Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 90 96
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 6 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.45% 0.55% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.48% 1.57% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 8
Cheshire median daily rate £250 £225 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -27.42% +18.66%
10th Percentile £214 £180 £270
90th Percentile £327 £425 £403
North West median daily rate £300 £300 £323
% change year-on-year - -6.98% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -37.50% -

VB.NET is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 406 511 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.41% 34.88% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 378 446
Cheshire median daily rate £389 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +3.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £275 £267 £271
90th Percentile £521 £498 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -38.24% -
10th Percentile £26.00 £11.85 £12.90
90th Percentile £38.75 £36.05 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing VB.NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 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

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 1 - -
VB.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) JMeter
2 4 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) VBScript
2 4 (66.67%) VB
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) MCSA
2 4 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Time Management
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server

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 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 4 (66.67%) JMeter
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Scientist
2 1 (16.67%) Excel Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) VB
2 4 (66.67%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) R
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) MCSA
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Fortinet
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle