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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 76 88 71
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 48 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 1.13% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.65% 3.81% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 17
Average daily rate £350 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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
850 656 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.77% 29.70% 35.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 382 430
Average daily rate £363 £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 27
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.69 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £16.85 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 19 £320 +11.30% 7
Solihull - 15 £375 - 1
Birmingham -5 5 £344 +1.85% 19
Coventry -6 4 £364 +11.92% 2
Warwickshire +5 2 £300 - 2
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 98 (100.00%) .NET
2 60 (61.22%) WinForms
3 58 (59.18%) C#
4 55 (56.12%) SQL Server
5 47 (47.96%) SQL
6 30 (30.61%) VB
7 29 (29.59%) ASP.NET
8 27 (27.55%) VB6
9 25 (25.51%) Microsoft
10 24 (24.49%) T-SQL
11 22 (22.45%) Finance
12 21 (21.43%) Windows
12 21 (21.43%) E-Commerce
13 20 (20.41%) Migration
13 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (19.39%) MVC
15 18 (18.37%) HTML
16 17 (17.35%) JavaScript
16 17 (17.35%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (16.33%) .NET Framework
18 15 (15.31%) jQuery
19 14 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
20 13 (13.27%) Software Engineering
21 12 (12.24%) CSS
22 10 (10.20%) XML
22 10 (10.20%) OO
22 10 (10.20%) Games
23 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
24 8 (8.16%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.06%) CMS
3 3 (3.06%) IIS
3 3 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) DNS
1 3 (3.06%) SMTP
1 3 (3.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (56.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (6.12%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.12%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.02%) Selenium
General
1 22 (22.45%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Games
3 5 (5.10%) Back Office
4 2 (2.04%) Advertising
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Automotive
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (84.69%) Developer
2 62 (63.27%) .NET Developer
3 42 (42.86%) VB.NET Developer
4 27 (27.55%) WinForms Developer
5 14 (14.29%) Software Developer
6 12 (12.24%) C# Developer
7 11 (11.22%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (9.18%) SQL Developer
9 7 (7.14%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 6 (6.12%) .NET Software Developer
10 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (5.10%) C# Software Developer
11 5 (5.10%) SharePoint Developer
12 4 (4.08%) Development Manager
12 4 (4.08%) Web Developer
13 3 (3.06%) .NET Web Developer
13 3 (3.06%) Programmer
13 3 (3.06%) Software Development Manager
13 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Developer
13 3 (3.06%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (100.00%) .NET
2 60 (61.22%) WinForms
3 29 (29.59%) ASP.NET
4 18 (18.37%) HTML
5 16 (16.33%) .NET Framework
6 15 (15.31%) jQuery
7 12 (12.24%) CSS
8 10 (10.20%) XML
9 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (7.14%) Ajax
10 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (7.14%) Web Services
11 6 (6.12%) LINQ
11 6 (6.12%) WCF
11 6 (6.12%) XSLT
12 4 (4.08%) Entity Framework
12 4 (4.08%) Flash
12 4 (4.08%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (4.08%) WPF
13 3 (3.06%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Computer Science
1 6 (6.12%) Online Games
2 5 (5.10%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.08%) Streaming Video
4 3 (3.06%) NHS
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) Replication
5 2 (2.04%) SCADA
6 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.43%) E-Commerce
2 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.41%) Migration
3 19 (19.39%) MVC
4 14 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (13.27%) Software Engineering
6 10 (10.20%) OO
7 8 (8.16%) Scrum
8 7 (7.14%) Low Latency
8 7 (7.14%) Web Development
9 6 (6.12%) High Availability
9 6 (6.12%) Project Management
10 5 (5.10%) TDD
11 4 (4.08%) SDLC
11 4 (4.08%) Unit Testing
12 3 (3.06%) CRM
12 3 (3.06%) OOP
12 3 (3.06%) UML
13 2 (2.04%) Multithreading
13 2 (2.04%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 58 (59.18%) C#
2 47 (47.96%) SQL
3 30 (30.61%) VB
4 27 (27.55%) VB6
5 24 (24.49%) T-SQL
6 17 (17.35%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.10%) TypeScript
8 4 (4.08%) ActionScript
9 3 (3.06%) VBScript
10 1 (1.02%) Java
10 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (25.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle
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