Period
to 17 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 October 2019 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 171 148
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 +36
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 8 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.65% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 1.87% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 29 21
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -0.74% +13.24%
10th Percentile £328 £255 £288
90th Percentile £525 £395 £463
England median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 - £25.00
10th Percentile £41.25 - £22.00
90th Percentile £43.75 - £26.80
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +35.71% +32.08% -18.46%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,334 1,762 1,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.70% 34.63% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 1,086 918
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +3.33%
10th Percentile £282 £300 £262
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 48
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £33.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.07% -11.20% +12.61%
10th Percentile £26.85 £15.25 £17.05
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.50 £67.23
England median hourly rate £44.51 £42.27 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.30% +5.66% +6.67%

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VB.NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in the West Midlands

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in the West Midlands

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in the West Midlands

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in the West Midlands

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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
Staffordshire -4 4 £335 -4.29% 3
Birmingham -1 2 £488 +56.00% 8
Warwickshire - 1 £413 - 2
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
3 5 (62.50%) WinForms
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 2 (25.00%) Back Office
6 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (12.50%) CSS
7 1 (12.50%) HNC
7 1 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (12.50%) Flash
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle
7 1 (12.50%) C
7 1 (12.50%) Electronics
7 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (12.50%) Advertising
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Azure Functions
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) Serverless
1 1 (12.50%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Software Developer
3 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 3 (37.50%) C# Software Developer
3 3 (37.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Applications Developer
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Web Applications Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Applications Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# Application Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# Web Application Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) WinForms
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Core
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) Angular 2
5 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) Ext JS
5 1 (12.50%) Flash
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (12.50%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) JTAG
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Sencha