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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 270 265 167
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -98
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 416 379 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.72% 1.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.00% 1.86% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 245 333
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £319 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.74% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £13.76 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.00 £35.00 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%

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
20752 20425 21371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.29% 38.78% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13136 12842 12798
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £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 415 566 761
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.90 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 28 August 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 August 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 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 388 £320 -1.53% 327
South East +51 109 £325 -7.14% 60
London +10 100 £325 -13.33% 48
West Midlands -11 47 £300 +1.69% 45
Surrey +34 45 £350 -22.22% 11
South West -35 34 £260 -20.00% 45
Yorkshire +16 30 £320 +4.91% 35
East of England -14 30 £325 +4.83% 30
City of London +19 24 £325 -7.14% 12
West Yorkshire +6 18 £320 +1.58% 21
Kent +1 18 £250 -28.57% 3
Oxfordshire - 17 £300 - 18
Warwickshire 0 14 £300 - 3
East Midlands -4 14 £305 -2.40% 15
Wiltshire -9 13 £200 -38.46% 10
North West -22 13 £295 -1.66% 44
Staffordshire -2 12 £310 -6.06% 10
Essex +2 11 £331 +40.95% 6
Scotland -12 11 £338 +1.04% 9
Norfolk -4 10 £290 -10.76% 6
Leeds -4 10 £320 +1.58% 10
Coventry -3 9 £280 +6.66% 6
Tyne and Wear -19 9 £375 +15.38% 6
North East -25 9 £375 +15.38% 7
Hampshire -8 8 £313 -37.50% 14
Somerset -11 8 £300 -17.80% 5
Berkshire +6 7 £375 +38.88% 7
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £363 +7.40% 3
Norwich -5 7 £290 - 6
Gloucestershire -17 7 £215 - 7

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 897 (100.00%) .NET
2 601 (67.00%) C#
3 522 (58.19%) SQL Server
4 488 (54.40%) ASP.NET
5 474 (52.84%) SQL
6 285 (31.77%) JavaScript
7 266 (29.65%) HTML
8 201 (22.41%) Microsoft
9 196 (21.85%) CSS
10 193 (21.52%) MVC
11 188 (20.96%) XML
12 177 (19.73%) Windows
13 176 (19.62%) WCF
14 158 (17.61%) Web Services
15 143 (15.94%) T-SQL
15 143 (15.94%) Finance
16 136 (15.16%) jQuery
17 128 (14.27%) WinForms
18 126 (14.05%) VB
19 125 (13.94%) Visual Studio
19 125 (13.94%) SQL Server 2008
20 121 (13.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 113 (12.60%) Team Foundation Server
22 112 (12.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 111 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC
24 110 (12.26%) .NET Framework
25 109 (12.15%) Oracle
26 92 (10.26%) SharePoint
27 84 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
28 77 (8.58%) MS Excel

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 92 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 56 (6.24%) IIS
3 35 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
4 32 (3.57%) CMS
5 24 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (1.90%) Umbraco
7 16 (1.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 14 (1.56%) DNN
8 14 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.34%) Documentum
10 8 (0.89%) ColdFusion
10 8 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.67%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.56%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.45%) Drupal
13 4 (0.45%) Moodle
13 4 (0.45%) Kentico
14 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 77 (8.58%) MS Excel
2 47 (5.24%) MS Office
3 10 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.67%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.33%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.22%) GIMP
7 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.11%) InDesign
8 1 (0.11%) MS Project
8 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.22%) assyst
5 2 (0.22%) Tridion
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.11%) Line 500
6 1 (0.11%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.56%) SaaS
3 4 (0.45%) Office 365
4 3 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.01%) HTTP
2 17 (1.90%) Firewall
3 16 (1.78%) Internet
4 15 (1.67%) FTP
4 15 (1.67%) Intranet
5 12 (1.34%) Wireless
5 12 (1.34%) NAS
6 11 (1.23%) DHCP
7 10 (1.11%) Broadband
8 9 (1.00%) Telnet
9 6 (0.67%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.33%) DNS
11 2 (0.22%) SAN
11 2 (0.22%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 522 (58.19%) SQL Server
2 125 (13.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 121 (13.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 112 (12.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (6.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 40 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 40 (4.46%) DTS
7 31 (3.46%) Relational Database
8 29 (3.23%) Oracle Database
9 26 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 24 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (2.12%) MySQL
12 18 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (1.90%) MS Access
14 15 (1.67%) RDBMS
15 13 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
17 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 5 (0.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 125 (13.94%) Visual Studio
2 113 (12.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (2.56%) JIRA
3 23 (2.56%) Selenium
4 20 (2.23%) Subversion
5 18 (2.01%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.78%) NUnit
7 14 (1.56%) JUnit
8 13 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 8 (0.89%) ReSharper
12 7 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 7 (0.78%) Redmine
12 7 (0.78%) Bugzilla
12 7 (0.78%) Trac
13 6 (0.67%) Jenkins
14 5 (0.56%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 143 (15.94%) Finance
2 40 (4.46%) Banking
3 27 (3.01%) Marketing
4 26 (2.90%) Back Office
5 22 (2.45%) Retail
6 19 (2.12%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.78%) Front Office
8 7 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.56%) Electronics
10 4 (0.45%) Legal
11 3 (0.33%) Advertising
11 3 (0.33%) Games
12 2 (0.22%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Law
13 1 (0.11%) Military
13 1 (0.11%) Publishing
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 722 (80.49%) Developer
2 435 (48.49%) .NET Developer
3 232 (25.86%) VB.NET Developer
4 101 (11.26%) C# Developer
5 78 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 76 (8.47%) C# .NET Developer
7 59 (6.58%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 51 (5.69%) Web Developer
9 50 (5.57%) Analyst
10 45 (5.02%) SQL Developer
11 42 (4.68%) Senior Developer
12 40 (4.46%) Software Developer
13 38 (4.24%) Programmer
14 35 (3.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 28 (3.12%) VB Developer
16 25 (2.79%) SQL Server Developer
17 24 (2.68%) WinForms Developer
17 24 (2.68%) SharePoint Developer
18 23 (2.56%) Senior .NET Developer
19 20 (2.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 897 (100.00%) .NET
2 488 (54.40%) ASP.NET
3 266 (29.65%) HTML
4 196 (21.85%) CSS
5 188 (20.96%) XML
6 176 (19.62%) WCF
7 158 (17.61%) Web Services
8 136 (15.16%) jQuery
9 128 (14.27%) WinForms
10 111 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 110 (12.26%) .NET Framework
12 75 (8.36%) HTML5
13 74 (8.25%) Ajax
14 66 (7.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 55 (6.13%) WPF
16 50 (5.57%) XSLT
17 41 (4.57%) JSON
18 34 (3.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 34 (3.79%) LINQ
18 34 (3.79%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (3.68%) N-Tier
2 18 (2.01%) Management Information System
2 18 (2.01%) Computer Science
3 12 (1.34%) Mainframe
3 12 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
5 10 (1.11%) STB
5 10 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (1.00%) Market Risk
6 9 (1.00%) Firmware
7 8 (0.89%) E-Learning
8 7 (0.78%) NHS
8 7 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.67%) MPEG
9 6 (0.67%) SCORM
9 6 (0.67%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.67%) Open Source
9 6 (0.67%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.56%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 177 (19.73%) Windows
2 25 (2.79%) UNIX
3 21 (2.34%) Linux
4 20 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.89%) Windows XP
7 7 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.56%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.56%) Android
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.33%) Solaris
10 3 (0.33%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (21.52%) MVC
2 84 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (8.14%) Unit Testing
4 69 (7.69%) Scrum
5 65 (7.25%) CRM
6 60 (6.69%) OO
7 50 (5.57%) E-Commerce
7 50 (5.57%) TDD
8 41 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (4.12%) OOP
10 36 (4.01%) Workflow
10 36 (4.01%) Software Engineering
11 34 (3.79%) Migration
12 29 (3.23%) Web Development
13 28 (3.12%) Project Management
14 25 (2.79%) Test Scripting
15 23 (2.56%) ETL
16 22 (2.45%) Test Automation
17 19 (2.12%) SOA
18 17 (1.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 601 (67.00%) C#
2 474 (52.84%) SQL
3 285 (31.77%) JavaScript
4 143 (15.94%) T-SQL
5 126 (14.05%) VB
6 67 (7.47%) Java
6 67 (7.47%) VB6
7 57 (6.35%) VBA
8 54 (6.02%) PL/SQL
9 53 (5.91%) VBScript
10 47 (5.24%) PHP
11 36 (4.01%) C++
12 25 (2.79%) Perl
12 25 (2.79%) Ruby
13 21 (2.34%) PowerShell
14 19 (2.12%) C
15 18 (2.01%) Python
16 12 (1.34%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 59 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 49 (5.46%) SC Cleared
3 43 (4.79%) Degree
4 13 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.78%) ISEB
6 6 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.33%) MCSD
7 3 (0.33%) HNC
7 3 (0.33%) HND
7 3 (0.33%) MCSE
8 2 (0.22%) CCNA
8 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.22%) MCTS
8 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) IIBA
9 1 (0.11%) APMP
9 1 (0.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.67%) QA
2 6 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.33%) HL7
3 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 6 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.22%) XenApp
3 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
3 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.22%) Control-M
3 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.22%) SCCM
4 1 (0.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 201 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 109 (12.15%) Oracle
3 21 (2.34%) Sybase
4 17 (1.90%) EPiServer
5 16 (1.78%) Telerik
5 16 (1.78%) Sitecore
6 14 (1.56%) IBM
7 12 (1.34%) SAP
7 12 (1.34%) DevExpress
8 7 (0.78%) AccuRev
8 7 (0.78%) HP
9 5 (0.56%) Citrix
9 5 (0.56%) Cognos
9 5 (0.56%) Business Objects
9 5 (0.56%) Capita
9 5 (0.56%) Open Text
10 4 (0.45%) McAfee
10 4 (0.45%) Cisco
11 3 (0.33%) EMC
11 3 (0.33%) NetApp
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London
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