Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 164 88
Rank change year-on-year +16 -76 0
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 37 30 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.56% 1.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.43% 1.77% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 70
West Midlands median daily rate £313 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.08% -11.04% +8.87%
10th Percentile £266 £185 £263
90th Percentile £375 £391 £405
England median daily rate £363 £338 £327
% change year-on-year +7.41% +3.21% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.50 - -
England median hourly rate £30.75 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -23.13% -11.11% +31.39%

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 1,520 1,695 1,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.45% 31.51% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 1,018 978
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £244 £250 £250
90th Percentile £530 £523 £496
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 50 49
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 £23.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.04% -24.19% +8.77%
10th Percentile £17.90 £11.45 £12.46
90th Percentile £50.15 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 +22 16 £314 +0.40% 9
Birmingham +1 9 £306 -18.33% 7
Warwickshire +3 3 £320 +23.91% 4
Coventry +5 2 £300 +17.65% 1
Shropshire +12 1 £375 - 3
Worcestershire -1 1 £425 +66.67% 4
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 33 (89.19%) SQL Server
3 30 (81.08%) C#
4 28 (75.68%) SQL
5 18 (48.65%) T-SQL
6 17 (45.95%) HTML
7 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
7 16 (43.24%) CSS
8 14 (37.84%) jQuery
9 13 (35.14%) .NET Framework
10 12 (32.43%) Entity Framework
11 11 (29.73%) WinForms
11 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (27.03%) MVC
12 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
12 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 8 (21.62%) OO
13 8 (21.62%) Back Office
14 7 (18.92%) Ajax
14 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (16.22%) XML
15 6 (16.22%) Classic ASP
15 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (16.22%) Internet
16 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (13.51%) WPF
16 5 (13.51%) HTML5

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 (2.70%) Confluence
1 1 (2.70%) IIS
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (89.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.41%) DTS
5 2 (5.41%) MS Access
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (21.62%) Back Office
2 4 (10.81%) Automotive
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (91.89%) Developer
2 22 (59.46%) .NET Developer
3 17 (45.95%) C# Developer
4 12 (32.43%) VB.NET Developer
5 10 (27.03%) C# Software Developer
5 10 (27.03%) Software Developer
6 9 (24.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (21.62%) .NET Software Developer
8 7 (18.92%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 7 (18.92%) SQL Developer
9 4 (10.81%) WinForms Developer
10 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
11 2 (5.41%) C# Web Developer
11 2 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
11 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Developer
11 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
11 2 (5.41%) VB Developer
12 1 (2.70%) Full Stack Web Developer
12 1 (2.70%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (45.95%) HTML
3 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
3 16 (43.24%) CSS
4 14 (37.84%) jQuery
5 13 (35.14%) .NET Framework
6 12 (32.43%) Entity Framework
7 11 (29.73%) WinForms
8 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (18.92%) Ajax
10 6 (16.22%) Classic ASP
10 6 (16.22%) XML
11 5 (13.51%) HTML5
11 5 (13.51%) WPF
12 3 (8.11%) LINQ
12 3 (8.11%) Sass
12 3 (8.11%) Web Services
13 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
13 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (5.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) MVC
2 8 (21.62%) OO
3 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Web Development
7 2 (5.41%) BDD
7 2 (5.41%) Data Validation
7 2 (5.41%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (5.41%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (5.41%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (5.41%) SDLC
7 2 (5.41%) TDD
7 2 (5.41%) Validation
8 1 (2.70%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (2.70%) DevOps
8 1 (2.70%) Functional Programming
8 1 (2.70%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (2.70%) Prototyping
8 1 (2.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 30 (81.08%) C#
2 28 (75.68%) SQL
3 18 (48.65%) T-SQL
4 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.81%) TypeScript
6 2 (5.41%) VB
6 2 (5.41%) VBA
7 1 (2.70%) ES6
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) NVQ Level 4
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) DevExpress
3 2 (5.41%) Tableau
4 1 (2.70%) Altova
4 1 (2.70%) Facebook
4 1 (2.70%) Google
4 1 (2.70%) IFS
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.70%) Telerik
4 1 (2.70%) Xamarin