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 29 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)
North West > Lancashire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 44 46
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 1.11% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.70% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Lancashire median daily rate - £291 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.38%  
North West median daily rate £335 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +21.81% -15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £42.25 -
North West median hourly rate - £42.25 -

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 75 185 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 22.19% 41.20% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 230 228
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +9.33%  
10th Percentile £256 £281 £258
90th Percentile £543 £525 £556
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 5
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.86% -9.45%  
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +43.85% -22.97%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
2 6 (85.71%) VB
3 4 (57.14%) XSD
3 4 (57.14%) XSL
3 4 (57.14%) VB6
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET
5 2 (28.57%) Classic ASP
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) HNC
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
5 2 (28.57%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) XSD
3 4 (57.14%) XSL
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (28.57%) Classic ASP
5 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
5 2 (28.57%) LINQ
5 2 (28.57%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (28.57%) WCF
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
1 6 (85.71%) VB
2 4 (57.14%) VB6
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) HNC
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft