The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 25 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)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 - 21
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.13% - 4.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.04% - 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £328 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 46 54 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 39.32% 30.34% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 45
Median daily rate £335 £305 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% -16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £370 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +132.25%  
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Staffordshire

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Staffordshire

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £315 -
VB.NET
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) WinForms
3 4 (36.36%) WPF
3 4 (36.36%) Back Office
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) TypeScript
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (9.09%) DTS
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (9.09%) jQuery
6 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (9.09%) Sass
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) DTS
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (36.36%) Back Office
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) .NET Developer
2 6 (54.55%) C# Developer
2 6 (54.55%) C# Software Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Software Developer
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Software Developer
3 4 (36.36%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (36.36%) C# WPF Developer
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Developer
3 4 (36.36%) VB.NET Developer
3 4 (36.36%) WPF Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# VB.NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) WinForms
3 4 (36.36%) WPF
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) MVC
1 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
2 1 (9.09%) BDD
2 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) TypeScript