The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 52 49 42
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 5 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.23% 0.88% 2.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.62% 2.74% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £450 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £336 £325
% change year-on-year -3.34% +3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.10
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 Essex with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 191 146 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 46.93% 31.95% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 89 95
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 29
Median hourly rate £37.00 £47.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.10% +20.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £36.50 £32.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £47.50 £45.00
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Essex

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Essex

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

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

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (100.00%) Data Transformation
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (83.33%) ETL
2 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
2 5 (83.33%) VBScript
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) MDX
4 3 (50.00%) QlikView
4 3 (50.00%) OLAP
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (50.00%) OLTP
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Banking

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (50.00%) OLAP
4 3 (50.00%) OLTP
4 3 (50.00%) QlikView
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (16.67%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) AccuRev
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) ETL Developer
3 2 (33.33%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (16.67%) MIS Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) MIS Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Report Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Report Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SSAS Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) MDX
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Data Transformation
2 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (83.33%) ETL
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) ETL Development
4 2 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
1 5 (83.33%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) IFRS
1 2 (33.33%) IFRS 9
2 1 (16.67%) MiFID
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle