The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 23 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)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 116 57
Rank change year-on-year +72 -59  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.51% 0.64% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.68% 1.81% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £308 -
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 119 498 222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 30.20% 35.47% 35.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 318 151
Median daily rate £350 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 26 4
Median hourly rate £51.42 £29.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.29% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.00 £15.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Tyne and Wear

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Tyne and Wear

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 23 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
Sunderland +5 2 - -
VB.NET
North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) VB6
3 3 (42.86%) VB
3 3 (42.86%) FTP
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) JPA
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) JUnit
4 2 (28.57%) Spring
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) JBoss
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) EJB
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) C#

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Sitecore Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) EJB
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) JPA
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) CSS3
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
4 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) VB
2 3 (42.86%) VB6
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore