The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
UK
Rank 363 312 298
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -14
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 248 349 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.70% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.37% 1.81% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 231 223
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £48.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +31.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £34.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.96 £73.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £48.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +43.38%

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
18145 19265 18965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.53% 38.61% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12413 13009 12745
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 510 408
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VB.NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 228 £350 +7.69% 194
London +16 78 £365 +8.14% 22
South East +17 45 £358 +19.16% 46
South West +19 28 £275 -15.38% 14
North West +6 22 £338 +3.84% 24
East Midlands -8 19 £288 -11.53% 22
City of London -6 12 £330 +0.76% 3
West Midlands -44 12 £338 -3.57% 36
Hampshire +14 11 £375 +25.00% 3
Leicestershire +13 11 £275 +10.00% 4
Yorkshire -8 11 £340 +4.61% 19
Gloucestershire +7 9 £275 -35.29% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 9 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire +1 8 £350 +7.69% 7
Lancashire +10 7 £360 +87.01% 2
Cirencester +7 7 £275 - 1
East of England +3 7 £475 +49.01% 8
Surrey +10 6 £358 +19.16% 7
Merseyside +6 6 £313 +4.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £400 +25.00% 10
Derbyshire +1 6 £330 -20.00% 3
Manchester 0 6 £300 -7.69% 11
Derby +8 5 £330 -17.50% 3
Swindon +6 5 £450 +20.00% 4
Liverpool +3 5 £325 +8.33%
South Yorkshire -1 5 £340 +0.74% 2
Wiltshire -3 5 £450 +28.57% 6
Tyne and Wear -16 5 £353 +0.71% 2
North East -18 5 £353 +0.71% 3
Cobham - 5 £360 -

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 580 (100.00%) .NET
2 451 (77.76%) C#
3 358 (61.72%) SQL Server
4 323 (55.69%) SQL
5 248 (42.76%) ASP.NET
6 191 (32.93%) HTML
7 184 (31.72%) Microsoft
8 179 (30.86%) JavaScript
9 168 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
10 166 (28.62%) MVC
11 161 (27.76%) CSS
12 135 (23.28%) T-SQL
13 128 (22.07%) XML
14 121 (20.86%) Windows
15 110 (18.97%) jQuery
16 100 (17.24%) VB
17 89 (15.34%) Finance
17 89 (15.34%) SQL Server 2008
18 86 (14.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 85 (14.66%) Web Services
20 80 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
21 75 (12.93%) VB6
21 75 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 75 (12.93%) Oracle
21 75 (12.93%) SharePoint
22 72 (12.41%) Scrum
23 69 (11.90%) .NET Framework
24 67 (11.55%) LINQ
25 66 (11.38%) WCF
26 65 (11.21%) MS Excel

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 75 (12.93%) SharePoint
2 51 (8.79%) IIS
3 35 (6.03%) CMS
4 27 (4.66%) Sitecore CMS
5 18 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 17 (2.93%) MS Exchange
7 16 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.55%) Predix
9 5 (0.86%) SAS
10 4 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.52%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.52%) Documentum
11 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.52%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.52%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.34%) JBoss
12 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 65 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.03%) MS Office
3 5 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (2.76%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.34%) Sage 50
3 2 (0.34%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (3.79%) Office 365
3 8 (1.38%) Boomi
4 7 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.21%) GitHub
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.21%) DNS
1 7 (1.21%) Internet
2 6 (1.03%) DHCP
2 6 (1.03%) LDAP
3 5 (0.86%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.69%) FTP
4 4 (0.69%) Intranet
4 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.52%) HTTP
6 2 (0.34%) Extranet
6 2 (0.34%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.34%) Network Security
6 2 (0.34%) SNMP
6 2 (0.34%) SSL
7 1 (0.17%) Firewall
7 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (61.72%) SQL Server
2 89 (15.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 86 (14.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 75 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 47 (8.10%) Relational Database
7 37 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (5.52%) MS Access
9 31 (5.34%) MongoDB
10 22 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (3.28%) Hadoop
12 19 (3.28%) NoSQL
13 18 (3.10%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (2.59%) Big Data
14 15 (2.59%) Oracle Database
15 13 (2.24%) RDBMS
16 12 (2.07%) SQL Server 2000
17 11 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
18 7 (1.21%) DTS
Development Applications
1 80 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 64 (11.03%) Visual Studio
3 18 (3.10%) Eclipse
4 15 (2.59%) Ant
4 15 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.59%) Gradle
5 14 (2.41%) Hudson
5 14 (2.41%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.38%) Selenium
7 7 (1.21%) JIRA
7 7 (1.21%) Subversion
8 6 (1.03%) MSBuild
8 6 (1.03%) NUnit
9 4 (0.69%) Moq
9 4 (0.69%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.52%) gulp
10 3 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.34%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
General
1 89 (15.34%) Finance
2 54 (9.31%) Advertising
3 32 (5.52%) Banking
4 23 (3.97%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.93%) Retail
6 13 (2.24%) Automotive
6 13 (2.24%) Back Office
7 10 (1.72%) Front Office
7 10 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.21%) Games
9 6 (1.03%) French Language
10 5 (0.86%) Billing
10 5 (0.86%) German Language
10 5 (0.86%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.86%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.69%) Publishing
12 3 (0.52%) Law
12 3 (0.52%) Marketing
12 3 (0.52%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 474 (81.72%) Developer
2 322 (55.52%) .NET Developer
3 153 (26.38%) C# Developer
4 138 (23.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 110 (18.97%) VB.NET Developer
6 75 (12.93%) SQL Developer
7 48 (8.28%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 31 (5.34%) Software Developer
9 30 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
10 29 (5.00%) Sitecore Developer
10 29 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
11 24 (4.14%) .NET Software Developer
11 24 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 24 (4.14%) Senior Developer
12 23 (3.97%) WinForms Developer
13 21 (3.62%) VB Developer
14 20 (3.45%) Analyst
14 20 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 19 (3.28%) Access Developer
15 19 (3.28%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 580 (100.00%) .NET
2 248 (42.76%) ASP.NET
3 191 (32.93%) HTML
4 161 (27.76%) CSS
5 128 (22.07%) XML
6 110 (18.97%) jQuery
7 85 (14.66%) Web Services
8 69 (11.90%) .NET Framework
9 67 (11.55%) LINQ
10 66 (11.38%) WCF
11 61 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 59 (10.17%) WinForms
13 58 (10.00%) Ajax
14 53 (9.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 50 (8.62%) HTML5
15 50 (8.62%) WPF
16 37 (6.38%) AngularJS
17 34 (5.86%) LINQ to SQL
18 26 (4.48%) XSLT
19 23 (3.97%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.38%) N-Tier
2 34 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.93%) Client/Server
4 14 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.24%) Mathematics
5 13 (2.24%) SCADA
6 7 (1.21%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.03%) NHS
8 5 (0.86%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (0.86%) Clustering
8 5 (0.86%) MPEG
8 5 (0.86%) PKI
8 5 (0.86%) Robotics
8 5 (0.86%) STB
9 4 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.69%) iPad
9 4 (0.69%) Replication
10 3 (0.52%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 121 (20.86%) Windows
2 26 (4.48%) Linux
3 24 (4.14%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.07%) Unix
5 12 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.90%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.90%) Windows XP
7 10 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.86%) Android
11 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (28.62%) MVC
3 72 (12.41%) Scrum
4 48 (8.28%) Web Development
5 46 (7.93%) TDD
6 42 (7.24%) SDLC
7 41 (7.07%) OOP
8 40 (6.90%) Migration
9 38 (6.55%) Unit Testing
10 32 (5.52%) ERP
11 29 (5.00%) OWASP
11 29 (5.00%) Secure Coding
12 28 (4.83%) OO
13 27 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (3.79%) Release Management
15 21 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (3.45%) E-Commerce
16 20 (3.45%) UML
17 18 (3.10%) ITIL
18 17 (2.93%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 451 (77.76%) C#
2 323 (55.69%) SQL
3 179 (30.86%) JavaScript
4 135 (23.28%) T-SQL
5 100 (17.24%) VB
6 75 (12.93%) VB6
7 65 (11.21%) VBA
8 50 (8.62%) Java
9 30 (5.17%) C++
10 24 (4.14%) PowerShell
10 24 (4.14%) Python
11 20 (3.45%) VBScript
12 14 (2.41%) C
12 14 (2.41%) Perl
12 14 (2.41%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.55%) PHP
14 5 (0.86%) VC++
15 3 (0.52%) Ruby
15 3 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 42 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 40 (6.90%) Degree
3 18 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.41%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.90%) ISEB
6 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.17%) CHECK Team Leader
10 1 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.17%) HND
10 1 (0.17%) MCP
10 1 (0.17%) MCSD
10 1 (0.17%) MCSE
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.93%) QA
2 10 (1.72%) SLA
3 4 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.52%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.17%) Basel II
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.34%) Docker
3 1 (0.17%) MetaFrame
3 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.38%) Puppet
3 6 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.17%) MIIS
Vendors
1 184 (31.72%) Microsoft
2 75 (12.93%) Oracle
3 31 (5.34%) Sitecore
4 15 (2.59%) Red Hat
4 15 (2.59%) SAP
5 10 (1.72%) ILOG
6 9 (1.55%) Blue Prism
6 9 (1.55%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.38%) Dell
8 6 (1.03%) AppDynamics
9 5 (0.86%) Cisco
9 5 (0.86%) Intel Security
9 5 (0.86%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.86%) Symantec
10 3 (0.52%) Kofax
10 3 (0.52%) Lotus
10 3 (0.52%) Teradata
10 3 (0.52%) VMware
11 2 (0.34%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.34%) LexisNexis
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day + expenses (accomodation) 3 months contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable based on skill set
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South West London
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £150 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago