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 22 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)
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 48 54
Rank change year-on-year -20 +6  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 3 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.70% 1.04% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.36% 2.82% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £325 £351 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.47% +56.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year +3.70% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
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 Essex with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 221 177 208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 51.76% 36.88% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 86 120
Median daily rate £450 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 14
Median hourly rate £41.50 £32.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.69% -22.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £40.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Essex

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Brentwood +2 2 £325 -7.47%
VB.NET
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Essex region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 5 (62.50%) VBScript
3 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (62.50%) ETL
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Data Transformation
3 5 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) SOA
5 3 (37.50%) JIRA
5 3 (37.50%) QlikView
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (37.50%) OLTP
5 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (37.50%) OLAP
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (37.50%) Data Integration
5 3 (37.50%) MDX

VB.NET
Co-occurring 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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) 802.11
1 2 (25.00%) ADSL
1 2 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (25.00%) Broadband
1 2 (25.00%) IPv4
1 2 (25.00%) IPv6
1 2 (25.00%) NAS
1 2 (25.00%) UPnP
1 2 (25.00%) VDSL
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
1 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (37.50%) OLAP
3 3 (37.50%) OLTP
3 3 (37.50%) QlikView
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (25.00%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) Redmine
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Trac
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) ETL Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (25.00%) SSIS Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SSAS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) MDX
3 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Data Transformation
1 5 (62.50%) ETL
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Data Integration
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (25.00%) ETL Development
4 2 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (25.00%) Network Packet Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
2 5 (62.50%) VBScript
3 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 2 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) IFRS
1 2 (25.00%) IFRS 9
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Atlassian