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 3 months to 26 April 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 112 103
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 18 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.94% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.66% 2.90% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 19
Median daily rate £350 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +0.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £361 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £336 £325
% change year-on-year +0.37% +3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £33.05
% change year-on-year - -51.58%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 676 932 863
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.44% 32.54% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 549 514
Median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 47
Median hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -21.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £9.00 £19.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 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
Birmingham +12 8 £375 +10.29% 6
Staffordshire -4 5 £350 +16.66% 5
Warwickshire +7 2 £325 - 5
Coventry +10 1 - - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £300 -
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (80.65%) C#
3 21 (67.74%) SQL
4 16 (51.61%) SQL Server
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
6 9 (29.03%) WPF
7 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
7 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
7 8 (25.81%) T-SQL
7 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (22.58%) WinForms
8 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
9 6 (19.35%) HTML
9 6 (19.35%) jQuery
10 5 (16.13%) ETL
10 5 (16.13%) Windows
10 5 (16.13%) MVC
11 4 (12.90%) TDD
11 4 (12.90%) CSS
11 4 (12.90%) MVVM
11 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
11 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
12 3 (9.68%) SCADA
12 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (9.68%) Silverlight
12 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (9.68%) Domain-Driven Design
12 3 (9.68%) Dependency Injection
12 3 (9.68%) SOLID

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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (51.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.45%) QlikView
4 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.23%) Event Store
5 1 (3.23%) RavenDB
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (9.68%) Automotive
1 3 (9.68%) Back Office
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) .NET Developer
3 7 (22.58%) C# Developer
3 7 (22.58%) VB.NET Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Software Developer
5 5 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (16.13%) WPF Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 3 (9.68%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (9.68%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (9.68%) C# WPF Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
8 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Administrator
9 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (29.03%) WPF
3 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
3 7 (22.58%) WinForms
4 6 (19.35%) HTML
4 6 (19.35%) jQuery
5 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
5 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
5 4 (12.90%) CSS
6 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (9.68%) Silverlight
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.45%) Entity Framework
7 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (6.45%) Web Services
8 1 (3.23%) CSS3
8 1 (3.23%) HTML5
8 1 (3.23%) Middleware
8 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) SCADA
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) ETL
2 5 (16.13%) MVC
3 4 (12.90%) MVVM
3 4 (12.90%) TDD
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.68%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (9.68%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.68%) OOP
4 3 (9.68%) SOA
4 3 (9.68%) SOLID
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Workflow
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (80.65%) C#
2 21 (67.74%) SQL
3 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.81%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.68%) XAML
5 1 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Xamarin