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 3 months to 27 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 38 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.07% 0.30% 2.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.68% 0.67% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £475 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £375 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £375 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +8.88% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 88 149 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 36.36% 45.02% 50.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 88 82
Median daily rate £345 £434 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.50% +27.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £255 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.42 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.39% -56.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in Kent over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 27 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
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £550 -
VB.NET
South East

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

1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (86.36%) SQL
3 18 (81.82%) SQL Server
4 17 (77.27%) C#
5 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET
5 16 (72.73%) MVC
5 16 (72.73%) WCF
5 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (68.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (68.18%) MSBuild
6 15 (68.18%) Caliburn.Micro
6 15 (68.18%) Prototyping
6 15 (68.18%) MVVM
6 15 (68.18%) Moq
6 15 (68.18%) ReSharper
6 15 (68.18%) Unit Testing
6 15 (68.18%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (68.18%) WPF
6 15 (68.18%) LINQ
6 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 15 (68.18%) WinForms
6 15 (68.18%) NUnit
6 15 (68.18%) Client/Server
6 15 (68.18%) Oracle
6 15 (68.18%) ADO.NET
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Web Services
7 3 (13.64%) HTML
7 3 (13.64%) JavaScript

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MS Access
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Moq
1 15 (68.18%) MSBuild
1 15 (68.18%) NUnit
1 15 (68.18%) ReSharper
1 15 (68.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 15 (68.18%) .NET Developer
2 15 (68.18%) WinForms Developer
2 15 (68.18%) WPF Developer
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle Developer
3 13 (59.09%) SQL Developer
4 10 (45.45%) WCF Developer
5 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
5 4 (18.18%) C# WCF Developer
5 4 (18.18%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Process Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET
2 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
2 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
2 16 (72.73%) WCF
3 15 (68.18%) ADO.NET
3 15 (68.18%) Caliburn.Micro
3 15 (68.18%) LINQ
3 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 15 (68.18%) WinForms
3 15 (68.18%) WPF
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.55%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) EDI
5 1 (4.55%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) SOAP
5 1 (4.55%) XHTML
5 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) MVC
2 15 (68.18%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (68.18%) MVVM
2 15 (68.18%) Prototyping
2 15 (68.18%) Unit Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Robotic Process Automation
4 2 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.55%) SDLC
5 1 (4.55%) Web Development
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) SQL
2 17 (77.27%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Blue Prism
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore