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 27 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)
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 110 102
Rank change year-on-year -16 -8  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 11 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 1.04% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.08% 2.74% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 28
Median daily rate £313 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +8.88% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £35.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.63 £42.50
% change year-on-year -29.82% -16.17%  

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 1020 1130 1174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.35% 37.91% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 711 784
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 80 71
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 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 27 June 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 +15 4 £275 -15.38%
Bristol 0 3 £363 -2.02% 6
Devon -4 2 £260 +89.09%
Wiltshire -17 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £375 - 2
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 25 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (96.00%) C#
3 17 (68.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (52.00%) MVC
6 12 (48.00%) CSS
7 11 (44.00%) HTML
7 11 (44.00%) AngularJS
8 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
9 8 (32.00%) SQL
9 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (28.00%) jQuery
10 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
10 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (24.00%) Silverlight
11 6 (24.00%) Windows
11 6 (24.00%) DTS
11 6 (24.00%) Xamarin
12 5 (20.00%) Web Services
12 5 (20.00%) XML
12 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (16.00%) WCF
13 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
13 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS

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 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (68.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (24.00%) DTS
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (8.00%) Big Data
5 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Ant
1 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (8.00%) Gradle
1 2 (8.00%) Hudson
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.00%) XMLUnit
General
1 3 (12.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
2 20 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 13 (52.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 13 (52.00%) C# Developer
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Developer
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 6 (24.00%) T-SQL Developer
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (8.00%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) WinForms Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
7 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (48.00%) CSS
4 11 (44.00%) AngularJS
4 11 (44.00%) HTML
5 7 (28.00%) jQuery
6 6 (24.00%) Silverlight
7 5 (20.00%) Web Services
7 5 (20.00%) XML
8 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (16.00%) WCF
9 3 (12.00%) HTML5
10 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
10 2 (8.00%) Angular 2
10 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 2 (8.00%) CSS3
10 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
10 2 (8.00%) LINQ
10 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) MVC
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (12.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) TDD
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) High Availability
4 2 (8.00%) MapReduce
4 2 (8.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) Open Source
4 2 (8.00%) UML
4 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Content Management
5 1 (4.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (4.00%) OOP
5 1 (4.00%) SDLC
5 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (96.00%) C#
2 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) Perl
5 2 (8.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Xamarin
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat