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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 275 258 174
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -84
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 404 411 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.78% 1.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.90% 2.00% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 258 306
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £249 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 47
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £12.50 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.00 £35.00 £49.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%

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
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 420 560 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -12 375 £325 - 320
London +13 104 £325 -13.33% 44
South East +54 99 £350 - 60
West Midlands -24 44 £300 -0.82% 50
Surrey +30 42 £375 +0.67% 14
East of England -8 32 £338 +3.84% 26
South West -47 31 £290 -10.76% 45
City of London +22 24 £355 +1.42% 13
Yorkshire -1 24 £275 -14.06% 37
East Midlands -3 17 £308 -5.38% 14
Oxfordshire - 16 £270 - 14
Wiltshire -5 15 £230 -29.23% 11
Warwickshire +2 14 £300 - 4
West Yorkshire +1 14 £275 -14.72% 23
Berkshire +14 13 £375 +7.14% 10
Scotland -23 12 £338 +10.65% 11
North West -24 12 £300 - 33
Kent -1 11 £250 -28.57% 1
Staffordshire -4 11 £310 -6.06% 11
Buckinghamshire -5 10 £338 +8.87% 5
Essex -1 9 £338 +12.50% 7
Norfolk -5 9 £275 -15.38% 3
Coventry 0 8 £235 -17.90% 6
Wales -22 8 £289 -11.15% 7
Tyne and Wear -28 8 £375 +15.38% 7
North East -34 8 £375 +15.38% 9
Leeds -5 7 £304 -5.81% 14
Milton Keynes -7 7 £300 -3.22% 2
Slough - 7 £375 -
South Yorkshire +13 6 £115 - 7

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 873 (100.00%) .NET
2 599 (68.61%) C#
3 501 (57.39%) SQL Server
4 468 (53.61%) ASP.NET
5 463 (53.04%) SQL
6 268 (30.70%) JavaScript
7 257 (29.44%) HTML
8 199 (22.79%) Microsoft
9 198 (22.68%) MVC
10 195 (22.34%) CSS
11 181 (20.73%) XML
12 176 (20.16%) WCF
13 173 (19.82%) Windows
14 149 (17.07%) Web Services
15 145 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
16 141 (16.15%) Finance
17 136 (15.58%) jQuery
18 133 (15.23%) T-SQL
19 121 (13.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 121 (13.86%) SQL Server 2008
20 118 (13.52%) VB
21 116 (13.29%) Visual Studio
21 116 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 115 (13.17%) .NET Framework
23 112 (12.83%) Oracle
24 111 (12.71%) WinForms
25 110 (12.60%) Team Foundation Server
26 108 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC
27 98 (11.23%) SharePoint
28 75 (8.59%) Java

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 98 (11.23%) SharePoint
2 58 (6.64%) IIS
3 36 (4.12%) CMS
4 34 (3.89%) BizTalk Server
5 32 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 19 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
7 17 (1.95%) Umbraco
8 12 (1.37%) DNN
9 11 (1.26%) Documentum
10 8 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.92%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.92%) ColdFusion
10 8 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.80%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.69%) Kentico
13 5 (0.57%) Drupal
13 5 (0.57%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 74 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.15%) MS Office
3 9 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.46%) ArcInfo
5 4 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.23%) GIMP
7 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) InDesign
8 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 29 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.46%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 3 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.23%) Tridion
5 2 (0.23%) assyst
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
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%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.57%) SaaS
3 4 (0.46%) Office 365
4 3 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.41%) HTTP
2 16 (1.83%) Firewall
2 16 (1.83%) Intranet
3 15 (1.72%) Internet
4 14 (1.60%) FTP
5 11 (1.26%) Wireless
5 11 (1.26%) DHCP
5 11 (1.26%) NAS
6 9 (1.03%) Broadband
7 8 (0.92%) Telnet
8 6 (0.69%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.46%) DNS
10 2 (0.23%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.23%) SAN
10 2 (0.23%) Extranet
11 1 (0.11%) VPN
11 1 (0.11%) LDAP
11 1 (0.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 501 (57.39%) SQL Server
2 121 (13.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 121 (13.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 116 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (5.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 47 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 38 (4.35%) DTS
7 36 (4.12%) Relational Database
8 35 (4.01%) Oracle Database
9 27 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
12 18 (2.06%) MS Access
13 16 (1.83%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.49%) MySQL
15 9 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
17 5 (0.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 116 (13.29%) Visual Studio
2 110 (12.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (2.63%) Selenium
4 22 (2.52%) JIRA
5 18 (2.06%) JUnit
6 16 (1.83%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.83%) Subversion
7 13 (1.49%) NUnit
7 13 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (1.03%) Maven
8 9 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 8 (0.92%) ReSharper
10 7 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.69%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.69%) Trac
11 6 (0.69%) Redmine
11 6 (0.69%) Bugzilla
12 5 (0.57%) FitNesse
12 5 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 141 (16.15%) Finance
2 41 (4.70%) Banking
3 30 (3.44%) Marketing
4 27 (3.09%) Back Office
5 23 (2.63%) Retail
6 19 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.03%) Legal
9 7 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.69%) Front Office
10 6 (0.69%) Electronics
11 5 (0.57%) Advertising
11 5 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.46%) Games
13 3 (0.34%) Military
14 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.23%) Local Government
14 2 (0.23%) Law
15 1 (0.11%) Publishing
15 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 679 (77.78%) Developer
2 412 (47.19%) .NET Developer
3 216 (24.74%) VB.NET Developer
4 91 (10.42%) C# Developer
5 77 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
6 69 (7.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 57 (6.53%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 52 (5.96%) Analyst
9 47 (5.38%) Web Developer
10 42 (4.81%) SQL Developer
11 38 (4.35%) Programmer
12 37 (4.24%) Senior Developer
13 35 (4.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 32 (3.67%) Software Developer
15 25 (2.86%) SharePoint Developer
16 24 (2.75%) VB Developer
17 23 (2.63%) Consultant
17 23 (2.63%) SQL Server Developer
18 20 (2.29%) WinForms Developer
18 20 (2.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 873 (100.00%) .NET
2 468 (53.61%) ASP.NET
3 257 (29.44%) HTML
4 195 (22.34%) CSS
5 181 (20.73%) XML
6 176 (20.16%) WCF
7 149 (17.07%) Web Services
8 136 (15.58%) jQuery
9 115 (13.17%) .NET Framework
10 111 (12.71%) WinForms
11 108 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 73 (8.36%) Ajax
12 73 (8.36%) HTML5
13 60 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 50 (5.73%) XSLT
15 49 (5.61%) WPF
16 46 (5.27%) JSON
17 35 (4.01%) REST
18 33 (3.78%) ADO.NET
19 32 (3.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.21%) Computer Science
2 28 (3.21%) N-Tier
3 20 (2.29%) Management Information System
4 15 (1.72%) User Experience
5 12 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 10 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.03%) STB
7 9 (1.03%) Firmware
8 8 (0.92%) GIS
8 8 (0.92%) Market Risk
8 8 (0.92%) E-Learning
9 7 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (0.69%) Open Source
10 6 (0.69%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.69%) MPEG
10 6 (0.69%) SCORM
11 5 (0.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 173 (19.82%) Windows
2 24 (2.75%) UNIX
3 21 (2.41%) Linux
4 19 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.03%) Windows XP
6 9 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.80%) Android
8 6 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.34%) Solaris
9 3 (0.34%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (22.68%) MVC
2 145 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (7.79%) Unit Testing
4 65 (7.45%) CRM
4 65 (7.45%) OO
5 63 (7.22%) Scrum
6 49 (5.61%) E-Commerce
7 44 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
8 42 (4.81%) TDD
9 40 (4.58%) OOP
10 36 (4.12%) Project Management
11 35 (4.01%) Migration
12 33 (3.78%) Workflow
13 32 (3.67%) Software Engineering
14 29 (3.32%) Web Development
15 28 (3.21%) Test Scripting
16 25 (2.86%) ETL
17 22 (2.52%) SOA
17 22 (2.52%) Test Automation
18 21 (2.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 599 (68.61%) C#
2 463 (53.04%) SQL
3 268 (30.70%) JavaScript
4 133 (15.23%) T-SQL
5 118 (13.52%) VB
6 75 (8.59%) Java
7 63 (7.22%) VB6
8 56 (6.41%) VBScript
9 52 (5.96%) PL/SQL
10 50 (5.73%) PHP
10 50 (5.73%) VBA
11 39 (4.47%) C++
12 28 (3.21%) Ruby
13 25 (2.86%) Perl
14 21 (2.41%) Python
14 21 (2.41%) C
15 19 (2.18%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.26%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.57%) XPath
18 4 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (5.84%) Degree
2 50 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.80%) ISEB
6 6 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.34%) MCSE
7 3 (0.34%) HNC
7 3 (0.34%) HND
7 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.23%) MCSD
8 2 (0.23%) CCNA
8 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.23%) MCITP
8 2 (0.23%) MCTS
9 1 (0.11%) PhD
9 1 (0.11%) APMP
9 1 (0.11%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.06%) QA
2 5 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.34%) HL7
3 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 8 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.23%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.23%) XenApp
4 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.23%) SCCM
3 2 (0.23%) Control-M
3 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 199 (22.79%) Microsoft
2 112 (12.83%) Oracle
3 17 (1.95%) Sitecore
3 17 (1.95%) EPiServer
4 15 (1.72%) Sybase
5 14 (1.60%) IBM
5 14 (1.60%) Telerik
6 13 (1.49%) SAP
7 12 (1.37%) DevExpress
8 7 (0.80%) Open Text
8 7 (0.80%) HP
8 7 (0.80%) AccuRev
9 6 (0.69%) Business Objects
10 5 (0.57%) Capita
10 5 (0.57%) Citrix
10 5 (0.57%) Cognos
11 4 (0.46%) Cisco
11 4 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.34%) VMware
12 3 (0.34%) ESRI
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £516 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
East Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £295 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Newport
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago