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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 208 184 147
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -37
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 549 533 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.12% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.64% 3.03% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 348 374
Average daily rate £300 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 32
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.00 £44.50 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +37.25%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -39 525 £300 -14.28% 377
South East +6 126 £350 +4.47% 87
London -53 92 £375 -6.25% 49
Yorkshire +8 78 £290 -7.20% 32
Surrey +24 71 £375 +7.14% 17
West Midlands -11 55 £313 -5.30% 50
North West -20 51 £294 -11.65% 63
West Yorkshire +10 50 £290 -7.34% 19
South West -38 43 £275 -15.38% 34
Leeds +1 36 £290 -8.37% 12
East Midlands +5 30 £270 -16.92% 27
North East -8 27 £240 -31.42% 10
City of London -35 26 £400 -4.76% 13
East of England -34 24 £313 -3.84% 25
Tyne and Wear -12 23 £240 -31.42% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 23 £240 -31.42% 6
Wiltshire 0 21 £245 -45.55% 6
Leicestershire +4 20 £265 -22.05% 6
Manchester -16 19 £343 +24.54% 29
Reigate +3 17 £375 +7.14%
North Yorkshire +8 16 £220 -18.51% 3
Coventry +5 16 £260 -
Lancashire -12 16 £375 +36.36% 2
Hampshire -13 16 £313 -10.71% 20
Scotland -13 13 £350 +1.44% 14
Warwickshire +5 12 £300 -20.00% 4
Leicester -4 12 £265 -22.05% 3
York -5 11 £235 +14.63% 2
Gloucestershire -8 11 £250 -33.33% 7
Berkshire -21 11 £288 +19.79% 7

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1020 (99.90%) .NET
2 570 (55.83%) C#
3 554 (54.26%) SQL
4 547 (53.57%) SQL Server
5 501 (49.07%) ASP.NET
6 263 (25.76%) HTML
7 258 (25.27%) JavaScript
8 238 (23.31%) Microsoft
9 235 (23.02%) XML
10 196 (19.20%) Finance
11 187 (18.32%) Windows
12 182 (17.83%) Visual Studio
13 174 (17.04%) WinForms
14 172 (16.85%) SQL Server 2008
15 171 (16.75%) VB
16 163 (15.96%) T-SQL
17 157 (15.38%) Web Services
17 157 (15.38%) CSS
18 156 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 153 (14.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 144 (14.10%) MVC
21 139 (13.61%) Oracle
22 130 (12.73%) jQuery
23 128 (12.54%) SQL Server 2005
24 114 (11.17%) WCF
25 112 (10.97%) SharePoint
26 102 (9.99%) MS Excel
26 102 (9.99%) Security Cleared
27 93 (9.11%) .NET Framework
28 91 (8.91%) Team Foundation Server

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 112 (10.97%) SharePoint
2 51 (5.00%) IIS
3 42 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
4 30 (2.94%) CMS
5 19 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (1.37%) Umbraco
7 12 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (1.18%) DNN
8 11 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.88%) ColdFusion
9 9 (0.88%) SAS
10 7 (0.69%) Drupal
11 6 (0.59%) Jadu
11 6 (0.59%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.29%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.29%) Apache
13 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.098%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.098%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.098%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 102 (9.99%) MS Excel
2 61 (5.97%) MS Office
3 7 (0.69%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.39%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.29%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.20%) CATIA
6 2 (0.20%) Windchill
6 2 (0.20%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.20%) Simulink
7 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.098%) ArcInfo
7 1 (0.098%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 44 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.49%) Endur
4 4 (0.39%) ZaiNet
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.20%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.098%) Agresso
6 1 (0.098%) Maximo
6 1 (0.098%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.39%) Office 365
2 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.098%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.06%) Intranet
1 21 (2.06%) Internet
2 13 (1.27%) Wireless
2 13 (1.27%) Firewall
3 11 (1.08%) HTTP
4 9 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.49%) FTP
6 4 (0.39%) DHCP
6 4 (0.39%) ATM
7 3 (0.29%) DNS
7 3 (0.29%) SAN
7 3 (0.29%) WAN
8 2 (0.20%) NAS
8 2 (0.20%) TELNET
8 2 (0.20%) VoIP
8 2 (0.20%) Broadband
9 1 (0.098%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.098%) RTSP
9 1 (0.098%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.098%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 172 (16.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 156 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 153 (14.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 128 (12.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 58 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 44 (4.31%) MySQL
8 39 (3.82%) Relational Database
9 36 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (3.43%) DTS
11 26 (2.55%) Oracle Database
12 21 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
13 19 (1.86%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (1.18%) MS Access
17 10 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
18 5 (0.49%) SQLite
18 5 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 182 (17.83%) Visual Studio
2 91 (8.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (2.74%) Subversion
4 12 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 12 (1.18%) JIRA
5 10 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (0.78%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 7 (0.69%) NUnit
8 6 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (0.59%) ReSharper
9 5 (0.49%) Selenium
9 5 (0.49%) MSI
9 5 (0.49%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.49%) Moq
10 4 (0.39%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.39%) TortoiseSVN
10 4 (0.39%) Xcode
10 4 (0.39%) StarTeam
11 3 (0.29%) WinRunner
General
1 196 (19.20%) Finance
2 30 (2.94%) Banking
3 14 (1.37%) Back Office
4 13 (1.27%) Retail
5 11 (1.08%) Legal
6 9 (0.88%) Marketing
6 9 (0.88%) Local Government
6 9 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.39%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.39%) Advertising
8 4 (0.39%) Games
8 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.29%) Front Office
10 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.098%) Law
Job Titles
1 799 (78.26%) Developer
2 483 (47.31%) .NET Developer
3 260 (25.47%) VB.NET Developer
4 89 (8.72%) Analyst
5 79 (7.74%) C# Developer
6 78 (7.64%) SQL Developer
7 60 (5.88%) Programmer
8 57 (5.58%) ASP.NET Developer
9 55 (5.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 48 (4.70%) Software Developer
11 46 (4.51%) VB Developer
12 44 (4.31%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
13 38 (3.72%) VB6 Developer
14 36 (3.53%) Web Developer
14 36 (3.53%) Senior Developer
15 31 (3.04%) Analyst Programmer
15 31 (3.04%) SQL Server Developer
16 29 (2.84%) Software Engineer
17 25 (2.45%) Tester
17 25 (2.45%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1020 (99.90%) .NET
2 501 (49.07%) ASP.NET
3 263 (25.76%) HTML
4 235 (23.02%) XML
5 174 (17.04%) WinForms
6 157 (15.38%) Web Services
6 157 (15.38%) CSS
7 130 (12.73%) jQuery
8 114 (11.17%) WCF
9 93 (9.11%) .NET Framework
10 77 (7.54%) XSLT
11 73 (7.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 68 (6.66%) Ajax
13 58 (5.68%) WPF
14 49 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC
15 44 (4.31%) WF
15 44 (4.31%) SOAP
16 43 (4.21%) LINQ
17 37 (3.62%) HTML5
18 24 (2.35%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (2.55%) Computer Science
2 19 (1.86%) N-Tier
3 16 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
3 16 (1.57%) NHS
4 15 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 15 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (0.69%) STB
5 7 (0.69%) MPEG
5 7 (0.69%) Data Integration
6 6 (0.59%) Open Source
6 6 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.49%) Market Risk
7 5 (0.49%) VLE
8 4 (0.39%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.39%) iPad
8 4 (0.39%) iPhone
8 4 (0.39%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.39%) Derivative
8 4 (0.39%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.39%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 187 (18.32%) Windows
2 25 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (2.15%) UNIX
4 19 (1.86%) Linux
5 12 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.08%) Windows 8
7 10 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.88%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.88%) Android
8 9 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.78%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.20%) Solaris
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.098%) AIX
12 1 (0.098%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.098%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (14.10%) MVC
2 89 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (7.05%) Scrum
4 63 (6.17%) Unit Testing
5 61 (5.97%) Software Engineering
6 60 (5.88%) CRM
7 53 (5.19%) OO
7 53 (5.19%) Workflow
8 47 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
9 46 (4.51%) TDD
10 36 (3.53%) Test Scripting
11 33 (3.23%) Web Development
12 32 (3.13%) Migration
13 29 (2.84%) Release Management
14 27 (2.64%) E-Commerce
15 26 (2.55%) ETL
15 26 (2.55%) ITIL
16 25 (2.45%) UML
17 24 (2.35%) Project Management
17 24 (2.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 570 (55.83%) C#
2 554 (54.26%) SQL
3 258 (25.27%) JavaScript
4 171 (16.75%) VB
5 163 (15.96%) T-SQL
6 89 (8.72%) VB6
7 83 (8.13%) VBA
8 76 (7.44%) Java
9 58 (5.68%) C++
10 42 (4.11%) PL/SQL
11 41 (4.02%) PHP
12 40 (3.92%) C
13 36 (3.53%) VBScript
14 21 (2.06%) Perl
15 16 (1.57%) PowerShell
16 14 (1.37%) Python
17 12 (1.18%) Ruby
18 11 (1.08%) COBOL
19 9 (0.88%) PL/1
20 8 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 102 (9.99%) Security Cleared
2 72 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 58 (5.68%) Degree
4 22 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.76%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.18%) ISEB
7 8 (0.78%) MCTS
8 7 (0.69%) MCSD
9 5 (0.49%) MCITP
9 5 (0.49%) CEH
10 3 (0.29%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.20%) MCAD
12 1 (0.098%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.098%) IIBA
12 1 (0.098%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.08%) QA
2 4 (0.39%) SLA
3 3 (0.29%) HL7
3 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.098%) EMIR
System Software
1 9 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.59%) XenApp
4 4 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.20%) vSphere
5 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.20%) MetaFrame
5 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.098%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 8 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.39%) WMI
3 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.098%) WSUS
4 1 (0.098%) Control-M
Vendors
1 238 (23.31%) Microsoft
2 139 (13.61%) Oracle
3 15 (1.47%) Telerik
3 15 (1.47%) Sybase
4 13 (1.27%) EPiServer
5 11 (1.08%) VMware
5 11 (1.08%) Sitecore
6 9 (0.88%) Curam
6 9 (0.88%) Business Objects
6 9 (0.88%) McAfee
7 8 (0.78%) Citrix
7 8 (0.78%) Civica
8 7 (0.69%) IBM
8 7 (0.69%) JD Edwards
9 5 (0.49%) Blackboard
10 4 (0.39%) Infor
10 4 (0.39%) Trayport
10 4 (0.39%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.39%) Infragistics
10 4 (0.39%) Remedy
City, London
Experis Engineering
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £295 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Engineering
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Norfolk
Experis IT
Rate: £280 - £320 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
MBN Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £310 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Axica Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis IT
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago