Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 19 January 2018 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 46 57
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11 +1
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 26 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.85% 1.50% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.28% 4.12% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 2
Kent median daily rate £345 £420 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.86% +55.56% +8.00%
10th Percentile £324 £245 £202
90th Percentile £376 £438 £335
South East median daily rate £400 £358 £329
% change year-on-year +11.89% +8.83% -6.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% +73.08%

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 Kent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 253 170 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 47.20% 36.32% 49.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 117 186
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £299 £237 £247
90th Percentile £526 £540 £469
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 16
Kent median hourly rate £39.81 - £37.50
10th Percentile £38.90 - £15.75
90th Percentile £40.71 - £40.25
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% +14.07%

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in Kent

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Kent

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Kent

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Maidstone -5 14 £338 -19.64% 3
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £375 -
West Malling - 1 £345 -
VB.NET
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Kent region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 26 (100.00%) C#
1 26 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (92.31%) SQL Server
3 21 (80.77%) MVC
4 17 (65.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (61.54%) MVVM
5 16 (61.54%) HTML
5 16 (61.54%) CSS
5 16 (61.54%) Prototyping
6 15 (57.69%) Web Services
7 13 (50.00%) SQL
7 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 13 (50.00%) AngularJS
8 12 (46.15%) .NET Framework
9 10 (38.46%) ReSharper
9 10 (38.46%) Oracle
9 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (34.62%) Software Architecture
10 9 (34.62%) Backbone.js
10 9 (34.62%) WCF
10 9 (34.62%) OWASP
10 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (34.62%) KnockoutJS
10 9 (34.62%) ADO.NET
10 9 (34.62%) E-Commerce
10 9 (34.62%) TDD
11 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
12 7 (26.92%) WPF
12 7 (26.92%) LINQ

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
1 3 (11.54%) Internet
1 3 (11.54%) SMTP
1 3 (11.54%) SSL
2 2 (7.69%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) ReSharper
2 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (26.92%) Moq
3 7 (26.92%) MSBuild
3 7 (26.92%) NUnit
4 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
5 3 (11.54%) Fiddler
6 2 (7.69%) Bitbucket
6 2 (7.69%) Selenium
6 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (11.54%) Legal
2 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Developer
2 21 (80.77%) .NET Developer
3 19 (73.08%) C# .NET Developer
3 19 (73.08%) C# Developer
4 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (15.38%) C# WCF Developer
5 4 (15.38%) C# WPF Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (15.38%) SQL Developer
5 4 (15.38%) WCF Developer
5 4 (15.38%) WinForms Developer
5 4 (15.38%) WPF Developer
6 3 (11.54%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Web Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Architect
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.69%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (65.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 16 (61.54%) CSS
3 16 (61.54%) HTML
4 15 (57.69%) Web Services
5 13 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 12 (46.15%) .NET Framework
7 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (34.62%) ADO.NET
8 9 (34.62%) Backbone.js
8 9 (34.62%) KnockoutJS
8 9 (34.62%) WCF
9 7 (26.92%) Caliburn.Micro
9 7 (26.92%) LINQ
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 7 (26.92%) WinForms
9 7 (26.92%) WPF
10 5 (19.23%) CSS3
10 5 (19.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
1 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) MVC
2 16 (61.54%) MVVM
2 16 (61.54%) Prototyping
3 9 (34.62%) E-Commerce
3 9 (34.62%) OWASP
3 9 (34.62%) Software Architecture
3 9 (34.62%) TDD
4 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) SDLC
6 3 (11.54%) Web Development
7 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Microservices
7 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.69%) UML
8 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) TypeScript
5 2 (7.69%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Capita
3 1 (3.85%) Facebook
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Telerik