The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 13 - 29
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.92% - 2.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% - 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £341
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 Cheltenham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 24 40 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 46.15% 49.38% 64.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 66
Median daily rate £365 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £630 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £43.55
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 Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Cheltenham

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Cheltenham

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Hudson
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) MapReduce
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Gradle
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) JMS
2 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Ant
1 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (66.67%) Gradle
1 2 (66.67%) Hudson
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) EJB
2 2 (66.67%) Java EE
2 2 (66.67%) JMS
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) MapReduce
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft