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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 84 65 43
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -22
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 29 43 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 1.95% 3.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.15% 5.60% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 39
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- -6.20%
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
698 768 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.80% 34.75% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 429 331
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 25
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £14.88 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Coventry -1 11 £313 -21.87% 1
Birmingham -5 6 £275 -4.34% 14
Staffordshire -1 5 £285 -8.80% 16
Worcestershire -1 1 - - 9
Warwickshire -5 1 - - 3
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 5
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - - 6
VB.NET
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 65 (97.01%) .NET
2 46 (68.66%) SQL Server
3 39 (58.21%) C#
4 37 (55.22%) SQL
5 34 (50.75%) ASP.NET
6 23 (34.33%) HTML
7 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
7 18 (26.87%) jQuery
8 17 (25.37%) VB
9 16 (23.88%) JavaScript
10 15 (22.39%) CSS
10 15 (22.39%) OO
10 15 (22.39%) Finance
10 15 (22.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (19.40%) XML
12 11 (16.42%) WinForms
12 11 (16.42%) MVC
12 11 (16.42%) T-SQL
12 11 (16.42%) VBScript
12 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (14.93%) Web Services
13 10 (14.93%) VB6
13 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (14.93%) Web Development
13 10 (14.93%) .NET Framework
14 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
15 8 (11.94%) Ajax
15 8 (11.94%) XSLT
15 8 (11.94%) VBA

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.49%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) SMTP
1 1 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (68.66%) SQL Server
2 15 (22.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (10.45%) Oracle Database
6 6 (8.96%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.99%) MySQL
9 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.49%) DTS
10 1 (1.49%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.99%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.49%) Moq
4 1 (1.49%) NSubstitute
General
1 15 (22.39%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Games
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (85.07%) Developer
2 25 (37.31%) .NET Developer
3 12 (17.91%) VB.NET Developer
4 9 (13.43%) C# Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Software Developer
5 7 (10.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Database Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Data Migration Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Data Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Analyst Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Systems Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.99%) .NET Team Leader
10 2 (2.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (97.01%) .NET
2 34 (50.75%) ASP.NET
3 23 (34.33%) HTML
4 18 (26.87%) jQuery
5 15 (22.39%) CSS
6 13 (19.40%) XML
7 11 (16.42%) WinForms
8 10 (14.93%) Web Services
8 10 (14.93%) .NET Framework
9 8 (11.94%) Ajax
9 8 (11.94%) XSLT
10 3 (4.48%) WCF
11 2 (2.99%) WPF
11 2 (2.99%) SOAP
11 2 (2.99%) ADO.NET
11 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (2.99%) HTML5
11 2 (2.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (2.99%) REST
12 1 (1.49%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.97%) NHS
2 4 (5.97%) SCADA
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.49%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.49%) Open Source
3 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.49%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.49%) SCORM
3 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.49%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) OO
2 11 (16.42%) MVC
3 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.93%) Web Development
4 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
5 7 (10.45%) Scrum
6 6 (8.96%) OOP
6 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
6 6 (8.96%) Test Scripting
7 5 (7.46%) Migration
8 3 (4.48%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.48%) RUP
8 3 (4.48%) Data Transformation
9 2 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.99%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (2.99%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.99%) BPMN
9 2 (2.99%) DSDM
9 2 (2.99%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 39 (58.21%) C#
2 37 (55.22%) SQL
3 17 (25.37%) VB
4 16 (23.88%) JavaScript
5 11 (16.42%) T-SQL
5 11 (16.42%) VBScript
6 10 (14.93%) VB6
7 8 (11.94%) VBA
8 2 (2.99%) COBOL
8 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle
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