The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 28 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)
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 - 18
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.20% - 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.39% - 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £275 - £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £336 £325
% change year-on-year -3.34% +3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Portsmouth with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 59 46 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 35.33% 41.44% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 19
Median daily rate £348 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.33% +14.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 7
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.65 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.22% -31.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.64 £15.25 £37.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £44.67 £39.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB.NET in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Portsmouth

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Portsmouth

VB.NET
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
1 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared