The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 / Southampton
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 35 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 +19  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.93% 1.06% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.17% 3.53% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £313 £313 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.32%  
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 Southampton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 81 85 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 31.27% 30.04% 48.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 130
Median daily rate £325 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.68% -32.22%  
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Southampton

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Southampton

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 Southampton region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) C#
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (28.57%) HTML
6 2 (28.57%) CMS
6 2 (28.57%) CSS
6 2 (28.57%) XML
6 2 (28.57%) HTML5
6 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
6 2 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (28.57%) Sitecore
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (14.29%) Windows
7 1 (14.29%) OOP
7 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
7 1 (14.29%) WCF
7 1 (14.29%) LINQ
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (28.57%) CMS
1 2 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Sitecore Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Sitecore