Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 42 15
Rank change year-on-year +23 -27 +6
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 15 4 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.73% 0.93% 11.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.46% 2.63% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 21
Staffordshire median daily rate £313 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -3.70% +8.87%
10th Percentile £278 £303 £263
90th Percentile £334 £458 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £301 £325
% change year-on-year +8.15% -7.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 - -

VB.NET is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 97 152 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 37.02% 35.43% 50.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 94 97
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £323 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.53% -7.86% +12.00%
10th Percentile £275 £204 £263
90th Percentile £438 £436 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £15.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +114.70% +13.85%
10th Percentile £40.25 £30.55 £9.43
90th Percentile £49.75 £35.85 £18.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.00 £27.08
% change year-on-year +30.21% -11.37% +23.09%

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing VB.NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +7 10 £313 -3.85% 1
Tamworth - 2 £288 - 1
Stafford - 1 £325 - 1
VB.NET
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (93.33%) C#
3 13 (86.67%) SQL
4 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (66.67%) WinForms
6 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
6 7 (46.67%) MVC
6 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (40.00%) Back Office
8 4 (26.67%) HTML
8 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (26.67%) Internet
8 4 (26.67%) CSS
8 4 (26.67%) WPF
8 4 (26.67%) TypeScript
9 3 (20.00%) JIRA
9 3 (20.00%) Sass
9 3 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (20.00%) jQuery
9 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
9 3 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (20.00%) HTML5
9 3 (20.00%) BDD
9 3 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (20.00%) TDD
9 3 (20.00%) Finance
10 2 (13.33%) VB
11 1 (6.67%) IIS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DTS
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
1 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Back Office
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (73.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (53.33%) C# Developer
3 8 (53.33%) C# Software Developer
3 8 (53.33%) Software Developer
4 7 (46.67%) VB.NET Developer
5 6 (40.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 6 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Developer
6 5 (33.33%) WinForms Developer
7 3 (20.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 2 (13.33%) VB Developer
9 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
9 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) WinForms
3 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) WPF
5 3 (20.00%) HTML5
5 3 (20.00%) jQuery
5 3 (20.00%) Sass
6 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) MVC
2 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) C#
2 13 (86.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) TypeScript
5 2 (13.33%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft