The first table below looks at the demand for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 255 251 165
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -86
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 420 372 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.73% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.07% 1.91% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 244 338
Average daily rate
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£320 £320 £320
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.03% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 32
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +4.83%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20300 19476 20736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.13% 38.11% 35.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12991 12052 12380
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 567 789
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend

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

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

VB.NET Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VB.NET
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 388 £320 - 371
South East +23 112 £325 -7.14% 73
London +16 90 £330 -8.33% 56
Yorkshire +26 45 £320 +16.36% 37
West Midlands -17 43 £275 -10.20% 44
Surrey +19 37 £355 -21.11% 20
West Yorkshire +24 34 £313 +6.38% 22
South West -35 32 £260 -16.12% 40
East of England -17 28 £290 -1.69% 38
Leeds +20 26 £316 +3.68% 11
City of London +3 20 £350 +8.52% 17
Kent +11 19 £250 -28.57% 3
Hampshire -5 19 £325 -7.14% 13
Scotland -16 17 £338 -8.15% 12
North West -24 16 £288 -4.16% 49
Oxfordshire - 14 £270 - 8
East Midlands 0 13 £280 -13.84% 29
Staffordshire -1 13 £330 +0.76% 10
Coventry -5 11 £225 -14.28% 3
Essex +2 10 £165 -44.06% 8
Warwickshire +1 9 £275 - 7
Wiltshire -15 9 £200 -43.66% 6
Stoke-on-Trent 0 8 £330 +1.53% 3
Tyne and Wear -18 8 £233 -28.46% 6
North East -25 8 £233 -27.62% 6
South Yorkshire +7 7 £100 - 5
Cheshire +2 7 £264 -12.08% 14
Berkshire 0 7 £400 +60.00% 12
Norfolk -3 7 £290 -10.76% 7
Cambridgeshire -10 7 £425 +88.88% 11

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VB.NET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.NET.

1 966 (99.90%) .NET
2 607 (62.77%) C#
3 560 (57.91%) SQL Server
4 514 (53.15%) SQL
5 498 (51.50%) ASP.NET
6 271 (28.02%) JavaScript
7 250 (25.85%) HTML
8 223 (23.06%) Microsoft
9 205 (21.20%) XML
10 200 (20.68%) Windows
11 183 (18.92%) Finance
12 180 (18.61%) MVC
13 178 (18.41%) CSS
14 162 (16.75%) WCF
15 150 (15.51%) T-SQL
16 149 (15.41%) Visual Studio
16 149 (15.41%) Web Services
17 146 (15.10%) WinForms
18 138 (14.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 137 (14.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 136 (14.06%) VB
21 135 (13.96%) Oracle
21 135 (13.96%) SQL Server 2008
22 130 (13.44%) jQuery
23 115 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
24 110 (11.38%) SharePoint
25 99 (10.24%) ASP.NET MVC
26 96 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
27 95 (9.82%) .NET Framework
28 82 (8.48%) CRM

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VB.NET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 110 (11.38%) SharePoint
2 52 (5.38%) BizTalk Server
3 45 (4.65%) IIS
4 29 (3.00%) CMS
5 17 (1.76%) Umbraco
6 15 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (1.24%) DNN
9 12 (1.24%) Documentum
10 10 (1.03%) SAS
11 8 (0.83%) ColdFusion
12 7 (0.72%) Alfresco
12 7 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.62%) Drupal
13 6 (0.62%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.21%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.21%) Apache
15 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 80 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.38%) MS Office
3 8 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.52%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.41%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.21%) GIMP
9 1 (0.10%) MS Project
9 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 51 (5.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.21%) assyst
5 2 (0.21%) Tridion
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.10%) Line 500
6 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.10%) Maximo
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.41%) SaaS
3 3 (0.31%) Office 365
3 3 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.07%) Internet
2 18 (1.86%) Intranet
3 14 (1.45%) FTP
3 14 (1.45%) HTTP
4 13 (1.34%) Firewall
5 8 (0.83%) Wireless
6 7 (0.72%) Telnet
6 7 (0.72%) NAS
6 7 (0.72%) Broadband
6 7 (0.72%) DHCP
7 6 (0.62%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.21%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.10%) DNS
9 1 (0.10%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.10%) RTSP
9 1 (0.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (57.91%) SQL Server
2 138 (14.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 137 (14.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 135 (13.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 75 (7.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 52 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 38 (3.93%) Relational Database
7 38 (3.93%) DTS
8 26 (2.69%) MySQL
9 24 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
10 23 (2.38%) RDBMS
11 22 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (2.28%) Oracle Database
11 22 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (1.86%) MS Access
13 14 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 149 (15.41%) Visual Studio
2 115 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (2.07%) Selenium
4 18 (1.86%) JIRA
4 18 (1.86%) Subversion
5 15 (1.55%) Git (software)
6 14 (1.45%) JUnit
6 14 (1.45%) NUnit
7 13 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.93%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 8 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.72%) Bugzilla
11 7 (0.72%) ReSharper
11 7 (0.72%) Trac
11 7 (0.72%) Redmine
12 6 (0.62%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.62%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.62%) MSI
General
1 183 (18.92%) Finance
2 44 (4.55%) Banking
3 32 (3.31%) Back Office
4 26 (2.69%) Marketing
5 24 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.96%) Retail
7 10 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.72%) Legal
8 7 (0.72%) Front Office
8 7 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.52%) Advertising
9 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.41%) Electronics
11 3 (0.31%) Games
12 1 (0.10%) Military
12 1 (0.10%) Publishing
12 1 (0.10%) Local Government
12 1 (0.10%) Law
12 1 (0.10%) French Language
12 1 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 774 (80.04%) Developer
2 468 (48.40%) .NET Developer
3 277 (28.65%) VB.NET Developer
4 97 (10.03%) C# Developer
5 73 (7.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 70 (7.24%) C# .NET Developer
7 69 (7.14%) Analyst
8 62 (6.41%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 59 (6.10%) SQL Developer
10 50 (5.17%) Web Developer
11 42 (4.34%) Programmer
12 35 (3.62%) Software Developer
13 33 (3.41%) VB Developer
13 33 (3.41%) SQL Server Developer
14 32 (3.31%) Senior Developer
15 31 (3.21%) WinForms Developer
16 28 (2.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 23 (2.38%) Microsoft Developer
17 23 (2.38%) VB6 Developer
18 22 (2.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 966 (99.90%) .NET
2 498 (51.50%) ASP.NET
3 250 (25.85%) HTML
4 205 (21.20%) XML
5 178 (18.41%) CSS
6 162 (16.75%) WCF
7 149 (15.41%) Web Services
8 146 (15.10%) WinForms
9 130 (13.44%) jQuery
10 99 (10.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 95 (9.82%) .NET Framework
12 72 (7.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 68 (7.03%) Ajax
13 68 (7.03%) XSLT
14 62 (6.41%) HTML5
15 53 (5.48%) WPF
16 41 (4.24%) WF
17 36 (3.72%) JSON
18 32 (3.31%) LINQ
19 28 (2.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (2.38%) N-Tier
2 14 (1.45%) Management Information System
2 14 (1.45%) Computer Science
3 13 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
5 10 (1.03%) Mainframe
6 9 (0.93%) NHS
6 9 (0.93%) Market Risk
7 8 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.72%) Data Integration
8 7 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.62%) Firmware
9 6 (0.62%) E-Learning
9 6 (0.62%) STB
10 5 (0.52%) MPEG
10 5 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.41%) DTV
11 4 (0.41%) SCORM
12 3 (0.31%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 200 (20.68%) Windows
2 22 (2.28%) UNIX
3 21 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (2.17%) Linux
4 14 (1.45%) Windows 8
5 11 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.72%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.62%) Android
8 6 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.31%) Solaris
10 3 (0.31%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (18.61%) MVC
2 96 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (8.48%) CRM
4 76 (7.86%) Scrum
5 72 (7.45%) Unit Testing
6 53 (5.48%) Workflow
7 48 (4.96%) OO
8 46 (4.76%) TDD
9 45 (4.65%) Software Engineering
10 44 (4.55%) E-Commerce
10 44 (4.55%) Test Scripting
11 42 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
12 36 (3.72%) OOP
13 32 (3.31%) Web Development
14 28 (2.90%) Project Management
15 25 (2.59%) Migration
15 25 (2.59%) ETL
15 25 (2.59%) Release Management
16 23 (2.38%) ITIL
17 19 (1.96%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 607 (62.77%) C#
2 514 (53.15%) SQL
3 271 (28.02%) JavaScript
4 150 (15.51%) T-SQL
5 136 (14.06%) VB
6 80 (8.27%) VB6
7 74 (7.65%) Java
8 64 (6.62%) VBA
9 48 (4.96%) C++
10 45 (4.65%) PHP
11 42 (4.34%) PL/SQL
12 37 (3.83%) VBScript
13 29 (3.00%) C
14 25 (2.59%) Perl
15 23 (2.38%) Ruby
16 19 (1.96%) PowerShell
17 17 (1.76%) Python
18 10 (1.03%) COBOL
19 9 (0.93%) PL/1
20 8 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 80 (8.27%) Security Cleared
2 61 (6.31%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.14%) Degree
4 15 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.72%) ISEB
7 5 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.41%) MCTS
8 4 (0.41%) MCSD
9 3 (0.31%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.21%) MCITP
11 1 (0.10%) CEH
11 1 (0.10%) HNC
11 1 (0.10%) HND
11 1 (0.10%) MCSE
11 1 (0.10%) IIBA
11 1 (0.10%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.14%) QA
2 6 (0.62%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.31%) HL7
3 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.21%) XenApp
4 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.21%) Control-M
4 1 (0.10%) WMI
4 1 (0.10%) WSUS
4 1 (0.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 223 (23.06%) Microsoft
2 135 (13.96%) Oracle
3 18 (1.86%) Sybase
3 18 (1.86%) Telerik
4 14 (1.45%) IBM
4 14 (1.45%) EPiServer
5 13 (1.34%) Sitecore
6 10 (1.03%) SAP
7 9 (0.93%) DevExpress
7 9 (0.93%) Curam
8 5 (0.52%) AccuRev
8 5 (0.52%) Capita
8 5 (0.52%) Business Objects
8 5 (0.52%) McAfee
9 4 (0.41%) NetApp
9 4 (0.41%) Borland
9 4 (0.41%) Citrix
9 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.41%) Tableau
10 3 (0.31%) Talend
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