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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 316 271 264
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -7
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 366 425 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.75% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.62% 2.02% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 289 253
Average daily rate
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£340 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £308 £319
% change year-on-year
+8.94% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.74 £35.00 £13.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £147.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%

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
22660 21091 20704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.24% 37.30% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15232 13369 13034
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 422 577
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 -50 334 £340 +6.25% 279
London -25 86 £438 +34.61% 27
South East -69 57 £335 +3.07% 42
West Midlands +7 46 £331 +10.41% 40
South West +1 39 £375 +44.23% 36
East Midlands +10 28 £300 -1.63% 27
City of London +11 25 £450 +38.46% 8
Yorkshire -33 25 £331 +3.51% 18
East of England -5 21 £323 -0.76% 22
Hampshire +18 20 £340 +8.80% 10
Gloucestershire +7 20 £368 +63.33% 6
West Yorkshire -28 20 £325 +1.56% 11
North West -24 17 £344 +16.52% 57
Staffordshire -8 16 £345 +11.29% 6
North East -22 16 £324 -13.66% 11
Coventry +10 15 £283 +0.89% 3
Scotland -3 14 £325 -3.70% 6
Tyne and Wear -21 14 £310 -17.33% 3
Leeds -24 13 £325 +1.56% 4
Wales -7 12 £344 +19.04% 3
Gloucester - 11 £385 - 1
Leicestershire +4 10 £305 - 7
Kent -6 10 £338 +35.00% 3
Berkshire 0 9 £335 -10.66% 8
Lancashire -5 9 £363 +34.25% 6
Norfolk +10 8 £300 +3.44% 1
Swindon +2 8 £400 - 3
Wiltshire -14 8 £400 +100.00% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 8 £310 -17.33% 3
Surrey -45 8 £308 -12.14% 8

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 714 (100.00%) .NET
2 477 (66.81%) C#
3 429 (60.08%) SQL Server
4 368 (51.54%) SQL
5 336 (47.06%) ASP.NET
6 222 (31.09%) HTML
7 211 (29.55%) JavaScript
8 200 (28.01%) Microsoft
9 168 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
10 165 (23.11%) Finance
11 161 (22.55%) VB
12 158 (22.13%) CSS
13 150 (21.01%) MVC
14 144 (20.17%) Visual Studio
14 144 (20.17%) .NET Framework
15 143 (20.03%) Web Services
16 137 (19.19%) XML
17 127 (17.79%) Windows
18 123 (17.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 118 (16.53%) T-SQL
20 116 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 105 (14.71%) WCF
22 103 (14.43%) jQuery
23 102 (14.29%) SDLC
24 97 (13.59%) SQL Server 2008
25 90 (12.61%) WinForms
26 89 (12.46%) VB6
27 86 (12.04%) Oracle
27 86 (12.04%) Team Foundation Server
28 84 (11.76%) MS Excel

