The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 22 June 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.

Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 100 111
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 5 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 0.84% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 3.26% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 4
Median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year +3.70% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.63 £42.50
% change year-on-year -29.82% -16.17%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 444 613 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.30% 25.73% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 363 367
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 12
Median hourly rate £19.66 £12.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.28% -65.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £9.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Berkshire

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Berkshire

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
Bracknell - 2 £405 -
Reading +5 1 - - 1
VB.NET
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) CRM
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) PHP
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Web Development
6 2 (20.00%) Life Science
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle CX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) MS Access
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) PHP Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Life Science
2 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Web Development
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Ticket Management
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (10.00%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) VB
5 1 (10.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) BMC
3 2 (20.00%) Remedy
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