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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 349 358 299
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -59
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 330 339 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.58% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 1.53% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 216 273
Median daily rate £325 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 3
Median hourly rate £35.25 £41.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +17.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.54% +17.85%

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
21570 22106 21217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.78% 38.13% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14849 15015 13643
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 534 414
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +17 299 £325 -3.70% 210
London +7 83 £398 -11.66% 27
South East +28 65 £365 +7.35% 41
North West +45 43 £300 -11.11% 28
South West +24 39 £300 -22.58% 13
Hampshire +20 32 £375 +10.29% 9
Yorkshire +15 21 £315 -6.66% 19
West Midlands -44 21 £300 -11.11% 31
Manchester +9 16 £325 +6.55% 16
Scotland +24 15 £290 -10.76% 3
West Yorkshire +8 14 £350 +3.70% 15
East Midlands -20 14 £240 -20.00% 24
Exeter - 14 £300 - 1
Devon - 14 £300 - 1
Leeds +5 12 £350 +3.70% 9
Lancashire +23 11 £250 -31.03% 2
Berkshire +10 11 £375 +11.94% 2
Surrey +14 10 £338 -6.89% 11
Erskine - 10 £290 -
Renfrewshire - 10 £290 -
Bristol +5 9 £360 -10.00% 3
East of England +1 9 £225 -27.41% 20
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £383 - 3
Winchester - 8 £345 -
Southampton +19 7 £350 - 3
Cheshire +14 7 £225 -29.68% 7
South Yorkshire +7 7 £315 -
City of London +3 7 £388 -13.88% 2
Northamptonshire -10 7 £400 +33.33% 11
Cambridgeshire +21 6 - - 6

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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.

1 610 (100.00%) .NET
2 473 (77.54%) C#
3 349 (57.21%) SQL Server
4 338 (55.41%) SQL
5 281 (46.07%) ASP.NET
6 193 (31.64%) JavaScript
7 192 (31.48%) HTML
8 191 (31.31%) Microsoft
9 157 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
10 152 (24.92%) CSS
11 146 (23.93%) MVC
12 139 (22.79%) XML
13 135 (22.13%) VB
14 131 (21.48%) Web Services
15 124 (20.33%) Windows
16 122 (20.00%) jQuery
17 111 (18.20%) .NET Framework
18 110 (18.03%) T-SQL
19 100 (16.39%) Finance
20 89 (14.59%) VB6
21 86 (14.10%) Team Foundation Server
22 82 (13.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 82 (13.44%) Visual Studio
23 80 (13.11%) MS Excel
24 76 (12.46%) Oracle
25 75 (12.30%) Java
25 75 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 73 (11.97%) IIS
27 69 (11.31%) Scrum
28 64 (10.49%) VBA

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 73 (11.97%) IIS
2 64 (10.49%) SharePoint
3 45 (7.38%) CMS
4 41 (6.72%) Sitecore CMS
5 22 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (3.11%) MS Exchange
7 15 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.31%) WordPress
11 6 (0.98%) Apache
11 6 (0.98%) Drupal
12 5 (0.82%) Documentum
12 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.82%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.66%) K2 blackpearl
14 3 (0.49%) ColdFusion
14 3 (0.49%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 80 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.26%) MS Office
3 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.82%) AWD
2 5 (0.82%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.16%) Endur
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.79%) Office 365
3 9 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.98%) SaaS
5 3 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.33%) Route 53
6 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.43%) HTTP
1 27 (4.43%) Internet
2 14 (2.30%) SSL
3 6 (0.98%) FTP
4 5 (0.82%) LDAP
5 3 (0.49%) Network Security
5 3 (0.49%) SAN
6 2 (0.33%) DNS
6 2 (0.33%) DVB
6 2 (0.33%) Intranet
7 1 (0.16%) DHCP
7 1 (0.16%) RS-232
7 1 (0.16%) RS-422
7 1 (0.16%) RS-485
7 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (57.21%) SQL Server
2 82 (13.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 75 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (10.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 55 (9.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 50 (8.20%) Relational Database
7 30 (4.92%) MongoDB
8 24 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (2.79%) Oracle Database
9 17 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (2.62%) Crystal Reports
11 12 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.97%) MySQL
11 12 (1.97%) NoSQL
12 11 (1.80%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.80%) MS Access
13 10 (1.64%) Big Data
14 9 (1.48%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (1.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 86 (14.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 82 (13.44%) Visual Studio
3 25 (4.10%) NUnit
4 16 (2.62%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.62%) JIRA
5 15 (2.46%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (1.80%) Ant
8 9 (1.48%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.48%) Gradle
8 9 (1.48%) Hudson
8 9 (1.48%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.31%) Moq
9 8 (1.31%) Selenium
9 8 (1.31%) Subversion
10 7 (1.15%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.82%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.49%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.49%) Maven
12 3 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 100 (16.39%) Finance
2 38 (6.23%) Advertising
3 33 (5.41%) Banking
4 21 (3.44%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.30%) German Language
5 14 (2.30%) Marketing
6 11 (1.80%) Back Office
7 10 (1.64%) French Language
7 10 (1.64%) Italian Language
7 10 (1.64%) Spanish Language
8 9 (1.48%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.31%) Retail
10 6 (0.98%) Law
11 5 (0.82%) Games
12 4 (0.66%) Front Office
12 4 (0.66%) Legal
12 4 (0.66%) Publishing
13 3 (0.49%) Billing
13 3 (0.49%) Electronics
14 2 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 468 (76.72%) Developer
2 321 (52.62%) .NET Developer
3 140 (22.95%) C# Developer
4 128 (20.98%) VB.NET Developer
5 119 (19.51%) C# .NET Developer
6 88 (14.43%) SQL Developer
7 46 (7.54%) ASP.NET Developer
8 44 (7.21%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 31 (5.08%) Support Engineer
10 30 (4.92%) Sitecore Developer
11 29 (4.75%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
12 28 (4.59%) SharePoint Developer
12 28 (4.59%) Software Developer
13 27 (4.43%) Analyst
14 25 (4.10%) Applications Support
15 24 (3.93%) .NET Software Developer
16 23 (3.77%) SQL Server Developer
17 20 (3.28%) WinForms Developer
18 19 (3.11%) Architect
19 18 (2.95%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 610 (100.00%) .NET
2 281 (46.07%) ASP.NET
3 192 (31.48%) HTML
4 152 (24.92%) CSS
5 139 (22.79%) XML
6 131 (21.48%) Web Services
7 122 (20.00%) jQuery
8 111 (18.20%) .NET Framework
9 64 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 62 (10.16%) WCF
11 61 (10.00%) HTML5
12 54 (8.85%) WinForms
13 52 (8.52%) LINQ
14 47 (7.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 44 (7.21%) Ajax
16 42 (6.89%) WPF
17 37 (6.07%) AngularJS
18 29 (4.75%) ASP.NET Web API
19 28 (4.59%) XSLT
20 26 (4.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.74%) N-Tier
3 23 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (3.44%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.30%) Mathematics
7 13 (2.13%) iPad
8 8 (1.31%) STB
9 7 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.98%) MPEG
11 5 (0.82%) Robotics
12 4 (0.66%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.66%) Fintech
13 3 (0.49%) Clustering
13 3 (0.49%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.49%) NHS
13 3 (0.49%) Physics
13 3 (0.49%) Replication
13 3 (0.49%) User Experience
14 2 (0.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 124 (20.33%) Windows
2 27 (4.43%) Linux
3 18 (2.95%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.79%) Unix
5 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.15%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.82%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.49%) Android
10 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.33%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (23.93%) MVC
3 69 (11.31%) Scrum
4 60 (9.84%) Web Development
5 57 (9.34%) TDD
6 54 (8.85%) SDLC
7 45 (7.38%) OO
8 44 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (6.23%) ITIL
10 33 (5.41%) Release Management
11 32 (5.25%) OOP
12 28 (4.59%) Migration
13 27 (4.43%) E-Commerce
14 26 (4.26%) ERP
15 24 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (3.93%) Software Engineering
16 23 (3.77%) Test Scripting
17 22 (3.61%) Unit Testing
18 21 (3.44%) OWASP
18 21 (3.44%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 473 (77.54%) C#
2 338 (55.41%) SQL
3 193 (31.64%) JavaScript
4 135 (22.13%) VB
5 110 (18.03%) T-SQL
6 89 (14.59%) VB6
7 75 (12.30%) Java
8 64 (10.49%) VBA
9 60 (9.84%) C++
10 43 (7.05%) PowerShell
11 31 (5.08%) VBScript
12 21 (3.44%) C
13 18 (2.95%) Python
14 16 (2.62%) PHP
14 16 (2.62%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.64%) Perl
16 7 (1.15%) VC++
17 5 (0.82%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.82%) Ruby
17 5 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (6.89%) Degree
2 34 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.80%) ISEB
5 10 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.15%) HND
7 7 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.66%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.16%) CHECK Team Leader
10 1 (0.16%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.61%) SLA
2 20 (3.28%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.82%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.16%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 191 (31.31%) Microsoft
2 76 (12.46%) Oracle
3 43 (7.05%) Sitecore
4 16 (2.62%) ILOG
5 12 (1.97%) SAP
6 9 (1.48%) Blue Prism
6 9 (1.48%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.31%) Nintex
8 7 (1.15%) Telerik
9 6 (0.98%) Kofax
10 5 (0.82%) AppDynamics
10 5 (0.82%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.66%) LexisNexis
11 4 (0.66%) Sun
12 3 (0.49%) IBM
12 3 (0.49%) Lotus
12 3 (0.49%) Sybase
13 2 (0.33%) BT
13 2 (0.33%) Mapinfo
13 2 (0.33%) Remedy
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