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 75 (10.50%) IIS
2 59 (8.26%) SharePoint
3 24 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 24 (3.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 22 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (2.52%) CMS
6 13 (1.82%) SAS
7 12 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (1.40%) ArcGIS
9 7 (0.98%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.98%) JBoss
9 7 (0.98%) Apache
9 7 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.84%) ArcSDE
10 6 (0.84%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 84 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.74%) MS Office
3 8 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.56%) MS Project
4 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.42%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) Simulink
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 12 (1.68%) Adobe Campaign
2 10 (1.40%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.56%) SmartPlant
5 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) Agresso
6 1 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.96%) Google Analytics
1 14 (1.96%) Adobe Analytics
2 8 (1.12%) Office 365
3 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.70%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.80%) HTTP
1 20 (2.80%) Internet
2 13 (1.82%) FTP
3 10 (1.40%) SSL
4 8 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.84%) DNS
5 6 (0.84%) LDAP
5 6 (0.84%) SMTP
5 6 (0.84%) Intranet
6 5 (0.70%) DHCP
7 4 (0.56%) Wireless
7 4 (0.56%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.42%) NAS
8 3 (0.42%) Telnet
8 3 (0.42%) Firewall
8 3 (0.42%) Broadband
9 1 (0.14%) ATM
9 1 (0.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (60.08%) SQL Server
2 123 (17.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 116 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 97 (13.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 72 (10.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 65 (9.10%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (7.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 48 (6.72%) Relational Database
9 44 (6.16%) Oracle Database
10 37 (5.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
12 26 (3.64%) SQL Server 2000
13 19 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (2.52%) MS Access
14 18 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
15 17 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
16 15 (2.10%) MySQL
16 15 (2.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 15 (2.10%) Oracle BI EE
17 13 (1.82%) DTS
Development Applications
1 144 (20.17%) Visual Studio
2 86 (12.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (3.22%) JIRA
4 21 (2.94%) NUnit
5 20 (2.80%) Subversion
6 19 (2.66%) Git (software)
7 11 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 9 (1.26%) Selenium
9 8 (1.12%) JUnit
10 6 (0.84%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.84%) ERwin
10 6 (0.84%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.56%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.56%) AccuRev
12 4 (0.56%) PHPUnit
12 4 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
12 4 (0.56%) ClearQuest
General
1 165 (23.11%) Finance
2 53 (7.42%) Banking
3 26 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 24 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 23 (3.22%) Marketing
6 18 (2.52%) Back Office
7 11 (1.54%) Retail
8 9 (1.26%) Publishing
9 8 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.12%) Automotive
9 8 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.12%) Legal
10 5 (0.70%) Law
10 5 (0.70%) Advertising
11 4 (0.56%) Games
12 3 (0.42%) Front Office
13 2 (0.28%) Electronics
13 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.14%) Military
14 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 553 (77.45%) Developer
2 277 (38.80%) .NET Developer
3 138 (19.33%) VB.NET Developer
4 79 (11.06%) C# Developer
5 69 (9.66%) Analyst
6 63 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
7 46 (6.44%) SQL Developer
8 34 (4.76%) Software Developer
9 33 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 32 (4.48%) Web Developer
10 32 (4.48%) Programmer
10 32 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
11 27 (3.78%) VB Developer
11 27 (3.78%) Architect
12 25 (3.50%) Senior Developer
13 22 (3.08%) Analyst Developer
14 21 (2.94%) Applications Developer
14 21 (2.94%) AWS Developer
15 17 (2.38%) SharePoint Developer
15 17 (2.38%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 714 (100.00%) .NET
2 336 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 222 (31.09%) HTML
4 158 (22.13%) CSS
5 144 (20.17%) .NET Framework
6 143 (20.03%) Web Services
7 137 (19.19%) XML
8 105 (14.71%) WCF
9 103 (14.43%) jQuery
10 90 (12.61%) WinForms
11 56 (7.84%) Ajax
12 50 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 39 (5.46%) HTML5
14 33 (4.62%) WPF
14 33 (4.62%) XSLT
15 31 (4.34%) SOAP
16 28 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 26 (3.64%) CSS3
18 24 (3.36%) Entity Framework
19 23 (3.22%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.08%) Client/Server
3 20 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.66%) N-Tier
5 12 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.40%) GIS
6 10 (1.40%) NHS
7 9 (1.26%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.12%) STB
8 8 (1.12%) MPEG
9 7 (0.98%) Digital Media
9 7 (0.98%) iPad
10 6 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.84%) User Experience
10 6 (0.84%) W3C
10 6 (0.84%) Clustering
11 5 (0.70%) Economics
11 5 (0.70%) PKI
11 5 (0.70%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 127 (17.79%) Windows
2 29 (4.06%) UNIX
3 14 (1.96%) Linux
3 14 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.56%) Android
7 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.14%) OS/400
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.14%) VME
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (21.01%) MVC
3 102 (14.29%) SDLC
4 65 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
5 59 (8.26%) Scrum
6 51 (7.14%) TDD
7 50 (7.00%) Web Development
7 50 (7.00%) E-Commerce
8 46 (6.44%) Unit Testing
9 41 (5.74%) OO
9 41 (5.74%) ETL
10 40 (5.60%) Migration
11 29 (4.06%) Workflow
11 29 (4.06%) SOA
12 28 (3.92%) ITIL
13 26 (3.64%) Project Management
14 25 (3.50%) Software Engineering
15 24 (3.36%) Analytics
16 23 (3.22%) Kimball Methodology
17 21 (2.94%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 477 (66.81%) C#
2 368 (51.54%) SQL
3 211 (29.55%) JavaScript
4 161 (22.55%) VB
5 118 (16.53%) T-SQL
6 89 (12.46%) VB6
7 70 (9.80%) VBScript
8 61 (8.54%) VBA
9 52 (7.28%) Java
10 38 (5.32%) PL/SQL
11 37 (5.18%) PowerShell
12 24 (3.36%) C++
13 20 (2.80%) PHP
14 15 (2.10%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.82%) C
15 13 (1.82%) Python
16 10 (1.40%) Perl
16 10 (1.40%) Ruby
17 8 (1.12%) MATLAB
17 8 (1.12%) XAML
Qualifications
1 73 (10.22%) Degree
2 37 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.54%) ISEB
5 10 (1.40%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.84%) HND
7 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.70%) CISSP
9 4 (0.56%) HNC
10 3 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.42%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.42%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.42%) MCAD
10 3 (0.42%) MCSD
11 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.14%) PMP
12 1 (0.14%) MCSA
12 1 (0.14%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.82%) QA
2 6 (0.84%) SLA
3 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.42%) Basel II
4 2 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.56%) BitLocker
3 3 (0.42%) Firmware
4 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.28%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (0.56%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.28%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.28%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 200 (28.01%) Microsoft
2 86 (12.04%) Oracle
3 20 (2.80%) HP
4 19 (2.66%) Adobe
5 18 (2.52%) Tableau
6 17 (2.38%) Sitecore
7 14 (1.96%) Google
7 14 (1.96%) IBM
8 12 (1.68%) Aprimo
8 12 (1.68%) Eloqua
9 10 (1.40%) ESRI
10 8 (1.12%) SAP
10 8 (1.12%) Telerik
11 6 (0.84%) Teradata
12 5 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.56%) Intergraph
13 4 (0.56%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.42%) Aquila
15 2 (0.28%) VMware
15 2 (0.28%) Facebook
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City, London
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Posted: 8 hours ago
North East
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Rate: £120 - £192 Per Day Positions to become permanent
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Newbury, Berkshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
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Rate: £28 - 31 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: Unspecified Good Rates, Good Team, Interesting Work
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Staffordshire
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Manchester
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