The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 29 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)
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 126 119
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 14 10 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 0.34% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.37% 0.90% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 19
Median daily rate £275 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +6.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £254 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £442 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
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 the South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1023 1108 1166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 39.67% 38.13% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 660 737
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 111 59
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.53 £25.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in the South West

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in the South West

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in the South West

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +8 7 £275 -24.13% 1
Devon +2 3 £275 -5.17% 5
Wiltshire +2 1 - - 4
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £400 -
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South West region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 42 (100.00%) .NET
2 38 (90.48%) C#
3 29 (69.05%) SQL Server
4 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
5 21 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
7 19 (45.24%) HTML
7 19 (45.24%) SQL
8 16 (38.10%) CSS
8 16 (38.10%) MVC
9 12 (28.57%) jQuery
9 12 (28.57%) XML
10 11 (26.19%) T-SQL
10 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
10 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (26.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (21.43%) AngularJS
12 9 (21.43%) Oracle
13 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
14 7 (16.67%) WCF
14 7 (16.67%) Silverlight
14 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (16.67%) DTS
14 7 (16.67%) Xamarin
15 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
15 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (14.29%) ADO.NET

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) CMS
3 2 (4.76%) SAS
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.38%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) Boomi
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (69.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (26.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (16.67%) DTS
4 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (4.76%) Big Data
8 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
8 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
8 2 (4.76%) MS Access
8 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
8 2 (4.76%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (4.76%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Subversion
2 2 (4.76%) Ant
2 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.76%) Gradle
2 2 (4.76%) Hudson
2 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.52%) Advertising
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (78.57%) Developer
2 26 (61.90%) .NET Developer
3 12 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 12 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 9 (21.43%) SQL Developer
5 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Developer
6 7 (16.67%) T-SQL Developer
7 5 (11.90%) Software Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (9.52%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
9 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
10 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
10 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
11 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI Developer
11 1 (2.38%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 19 (45.24%) HTML
4 16 (38.10%) CSS
5 12 (28.57%) jQuery
5 12 (28.57%) XML
6 9 (21.43%) AngularJS
7 7 (16.67%) Silverlight
7 7 (16.67%) WCF
8 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 6 (14.29%) ADO.NET
8 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (14.29%) Web Services
9 4 (9.52%) Ajax
9 4 (9.52%) Entity Framework
9 4 (9.52%) SOAP
9 4 (9.52%) XHTML
10 3 (7.14%) DHTML
10 3 (7.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) MVC
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 5 (11.90%) Content Management
5 4 (9.52%) TDD
6 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.76%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (4.76%) High Availability
7 2 (4.76%) MapReduce
7 2 (4.76%) OOP
7 2 (4.76%) Open Source
7 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.76%) Scrum
7 2 (4.76%) SDLC
7 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Test Management
7 2 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 38 (90.48%) C#
2 21 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (45.24%) SQL
4 11 (26.19%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) VBScript
6 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.76%) VBA
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.38%) Basel II
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle
3 7 (16.67%) Xamarin
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.76%) Teradata
5 1 (2.38%) Dell
5 1 (2.38%) Sitecore