The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 30 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)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 79 78
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.29% 0.19% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.97% 0.60% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £356 £1,000 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -64.37% +233.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £1,000 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £1,000 £340
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 309 335 368
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 29.86% 31.51% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 195 202
Median daily rate £363 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +8.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Median hourly rate £22.00 £38.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £29.10 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £40.10
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Buckinghamshire

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Buckinghamshire

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Milton Keynes -2 1 - - 1
VB.NET
South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (77.78%) XML
4 6 (66.67%) TDD
4 6 (66.67%) Scrum
4 6 (66.67%) Hadoop
5 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
5 5 (55.56%) NoSQL
5 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (55.56%) Java EE
5 5 (55.56%) XSLT
5 5 (55.56%) Windows
5 5 (55.56%) Linux
5 5 (55.56%) UML
5 5 (55.56%) Java
5 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
5 5 (55.56%) Ant
5 5 (55.56%) EJB
5 5 (55.56%) Web Services
5 5 (55.56%) JMS
5 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
5 5 (55.56%) High Availability
5 5 (55.56%) MapReduce
5 5 (55.56%) Gradle
5 5 (55.56%) Big Data
6 4 (44.44%) Relational Database

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) Hadoop
3 5 (55.56%) Big Data
3 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
3 5 (55.56%) NoSQL
4 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (11.11%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Ant
1 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
1 5 (55.56%) Gradle
2 4 (44.44%) Hudson
2 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) C Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Sitecore Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) HTML
3 7 (77.78%) XML
4 5 (55.56%) EJB
4 5 (55.56%) Java EE
4 5 (55.56%) JMS
4 5 (55.56%) Web Services
4 5 (55.56%) XSLT
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
6 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (22.22%) Ajax
7 2 (22.22%) jQuery
7 2 (22.22%) LINQ
7 2 (22.22%) WPF
8 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (11.11%) HTML5
8 1 (11.11%) RESTful
8 1 (11.11%) Xamarin.iOS
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) High Availability
3 5 (55.56%) MapReduce
3 5 (55.56%) UML
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) MVC
4 4 (44.44%) OO
4 4 (44.44%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Android Development
5 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
5 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Perl
3 4 (44.44%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Sitecore
4 1 (11.11%) Xamarin