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 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 55 40
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 17 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.61% 0.63% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.78% 1.19% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 115 252 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 37.95% 52.94% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 200 57
Median daily rate £345 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £575 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.50%  
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 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 29 March 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 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
Maidstone +5 6 £375 -6.25%
Sevenoaks - 1 £245 - 1
VB.NET
South East

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 Kent region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (90.48%) SQL Server
2 19 (90.48%) SQL
3 17 (80.95%) C#
3 17 (80.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
4 16 (76.19%) MVC
5 15 (71.43%) WinForms
5 15 (71.43%) NUnit
5 15 (71.43%) ADO.NET
5 15 (71.43%) Client/Server
5 15 (71.43%) Oracle
5 15 (71.43%) MVVM
5 15 (71.43%) Moq
5 15 (71.43%) MSBuild
5 15 (71.43%) Caliburn.Micro
5 15 (71.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 15 (71.43%) ReSharper
5 15 (71.43%) WCF
5 15 (71.43%) WPF
5 15 (71.43%) LINQ
5 15 (71.43%) Unit Testing
5 15 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (71.43%) Prototyping
6 4 (19.05%) VB
7 3 (14.29%) MS Access
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (14.29%) HTML

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 1 (4.76%) Fireworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (90.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) MS Access
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (80.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (71.43%) Moq
2 15 (71.43%) MSBuild
2 15 (71.43%) NUnit
2 15 (71.43%) ReSharper
3 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 16 (76.19%) .NET Developer
3 15 (71.43%) WinForms Developer
3 15 (71.43%) WPF Developer
4 13 (61.90%) Oracle Developer
4 13 (61.90%) SQL Developer
5 10 (47.62%) WCF Developer
6 4 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
6 4 (19.05%) C# WCF Developer
6 4 (19.05%) C# WPF Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
7 2 (9.52%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Automation Tester
7 2 (9.52%) Senior QA Tester
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
7 2 (9.52%) Tester
8 1 (4.76%) Programmer
8 1 (4.76%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
2 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (71.43%) ADO.NET
3 15 (71.43%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (71.43%) Caliburn.Micro
3 15 (71.43%) LINQ
3 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 15 (71.43%) WCF
3 15 (71.43%) WinForms
3 15 (71.43%) WPF
4 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
5 2 (9.52%) SOAP
5 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (71.43%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) MVC
2 15 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (71.43%) MVVM
2 15 (71.43%) Prototyping
2 15 (71.43%) Unit Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
3 2 (9.52%) Matrix Management
3 2 (9.52%) QA Automation
3 2 (9.52%) Scrum
3 2 (9.52%) UML
4 1 (4.76%) SDLC
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) SQL
2 17 (80.95%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) VB
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft