The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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)
England / North East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 113 68
Rank change year-on-year +64 -45  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 7 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.23% 0.75% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.05% 2.21% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Median daily rate £338 £308 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% -35.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.25 -
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 the North East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 173 542 281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 30.40% 33.83% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 334 197
Median daily rate £345 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £488 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 31 4
Median hourly rate £51.42 £28.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.83% -10.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.90 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in the North East

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in the North East

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East 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
Durham -2 4 £338 -
Tyne and Wear +68 2 - - 1
VB.NET
England

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 North East region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
4 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
4 6 (46.15%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) MVC
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 5 (38.46%) jQuery
6 4 (30.77%) Web Development
6 4 (30.77%) VB6
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (30.77%) VB
7 3 (23.08%) FTP
7 3 (23.08%) XML
7 3 (23.08%) MapReduce
7 3 (23.08%) Big Data
7 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
7 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 3 (23.08%) TDD
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) Data Analytics
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) Analytics
7 3 (23.08%) Amazon Redshift

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (15.38%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (23.08%) Big Data
2 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) JUnit
General
1 2 (15.38%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
3 3 (23.08%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) Web Services
3 5 (38.46%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (23.08%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) EJB
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) JPA
6 2 (15.38%) JSON
6 2 (15.38%) REST
6 2 (15.38%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) Spring
7 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (7.69%) Ajax
7 1 (7.69%) CSS3
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) LINQ
7 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) Data Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
4 3 (23.08%) MapReduce
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Coaching
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) VB
3 4 (30.77%) VB6
4 2 (15.38%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Sitecore