -12 1 - - 7
Birmingham - - - - 13
Walsall - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - - 1
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VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 103 (99.04%) .NET
2 64 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 63 (60.58%) SQL Server
4 58 (55.77%) C#
5 54 (51.92%) SQL
6 41 (39.42%) HTML
7 40 (38.46%) JavaScript
8 34 (32.69%) CSS
9 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
10 18 (17.31%) WinForms
10 18 (17.31%) jQuery
11 17 (16.35%) Unit Testing
11 17 (16.35%) HTML5
11 17 (16.35%) T-SQL
12 16 (15.38%) VB
12 16 (15.38%) Windows
13 13 (12.50%) CSS3
14 12 (11.54%) Web Services
14 12 (11.54%) .NET Framework
15 11 (10.58%) CRM
15 11 (10.58%) N-Tier
16 10 (9.62%) OO
17 9 (8.65%) XML
17 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
17 9 (8.65%) Software Engineering
17 9 (8.65%) Ajax
17 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 8 (7.69%) MVC
18 8 (7.69%) VBA
19 7 (6.73%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.77%) Drupal
2 6 (5.77%) Alfresco
3 4 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (0.96%) SAS
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.96%) MS Project
3 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.96%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (60.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.81%) MySQL
3 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.96%) DTS
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.96%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.81%) Subversion
3 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (2.88%) JIRA
5 2 (1.92%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.96%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.96%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.96%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.96%) Xcode
6 1 (0.96%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.96%) T4 Templates
6 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (4.81%) Back Office
2 3 (2.88%) Retail
2 3 (2.88%) Games
3 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (83.65%) Developer
2 59 (56.73%) .NET Developer
3 32 (30.77%) VB.NET Developer
4 16 (15.38%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (10.58%) SQL Developer
7 10 (9.62%) Analyst
8 9 (8.65%) Business Analyst
9 8 (7.69%) Web Developer
10 7 (6.73%) C# Developer
11 6 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (4.81%) .NET Web Developer
12 5 (4.81%) Team Leader
12 5 (4.81%) Software Developer
13 4 (3.85%) Senior Developer
13 4 (3.85%) VB Developer
13 4 (3.85%) Development Team Leader
13 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
13 4 (3.85%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (99.04%) .NET
2 64 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 41 (39.42%) HTML
4 34 (32.69%) CSS
5 18 (17.31%) WinForms
5 18 (17.31%) jQuery
6 17 (16.35%) HTML5
7 13 (12.50%) CSS3
8 12 (11.54%) Web Services
8 12 (11.54%) .NET Framework
9 9 (8.65%) XML
9 9 (8.65%) Ajax
10 7 (6.73%) WCF
11 4 (3.85%) Middleware
11 4 (3.85%) XSLT
12 3 (2.88%) XHTML
13 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1 (0.96%) ODBC
14 1 (0.96%) Classic ASP
14 1 (0.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) N-Tier
2 4 (3.85%) Learning Management System
2 4 (3.85%) NHS
3 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.88%) E-Learning
3 3 (2.88%) SCORM
3 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.88%) WURFL
3 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) Open Source
5 1 (0.96%) EPoS
5 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.96%) BBC
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.38%) Windows
2 6 (5.77%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.81%) Android
4 3 (2.88%) BlackBerry OS
4 3 (2.88%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.92%) UNIX
6 1 (0.96%) Solaris
6 1 (0.96%) Linux
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.35%) Unit Testing
2 11 (10.58%) CRM
3 10 (9.62%) OO
4 9 (8.65%) Software Engineering
5 8 (7.69%) MVC
6 7 (6.73%) SOA
6 7 (6.73%) Migration
7 6 (5.77%) Test Scripting
7 6 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.77%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.81%) ETL
8 5 (4.81%) Scrum
9 4 (3.85%) Business Analysis
10 3 (2.88%) Project Management
10 3 (2.88%) TDD
10 3 (2.88%) Document Management
10 3 (2.88%) SEO
10 3 (2.88%) iOS Development
10 3 (2.88%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (2.88%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 58 (55.77%) C#
2 54 (51.92%) SQL
3 40 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 17 (16.35%) T-SQL
5 16 (15.38%) VB
6 8 (7.69%) VBA
7 7 (6.73%) PHP
8 6 (5.77%) VBScript
9 2 (1.92%) XPath
9 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.92%) VB6
9 2 (1.92%) XQuery
10 1 (0.96%) Perl
10 1 (0.96%) Java
10 1 (0.96%) C++
10 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.96%) Korn
10 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.96%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.85%) AccuRev
3 3 (2.88%) Capita
4 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle
4 1 (0.96%) Citrix
4 1 (0.96%) IBM
4 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.96%) SolidWorks
4 1 (0.96%) Kofax
4 1 (0.96%) Infragistics
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