Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 16 December 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 130 139
Rank change year-on-year +31 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 57 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.79% 0.48% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.95% 1.10% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 11 17
Manchester median daily rate £360 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% -3.08%
10th Percentile £317 £234 £110
90th Percentile £390 £375 £380
North West median daily rate £360 £308 £300
% change year-on-year +17.07% +2.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,442 1,272 1,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.32% 43.70% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,019 924 985
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £263
90th Percentile £567 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 25
Manchester median hourly rate £29.36 £27.47 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +16.87% -21.67%
10th Percentile £16.88 £11.75 £14.48
90th Percentile £39.03 £46.50 £44.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -12.75%

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in Manchester

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Manchester

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Manchester

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Stockport - 2 - - 1
Bolton +1 1 £308 +23.62% 3
Cheadle - 1 £375 -
VB.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 53 (92.98%) C#
3 41 (71.93%) SQL
4 39 (68.42%) WinForms
5 38 (66.67%) SQL Server
6 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (56.14%) E-Commerce
8 31 (54.39%) WPF
9 26 (45.61%) JIRA
10 25 (43.86%) MVC
10 25 (43.86%) NoSQL
11 23 (40.35%) AccuRev
12 21 (36.84%) Degree
12 21 (36.84%) Computer Science
13 19 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
14 17 (29.82%) WCF
15 15 (26.32%) .NET Framework
16 9 (15.79%) Web Application Development
16 9 (15.79%) RESTful
16 9 (15.79%) VB
16 9 (15.79%) Web Services
17 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
18 7 (12.28%) Windows
18 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
19 6 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
20 5 (8.77%) Online Games
20 5 (8.77%) Online Gambling
20 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
20 5 (8.77%) Games
20 5 (8.77%) VB6

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (1.75%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 25 (43.86%) NoSQL
3 19 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 2 (3.51%) Riak
5 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (45.61%) JIRA
2 23 (40.35%) AccuRev
General
1 5 (8.77%) Games
2 3 (5.26%) Back Office
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (87.72%) Developer
2 38 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 37 (64.91%) C# Developer
4 29 (50.88%) VB.NET Developer
5 27 (47.37%) C# .NET Developer
6 23 (40.35%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 19 (33.33%) Software Developer
8 18 (31.58%) C# Software Developer
9 11 (19.30%) SQL Developer
10 10 (17.54%) .NET Software Developer
11 5 (8.77%) Applications Developer
12 4 (7.02%) .NET Applications Developer
12 4 (7.02%) Backend Developer
12 4 (7.02%) C# Application Developer
12 4 (7.02%) WPF Developer
13 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
14 2 (3.51%) .NET Web Applications Developer
14 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 2 (3.51%) C# Web Application Developer
14 2 (3.51%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 39 (68.42%) WinForms
3 31 (54.39%) WPF
4 17 (29.82%) WCF
5 15 (26.32%) .NET Framework
6 9 (15.79%) RESTful
6 9 (15.79%) Web Services
7 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
8 4 (7.02%) HTML
9 3 (5.26%) CSS
9 3 (5.26%) Middleware
10 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (1.75%) HTML5
11 1 (1.75%) LAMP
11 1 (1.75%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (8.77%) Online Gambling
2 5 (8.77%) Online Games
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (56.14%) E-Commerce
3 25 (43.86%) MVC
4 21 (36.84%) Computer Science
5 9 (15.79%) Web Application Development
6 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (5.26%) Web Development
9 2 (3.51%) High Availability
9 2 (3.51%) OOD
9 2 (3.51%) SDLC
10 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.75%) Coaching
10 1 (1.75%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (1.75%) Functional Programming
10 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.75%) Multithreading
10 1 (1.75%) Release Management
10 1 (1.75%) Software Delivery
10 1 (1.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (92.98%) C#
2 41 (71.93%) SQL
3 9 (15.79%) VB
4 5 (8.77%) VB6
5 3 (5.26%) Erlang
5 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.75%) F#
6 1 (1.75%) Go
6 1 (1.75%) Haskell
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.75%) Atlassian