The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 29 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 114 112
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 10 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.47% 0.40% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.21% 1.27% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 12
Median daily rate £250 £331 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.52% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £300 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £363 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.23% +1.24%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 824 785 906
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 38.76% 31.65% 34.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 459 488
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 59
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +7.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £19.00 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in the East of England

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in the East of England

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in the East of England

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 29 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
Essex -6 5 £450 +20.00% 4
Hertfordshire +1 4 £230 -23.33% 6
Norfolk 0 1 - - 3
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East of England region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
3 13 (76.47%) SQL
4 11 (64.71%) C#
5 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
5 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (35.29%) Data Transformation
7 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (35.29%) Finance
7 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
8 5 (29.41%) VBScript
8 5 (29.41%) ETL
8 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (29.41%) Web Services
8 5 (29.41%) Degree
8 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (23.53%) ITIL
9 4 (23.53%) Oracle
10 3 (17.65%) OLAP
10 3 (17.65%) HTML
10 3 (17.65%) Windows
10 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (17.65%) MS Visio

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (17.65%) OLAP
5 3 (17.65%) OLTP
5 3 (17.65%) QlikView
6 2 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (5.88%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) AccuRev
2 1 (5.88%) JDeveloper
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) ETL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Architect
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Architect
5 2 (11.76%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (29.41%) Web Services
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 3 (17.65%) MDX
4 3 (17.65%) WinForms
5 2 (11.76%) Classic ASP
5 2 (11.76%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) SOAP
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Data Transformation
3 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (29.41%) ETL
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) Data Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
6 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) ETL Development
6 2 (11.76%) Informatics
6 2 (11.76%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (11.76%) Physical Data Model
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) SOA
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Change Management
7 1 (5.88%) Ticket Management
7 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) C#
3 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
4 5 (29.41%) VBScript
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) IFRS
1 2 (11.76%) IFRS 9
2 1 (5.88%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle