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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 95 114 121
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 5 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.12% 1.38% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Median daily rate £175 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.25% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
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 Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 446 580 795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.34% 23.62% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 368 463
Median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 23
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -47.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £17.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £55.65
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in Berkshire

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Reading +15 3 £175 -56.25% 1
Wokingham - 1 £325 - 3
VB.NET
South East

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
4 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 3 (37.50%) VB
4 3 (37.50%) VBA
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) PHP
4 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) MS Access
4 3 (37.50%) CRM
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) BMC
5 2 (25.00%) Remedy
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle CX
5 2 (25.00%) Life Science
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling

VB.NET
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle CX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) MS Access
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) OLAP
3 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (12.50%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (12.50%) Power BI
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (25.00%) VB VBA Developer
4 2 (25.00%) VBA Developer
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (12.50%) ETL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) PHP Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) SSAS Developer
5 1 (12.50%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (12.50%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Life Science
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
2 3 (37.50%) VB
2 3 (37.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) BMC
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy