The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 27 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 41 38
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.30% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 0.86% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £300 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +8.88% +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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 168 116 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 50.00% 34.42% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 58 48
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.80 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.87% -5.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £18.80 £21.20
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Merseyside

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Merseyside

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 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
Liverpool - 1 - -
VB.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) WinForms
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Logistics
2 3 (60.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (60.00%) WinForms
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Logistics
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft