Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 November 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 West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 160 197
Rank change year-on-year -16 +37 -18
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 23 63 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.92% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 2.52% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 47 33
North West median daily rate £300 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £221 £142 £207
90th Percentile £385 £375 £425
England median daily rate £373 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +10.37% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
North West median hourly rate - £25.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.50% -
England median hourly rate £26.50 £38.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -31.61% -13.89% +28.57%

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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2150 2497 2703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.06% 36.56% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1723 1688
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £529 £500 £526
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 60 97
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +31.87%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.15 £17.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.63 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VB.NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in the North West

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in the North West

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Manchester +18 15 £313 -1.96% 1
Cheshire +8 6 £250 +11.11% 5
Merseyside -1 2 - - 1
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (91.30%) C#
3 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
4 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 9 (39.13%) WPF
5 8 (34.78%) HTML
5 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
6 7 (30.43%) CSS
6 7 (30.43%) WinForms
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
8 5 (21.74%) jQuery
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle
8 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
8 5 (21.74%) MVC
9 4 (17.39%) JMeter
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
9 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (17.39%) Java
9 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
9 4 (17.39%) VBScript
9 4 (17.39%) VB
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL
9 4 (17.39%) Unix
9 4 (17.39%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) MCSE
9 4 (17.39%) MCSA
9 4 (17.39%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) ISEB
9 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) MS Access
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
1 4 (17.39%) JMeter
2 2 (8.70%) AccuRev
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) C# Developer
3 5 (21.74%) WPF Developer
4 4 (17.39%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Applications Developer
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Web Applications Developer
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Applications Developer
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) C# WPF Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Web Applications Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.70%) WCF Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) WPF
3 8 (34.78%) HTML
4 7 (30.43%) CSS
4 7 (30.43%) WinForms
5 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
5 5 (21.74%) jQuery
6 4 (17.39%) WCF
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (13.04%) JSON
7 3 (13.04%) Web Services
7 3 (13.04%) XML
8 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
9 1 (4.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
2 5 (21.74%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Time Management
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 2 (8.70%) OOP
4 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Web Development
5 1 (4.35%) Android Development
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.35%) Logistics
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
4 4 (17.39%) VB
4 4 (17.39%) VBScript
5 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 3 (13.04%) XAML
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) R
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
1 4 (17.39%) MCSA
1 4 (17.39%) MCSE
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.35%) Siebel
4 1 (4.35%) Xamarin