The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 June 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 60
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - - 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% -23.52%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 193 215 279
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 36.35% 45.45% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 297 400
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £614 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 8
Median hourly rate £36.50 £14.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.14% -18.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £11.52 £15.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £36.58 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing VB.NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in South Wales

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in South Wales

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Sitecore Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore