The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 277 207 158
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -49
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 354 476 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.98% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.84% 2.63% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 250 374
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £420 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 9
Average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.38 £15.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.75 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.17 £13.30
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +149.39%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19244 18080 17373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.87% 37.13% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12820 11381 10703
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 504 719
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.55 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 -77 335 £328 +4.80% 344
London +23 127 £350 +7.69% 35
South East -53 82 £350 +7.69% 79
South West -25 33 £328 -6.42% 38
West Midlands -13 32 £300 - 55
City of London +10 24 £350 -12.93% 7
Surrey -16 24 £350 -3.44% 11
Hampshire -11 22 £369 +18.00% 26
East of England -19 16 £331 +10.41% 10
North West -51 13 £300 -7.69% 61
East Sussex +3 12 £330 - 3
North East -14 12 £300 - 6
Berkshire -16 12 £400 +45.45% 12
East Midlands +10 11 £300 -17.80% 34
Coventry +3 11 £325 +8.33% 3
Bristol -4 11 £305 +10.90% 11
Buckinghamshire -7 11 £313 -23.07% 3
Scotland -9 11 £325 -7.14% 10
Tyne and Wear - 11 £275 - 3
Hertfordshire +3 9 £375 +15.38% 2
Somerset -4 8 £330 -17.50% 6
Yorkshire -38 8 £330 +20.00% 25
Birmingham -4 7 £306 +37.64% 12
Edinburgh -12 7 £325 -7.14% 4
Manchester -18 7 £300 - 35
West Yorkshire -29 7 £335 +21.81% 19
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £331 - 2
Milton Keynes -8 6 - - 1
Gloucestershire -18 6 £331 +14.22% 7
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £274 -

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 734 (100.00%) .NET
2 490 (66.76%) C#
3 425 (57.90%) SQL
4 386 (52.59%) SQL Server
5 353 (48.09%) ASP.NET
6 196 (26.70%) JavaScript
7 188 (25.61%) HTML
8 185 (25.20%) Microsoft
9 136 (18.53%) MVC
10 132 (17.98%) CSS
11 130 (17.71%) XML
12 124 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
13 122 (16.62%) Visual Studio
14 117 (15.94%) VB
14 117 (15.94%) Finance
15 115 (15.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 114 (15.53%) WCF
17 113 (15.40%) SQL Server 2008
18 112 (15.26%) Oracle
19 111 (15.12%) Web Services
20 108 (14.71%) .NET Framework
21 103 (14.03%) jQuery
22 99 (13.49%) Windows
23 90 (12.26%) T-SQL
24 89 (12.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 87 (11.85%) VBA
26 86 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
27 81 (11.04%) MS Excel
28 76 (10.35%) Java
29 74 (10.08%) Scrum

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 58 (7.90%) SharePoint
2 44 (5.99%) IIS
3 32 (4.36%) CMS
4 26 (3.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (2.18%) WebSphere
7 15 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.63%) ArcGIS
9 10 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (1.23%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.23%) Umbraco
11 8 (1.09%) Oracle BPEL
12 7 (0.95%) Kentico
13 6 (0.82%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.68%) Drupal
15 4 (0.54%) WorkSite
15 4 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.54%) LiveCycle
15 4 (0.54%) Moodle
Applications
1 81 (11.04%) MS Excel
2 49 (6.68%) MS Office
3 22 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.23%) MS Project
6 7 (0.95%) ArcInfo
7 4 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.14%) CATIA
8 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.50%) SmartPlant
3 8 (1.09%) ZaiNet
3 8 (1.09%) Endur
4 6 (0.82%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.14%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.68%) Office 365
3 3 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.86%) Firewall
2 16 (2.18%) HTTP
3 11 (1.50%) FTP
4 8 (1.09%) Intranet
4 8 (1.09%) DHCP
5 7 (0.95%) NAS
5 7 (0.95%) Wireless
6 5 (0.68%) Broadband
6 5 (0.68%) Internet
6 5 (0.68%) SAN
7 4 (0.54%) Telnet
7 4 (0.54%) DNS
8 3 (0.41%) LDAP
9 2 (0.27%) Extranet
9 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.27%) Modbus
9 2 (0.27%) Profibus
10 1 (0.14%) SMTP
10 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (52.59%) SQL Server
2 115 (15.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 113 (15.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 89 (12.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 74 (10.08%) Oracle Database
6 67 (9.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 47 (6.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 39 (5.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 29 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (3.81%) MS Access
11 27 (3.68%) Relational Database
12 23 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
12 23 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
13 16 (2.18%) MySQL
14 15 (2.04%) DTS
14 15 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 15 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 122 (16.62%) Visual Studio
2 86 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (2.59%) JIRA
4 16 (2.18%) Subversion
5 15 (2.04%) NUnit
6 13 (1.77%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (1.09%) Selenium
8 8 (1.09%) ClearQuest
8 8 (1.09%) Rhino Mocks
9 6 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.82%) Maven
9 6 (0.82%) JUnit
9 6 (0.82%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.41%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.41%) Hudson
10 3 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 117 (15.94%) Finance
2 41 (5.59%) Banking
3 34 (4.63%) Marketing
4 18 (2.45%) Retail
5 15 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.77%) Back Office
7 12 (1.63%) Legal
8 11 (1.50%) Games
9 9 (1.23%) Front Office
9 9 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.68%) Law
12 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.54%) Automotive
13 3 (0.41%) Advertising
13 3 (0.41%) Military
14 2 (0.27%) Electronics
15 1 (0.14%) Local Government
15 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 536 (73.02%) Developer
2 273 (37.19%) .NET Developer
3 116 (15.80%) VB.NET Developer
4 83 (11.31%) C# Developer
5 63 (8.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 58 (7.90%) Analyst
7 49 (6.68%) Programmer
8 41 (5.59%) Software Developer
9 39 (5.31%) Senior Developer
10 36 (4.90%) ASP.NET Developer
11 31 (4.22%) Architect
12 30 (4.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 30 (4.09%) SQL Developer
13 26 (3.54%) Analyst Programmer
13 26 (3.54%) Web Developer
14 25 (3.41%) Consultant
15 24 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
16 22 (3.00%) Applications Developer
17 18 (2.45%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
17 18 (2.45%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 734 (100.00%) .NET
2 353 (48.09%) ASP.NET
3 188 (25.61%) HTML
4 132 (17.98%) CSS
5 130 (17.71%) XML
6 114 (15.53%) WCF
7 111 (15.12%) Web Services
8 108 (14.71%) .NET Framework
9 103 (14.03%) jQuery
10 64 (8.72%) WinForms
11 63 (8.58%) ASP.NET MVC
12 60 (8.17%) Ajax
13 52 (7.08%) WPF
14 41 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 35 (4.77%) HTML5
16 32 (4.36%) XSLT
17 30 (4.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 27 (3.68%) SOAP
18 27 (3.68%) ADO.NET
19 24 (3.27%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 27 (3.68%) N-Tier
4 21 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.45%) User Experience
6 17 (2.32%) Open Source
7 15 (2.04%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.63%) STB
8 12 (1.63%) GIS
8 12 (1.63%) FMCG
9 11 (1.50%) SCADA
10 9 (1.23%) NHS
11 7 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.95%) MPEG
12 6 (0.82%) Life Science
12 6 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
13 5 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.68%) Clustering
13 5 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 99 (13.49%) Windows
2 21 (2.86%) UNIX
3 15 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.23%) Linux
6 8 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.09%) Android
7 7 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.14%) Solaris
10 1 (0.14%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (18.53%) MVC
2 124 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (10.08%) Scrum
4 64 (8.72%) OO
5 56 (7.63%) Migration
6 50 (6.81%) TDD
7 47 (6.40%) E-Commerce
8 46 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
9 45 (6.13%) Unit Testing
10 41 (5.59%) Web Development
11 40 (5.45%) Software Engineering
12 34 (4.63%) CRM
13 29 (3.95%) Project Management
14 27 (3.68%) ITIL
14 27 (3.68%) Data Management
14 27 (3.68%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (3.54%) Web Design
15 26 (3.54%) Test Scripting
15 26 (3.54%) Service Delivery
16 25 (3.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 490 (66.76%) C#
2 425 (57.90%) SQL
3 196 (26.70%) JavaScript
4 117 (15.94%) VB
5 90 (12.26%) T-SQL
6 87 (11.85%) VBA
7 76 (10.35%) Java
8 64 (8.72%) VBScript
9 57 (7.77%) PL/SQL
10 52 (7.08%) VB6
11 23 (3.13%) PHP
12 22 (3.00%) C++
13 15 (2.04%) C
14 11 (1.50%) XAML
14 11 (1.50%) Ruby
15 10 (1.36%) Perl
16 8 (1.09%) Python
16 8 (1.09%) PowerShell
17 6 (0.82%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 41 (5.59%) Degree
3 40 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.36%) MCTS
7 7 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.95%) ISEB
8 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.54%) MCITP
10 3 (0.41%) HND
11 2 (0.27%) MCSE
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.27%) CCNA
11 2 (0.27%) HNC
12 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) MCP
12 1 (0.14%) OCP
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.41%) QA
2 5 (0.68%) SLA
3 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.68%) Firmware
3 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.41%) SCCM
3 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.14%) Control-M
4 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 185 (25.20%) Microsoft
2 112 (15.26%) Oracle
3 12 (1.63%) Sitecore
4 10 (1.36%) HP
5 9 (1.23%) Intergraph
6 8 (1.09%) Telerik
6 8 (1.09%) SAP
7 7 (0.95%) Trayport
7 7 (0.95%) Business Objects
7 7 (0.95%) Adobe
8 6 (0.82%) EPiServer
8 6 (0.82%) Open Text
8 6 (0.82%) Tableau
9 5 (0.68%) DevExpress
9 5 (0.68%) IBM
9 5 (0.68%) Interwoven
10 4 (0.54%) Informatica
10 4 (0.54%) ESRI
10 4 (0.54%) Sybase
11 3 (0.41%) Citrix
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Crewe, Cheshire
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Lewes, East Sussex
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Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
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West London
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