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 3 months to 26 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 / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 95 90
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 9 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 0.45% 0.066%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.74% 1.47% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 1
Median daily rate £336 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.27% -12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £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 £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 Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 518 543 485
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 37.11% 30.73% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 371 313
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +84.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £26.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.50 £37.00
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 Manchester

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 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
Altrincham - 1 £250 -
VB.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (78.57%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) WPF
5 5 (35.71%) WinForms
6 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) OO
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 2 (14.29%) Web Development
8 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 2 (14.29%) Degree
8 2 (14.29%) JIRA
8 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 2 (14.29%) Back Office
8 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 2 (14.29%) jQuery
8 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 1 (7.14%) TestComplete
9 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (7.14%) AccuRev
9 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Case Management
9 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree

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 (7.14%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) AccuRev
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) C Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (7.14%) CMS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) WPF
3 5 (35.71%) WinForms
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 2 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) OO
1 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
2 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Case Management
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) OOP
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft