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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 84 60 29
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -31
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 44 56 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.71% 2.65% 4.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.45% 8.14% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 68
Average daily rate
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£300 £303 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.82% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £365 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
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
808 688 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.43% 32.59% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 418 440
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 27
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.85 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Warwickshire +2 14 £300 - 3
Staffordshire -4 11 £310 -6.06% 11
Coventry 0 8 £235 -17.90% 6
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 4
Shropshire - 1 - - 3
Birmingham - - - - 13
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 3
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 96 (100.00%) .NET
2 61 (63.54%) C#
3 58 (60.42%) SQL Server
3 58 (60.42%) ASP.NET
4 45 (46.88%) SQL
5 39 (40.63%) HTML
5 39 (40.63%) JavaScript
6 33 (34.38%) CSS
7 24 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 21 (21.88%) Unit Testing
9 20 (20.83%) jQuery
10 19 (19.79%) WinForms
11 17 (17.71%) T-SQL
11 17 (17.71%) HTML5
12 16 (16.67%) Windows
13 15 (15.63%) N-Tier
14 12 (12.50%) XML
14 12 (12.50%) .NET Framework
14 12 (12.50%) CSS3
15 11 (11.46%) Web Services
15 11 (11.46%) VB
16 10 (10.42%) OO
16 10 (10.42%) MS Excel
16 10 (10.42%) WCF
17 9 (9.38%) Ajax
17 9 (9.38%) SOA
17 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
18 8 (8.33%) E-Commerce
19 7 (7.29%) XSLT

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (5.21%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.04%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.21%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.04%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.04%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) Office 365
2 3 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (60.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.13%) MySQL
5 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.04%) SQLite
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) JIRA
2 5 (5.21%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.21%) Subversion
3 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.04%) T4 Templates
5 1 (1.04%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.04%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.04%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.04%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.04%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.04%) Xcode
General
1 5 (5.21%) Back Office
2 4 (4.17%) Games
3 3 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Finance
4 2 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 84 (87.50%) Developer
2 56 (58.33%) .NET Developer
3 34 (35.42%) VB.NET Developer
4 15 (15.63%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (9.38%) C# Developer
7 8 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 8 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (7.29%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.21%) SharePoint Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Team Leader
9 5 (5.21%) .NET Web Developer
10 4 (4.17%) .NET Team Leader
10 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Development Team Leader
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (100.00%) .NET
2 58 (60.42%) ASP.NET
3 39 (40.63%) HTML
4 33 (34.38%) CSS
5 20 (20.83%) jQuery
6 19 (19.79%) WinForms
7 17 (17.71%) HTML5
8 12 (12.50%) XML
8 12 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 12 (12.50%) CSS3
9 11 (11.46%) Web Services
10 10 (10.42%) WCF
11 9 (9.38%) Ajax
12 7 (7.29%) XSLT
13 4 (4.17%) Middleware
14 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (3.13%) JSON
14 3 (3.13%) REST
14 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (3.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.17%) Learning Management System
3 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.13%) WURFL
3 3 (3.13%) NHS
3 3 (3.13%) E-Learning
3 3 (3.13%) SCORM
4 1 (1.04%) Open Source
4 1 (1.04%) iPhone
4 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.04%) iPad
4 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.04%) EPoS
4 1 (1.04%) BBC
4 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.21%) Android
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (3.13%) BlackBerry OS
4 3 (3.13%) UNIX
5 2 (2.08%) Solaris
5 2 (2.08%) Linux
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.88%) Unit Testing
2 10 (10.42%) OO
3 9 (9.38%) SOA
3 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 8 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 6 (6.25%) MVC
5 6 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (5.21%) Scrum
6 5 (5.21%) TDD
7 4 (4.17%) Migration
8 3 (3.13%) Software Architecture
8 3 (3.13%) Web Application Development
8 3 (3.13%) Web Development
8 3 (3.13%) Resource Management
8 3 (3.13%) ETL
8 3 (3.13%) CRM
8 3 (3.13%) Project Management
8 3 (3.13%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 61 (63.54%) C#
2 45 (46.88%) SQL
3 39 (40.63%) JavaScript
4 17 (17.71%) T-SQL
5 11 (11.46%) VB
6 6 (6.25%) VBScript
7 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.13%) VBA
8 2 (2.08%) VB6
8 2 (2.08%) Perl
8 2 (2.08%) PHP
8 2 (2.08%) Java
8 2 (2.08%) C++
8 2 (2.08%) XQuery
8 2 (2.08%) XPath
8 2 (2.08%) Korn
8 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.04%) COBOL
9 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.25%) AccuRev
3 3 (3.13%) Capita
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle
4 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.04%) Sage
5 1 (1.04%) Citrix
5 1 (1.04%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.04%) Infragistics
5 1 (1.04%) SolidWorks
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