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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 114 101 59
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -42
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 25 29 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 1.08% 2.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.66% 3.34% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 37
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £366 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £325 £294
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £32.10 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-54.82% -4.17%
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
939 869 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.79% 32.34% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 540 440
Median daily rate £388 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 49 26
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £20.36 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham 0 6 £340 +13.33% 4
Solihull - 5 £338 - 1
Shropshire -26 4 £214 -
Warwickshire -2 3 - - 3
Staffordshire +11 2 £293 -5.64% 20
Worcestershire -4 1 £325 - 1
Coventry -7 1 £450 +50.00% 1
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 75 (100.00%) .NET
2 43 (57.33%) C#
3 41 (54.67%) SQL Server
4 39 (52.00%) WinForms
5 37 (49.33%) SQL
6 29 (38.67%) VB
7 22 (29.33%) ASP.NET
7 22 (29.33%) VB6
8 20 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 18 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (22.67%) T-SQL
11 16 (21.33%) HTML
11 16 (21.33%) CSS
12 15 (20.00%) MVC
12 15 (20.00%) Migration
12 15 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (18.67%) Software Engineering
13 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (17.33%) Windows
15 11 (14.67%) E-Commerce
15 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
16 10 (13.33%) XML
16 10 (13.33%) Finance
17 9 (12.00%) OO
18 8 (10.67%) .NET Framework
18 8 (10.67%) jQuery
18 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
19 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
20 6 (8.00%) Scrum
20 6 (8.00%) Web Development

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 3 (4.00%) CMS
1 3 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) DNS
1 3 (4.00%) SMTP
1 3 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (54.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.67%) Subversion
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Back Office
3 4 (5.33%) Games
4 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (86.67%) Developer
2 57 (76.00%) .NET Developer
3 38 (50.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 21 (28.00%) WinForms Developer
5 10 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (10.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (10.67%) SQL Developer
7 7 (9.33%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (6.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 4 (5.33%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (4.00%) Web Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Analyst
11 2 (2.67%) Analyst Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (2.67%) Development Manager
11 2 (2.67%) Programmer
11 2 (2.67%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (100.00%) .NET
2 39 (52.00%) WinForms
3 22 (29.33%) ASP.NET
4 16 (21.33%) CSS
4 16 (21.33%) HTML
5 10 (13.33%) XML
6 8 (10.67%) .NET Framework
6 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (10.67%) jQuery
7 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 4 (5.33%) Entity Framework
8 4 (5.33%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (5.33%) LINQ
8 4 (5.33%) Web Services
8 4 (5.33%) XSD
9 3 (4.00%) Classic ASP
9 3 (4.00%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (4.00%) Online Games
2 2 (2.67%) Replication
2 2 (2.67%) SCADA
3 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.33%) NHS
3 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.33%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.33%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) Migration
1 15 (20.00%) MVC
1 15 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.67%) Software Engineering
3 11 (14.67%) E-Commerce
4 9 (12.00%) OO
5 6 (8.00%) Scrum
5 6 (8.00%) SDLC
5 6 (8.00%) Web Development
6 4 (5.33%) CRM
6 4 (5.33%) Data Management
6 4 (5.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (5.33%) Low Latency
7 3 (4.00%) Project Management
8 2 (2.67%) Multithreading
8 2 (2.67%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.67%) Workflow
9 1 (1.33%) Android Development
9 1 (1.33%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (57.33%) C#
2 37 (49.33%) SQL
3 29 (38.67%) VB
4 22 (29.33%) VB6
5 20 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 17 (22.67%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.00%) VBScript
8 2 (2.67%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.33%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.33%) Java
9 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.33%) Kofax
3 1 (1.33%) Siemens