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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 64 77
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +13
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 12 53 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 2.21% 1.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.64% 6.53% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 40 18
Median daily rate £338 £338 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £286 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £375 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +39.70%

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
730 812 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.51% 33.81% 28.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 494 371
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £272 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 37
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.92 £20.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing VB.NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull -16 3 £350 -6.66%
Coventry -20 3 £375 +2.73%
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 1
Birmingham -9 1 - - 15
Herefordshire - 1 £300 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (80.00%) C#
3 21 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 18 (60.00%) SQL
5 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (36.67%) T-SQL
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
7 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (26.67%) MVC
8 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
9 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
10 6 (20.00%) HTML
10 6 (20.00%) Finance
10 6 (20.00%) WPF
11 5 (16.67%) jQuery
11 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (13.33%) SLA
12 4 (13.33%) CSS
12 4 (13.33%) Web Services
12 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (13.33%) MVVM
12 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
13 3 (10.00%) WCF
13 3 (10.00%) Web Development
13 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (10.00%) Dependency Injection

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Event Store
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.33%) Power BI
5 1 (3.33%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Advertising
2 3 (10.00%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 15 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 5 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
4 4 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Software Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Middleware Architect
7 1 (3.33%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (20.00%) HTML
3 6 (20.00%) WPF
4 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (16.67%) jQuery
5 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
5 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (13.33%) CSS
5 4 (13.33%) Web Services
6 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (10.00%) Silverlight
6 3 (10.00%) WCF
6 3 (10.00%) XML
7 2 (6.67%) RESTful
7 2 (6.67%) SOAP
7 2 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (6.67%) WinForms
8 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) SCADA
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (13.33%) MVVM
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (10.00%) ETL
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) OOP
4 3 (10.00%) SOA
4 3 (10.00%) SOLID
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) Web Development
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Web Design
5 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) C#
2 18 (60.00%) SQL
3 11 (36.67%) T-SQL
4 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.00%) XAML
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) VB
6 1 (3.33%) VB6
6 1 (3.33%) VBA
6 1 (3.33%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Xamarin