Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 169 191
Rank change year-on-year +3 +22 +35
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 54 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.88% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.07% 1.20% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 31
North West median daily rate £375 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.16% +3.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £325 £213 £163
90th Percentile £425 £388 £425
England median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
North West median hourly rate - - £41.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -24.36%

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 2,610 2,172 2,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.56% 38.39% 36.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,781 1,463 1,804
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.45%
10th Percentile £285 £267 £260
90th Percentile £545 £508 £507
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 109 84
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £14.30
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.75 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +10.67% +7.14%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +16 48 £375 +11.94% 18
Cheshire -3 6 £356 +58.33% 11
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 54 (100.00%) .NET
2 47 (87.04%) C#
3 38 (70.37%) SQL
4 31 (57.41%) SQL Server
5 27 (50.00%) WinForms
5 27 (50.00%) WPF
6 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (29.63%) E-Commerce
8 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 15 (27.78%) VB
9 14 (25.93%) Games
10 11 (20.37%) JIRA
10 11 (20.37%) MVC
11 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
12 8 (14.81%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
12 8 (14.81%) AccuRev
12 8 (14.81%) NoSQL
13 7 (12.96%) WCF
14 6 (11.11%) Degree
14 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
14 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
14 6 (11.11%) RDBMS
14 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
15 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
15 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
15 5 (9.26%) Back Office
15 5 (9.26%) Coaching
16 4 (7.41%) Waterfall

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 (1.85%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Trello
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (57.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) NoSQL
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.41%) MySQL
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.70%) Riak
7 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.85%) Big Data
7 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) JIRA
2 8 (14.81%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) JMeter
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (25.93%) Games
2 5 (9.26%) Back Office
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (62.96%) Developer
2 16 (29.63%) .NET Developer
2 16 (29.63%) C# Developer
3 13 (24.07%) Team Leader
4 11 (20.37%) Software Developer
5 9 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (16.67%) Desktop Support
6 5 (9.26%) Software Team Leader
7 4 (7.41%) Backend Developer
7 4 (7.41%) VB.NET Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Development Team Leader
8 3 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Software Development Team Leader
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.70%) ASP Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Desktop Team Leader
9 2 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (3.70%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (50.00%) WinForms
2 27 (50.00%) WPF
3 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
4 7 (12.96%) WCF
5 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.56%) HTML
7 2 (3.70%) CSS
7 2 (3.70%) jQuery
7 2 (3.70%) Web Services
8 1 (1.85%) LAMP
8 1 (1.85%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.56%) Fintech
3 3 (5.56%) Online Gambling
3 3 (5.56%) Online Games
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Android
2 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) E-Commerce
3 11 (20.37%) MVC
4 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
5 8 (14.81%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.26%) Coaching
8 4 (7.41%) Decision-Making
8 4 (7.41%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.56%) CRM
10 2 (3.70%) Customer-Centricity
10 2 (3.70%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.70%) Information Security
10 2 (3.70%) Migration
10 2 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (3.70%) SDLC
10 2 (3.70%) Secure Coding
10 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.70%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (87.04%) C#
2 38 (70.37%) SQL
3 15 (27.78%) VB
4 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.56%) Java
5 3 (5.56%) PHP
5 3 (5.56%) VB6
6 2 (3.70%) Erlang
7 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) MCSA
2 2 (3.70%) MCSE
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
2 1 (1.85%) HP
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle
2 1 (1.85%) Sage