The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 27 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 77 75
Rank change year-on-year +23 -2  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 0.53% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £225 £263 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +8.88% +3.84%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 252 376 375
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 39.56% 40.56% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 285 254
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Cheshire

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in Cheshire

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) VBScript
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) SSH
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Apache
4 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (20.00%) WinForms
4 1 (20.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) WSUS
4 1 (20.00%) WPF

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Developer
2 3 (60.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Excel Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Deployment Specialist
4 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment Specialist
4 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) ETL
1 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft