Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 164 179
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15 +21
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 39 36 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 0.67% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 1.70% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 29
North West median daily rate £363 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% -1.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £241 £263
90th Percentile £421 £425 £438
England median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +4.29% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £40.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -4.41%

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 2,445 2,112 2,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.37% 39.18% 35.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,689 1,449 1,772
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £255 £250
90th Percentile £547 £500 £513
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 87 111
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £51.85 £49.15 £48.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 0 34 £363 +13.28% 18
Cheshire -16 4 £355 -8.39% 13
Merseyside +9 1 - - 1
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 35 (89.74%) C#
3 31 (79.49%) SQL
4 26 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 21 (53.85%) WPF
6 19 (48.72%) WinForms
7 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
8 11 (28.21%) E-Commerce
9 10 (25.64%) MVC
10 9 (23.08%) Games
10 9 (23.08%) JIRA
10 9 (23.08%) AccuRev
10 9 (23.08%) NoSQL
11 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
12 7 (17.95%) RDBMS
12 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
12 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
12 7 (17.95%) WCF
12 7 (17.95%) Degree
12 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
12 7 (17.95%) Collaborative Working
13 6 (15.38%) HTML
13 6 (15.38%) VB
14 5 (12.82%) CSS
14 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
14 5 (12.82%) jQuery
15 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
16 3 (7.69%) Back Office

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 (2.56%) IIS
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.08%) NoSQL
3 7 (17.95%) RDBMS
3 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
3 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.13%) MySQL
6 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.56%) Big Data
6 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) AccuRev
1 9 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.69%) Subversion
2 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (23.08%) Games
2 3 (7.69%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (71.79%) Developer
2 15 (38.46%) C# Developer
3 12 (30.77%) Software Developer
4 10 (25.64%) .NET Developer
5 8 (20.51%) Team Leader
6 7 (17.95%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (17.95%) Desktop Support
7 5 (12.82%) Software Team Leader
8 4 (10.26%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (10.26%) Lead Developer
9 3 (7.69%) Backend Developer
9 3 (7.69%) Development Team Leader
9 3 (7.69%) Lead Software Developer
9 3 (7.69%) Software Development Team Leader
9 3 (7.69%) SQL Developer
10 2 (5.13%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 2 (5.13%) C# WPF Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Senior Backend Developer
10 2 (5.13%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (53.85%) WPF
3 19 (48.72%) WinForms
4 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
4 7 (17.95%) WCF
5 6 (15.38%) HTML
6 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
6 5 (12.82%) CSS
6 5 (12.82%) jQuery
7 2 (5.13%) Ajax
7 2 (5.13%) HTML5
7 2 (5.13%) JSON
7 2 (5.13%) Web Services
8 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.56%) Ember.js
8 1 (2.56%) Node.js
8 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) Fintech
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) E-Commerce
3 10 (25.64%) MVC
4 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
5 7 (17.95%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (7.69%) CRM
6 3 (7.69%) Migration
7 2 (5.13%) Coaching
7 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.13%) Decision-Making
7 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.13%) Scrum
7 2 (5.13%) SDLC
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.13%) Web Development
8 1 (2.56%) Android Development
8 1 (2.56%) Data Transformation
8 1 (2.56%) iOS Development
8 1 (2.56%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (2.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (89.74%) C#
2 31 (79.49%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) VB
4 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.56%) MCSA
2 1 (2.56%) MCSE
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Sage
2 1 (2.56%) Twitter
2 1 (2.56%) Xamarin