The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for VB.NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 37 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.97% - 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.56% - 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £336 £325
% change year-on-year -3.34% +3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -67.64%  

VB.NET is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 128 44 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 62.14% 40.00% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 24 28
Median daily rate £400 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £389 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing VB.NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in Belfast

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB.NET in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Belfast

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Belfast

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Belfast region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) DOM
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) EJB
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JDBC
3 1 (33.33%) JSP
3 1 (33.33%) Servlets
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) EngageOne
3 1 (33.33%) Retail

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) EngageOne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) DOM
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) EJB
3 1 (33.33%) JDBC
3 1 (33.33%) JSP
3 1 (33.33%) Servlets
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle