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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 351 347 284
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -63
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 322 358 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.62% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.49% 1.63% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 236 282
Median daily rate £338 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 4
Median hourly rate £26.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.64% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £30.33 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.88 £133.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-34.11% +21.42%

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
21629 21916 20715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.01% 38.10% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14833 14722 13118
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 495 414
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £63.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -21 290 £349 +3.33% 196
London -15 88 £389 -8.52% 21
South East +17 58 £370 +10.44% 29
North West +30 34 £300 -9.43% 43
Hampshire +18 34 £375 +10.29% 8
South West +4 32 £315 -14.28% 12
Yorkshire -2 24 £325 - 20
East Midlands -6 22 £400 +33.33% 17
Scotland +19 21 £283 -13.07% 5
West Yorkshire -3 16 £345 +6.15% 17
West Midlands -60 16 £300 -6.97% 31
Northamptonshire +8 15 £413 +33.06% 4
Manchester +3 15 £325 +14.03% 22
Northampton +11 14 £413 +65.00% 1
Leeds +2 14 £345 +6.15% 12
Erskine - 12 £290 - 1
Renfrewshire - 12 £290 - 1
Devon +19 10 £288 -
Surrey +6 10 £354 +15.04% 7
Berkshire +5 10 £375 +11.94% 2
Exeter - 10 £288 -
City of London +11 9 £340 -24.44% 3
Bristol +2 9 £360 -0.68%
Lancashire +16 8 £279 -20.35% 2
East of England +4 8 £225 -30.76% 17
South Yorkshire +2 8 £315 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £383 - 3
Reading +17 6 £375 -
Southampton +15 6 £388 +46.22%
Cheshire +14 6 £225 -32.83% 14

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 581 (100.00%) .NET
2 438 (75.39%) C#
3 336 (57.83%) SQL Server
4 331 (56.97%) SQL
5 272 (46.82%) ASP.NET
6 189 (32.53%) JavaScript
7 185 (31.84%) Microsoft
8 173 (29.78%) HTML
9 149 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
10 140 (24.10%) CSS
11 139 (23.92%) MVC
12 133 (22.89%) VB
13 129 (22.20%) XML
14 120 (20.65%) jQuery
15 116 (19.97%) Windows
16 114 (19.62%) Web Services
16 114 (19.62%) .NET Framework
17 107 (18.42%) T-SQL
18 100 (17.21%) Finance
19 87 (14.97%) Team Foundation Server
20 83 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 81 (13.94%) VB6
21 81 (13.94%) MS Excel
22 80 (13.77%) Visual Studio
23 74 (12.74%) Java
24 73 (12.56%) Oracle
25 71 (12.22%) IIS
25 71 (12.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 65 (11.19%) Scrum
26 65 (11.19%) ASP.NET MVC

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 71 (12.22%) IIS
2 62 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 44 (7.57%) CMS
4 40 (6.88%) Sitecore CMS
5 24 (4.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (3.10%) MS Exchange
7 15 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (1.55%) WordPress
10 8 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.03%) Apache
11 6 (1.03%) Drupal
12 5 (0.86%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.69%) Documentum
13 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.69%) K2 blackpearl
14 3 (0.52%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.52%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 81 (13.94%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.65%) MS Office
3 5 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.34%) Simulink
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Visualfiles
2 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.34%) AWD
5 1 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.17%) Endur
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.93%) Office 365
3 10 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.03%) SaaS
5 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.34%) Route 53
6 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.99%) Internet
2 27 (4.65%) HTTP
3 14 (2.41%) SSL
4 6 (1.03%) LDAP
5 5 (0.86%) FTP
5 5 (0.86%) Network Security
6 3 (0.52%) Intranet
6 3 (0.52%) SAN
7 2 (0.34%) DNS
7 2 (0.34%) DVB
7 2 (0.34%) Firewall
8 1 (0.17%) DHCP
8 1 (0.17%) RS-232
8 1 (0.17%) RS-422
8 1 (0.17%) RS-485
8 1 (0.17%) SMTP
8 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (57.83%) SQL Server
2 83 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 71 (12.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (10.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (9.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 42 (7.23%) Relational Database
7 27 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 23 (3.96%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (2.58%) Oracle Database
11 14 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (2.24%) MySQL
13 11 (1.89%) MS Access
14 10 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.72%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.38%) Big Data
15 8 (1.38%) Hadoop
16 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
17 6 (1.03%) NoSQL
17 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 87 (14.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 80 (13.77%) Visual Studio
3 25 (4.30%) NUnit
4 16 (2.75%) JIRA
5 12 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.07%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (1.55%) SpecFlow
8 8 (1.38%) Moq
8 8 (1.38%) Selenium
8 8 (1.38%) Subversion
9 7 (1.20%) MSBuild
10 6 (1.03%) Ant
11 5 (0.86%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.86%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.69%) Gradle
12 4 (0.69%) Hudson
12 4 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.52%) Maven
13 3 (0.52%) SoapUI
General
1 100 (17.21%) Finance
2 36 (6.20%) Banking
3 28 (4.82%) Advertising
4 19 (3.27%) Manufacturing
4 19 (3.27%) Marketing
5 14 (2.41%) German Language
6 11 (1.89%) Back Office
7 10 (1.72%) French Language
7 10 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.72%) Italian Language
7 10 (1.72%) Spanish Language
8 9 (1.55%) Legal
9 6 (1.03%) Law
9 6 (1.03%) Retail
10 4 (0.69%) Electronics
10 4 (0.69%) Games
10 4 (0.69%) Publishing
11 3 (0.52%) Front Office
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 440 (75.73%) Developer
2 298 (51.29%) .NET Developer
3 128 (22.03%) VB.NET Developer
4 120 (20.65%) C# Developer
5 102 (17.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 83 (14.29%) SQL Developer
7 47 (8.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 40 (6.88%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 32 (5.51%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
10 31 (5.34%) Support Engineer
11 30 (5.16%) Software Developer
12 28 (4.82%) Analyst
12 28 (4.82%) Sitecore Developer
13 27 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
14 26 (4.48%) .NET Software Developer
15 23 (3.96%) SQL Server Developer
16 22 (3.79%) Applications Support
17 20 (3.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 19 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
19 18 (3.10%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 581 (100.00%) .NET
2 272 (46.82%) ASP.NET
3 173 (29.78%) HTML
4 140 (24.10%) CSS
5 129 (22.20%) XML
6 120 (20.65%) jQuery
7 114 (19.62%) .NET Framework
7 114 (19.62%) Web Services
8 65 (11.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 59 (10.15%) HTML5
10 54 (9.29%) WCF
11 51 (8.78%) WinForms
12 46 (7.92%) LINQ
13 43 (7.40%) WPF
14 41 (7.06%) Ajax
15 40 (6.88%) AngularJS
16 38 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 29 (4.99%) JSON
18 28 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
19 23 (3.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.82%) N-Tier
3 26 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.58%) iPad
7 13 (2.24%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.38%) STB
9 7 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.03%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.03%) MPEG
11 4 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.69%) Fintech
11 4 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.69%) Robotics
12 3 (0.52%) Clustering
12 3 (0.52%) NHS
12 3 (0.52%) Physics
12 3 (0.52%) Replication
12 3 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 116 (19.97%) Windows
2 20 (3.44%) Linux
3 17 (2.93%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.75%) Unix
5 11 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.86%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.34%) Android
10 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.34%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (23.92%) MVC
3 65 (11.19%) Scrum
4 61 (10.50%) SDLC
4 61 (10.50%) Web Development
5 55 (9.47%) TDD
6 43 (7.40%) OO
7 38 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (6.54%) ITIL
8 30 (5.16%) Release Management
9 28 (4.82%) Migration
10 26 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (4.48%) E-Commerce
11 25 (4.30%) OOP
11 25 (4.30%) Unit Testing
12 24 (4.13%) Software Engineering
13 22 (3.79%) Test Scripting
14 21 (3.61%) BDD
14 21 (3.61%) Mentoring
15 20 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 438 (75.39%) C#
2 331 (56.97%) SQL
3 189 (32.53%) JavaScript
4 133 (22.89%) VB
5 107 (18.42%) T-SQL
6 81 (13.94%) VB6
7 74 (12.74%) Java
8 61 (10.50%) C++
8 61 (10.50%) VBA
9 48 (8.26%) PowerShell
10 34 (5.85%) VBScript
11 22 (3.79%) C
12 19 (3.27%) PHP
13 13 (2.24%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.89%) Python
15 9 (1.55%) Ruby
16 7 (1.20%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.86%) Perl
17 5 (0.86%) TypeScript
18 4 (0.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 44 (7.57%) Degree
2 32 (5.51%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.89%) ISEB
4 11 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.38%) HND
6 7 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.17%) CHECK Team Leader
9 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.17%) MCP
9 1 (0.17%) MCSD
9 1 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.61%) SLA
2 16 (2.75%) QA
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.86%) Puppet
4 2 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.17%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 185 (31.84%) Microsoft
2 73 (12.56%) Oracle
3 41 (7.06%) Sitecore
4 13 (2.24%) ILOG
4 13 (2.24%) SAP
5 8 (1.38%) Nintex
6 7 (1.20%) Telerik
7 6 (1.03%) Blue Prism
8 5 (0.86%) AppDynamics
8 5 (0.86%) Kofax
8 5 (0.86%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.69%) HP
9 4 (0.69%) IBM
9 4 (0.69%) LexisNexis
9 4 (0.69%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.69%) Remedy
9 4 (0.69%) Sun
9 4 (0.69%) Sybase
10 3 (0.52%) Lotus
10 3 (0.52%) VMware
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