Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 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)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 183 162
Rank change year-on-year +32 -21 +46
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 69 22 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.17% 0.39% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.75% 1.04% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 17 48
North West median daily rate £363 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.82% -8.33% -5.51%
10th Percentile £313 £214 £147
90th Percentile £400 £385 £375
England median daily rate £380 £365 £339
% change year-on-year +4.11% +7.75% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
North West median hourly rate - - £28.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% -24.29% -17.65%

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 2,505 2,122 2,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.62% 37.83% 36.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,718 1,452 1,810
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £293 £288 £263
90th Percentile £551 £525 £501
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 90 68
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +37.72% -22.97%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.75 £12.95
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.17 £43.23
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 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 21 October 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
Manchester +36 61 £363 +17.89% 27
Cheshire -3 5 £350 +40.00% 10
Lancashire - 3 £400 - 3
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 North West region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 69 (100.00%) .NET
2 62 (89.86%) C#
3 47 (68.12%) SQL
4 40 (57.97%) SQL Server
5 39 (56.52%) WinForms
6 31 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (44.93%) WPF
7 28 (40.58%) E-Commerce
8 23 (33.33%) MVC
9 22 (31.88%) JIRA
10 20 (28.99%) VB
11 18 (26.09%) AccuRev
11 18 (26.09%) NoSQL
12 16 (23.19%) Computer Science
12 16 (23.19%) Degree
12 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
12 16 (23.19%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (18.84%) .NET Framework
13 13 (18.84%) WCF
14 11 (15.94%) Waterfall
14 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET
15 10 (14.49%) VB6
15 10 (14.49%) Games
16 8 (11.59%) Software Engineering
17 7 (10.14%) Web Application Development
17 7 (10.14%) HTML
17 7 (10.14%) Web Services
17 7 (10.14%) Self-Motivation
18 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
18 6 (8.70%) CSS

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 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (57.97%) SQL Server
2 18 (26.09%) NoSQL
3 16 (23.19%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (5.80%) MySQL
4 4 (5.80%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.80%) Riak
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (31.88%) JIRA
2 18 (26.09%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.45%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.45%) JMeter
3 1 (1.45%) Selenium
General
1 10 (14.49%) Games
2 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.90%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (79.71%) Developer
2 40 (57.97%) .NET Developer
3 37 (53.62%) C# Developer
4 27 (39.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (31.88%) VB.NET Developer
6 16 (23.19%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 14 (20.29%) Software Developer
8 12 (17.39%) C# Software Developer
9 10 (14.49%) SQL Developer
10 5 (7.25%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (7.25%) Backend Developer
10 5 (7.25%) Desktop Support
10 5 (7.25%) Project Manager
10 5 (7.25%) Team Leader
11 3 (4.35%) ASP Developer
11 3 (4.35%) VB Developer
11 3 (4.35%) WinForms Developer
11 3 (4.35%) WPF Developer
12 2 (2.90%) Applications Developer
12 2 (2.90%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (100.00%) .NET
2 39 (56.52%) WinForms
3 31 (44.93%) WPF
4 13 (18.84%) .NET Framework
4 13 (18.84%) WCF
5 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET
6 7 (10.14%) HTML
6 7 (10.14%) Web Services
7 6 (8.70%) CSS
8 5 (7.25%) RESTful
9 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (4.35%) XHTML
9 3 (4.35%) XML
10 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (2.90%) Middleware
11 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (1.45%) HTML5
11 1 (1.45%) LAMP
11 1 (1.45%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.14%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (8.70%) Online Gambling
3 6 (8.70%) Online Games
4 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.70%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.45%) Android
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.58%) E-Commerce
3 23 (33.33%) MVC
4 11 (15.94%) Waterfall
5 8 (11.59%) Software Engineering
6 7 (10.14%) Web Application Development
7 5 (7.25%) SDLC
8 4 (5.80%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.80%) Web Development
9 3 (4.35%) Coaching
9 3 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (4.35%) CRM
10 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.90%) Customer-Centricity
10 2 (2.90%) Decision-Making
10 2 (2.90%) OOD
10 2 (2.90%) Project Management
10 2 (2.90%) Secure Coding
10 2 (2.90%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 62 (89.86%) C#
2 47 (68.12%) SQL
3 20 (28.99%) VB
4 10 (14.49%) VB6
5 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.25%) Erlang
7 3 (4.35%) C
7 3 (4.35%) Java
7 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.35%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) F#
8 1 (1.45%) Go
8 1 (1.45%) Haskell
8 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) ISEB
2 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.45%) MCSA
2 1 (1.45%) MCSE
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.45%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.45%) HP
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle