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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 285 189 156
Rank change year-on-year
-96 -33
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 349 527 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 1.05% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.77% 2.84% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 298 374
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.80 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £41.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- -6.20%

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
19708 18586 16741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.98% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12891 11631 10237
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 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 478 655
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -97 332 £325 +4.41% 349
London -17 104 £338 -3.57% 38
South East -47 97 £345 +6.15% 65
South West -22 41 £330 +10.00% 42
Hampshire +10 33 £350 +12.00% 22
West Midlands -19 29 £300 -14.28% 62
City of London +7 24 £394 -2.05% 13
East of England -1 19 £375 +15.38% 18
Somerset +8 17 £328 -18.00% 9
Surrey -35 16 £325 -7.14% 16
Berkshire -6 15 £400 +45.45% 11
Yorkshire -61 15 £325 +12.06% 30
East Sussex - 15 - - 4
Bristol +3 14 £355 +29.09% 10
Buckinghamshire +2 13 £338 -18.18% 4
East Midlands -3 13 £300 +13.20% 30
Farnborough - 13 - -
Hertfordshire +10 12 £375 +15.38% 3
North West -43 12 £300 -7.69% 46
West Yorkshire -51 12 £325 +12.06% 22
Coventry -1 11 £313 -21.87% 1
Taunton -2 11 £322 - 2
Leeds -27 9 £325 +10.63% 8
Gosport - 9 £375 - 2
Reading +1 8 £425 +54.54% 4
Scotland -8 8 £325 -10.95% 7
Essex +12 7 £219 -37.50% 8
Wales -5 6 £225 -30.76% 8
Birmingham -5 6 £275 -4.34% 14
Edinburgh -6 6 £360 +2.85% 2

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 712 (99.72%) .NET
2 467 (65.41%) C#
3 425 (59.52%) SQL
4 376 (52.66%) SQL Server
5 323 (45.24%) ASP.NET
6 178 (24.93%) JavaScript
7 169 (23.67%) Microsoft
8 162 (22.69%) HTML
9 132 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
10 128 (17.93%) Visual Studio
11 127 (17.79%) Finance
12 122 (17.09%) XML
13 118 (16.53%) VB
14 113 (15.83%) CSS
14 113 (15.83%) MVC
15 110 (15.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 106 (14.85%) Oracle
17 101 (14.15%) SQL Server 2008
18 100 (14.01%) Team Foundation Server
19 97 (13.59%) Web Services
20 95 (13.31%) T-SQL
20 95 (13.31%) .NET Framework
21 93 (13.03%) WCF
22 92 (12.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 91 (12.75%) VBA
23 91 (12.75%) Windows
24 89 (12.46%) jQuery
25 80 (11.20%) Java
26 79 (11.06%) Scrum
27 72 (10.08%) MS Excel

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 44 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 36 (5.04%) IIS
3 26 (3.64%) CMS
4 20 (2.80%) WebSphere
5 16 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.26%) ArcGIS
8 9 (1.26%) Oracle BPEL
8 9 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.84%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.70%) K2 blackpearl
10 5 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.56%) Apache
11 4 (0.56%) WorkSite
11 4 (0.56%) LiveCycle
11 4 (0.56%) Kentico
12 3 (0.42%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 72 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.60%) MS Office
3 20 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (1.68%) MS Project
6 7 (0.98%) ArcInfo
7 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.14%) CATIA
8 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.54%) SmartPlant
3 8 (1.12%) Endur
3 8 (1.12%) ZaiNet
4 6 (0.84%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.14%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.28%) SaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.52%) Firewall
2 11 (1.54%) HTTP
3 7 (0.98%) FTP
4 6 (0.84%) Internet
5 5 (0.70%) Intranet
6 4 (0.56%) DHCP
6 4 (0.56%) LDAP
7 3 (0.42%) SAN
8 2 (0.28%) DNS
8 2 (0.28%) Wireless
8 2 (0.28%) NAS
8 2 (0.28%) Modbus
8 2 (0.28%) Profibus
8 2 (0.28%) Broadband
8 2 (0.28%) SMS
8 2 (0.28%) SMTP
8 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.28%) Extranet
8 2 (0.28%) Telnet
9 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (52.66%) SQL Server
2 110 (15.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 101 (14.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 92 (12.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 66 (9.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 66 (9.24%) Oracle Database
6 48 (6.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 34 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (4.48%) MS Access
8 32 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (3.36%) Crystal Reports
10 23 (3.22%) MySQL
11 22 (3.08%) Relational Database
12 21 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 13 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.26%) DTS
15 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
16 7 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 128 (17.93%) Visual Studio
2 100 (14.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (2.24%) JIRA
3 16 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 15 (2.10%) Subversion
5 14 (1.96%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.68%) NUnit
7 10 (1.40%) Maven
8 9 (1.26%) ClearQuest
8 9 (1.26%) JUnit
9 8 (1.12%) Rhino Mocks
9 8 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.98%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.56%) Selenium
12 4 (0.56%) PVCS
12 4 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.42%) Ant
13 3 (0.42%) WebSpeed
13 3 (0.42%) Eclipse
General
1 127 (17.79%) Finance
2 45 (6.30%) Banking
3 32 (4.48%) Marketing
4 19 (2.66%) Back Office
5 16 (2.24%) Retail
6 14 (1.96%) Legal
7 12 (1.68%) Games
7 12 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.26%) Front Office
10 8 (1.12%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.70%) Military
12 5 (0.70%) Law
13 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.56%) Automotive
14 3 (0.42%) Advertising
15 2 (0.28%) Electronics
16 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 516 (72.27%) Developer
2 255 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 109 (15.27%) VB.NET Developer
4 78 (10.92%) C# Developer
5 70 (9.80%) Analyst
6 59 (8.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 48 (6.72%) Programmer
8 43 (6.02%) SQL Developer
9 40 (5.60%) Software Developer
10 36 (5.04%) Senior Developer
11 26 (3.64%) Analyst Programmer
12 24 (3.36%) Consultant
12 24 (3.36%) Architect
12 24 (3.36%) ASP.NET Developer
13 23 (3.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 22 (3.08%) Applications Developer
15 21 (2.94%) Web Developer
15 21 (2.94%) Applications Support
16 19 (2.66%) Senior .NET Developer
17 16 (2.24%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 712 (99.72%) .NET
2 323 (45.24%) ASP.NET
3 162 (22.69%) HTML
4 122 (17.09%) XML
5 113 (15.83%) CSS
6 97 (13.59%) Web Services
7 95 (13.31%) .NET Framework
8 93 (13.03%) WCF
9 89 (12.46%) jQuery
10 61 (8.54%) WinForms
11 55 (7.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 52 (7.28%) Ajax
13 46 (6.44%) WPF
14 41 (5.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 34 (4.76%) XSLT
16 28 (3.92%) SOAP
17 26 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 25 (3.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 21 (2.94%) LINQ
20 20 (2.80%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.36%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.08%) Data Structures
4 21 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.66%) Open Source
6 17 (2.38%) User Experience
7 15 (2.10%) N-Tier
8 12 (1.68%) SCADA
9 11 (1.54%) FMCG
10 10 (1.40%) GIS
10 10 (1.40%) NHS
11 7 (0.98%) STB
11 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
12 6 (0.84%) Life Science
12 6 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.70%) MPEG
14 3 (0.42%) Replication
14 3 (0.42%) Clustering
14 3 (0.42%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 91 (12.75%) Windows
2 18 (2.52%) UNIX
3 14 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.12%) Linux
6 7 (0.98%) Android
6 7 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.70%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.14%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (15.83%) MVC
3 79 (11.06%) Scrum
4 54 (7.56%) OO
5 49 (6.86%) TDD
6 48 (6.72%) Migration
7 47 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (6.30%) Software Engineering
8 45 (6.30%) Web Development
9 44 (6.16%) Unit Testing
10 42 (5.88%) E-Commerce
11 34 (4.76%) ITIL
12 28 (3.92%) Workflow
13 25 (3.50%) CRM
14 24 (3.36%) Kanban
15 23 (3.22%) Test Scripting
15 23 (3.22%) Performance Tuning
16 22 (3.08%) Project Management
17 21 (2.94%) Data Management
18 20 (2.80%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 467 (65.41%) C#
2 425 (59.52%) SQL
3 178 (24.93%) JavaScript
4 118 (16.53%) VB
5 95 (13.31%) T-SQL
6 91 (12.75%) VBA
7 80 (11.20%) Java
8 60 (8.40%) VB6
9 51 (7.14%) PL/SQL
10 48 (6.72%) VBScript
11 23 (3.22%) C++
12 15 (2.10%) PHP
13 12 (1.68%) C
13 12 (1.68%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.40%) Ruby
14 10 (1.40%) XAML
15 6 (0.84%) Perl
16 5 (0.70%) Delphi
16 5 (0.70%) Python
16 5 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 46 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.60%) Degree
4 17 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.68%) MCTS
7 9 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.12%) VCP4
9 6 (0.84%) ISEB
9 6 (0.84%) MCITP
10 5 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.14%) OCP
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.14%) MCP
12 1 (0.14%) HND
12 1 (0.14%) PhD
12 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.94%) QA
2 5 (0.70%) SLA
3 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.28%) Firmware
3 1 (0.14%) Samba
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.84%) SCCM
3 4 (0.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 3 (0.42%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.14%) Control-M
5 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 169 (23.67%) Microsoft
2 106 (14.85%) Oracle
3 11 (1.54%) HP
4 9 (1.26%) Intergraph
4 9 (1.26%) Sitecore
5 7 (0.98%) SAP
5 7 (0.98%) Adobe
5 7 (0.98%) Trayport
6 6 (0.84%) Tableau
6 6 (0.84%) Interwoven
6 6 (0.84%) Open Text
6 6 (0.84%) Telerik
7 5 (0.70%) Business Objects
8 4 (0.56%) IBM
8 4 (0.56%) Informatica
8 4 (0.56%) Splunk
9 3 (0.42%) Sculptor
9 3 (0.42%) DevExpress
9 3 (0.42%) Google
9 3 (0.42%) Sun
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Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
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Rate: £275 - £325 per day
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Rate: £250 - 350 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Somerset
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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