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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 248 257 165
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -92
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 428 373 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.73% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.11% 1.92% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 244 336
Average daily rate
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£313 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £301 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.07% -4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +4.83%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20247 19436 20658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.04% 38.09% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12959 12021 12339
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 410 571 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.80 £50.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 +10 395 £320 +0.39% 395
South East +40 112 £325 -7.14% 79
London +5 91 £335 -7.58% 63
Yorkshire +36 48 £316 +15.00% 37
West Midlands -23 41 £288 -6.12% 51
West Yorkshire +31 37 £300 +2.12% 21
Surrey +20 36 £350 -22.22% 22
South West -33 33 £260 -5.45% 42
Leeds +22 29 £306 +0.40% 11
East of England -14 28 £290 -1.69% 36
City of London +9 20 £350 +8.52% 18
North West -13 20 £281 -1.31% 53
Kent +9 19 £250 -28.57% 3
Hampshire -10 19 £350 - 14
Scotland -15 17 £338 -8.64% 12
Staffordshire +1 14 £330 +0.76% 12
Oxfordshire - 14 £270 - 9
East Midlands -2 13 £280 -13.84% 29
Coventry -6 11 £225 -14.28% 4
Essex +6 10 £165 -44.06% 8
Wiltshire -9 10 £200 -43.66% 6
Stoke-on-Trent +1 9 £330 +1.53% 3
Manchester -6 9 £281 +2.27% 24
Berkshire -3 8 £400 +60.00% 15
Tyne and Wear -17 8 £233 -28.46% 6
North East -22 8 £233 -27.62% 6
South Yorkshire +7 7 £100 - 4
Cheshire +4 7 £264 -12.08% 15
Norfolk -3 7 £290 -10.76% 7
Cambridgeshire -8 7 £425 +88.88% 9

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 967 (99.90%) .NET
2 609 (62.91%) C#
3 562 (58.06%) SQL Server
4 514 (53.10%) SQL
5 497 (51.34%) ASP.NET
6 269 (27.79%) JavaScript
7 248 (25.62%) HTML
8 222 (22.93%) Microsoft
9 206 (21.28%) XML
10 200 (20.66%) Windows
11 186 (19.21%) Finance
12 181 (18.70%) MVC
13 176 (18.18%) CSS
14 162 (16.74%) WCF
15 151 (15.60%) T-SQL
16 149 (15.39%) Web Services
16 149 (15.39%) Visual Studio
17 148 (15.29%) WinForms
18 139 (14.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 137 (14.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 137 (14.15%) VB
19 137 (14.15%) Oracle
20 136 (14.05%) SQL Server 2008
21 129 (13.33%) jQuery
22 115 (11.88%) Team Foundation Server
23 109 (11.26%) SharePoint
24 100 (10.33%) ASP.NET MVC
25 95 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
25 95 (9.81%) .NET Framework
26 82 (8.47%) VB6

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 109 (11.26%) SharePoint
2 52 (5.37%) BizTalk Server
3 45 (4.65%) IIS
4 29 (3.00%) CMS
5 17 (1.76%) Umbraco
6 14 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (1.24%) DNN
8 12 (1.24%) Documentum
9 10 (1.03%) SAS
10 8 (0.83%) ColdFusion
11 7 (0.72%) Alfresco
12 6 (0.62%) Drupal
12 6 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.62%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.21%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.21%) Apache
14 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 81 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.37%) MS Office
3 8 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.52%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.31%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.21%) GIMP
8 1 (0.10%) InDesign
8 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 51 (5.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.21%) assyst
5 2 (0.21%) Tridion
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.10%) Line 500
6 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.10%) Maximo
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.41%) SaaS
3 3 (0.31%) Office 365
3 3 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.07%) Internet
2 18 (1.86%) Intranet
3 14 (1.45%) FTP
3 14 (1.45%) HTTP
4 13 (1.34%) Firewall
5 8 (0.83%) Wireless
6 7 (0.72%) Telnet
6 7 (0.72%) NAS
6 7 (0.72%) Broadband
6 7 (0.72%) DHCP
7 6 (0.62%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.21%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.10%) DNS
9 1 (0.10%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.10%) RTSP
9 1 (0.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 562 (58.06%) SQL Server
2 139 (14.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 137 (14.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 136 (14.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 76 (7.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 53 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 38 (3.93%) Relational Database
7 38 (3.93%) DTS
8 26 (2.69%) MySQL
9 24 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
10 23 (2.38%) RDBMS
10 23 (2.38%) Oracle Database
10 23 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (1.86%) MS Access
13 14 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 149 (15.39%) Visual Studio
2 115 (11.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (2.07%) Selenium
4 18 (1.86%) JIRA
5 17 (1.76%) Subversion
6 15 (1.55%) Git (software)
7 14 (1.45%) JUnit
7 14 (1.45%) NUnit
8 13 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (0.93%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 8 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.72%) Bugzilla
12 7 (0.72%) ReSharper
12 7 (0.72%) Trac
12 7 (0.72%) Redmine
13 6 (0.62%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.62%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 186 (19.21%) Finance
2 43 (4.44%) Banking
3 31 (3.20%) Back Office
4 26 (2.69%) Marketing
5 24 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.86%) Retail
7 10 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.72%) Legal
8 7 (0.72%) Front Office
8 7 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.52%) Advertising
9 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.41%) Electronics
11 3 (0.31%) Games
12 1 (0.10%) Law
12 1 (0.10%) Publishing
12 1 (0.10%) French Language
12 1 (0.10%) German Language
12 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 774 (79.96%) Developer
2 466 (48.14%) .NET Developer
3 275 (28.41%) VB.NET Developer
4 96 (9.92%) C# Developer
5 72 (7.44%) ASP.NET Developer
6 69 (7.13%) Analyst
6 69 (7.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 61 (6.30%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 60 (6.20%) SQL Developer
9 50 (5.17%) Web Developer
10 41 (4.24%) Programmer
11 35 (3.62%) Software Developer
12 34 (3.51%) VB Developer
12 34 (3.51%) SQL Server Developer
13 32 (3.31%) Senior Developer
14 31 (3.20%) WinForms Developer
15 27 (2.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 24 (2.48%) Tester
16 24 (2.48%) VB6 Developer
17 23 (2.38%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 967 (99.90%) .NET
2 497 (51.34%) ASP.NET
3 248 (25.62%) HTML
4 206 (21.28%) XML
5 176 (18.18%) CSS
6 162 (16.74%) WCF
7 149 (15.39%) Web Services
8 148 (15.29%) WinForms
9 129 (13.33%) jQuery
10 100 (10.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 95 (9.81%) .NET Framework
12 73 (7.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 68 (7.02%) Ajax
13 68 (7.02%) XSLT
14 62 (6.40%) HTML5
15 53 (5.48%) WPF
16 41 (4.24%) WF
17 36 (3.72%) JSON
18 32 (3.31%) LINQ
19 28 (2.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (2.38%) N-Tier
2 18 (1.86%) Computer Science
3 14 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
6 10 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 9 (0.93%) NHS
7 9 (0.93%) Market Risk
8 8 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.62%) Firmware
10 6 (0.62%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.62%) E-Learning
10 6 (0.62%) STB
11 5 (0.52%) MPEG
12 4 (0.41%) DTV
12 4 (0.41%) SCORM
13 3 (0.31%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 200 (20.66%) Windows
2 22 (2.27%) UNIX
3 21 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (2.17%) Linux
4 14 (1.45%) Windows 8
5 11 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.72%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.62%) Android
9 5 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.31%) Solaris
11 3 (0.31%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (18.70%) MVC
2 95 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (8.47%) CRM
4 76 (7.85%) Scrum
5 74 (7.64%) Unit Testing
6 52 (5.37%) Workflow
7 48 (4.96%) OO
8 46 (4.75%) TDD
9 44 (4.55%) E-Commerce
9 44 (4.55%) Test Scripting
10 43 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (4.44%) Software Engineering
11 36 (3.72%) OOP
12 32 (3.31%) Web Development
13 28 (2.89%) Project Management
14 26 (2.69%) Release Management
15 25 (2.58%) ETL
16 23 (2.38%) ITIL
16 23 (2.38%) Migration
17 19 (1.96%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 609 (62.91%) C#
2 514 (53.10%) SQL
3 269 (27.79%) JavaScript
4 151 (15.60%) T-SQL
5 137 (14.15%) VB
6 82 (8.47%) VB6
7 78 (8.06%) Java
8 63 (6.51%) VBA
9 52 (5.37%) C++
10 49 (5.06%) PHP
11 43 (4.44%) PL/SQL
12 37 (3.82%) VBScript
13 29 (3.00%) C
14 25 (2.58%) Perl
15 23 (2.38%) Ruby
16 19 (1.96%) PowerShell
17 17 (1.76%) Python
18 10 (1.03%) COBOL
19 9 (0.93%) PL/1
20 8 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 79 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.55%) Degree
4 16 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.72%) ISEB
5 7 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.52%) CEH
6 5 (0.52%) MCTS
7 4 (0.41%) MCSD
8 3 (0.31%) MCITP
8 3 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.10%) HNC
9 1 (0.10%) HND
9 1 (0.10%) MCSE
9 1 (0.10%) IIBA
9 1 (0.10%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.14%) QA
2 6 (0.62%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.31%) HL7
3 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.21%) Control-M
4 1 (0.10%) WMI
4 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 222 (22.93%) Microsoft
2 137 (14.15%) Oracle
3 18 (1.86%) Sybase
3 18 (1.86%) Telerik
4 14 (1.45%) EPiServer
4 14 (1.45%) IBM
5 13 (1.34%) Sitecore
6 10 (1.03%) SAP
7 9 (0.93%) Curam
7 9 (0.93%) DevExpress
8 6 (0.62%) Business Objects
9 5 (0.52%) McAfee
9 5 (0.52%) AccuRev
9 5 (0.52%) Capita
10 4 (0.41%) Tableau
10 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.41%) NetApp
10 4 (0.41%) Borland
10 4 (0.41%) Citrix
11 3 (0.31%) HP
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