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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 17 11 27
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 5 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.65% 8.81% 3.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.00% 19.44% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 3
Median daily rate £350 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £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 £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 Staffordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 50 72 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 36.50% 45.28% 52.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 55
Median daily rate £325 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Stoke-on-Trent +3 3 - - 1
VB.NET
West Midlands

VB.NET
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) WinForms
2 3 (60.00%) Back Office
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce

VB.NET
Top Related 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:

General
1 3 (60.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (60.00%) C# Software Developer
1 3 (60.00%) C# WPF Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Software Developer
1 3 (60.00%) WPF Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) WinForms
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL