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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 325 303 198
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -105
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 330 335 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.65% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.71% 1.73% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 198 295
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £462 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 30
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £15.75 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.25 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-19.11% -

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
19337 19344 18433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.15% 37.82% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13125 12822 11505
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 508 429 491
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.65 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 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 -12 300 £338 +3.84% 319
London -35 85 £375 +15.38% 59
South East -32 45 £325 -4.41% 64
West Midlands +2 44 £350 +16.66% 36
East Midlands +27 42 £325 +8.33% 39
North West +8 29 £325 +8.33% 40
Yorkshire +4 28 £325 - 37
Northamptonshire +32 22 £381 +1.66% 17
West Yorkshire +4 22 £325 - 21
Leeds +7 21 £325 - 13
Scotland +7 20 £334 +2.69% 3
Staffordshire +8 18 £318 +7.62% 10
Manchester 0 18 £325 +8.33% 22
Northampton +29 17 £378 +0.66% 5
Surrey -6 15 £375 +15.38% 6
North East -10 13 £350 +16.66% 4
Tyne and Wear -14 13 £350 +16.66% 4
Solihull - 13 £375 - 2
City of London +33 12 £330 -5.71% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 12 £350 +16.66% 1
Hampshire -1 9 £300 -18.64% 18
Nottinghamshire -1 9 £325 +124.13% 11
Nottingham -6 9 £325 - 10
South West -25 8 £375 +13.63% 30
Berkshire +5 7 £313 -21.87% 11
Leicestershire 0 7 £270 - 9
Stoke-on-Trent -1 7 £320 +11.30% 4
East of England -7 7 £310 -17.33% 10
Reading -2 6 £313 -26.47% 6
Birmingham -3 5 £344 +25.00% 14

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 699 (100.00%) .NET
2 509 (72.82%) C#
3 391 (55.94%) SQL
4 387 (55.36%) SQL Server
5 260 (37.20%) ASP.NET
6 189 (27.04%) JavaScript
7 180 (25.75%) VB
8 178 (25.46%) Microsoft
9 168 (24.03%) MVC
10 164 (23.46%) HTML
11 162 (23.18%) .NET Framework
12 158 (22.60%) Windows
13 140 (20.03%) CSS
14 138 (19.74%) WinForms
15 130 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
16 128 (18.31%) SQL Server 2008
16 128 (18.31%) Finance
17 117 (16.74%) XML
18 116 (16.60%) Oracle
19 110 (15.74%) Visual Studio
19 110 (15.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 108 (15.45%) jQuery
21 102 (14.59%) MS Excel
22 100 (14.31%) T-SQL
23 99 (14.16%) VB6
24 97 (13.88%) VBA
25 95 (13.59%) Web Services
26 83 (11.87%) Team Foundation Server
27 76 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 73 (10.44%) SharePoint

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 73 (10.44%) SharePoint
2 58 (8.30%) IIS
3 42 (6.01%) SharePoint 2013
4 27 (3.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 14 (2.00%) CMS
6 11 (1.57%) Apache
6 11 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (1.00%) SAS
8 5 (0.72%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.57%) JBoss
10 2 (0.29%) DNN
10 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.29%) FileNet
10 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.29%) WordPress
11 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 102 (14.59%) MS Excel
2 44 (6.29%) MS Office
3 4 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.57%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.43%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Simulink
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) SmartPlant
3 1 (0.14%) AWD
3 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.86%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.86%) Office 365
3 4 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.72%) Intranet
2 10 (1.43%) SMTP
3 9 (1.29%) HTTP
4 8 (1.14%) Internet
5 7 (1.00%) DNS
5 7 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.86%) ATM
7 5 (0.72%) Extranet
7 5 (0.72%) FTP
7 5 (0.72%) SSL
8 4 (0.57%) Firewall
9 2 (0.29%) Wireless
10 1 (0.14%) ADSL
10 1 (0.14%) Broadband
10 1 (0.14%) DHCP
10 1 (0.14%) IPsec
10 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.14%) NAS
10 1 (0.14%) Telnet
10 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (55.36%) SQL Server
2 128 (18.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 110 (15.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 76 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (10.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 48 (6.87%) Oracle Database
7 43 (6.15%) Relational Database
7 43 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (4.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 26 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 25 (3.58%) RDBMS
11 21 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
13 17 (2.43%) MySQL
14 14 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 11 (1.57%) MS Access
15 11 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
16 10 (1.43%) DB2
17 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 110 (15.74%) Visual Studio
2 83 (11.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (3.43%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.00%) Subversion
5 13 (1.86%) JIRA
6 12 (1.72%) NUnit
7 11 (1.57%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 8 (1.14%) Selenium
10 7 (1.00%) MSI
10 7 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.72%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.72%) JUnit
11 5 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 4 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.57%) PHPUnit
12 4 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (0.57%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.57%) Xcode
General
1 128 (18.31%) Finance
2 62 (8.87%) Banking
3 25 (3.58%) Back Office
4 23 (3.29%) Retail
5 19 (2.72%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.29%) Law
7 15 (2.15%) Advertising
8 12 (1.72%) Games
9 11 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.43%) Legal
11 9 (1.29%) Marketing
12 7 (1.00%) Automotive
13 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.43%) Publishing
13 3 (0.43%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.29%) Billing
14 2 (0.29%) Front Office
14 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 557 (79.69%) Developer
2 360 (51.50%) .NET Developer
3 204 (29.18%) VB.NET Developer
4 157 (22.46%) C# Developer
5 143 (20.46%) C# .NET Developer
6 102 (14.59%) SQL Developer
7 90 (12.88%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 57 (8.15%) Software Developer
9 54 (7.73%) ASP.NET Developer
10 49 (7.01%) SharePoint Developer
11 47 (6.72%) WinForms Developer
12 42 (6.01%) Analyst
12 42 (6.01%) VB Developer
13 37 (5.29%) VB6 Developer
14 34 (4.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 33 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 30 (4.29%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
17 29 (4.15%) SQL Server Developer
18 28 (4.01%) Web Developer
19 27 (3.86%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 699 (100.00%) .NET
2 260 (37.20%) ASP.NET
3 164 (23.46%) HTML
4 162 (23.18%) .NET Framework
5 140 (20.03%) CSS
6 138 (19.74%) WinForms
7 117 (16.74%) XML
8 108 (15.45%) jQuery
9 95 (13.59%) Web Services
10 64 (9.16%) WCF
11 61 (8.73%) Entity Framework
12 60 (8.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (6.87%) Ajax
14 43 (6.15%) WPF
15 39 (5.58%) HTML5
16 34 (4.86%) Classic ASP
17 33 (4.72%) JSON
18 29 (4.15%) KnockoutJS
19 27 (3.86%) LINQ
20 25 (3.58%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.29%) N-Tier
3 25 (3.58%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.72%) Mathematics
5 13 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (1.86%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.86%) User Experience
6 10 (1.43%) iSeries
7 9 (1.29%) NHS
8 6 (0.86%) Online Games
9 5 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.72%) STB
10 4 (0.57%) MPEG
10 4 (0.57%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.43%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.43%) Physics
11 3 (0.43%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 158 (22.60%) Windows
2 29 (4.15%) Windows Server
3 23 (3.29%) Unix
4 17 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.00%) Linux
7 9 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.72%) Android
10 4 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (24.03%) MVC
2 130 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (7.44%) OO
5 46 (6.58%) Unit Testing
6 44 (6.29%) Scrum
7 43 (6.15%) Change Management
7 43 (6.15%) SDLC
8 42 (6.01%) TDD
9 40 (5.72%) Software Engineering
10 36 (5.15%) Web Development
11 35 (5.01%) E-Commerce
12 33 (4.72%) Migration
13 25 (3.58%) ITIL
14 24 (3.43%) Performance Tuning
15 20 (2.86%) Service Delivery
16 19 (2.72%) Mentoring
16 19 (2.72%) Project Management
17 18 (2.58%) MVVM
17 18 (2.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 509 (72.82%) C#
2 391 (55.94%) SQL
3 189 (27.04%) JavaScript
4 180 (25.75%) VB
5 100 (14.31%) T-SQL
6 99 (14.16%) VB6
7 97 (13.88%) VBA
8 57 (8.15%) VBScript
9 54 (7.73%) PL/SQL
10 47 (6.72%) Java
11 42 (6.01%) C++
12 39 (5.58%) PowerShell
13 32 (4.58%) C
14 19 (2.72%) PHP
15 13 (1.86%) XAML
16 12 (1.72%) Python
17 11 (1.57%) COBOL
17 11 (1.57%) PL/1
18 8 (1.14%) Perl
18 8 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (8.87%) Degree
2 53 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 44 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.57%) ISEB
5 11 (1.57%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.29%) HND
7 5 (0.72%) HNC
8 4 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.43%) MCP
9 3 (0.43%) MCSD
10 2 (0.29%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.29%) MCSE
11 1 (0.14%) CISSP
11 1 (0.14%) GWAPT
11 1 (0.14%) OSCE
11 1 (0.14%) OSCP
11 1 (0.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.58%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) Basel II
2 5 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.57%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.29%) Postfix
4 2 (0.29%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.57%) SCCM
3 3 (0.43%) SCOM
4 2 (0.29%) Control-M
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.29%) Puppet
4 2 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.14%) Ambari
5 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 178 (25.46%) Microsoft
2 116 (16.60%) Oracle
3 13 (1.86%) SAP
4 12 (1.72%) HP
5 10 (1.43%) IBM
6 7 (1.00%) VMware
7 6 (0.86%) Google
8 5 (0.72%) Adobe
8 5 (0.72%) Red Gate
8 5 (0.72%) Teradata
9 4 (0.57%) Appcelerator
9 4 (0.57%) iManage
9 4 (0.57%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.57%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.43%) Citrix
10 3 (0.43%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.43%) OpenText
11 2 (0.29%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.29%) Remedy
11 2 (0.29%) Symantec
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £340 - 380 per day
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Northamptonshire
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Rate: £325 - £425 per day
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Shropshire
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Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £32000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
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Leeds
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £300 - 350 per day
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London
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London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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London
Nigel Frank International
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London
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