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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 399 310 215
Rank change year-on-year
-89 -95
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 275 389 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.70% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.29% 1.87% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 243 348
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £503 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £33.05 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.58% -5.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.75 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £35.25 £108.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £33.05 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-51.58% -5.57%

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
21327 20829 20320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.16% 37.30% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14646 13547 13247
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 438 477
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -97 260 £350 +7.69% 246
London -84 72 £401 +7.00% 48
South East -26 58 £375 +7.14% 42
East Midlands +12 30 £300 - 15
Berkshire +23 27 £375 - 4
West Midlands -5 26 £325 - 50
Reading -2 21 £375 +7.14% 2
North West +3 20 £288 -8.00% 25
Hampshire +4 17 £450 +24.20% 13
City of London +25 15 £350 -12.50% 7
Northamptonshire +23 15 £381 - 4
East of England 0 14 £350 +33.33% 17
South West -19 14 £338 +2.89% 19
North East -21 14 £288 - 3
Yorkshire -15 12 £319 -0.39% 25
Tyne and Wear -27 11 £288 - 3
Leicestershire -1 10 £218 -27.50% 7
Surrey -10 10 £400 +28.00% 6
Scotland -17 10 £315 -20.25% 10
Northampton - 10 £400 - 3
Manchester -4 9 £275 -13.72% 18
West Yorkshire -18 7 £319 -0.39% 18
Sunderland +2 6 £288 -
Birmingham 0 6 £340 +13.33% 15
Cheshire -1 6 £425 +44.06% 4
Somerset -7 6 £400 +23.07% 5
Leatherhead -20 6 £400 +6.66%
Leeds -22 6 £319 -0.39% 10
Hook +4 5 £475 +51.24%
Gosport -13 5 £320 -11.72%

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 629 (100.00%) .NET
2 437 (69.48%) C#
3 368 (58.51%) SQL Server
4 358 (56.92%) SQL
5 231 (36.72%) ASP.NET
6 183 (29.09%) Microsoft
7 182 (28.93%) JavaScript
8 164 (26.07%) VB
9 153 (24.32%) Windows
9 153 (24.32%) .NET Framework
10 146 (23.21%) HTML
11 145 (23.05%) MVC
12 129 (20.51%) CSS
13 119 (18.92%) XML
14 117 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
15 116 (18.44%) Finance
16 112 (17.81%) T-SQL
16 112 (17.81%) MS Excel
17 111 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
18 110 (17.49%) Oracle
19 107 (17.01%) jQuery
20 105 (16.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 105 (16.69%) WinForms
21 84 (13.35%) VB6
22 83 (13.20%) Visual Studio
23 75 (11.92%) Web Services
23 75 (11.92%) Team Foundation Server
24 74 (11.76%) VBA
25 73 (11.61%) Web Development
25 73 (11.61%) SQL Server 2012

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 66 (10.49%) SharePoint
2 50 (7.95%) IIS
3 32 (5.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 23 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (2.38%) CMS
6 12 (1.91%) Node.js
7 11 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (1.59%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.43%) Apache
9 9 (1.43%) WordPress
10 5 (0.79%) Drupal
10 5 (0.79%) Joomla!
11 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.64%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.32%) DNN
12 2 (0.32%) Documentum
12 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.32%) FileNet
Applications
1 112 (17.81%) MS Excel
2 45 (7.15%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.48%) Simulink
3 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.16%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.16%) Revit
4 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) AWD
2 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.59%) Office 365
3 8 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.64%) SaaS
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.32%) Route 53
5 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.18%) Internet
2 13 (2.07%) HTTP
2 13 (2.07%) Intranet
3 9 (1.43%) DNS
3 9 (1.43%) SSL
4 8 (1.27%) Firewall
5 7 (1.11%) SMTP
6 5 (0.79%) Extranet
6 5 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.64%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.48%) ATM
8 3 (0.48%) DHCP
9 2 (0.32%) DVB
9 2 (0.32%) FTP
9 2 (0.32%) Network Security
10 1 (0.16%) NAS
10 1 (0.16%) Telnet
10 1 (0.16%) VDSL
10 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (58.51%) SQL Server
2 111 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 105 (16.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (11.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 60 (9.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (6.36%) Relational Database
6 40 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 37 (5.88%) Oracle Database
8 34 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 26 (4.13%) RDBMS
10 22 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (2.54%) MySQL
12 14 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (1.59%) Big Data
15 10 (1.59%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.59%) MS Access
16 9 (1.43%) Datazen
17 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 83 (13.20%) Visual Studio
2 75 (11.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.91%) Subversion
4 11 (1.75%) JIRA
5 10 (1.59%) MSI
6 9 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.43%) NUnit
7 6 (0.95%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.79%) Selenium
9 4 (0.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 4 (0.64%) Moq
9 4 (0.64%) Xcode
10 3 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.32%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.32%) FishEye
11 2 (0.32%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.32%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 116 (18.44%) Finance
2 61 (9.70%) Banking
3 20 (3.18%) Retail
4 19 (3.02%) Marketing
5 18 (2.86%) Back Office
6 17 (2.70%) Advertising
7 16 (2.54%) Investment Banking
8 14 (2.23%) Legal
9 13 (2.07%) Law
10 11 (1.75%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.43%) German Language
12 6 (0.95%) Games
13 5 (0.79%) Automotive
13 5 (0.79%) French Language
13 5 (0.79%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.79%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.48%) Front Office
14 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.32%) Billing
15 2 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 486 (77.27%) Developer
2 324 (51.51%) .NET Developer
3 181 (28.78%) VB.NET Developer
4 128 (20.35%) C# Developer
5 117 (18.60%) C# .NET Developer
6 96 (15.26%) SQL Developer
7 62 (9.86%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 47 (7.47%) ASP.NET Developer
9 41 (6.52%) Software Developer
10 40 (6.36%) WinForms Developer
11 35 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
11 35 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
12 34 (5.41%) VB Developer
13 32 (5.09%) Analyst
14 31 (4.93%) VB6 Developer
15 29 (4.61%) Applications Developer
15 29 (4.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 29 (4.61%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
15 29 (4.61%) Web Developer
16 26 (4.13%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 629 (100.00%) .NET
2 231 (36.72%) ASP.NET
3 153 (24.32%) .NET Framework
4 146 (23.21%) HTML
5 129 (20.51%) CSS
6 119 (18.92%) XML
7 107 (17.01%) jQuery
8 105 (16.69%) WinForms
9 75 (11.92%) Web Services
10 66 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 51 (8.11%) Entity Framework
12 42 (6.68%) WCF
13 41 (6.52%) WPF
14 40 (6.36%) Ajax
15 37 (5.88%) HTML5
16 33 (5.25%) Classic ASP
17 27 (4.29%) AngularJS
17 27 (4.29%) JSON
18 26 (4.13%) LINQ
19 22 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.93%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.18%) Mathematics
4 17 (2.70%) N-Tier
5 16 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
8 8 (1.27%) iPad
8 8 (1.27%) NHS
9 7 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.11%) STB
10 5 (0.79%) iSeries
11 4 (0.64%) MPEG
11 4 (0.64%) Online Games
11 4 (0.64%) User Experience
12 3 (0.48%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.48%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.48%) Fintech
12 3 (0.48%) Replication
12 3 (0.48%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 153 (24.32%) Windows
2 20 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (2.54%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.23%) Unix
4 14 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.43%) Linux
6 9 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (0.79%) Android
10 4 (0.64%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.16%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (23.05%) MVC
2 117 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (11.61%) Web Development
4 65 (10.33%) OO
5 48 (7.63%) SDLC
6 47 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (6.68%) TDD
8 39 (6.20%) Scrum
8 39 (6.20%) Software Engineering
9 37 (5.88%) Change Management
9 37 (5.88%) Unit Testing
10 33 (5.25%) E-Commerce
11 29 (4.61%) Migration
12 27 (4.29%) Mentoring
13 26 (4.13%) ITIL
14 22 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
15 20 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (3.02%) Project Management
17 16 (2.54%) Memory Management
17 16 (2.54%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 437 (69.48%) C#
2 358 (56.92%) SQL
3 182 (28.93%) JavaScript
4 164 (26.07%) VB
5 112 (17.81%) T-SQL
6 84 (13.35%) VB6
7 74 (11.76%) VBA
8 56 (8.90%) VBScript
9 51 (8.11%) Java
10 49 (7.79%) C++
11 39 (6.20%) PowerShell
12 35 (5.56%) PL/SQL
13 31 (4.93%) C
14 22 (3.50%) PHP
15 12 (1.91%) XAML
16 11 (1.75%) Python
17 10 (1.59%) COBOL
17 10 (1.59%) PL/1
18 7 (1.11%) MATLAB
18 7 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (9.70%) Degree
2 42 (6.68%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.95%) MCSD
8 5 (0.79%) ISEB
9 4 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.64%) MCSE
10 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.48%) HND
11 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.16%) CISSP
12 1 (0.16%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.16%) GWAPT
12 1 (0.16%) MCP
12 1 (0.16%) OSCE
12 1 (0.16%) OSCP
12 1 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.18%) QA
2 6 (0.95%) SLA
3 4 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.16%) Basel II
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.32%) Postfix
3 2 (0.32%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.79%) SCCM
3 4 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.48%) SCOM
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.32%) Puppet
5 2 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.16%) Ambari
6 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 183 (29.09%) Microsoft
2 110 (17.49%) Oracle
3 11 (1.75%) SAP
3 11 (1.75%) VMware
4 8 (1.27%) HP
4 8 (1.27%) IBM
4 8 (1.27%) Lumension
5 7 (1.11%) Remedy
6 6 (0.95%) Intel Security
6 6 (0.95%) RedGate
7 5 (0.79%) iManage
8 4 (0.64%) Appcelerator
8 4 (0.64%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.64%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.48%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.48%) Citrix
9 3 (0.48%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.48%) Infragistics
9 3 (0.48%) OpenText
9 3 (0.48%) Telerik
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