Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 152 176
Rank change year-on-year -23 +24 +6
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 27 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.93% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.25% 2.48% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 43
North West median daily rate £325 £307 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.04% -5.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £225 £224 £207
90th Percentile £375 £425 £425
England median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
North West median hourly rate - £26.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.75% -
England median hourly rate £30.75 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -23.13% -11.11% +31.39%

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 2,157 2,302 2,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.91% 37.57% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,604 1,774
North West median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £238
90th Percentile £540 £525 £526
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 119
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £38.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.97% +4.05% +13.71%
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £48.75 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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 +14 18 £350 +9.38% 15
Cheshire +15 8 £316 -18.39% 14
Merseyside -1 1 - - 3
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (85.19%) C#
3 15 (55.56%) SQL
3 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 12 (44.44%) WPF
5 10 (37.04%) WinForms
6 9 (33.33%) HTML
6 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 8 (29.63%) CSS
7 8 (29.63%) MVC
8 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
8 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
9 6 (22.22%) WCF
9 6 (22.22%) jQuery
9 6 (22.22%) Oracle
10 5 (18.52%) Web Services
10 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
10 5 (18.52%) JSON
10 5 (18.52%) JIRA
10 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
10 5 (18.52%) AccuRev
10 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
10 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
11 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (14.81%) Banking
11 4 (14.81%) Fortinet

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 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) SAS
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (3.70%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
2 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.41%) MySQL
5 1 (3.70%) MS Access
5 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) AccuRev
1 5 (18.52%) JIRA
2 4 (14.81%) HP UFT
2 4 (14.81%) JMeter
3 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.11%) Subversion
3 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (85.19%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) .NET Developer
3 8 (29.63%) C# Developer
4 6 (22.22%) WPF Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Software Developer
6 4 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (14.81%) C# WPF Developer
6 4 (14.81%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (11.11%) .NET Applications Developer
7 3 (11.11%) .NET Web Applications Developer
7 3 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Applications Developer
7 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (11.11%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
7 3 (11.11%) Web Applications Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Web Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Lead .NET Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Lead Developer
8 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (44.44%) WPF
3 10 (37.04%) WinForms
4 9 (33.33%) HTML
5 8 (29.63%) CSS
6 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
7 6 (22.22%) jQuery
7 6 (22.22%) WCF
8 5 (18.52%) JSON
8 5 (18.52%) Web Services
9 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 3 (11.11%) XML
11 2 (7.41%) Ajax
11 2 (7.41%) HTML5
12 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
12 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (3.70%) Ember.js
12 1 (3.70%) Node.js
12 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
1 4 (14.81%) Unix
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) MVC
2 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Time Management
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
7 1 (3.70%) Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) Document Management
7 1 (3.70%) ETL
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.70%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (3.70%) Scrum
7 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) C#
2 15 (55.56%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
4 4 (14.81%) VB
4 4 (14.81%) VBScript
5 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (11.11%) XAML
6 2 (7.41%) PHP
7 1 (3.70%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) R
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
1 4 (14.81%) MCSA
1 4 (14.81%) MCSE
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Fortinet
3 4 (14.81%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.70%) Siebel
4 1 (3.70%) Twitter
4 1 (3.70%) Xamarin