The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 28 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.

Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 51 56
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.13% 0.75% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.08% 2.44% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Median daily rate £375 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +5.76%  
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 Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 227 205 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 36.55% 30.55% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 140 128
Median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £24.75 £11.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.63% -47.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £9.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £36.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Birmingham

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (25.00%) CSS
6 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Workflow
6 2 (25.00%) Automotive
6 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (25.00%) SCADA
6 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (12.50%) QlikView
7 1 (12.50%) jQuery
7 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (12.50%) Android

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (12.50%) QlikView
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Support
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) SCADA
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) VMware