The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 30 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)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 46 44
Rank change year-on-year +21 -2  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.43% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.94% 1.74% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £275 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.56% -5.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £41.50 -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 64 172 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 31.37% 40.66% 36.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 104 91
Median daily rate £325 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £650 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 9
Median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.40 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £46.09
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Lancashire

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Lancashire

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Preston -1 1 £313 +1.62%
VB.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (94.12%) SQL
3 13 (76.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (76.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (70.59%) HTML
4 12 (70.59%) CSS
5 11 (64.71%) XML
5 11 (64.71%) T-SQL
6 10 (58.82%) VB
7 9 (52.94%) C#
8 8 (47.06%) XSD
8 8 (47.06%) XSL
9 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
9 7 (41.18%) VB6
10 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
10 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
12 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
12 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (23.53%) MVC
12 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (17.65%) LINQ
13 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
14 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (11.76%) ADO.NET
14 2 (11.76%) Classic ASP
14 2 (11.76%) Web Services
14 2 (11.76%) ITIL

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 13 (76.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (94.12%) .NET Developer
3 9 (52.94%) VB.NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Developer
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) CSS
2 12 (70.59%) HTML
3 11 (64.71%) XML
4 8 (47.06%) XSD
4 8 (47.06%) XSL
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (17.65%) LINQ
7 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.76%) ADO.NET
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (11.76%) Classic ASP
7 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
7 2 (11.76%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (11.76%) WCF
7 2 (11.76%) Web Services
8 1 (5.88%) Ajax
8 1 (5.88%) jQuery
8 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MVC
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) T-SQL
3 10 (58.82%) VB
4 9 (52.94%) C#
5 7 (41.18%) VB6
6 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) HNC
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft