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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 138 146
Rank change year-on-year +24 +8  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 18 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.52% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.74% 1.39% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 5
Median daily rate £301 £318 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% +5.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £336 £325
% change year-on-year -3.34% +3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -67.64%  

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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1034 1440 1135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.05% 37.52% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 910 713
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 26
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £17.30 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Lancashire +23 7 £275 -10.56% 2
Manchester +8 5 £325 +8.33% 9
Merseyside +3 4 £301 -5.35% 1
Cheshire +23 2 £306 -27.94% 7
VB.NET
England

VB.NET
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 29 (70.73%) SQL
3 28 (68.29%) C#
4 19 (46.34%) SQL Server
4 19 (46.34%) ASP.NET
5 17 (41.46%) HTML
6 16 (39.02%) CSS
6 16 (39.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (36.59%) T-SQL
7 15 (36.59%) MVC
8 14 (34.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (31.71%) XML
10 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (26.83%) .NET Framework
11 11 (26.83%) VB
11 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (21.95%) XSD
12 9 (21.95%) XSL
13 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
13 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
13 8 (19.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (19.51%) VB6
14 7 (17.07%) Entity Framework
15 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
15 6 (14.63%) WinForms
16 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
16 5 (12.20%) jQuery
16 5 (12.20%) WPF
17 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (46.34%) SQL Server
2 16 (39.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (34.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (19.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (4.88%) MySQL
9 1 (2.44%) MS Access
9 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (2.44%) SQL Anywhere
9 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) PowerBuilder
General
1 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.32%) Advertising
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Developer
2 27 (65.85%) .NET Developer
3 18 (43.90%) VB.NET Developer
4 15 (36.59%) C# Developer
5 10 (24.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (24.39%) SQL Developer
6 8 (19.51%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (4.88%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.88%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.44%) DBA
9 1 (2.44%) SQL DBA
9 1 (2.44%) SQL Server DBA
9 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (46.34%) ASP.NET
3 17 (41.46%) HTML
4 16 (39.02%) CSS
5 13 (31.71%) XML
6 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (26.83%) .NET Framework
8 9 (21.95%) XSD
8 9 (21.95%) XSL
9 7 (17.07%) Entity Framework
10 6 (14.63%) WinForms
11 5 (12.20%) jQuery
11 5 (12.20%) WPF
12 3 (7.32%) LINQ
12 3 (7.32%) Web Services
13 2 (4.88%) ADO.NET
13 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 2 (4.88%) Classic ASP
13 2 (4.88%) LINQ to SQL
13 2 (4.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Licensing
2 1 (2.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) CentOS
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) MVC
2 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.32%) ETL
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL
4 3 (7.32%) Web Development
5 2 (4.88%) Logistics
5 2 (4.88%) Scrum
5 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.88%) Web Application Development
6 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.44%) Functional Programming
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.44%) Manual Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (2.44%) Robotic Process Automation
6 1 (2.44%) SDLC
6 1 (2.44%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (70.73%) SQL
2 28 (68.29%) C#
3 15 (36.59%) T-SQL
4 11 (26.83%) VB
5 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
5 8 (19.51%) VB6
6 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 1 (2.44%) Java
7 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) HNC
1 2 (4.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) MCSE
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) MetaFrame
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Blue Prism
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) VMware
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