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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 289 216 201
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -15
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 403 522 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.97% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 2.58% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 327 314
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.24% -8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 23
Average hourly rate £32.10 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £25.00 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.10 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.17% -4.28%

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
20946 20194 17458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.52% 37.55% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13643 13193 10717
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 479 627
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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 -59 381 £325 +8.33% 297
London +60 157 £375 -6.25% 50
South East -62 58 £350 - 58
South West +8 42 £327 +18.72% 17
City of London +34 35 £375 +16.27% 17
West Midlands -38 30 £325 +8.33% 40
Yorkshire -53 30 £320 +10.34% 31
Somerset +31 28 £325 -1.51% 4
West Yorkshire -33 26 £320 +10.34% 16
East Midlands -17 25 £300 +11.11% 29
Leeds -25 23 £320 +10.34% 8
East of England +3 22 £300 -2.04% 20
Leicestershire -3 15 £300 +13.20% 8
Essex +17 14 £225 +36.36% 6
Hampshire -16 14 £363 +16.00% 19
Taunton - 13 £315 - 3
Scotland +1 11 £395 +43.63% 10
Leicester +5 10 £300 +13.20% 3
Surrey -34 10 £313 -16.66% 9
North West -52 10 £319 +11.84% 44
Bristol +5 8 £355 +29.09% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 8 £350 +16.66% 4
Berkshire -8 8 £350 +21.73% 10
Coventry -6 7 £300 +36.36% 3
Birmingham -8 7 £300 -4.00% 13
Gosport +28 6 £363 -
Reading +4 6 £350 - 5
Brentwood +2 6 £191 +15.90% 2
Wales 0 6 £425 +30.76%
Hertfordshire -4 6 £360 -0.63% 2

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 744 (99.73%) .NET
2 490 (65.68%) C#
3 442 (59.25%) SQL
4 409 (54.83%) SQL Server
5 357 (47.86%) ASP.NET
6 214 (28.69%) HTML
7 202 (27.08%) JavaScript
8 174 (23.32%) Microsoft
8 174 (23.32%) Finance
9 171 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
10 152 (20.38%) XML
11 145 (19.44%) Visual Studio
12 140 (18.77%) VB
13 137 (18.36%) .NET Framework
14 132 (17.69%) Web Services
15 126 (16.89%) CSS
16 117 (15.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 116 (15.55%) MVC
18 107 (14.34%) WCF
18 107 (14.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 106 (14.21%) T-SQL
20 103 (13.81%) SQL Server 2008
21 99 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
22 93 (12.47%) Oracle
23 90 (12.06%) Scrum
24 89 (11.93%) Windows
25 80 (10.72%) WinForms
26 79 (10.59%) VB6
27 78 (10.46%) jQuery
27 78 (10.46%) VBA

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 60 (8.04%) IIS
2 38 (5.09%) SharePoint
3 25 (3.35%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (2.95%) CMS
5 13 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.67%) K2 blackpearl
10 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.54%) Oracle BPEL
11 4 (0.54%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.54%) Apache
11 4 (0.54%) LiveCycle
12 3 (0.40%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.40%) SAS
13 2 (0.27%) DNN
13 2 (0.27%) WinCC
Applications
1 70 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.89%) MS Office
3 13 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.47%) MS Project
5 10 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.13%) ArcInfo
8 1 (0.13%) CATIA
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.47%) SmartPlant
3 8 (1.07%) ZaiNet
3 8 (1.07%) Endur
4 7 (0.94%) WebTrends
4 7 (0.94%) Adobe Campaign
5 6 (0.80%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.13%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.94%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (0.67%) SaaS
4 4 (0.54%) Office 365
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.01%) Firewall
2 10 (1.34%) FTP
2 10 (1.34%) HTTP
2 10 (1.34%) Internet
3 7 (0.94%) LDAP
4 5 (0.67%) DHCP
4 5 (0.67%) SSL
4 5 (0.67%) Intranet
5 4 (0.54%) Telnet
5 4 (0.54%) Wireless
5 4 (0.54%) NAS
5 4 (0.54%) Broadband
6 3 (0.40%) SAN
7 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.27%) Modbus
7 2 (0.27%) Profibus
7 2 (0.27%) SMS
7 2 (0.27%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.13%) DNS
8 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (54.83%) SQL Server
2 117 (15.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 107 (14.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 103 (13.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 72 (9.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 65 (8.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 58 (7.77%) Oracle Database
8 38 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (4.42%) MS Access
10 31 (4.16%) SQL Server 2000
11 22 (2.95%) Crystal Reports
12 19 (2.55%) MySQL
13 17 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (2.28%) Relational Database
14 16 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
16 11 (1.47%) DTS
17 8 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
18 7 (0.94%) QlikView
18 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 145 (19.44%) Visual Studio
2 99 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (3.62%) JIRA
4 22 (2.95%) NUnit
5 18 (2.41%) Subversion
6 16 (2.14%) Git (software)
7 13 (1.74%) ClearQuest
8 11 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (1.34%) Rhino Mocks
10 9 (1.21%) Selenium
11 8 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.94%) JUnit
13 6 (0.80%) Maven
14 5 (0.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 5 (0.67%) AccuRev
14 5 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
15 4 (0.54%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.54%) Ant
15 4 (0.54%) ClearCase
15 4 (0.54%) Bugzilla
General
1 174 (23.32%) Finance
2 61 (8.18%) Banking
3 33 (4.42%) Back Office
4 24 (3.22%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.95%) Marketing
6 18 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.88%) Legal
8 13 (1.74%) Retail
9 11 (1.47%) Automotive
10 9 (1.21%) Law
10 9 (1.21%) Front Office
10 9 (1.21%) Games
10 9 (1.21%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.94%) Publishing
12 4 (0.54%) Military
13 3 (0.40%) Electronics
14 2 (0.27%) Advertising
15 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 556 (74.53%) Developer
2 255 (34.18%) .NET Developer
3 104 (13.94%) VB.NET Developer
4 98 (13.14%) C# Developer
5 85 (11.39%) Analyst
6 79 (10.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 53 (7.10%) SQL Developer
8 48 (6.43%) Programmer
9 40 (5.36%) Senior Developer
10 35 (4.69%) Software Developer
11 31 (4.16%) Architect
12 30 (4.02%) VB Developer
13 26 (3.49%) ASP.NET Developer
13 26 (3.49%) Applications Developer
14 25 (3.35%) Analyst Programmer
14 25 (3.35%) Analyst Developer
14 25 (3.35%) AWS Developer
15 24 (3.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 23 (3.08%) Web Developer
17 21 (2.82%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 744 (99.73%) .NET
2 357 (47.86%) ASP.NET
3 214 (28.69%) HTML
4 152 (20.38%) XML
5 137 (18.36%) .NET Framework
6 132 (17.69%) Web Services
7 126 (16.89%) CSS
8 107 (14.34%) WCF
9 80 (10.72%) WinForms
10 78 (10.46%) jQuery
11 50 (6.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 50 (6.70%) XSLT
12 47 (6.30%) WPF
13 43 (5.76%) Ajax
14 38 (5.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 33 (4.42%) DHTML
16 30 (4.02%) SOAP
17 23 (3.08%) HTML5
17 23 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 20 (2.68%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (2.82%) Data Structures
3 20 (2.68%) Open Source
4 18 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 15 (2.01%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.61%) SCADA
6 12 (1.61%) NHS
7 10 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.21%) STB
8 9 (1.21%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.07%) MPEG
10 7 (0.94%) Life Science
10 7 (0.94%) iPad
11 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.54%) User Experience
12 4 (0.54%) FMCG
12 4 (0.54%) Replication
12 4 (0.54%) Clustering
13 3 (0.40%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 89 (11.93%) Windows
2 16 (2.14%) UNIX
3 11 (1.47%) Linux
4 10 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.67%) Android
6 5 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.67%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) OS/400
10 1 (0.13%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (15.55%) MVC
3 90 (12.06%) Scrum
4 62 (8.31%) Web Development
5 57 (7.64%) OO
6 56 (7.51%) TDD
7 49 (6.57%) Unit Testing
8 45 (6.03%) Software Engineering
9 44 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (5.76%) Migration
11 39 (5.23%) E-Commerce
12 35 (4.69%) Workflow
13 33 (4.42%) ITIL
14 28 (3.75%) CRM
15 24 (3.22%) SOA
16 23 (3.08%) ETL
16 23 (3.08%) Software Testing
17 21 (2.82%) Project Management
17 21 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
18 20 (2.68%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 490 (65.68%) C#
2 442 (59.25%) SQL
3 202 (27.08%) JavaScript
4 140 (18.77%) VB
5 106 (14.21%) T-SQL
6 79 (10.59%) VB6
7 78 (10.46%) VBA
8 70 (9.38%) Java
9 51 (6.84%) PL/SQL
10 49 (6.57%) VBScript
11 28 (3.75%) C++
12 23 (3.08%) PowerShell
13 18 (2.41%) PHP
14 13 (1.74%) XAML
15 9 (1.21%) Perl
16 7 (0.94%) C
16 7 (0.94%) Ruby
17 6 (0.80%) Delphi
18 4 (0.54%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (7.91%) Degree
2 49 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.96%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.21%) ISEB
5 9 (1.21%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.94%) MCTS
8 6 (0.80%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.54%) MCITP
9 4 (0.54%) MCAD
9 4 (0.54%) MCSD
9 4 (0.54%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.40%) CISSP
11 1 (0.13%) OCP
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.13%) MCP
11 1 (0.13%) HND
11 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.28%) QA
2 5 (0.67%) SLA
3 2 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.54%) Firmware
3 1 (0.13%) Samba
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.94%) SCCM
3 6 (0.80%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 5 (0.67%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.13%) Control-M
6 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 174 (23.32%) Microsoft
2 93 (12.47%) Oracle
3 18 (2.41%) HP
4 16 (2.14%) Sitecore
5 12 (1.61%) Adobe
5 12 (1.61%) Business Objects
6 11 (1.47%) Tableau
7 10 (1.34%) IBM
8 9 (1.21%) Google
8 9 (1.21%) Intergraph
9 8 (1.07%) SAP
10 7 (0.94%) Aprimo
10 7 (0.94%) Trayport
10 7 (0.94%) Eloqua
11 6 (0.80%) Telerik
12 5 (0.67%) OpenText
12 5 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.67%) Splunk
13 4 (0.54%) Interwoven
14 3 (0.40%) Informatica
City, London
Red10
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
University of Birmingham
Rate: Salary from £25,513 to £31,342 a year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £325 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Adamine
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £325 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Dorchester
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago