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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 387 340 264
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -76
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 284 341 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.61% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.36% 1.59% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 223 264
Median daily rate £343 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 13
Median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +32.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £42.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.63 £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +32.81%

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
20881 21393 20273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.92% 38.12% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14315 14309 13178
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 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 435 434
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.03 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £51.30 £54.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -34 254 £350 +7.69% 204
London -32 85 £394 +5.00% 29
South East +13 41 £375 +7.14% 46
South West -1 32 £315 -11.57% 13
East Midlands +13 25 £400 +36.17% 13
City of London +35 22 £330 -18.76% 13
Scotland -3 21 £275 -15.38% 4
Berkshire +15 19 £375 -21.05% 7
North West +1 19 £275 -15.38% 22
Wiltshire - 18 £315 -
Swindon - 17 £315 -
Northamptonshire +12 16 £400 +60.00% 5
West Midlands -36 16 £328 +9.16% 39
Northampton +9 14 £425 +70.00% 3
Reading +5 12 £375 - 1
Yorkshire -7 12 £340 +13.33% 24
North East -48 12 £308 -35.26% 3
Hampshire +16 11 £363 +3.57% 11
Manchester +10 11 £275 -12.00% 13
East of England +12 10 £394 +21.15% 14
Surrey +2 10 £379 +37.72% 9
West Yorkshire -21 8 £340 +13.80% 17
Tyne and Wear -54 8 £308 - 3
Somerset +3 7 £400 +16.36% 2
Leeds -9 7 £340 +14.28% 9
Aberdeen - 7 - - 1
Edinburgh -9 6 £275 -15.38% 1
Essex +10 5 £351 +49.46% 4
Birmingham -5 5 £328 - 13
Renfrewshire - 5 £293 -

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
2 414 (71.26%) C#
3 340 (58.52%) SQL
4 331 (56.97%) SQL Server
5 233 (40.10%) ASP.NET
6 186 (32.01%) Microsoft
7 162 (27.88%) JavaScript
8 153 (26.33%) VB
9 143 (24.61%) MVC
9 143 (24.61%) .NET Framework
10 141 (24.27%) HTML
11 138 (23.75%) Windows
12 130 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
13 127 (21.86%) XML
14 113 (19.45%) CSS
15 110 (18.93%) jQuery
16 106 (18.24%) T-SQL
17 100 (17.21%) Finance
18 99 (17.04%) Web Services
19 90 (15.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 89 (15.32%) MS Excel
21 86 (14.80%) Oracle
22 85 (14.63%) VB6
23 84 (14.46%) Visual Studio
24 71 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
25 70 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
25 70 (12.05%) VBA
26 66 (11.36%) SharePoint
26 66 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 65 (11.19%) Team Foundation Server

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 66 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 62 (10.67%) IIS
3 28 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 26 (4.48%) CMS
5 19 (3.27%) Sitecore CMS
6 18 (3.10%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (1.89%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.72%) Apache
9 9 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.55%) WordPress
10 6 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.86%) Drupal
11 5 (0.86%) Joomla!
12 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.52%) K2 blackpearl
14 2 (0.34%) DNN
14 2 (0.34%) Documentum
14 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
15 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 89 (15.32%) MS Excel
2 37 (6.37%) MS Office
3 4 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.52%) Simulink
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Revit
5 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.07%) Office 365
3 8 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.03%) SaaS
5 4 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
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
7 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.13%) Internet
2 22 (3.79%) HTTP
3 17 (2.93%) SSL
4 9 (1.55%) DNS
5 7 (1.20%) SMTP
6 6 (1.03%) LDAP
7 5 (0.86%) Firewall
7 5 (0.86%) Intranet
8 3 (0.52%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.52%) Network Security
9 2 (0.34%) DHCP
9 2 (0.34%) DVB
9 2 (0.34%) FTP
9 2 (0.34%) SAN
9 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.17%) RS-232
10 1 (0.17%) RS-422
10 1 (0.17%) RS-485
10 1 (0.17%) VPN
10 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (56.97%) SQL Server
2 90 (15.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 70 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 66 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 59 (10.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 42 (7.23%) Relational Database
7 32 (5.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (4.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (3.61%) Oracle Database
10 20 (3.44%) RDBMS
11 16 (2.75%) MySQL
12 14 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (2.41%) MS Access
13 12 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (1.72%) Big Data
15 9 (1.55%) Hadoop
16 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (1.20%) DB2
17 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 84 (14.46%) Visual Studio
2 65 (11.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (3.44%) NUnit
4 16 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 13 (2.24%) JIRA
6 9 (1.55%) SpecFlow
7 8 (1.38%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.38%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.20%) Selenium
8 7 (1.20%) Subversion
9 6 (1.03%) MSBuild
9 6 (1.03%) MSI
10 5 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.52%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.52%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.52%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.34%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.34%) Moq
12 2 (0.34%) ReSharper
General
1 100 (17.21%) Finance
2 48 (8.26%) Banking
3 20 (3.44%) Marketing
4 19 (3.27%) Advertising
5 14 (2.41%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.41%) Legal
6 12 (2.07%) Retail
7 11 (1.89%) Law
8 10 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.55%) German Language
10 7 (1.20%) Back Office
11 5 (0.86%) French Language
11 5 (0.86%) Front Office
11 5 (0.86%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.86%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.69%) Electronics
13 3 (0.52%) Automotive
13 3 (0.52%) Games
14 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 436 (75.04%) Developer
2 294 (50.60%) .NET Developer
3 145 (24.96%) VB.NET Developer
4 102 (17.56%) C# Developer
5 89 (15.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 85 (14.63%) SQL Developer
7 50 (8.61%) ASP.NET Developer
8 36 (6.20%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 35 (6.02%) Analyst
9 35 (6.02%) SharePoint Developer
10 31 (5.34%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
11 27 (4.65%) Software Developer
12 26 (4.48%) SQL Server Developer
13 23 (3.96%) Senior Developer
13 23 (3.96%) Support Engineer
13 23 (3.96%) VB Developer
14 22 (3.79%) .NET Software Developer
14 22 (3.79%) Applications Developer
14 22 (3.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 21 (3.61%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 581 (100.00%) .NET
2 233 (40.10%) ASP.NET
3 143 (24.61%) .NET Framework
4 141 (24.27%) HTML
5 127 (21.86%) XML
6 113 (19.45%) CSS
7 110 (18.93%) jQuery
8 99 (17.04%) Web Services
9 71 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 57 (9.81%) WinForms
11 39 (6.71%) WCF
12 38 (6.54%) HTML5
13 37 (6.37%) WPF
14 34 (5.85%) Classic ASP
15 32 (5.51%) JSON
16 31 (5.34%) Entity Framework
17 29 (4.99%) Ajax
18 28 (4.82%) AngularJS
18 28 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
19 23 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.27%) N-Tier
4 18 (3.10%) Mathematics
5 16 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.41%) iPad
7 12 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
8 8 (1.38%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.20%) STB
10 5 (0.86%) MPEG
11 4 (0.69%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.69%) Fintech
11 4 (0.69%) iSeries
12 3 (0.52%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.52%) Replication
12 3 (0.52%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.34%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.34%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.34%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 138 (23.75%) Windows
2 18 (3.10%) Windows Server
3 16 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (2.58%) Linux
4 15 (2.58%) Unix
5 11 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.69%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.34%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.17%) Android
12 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (24.61%) MVC
2 130 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (10.67%) Web Development
4 59 (10.15%) SDLC
5 57 (9.81%) OO
6 50 (8.61%) TDD
7 48 (8.26%) Scrum
8 44 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (6.54%) E-Commerce
9 38 (6.54%) ITIL
10 29 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (4.99%) Software Engineering
11 28 (4.82%) Migration
12 26 (4.48%) Unit Testing
13 24 (4.13%) Mentoring
14 22 (3.79%) Workflow
15 20 (3.44%) BDD
15 20 (3.44%) Release Management
16 16 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
16 16 (2.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 414 (71.26%) C#
2 340 (58.52%) SQL
3 162 (27.88%) JavaScript
4 153 (26.33%) VB
5 106 (18.24%) T-SQL
6 85 (14.63%) VB6
7 70 (12.05%) VBA
8 63 (10.84%) Java
9 55 (9.47%) C++
10 51 (8.78%) PowerShell
11 41 (7.06%) VBScript
12 29 (4.99%) C
13 20 (3.44%) PL/SQL
14 18 (3.10%) PHP
15 12 (2.07%) MATLAB
15 12 (2.07%) XAML
16 10 (1.72%) Python
17 8 (1.38%) Ruby
18 6 (1.03%) COBOL
18 6 (1.03%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 47 (8.09%) Degree
2 40 (6.88%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.55%) HND
7 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.03%) ISEB
9 5 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.52%) MCSD
11 3 (0.52%) MCSE
12 1 (0.17%) CISSP
12 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.17%) GWAPT
12 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.17%) OSCE
12 1 (0.17%) OSCP
12 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.89%) QA
2 8 (1.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) Basel II
3 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (3.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.34%) Postfix
3 2 (0.34%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.17%) Firmware
4 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.86%) Puppet
4 4 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.52%) SCCM
5 3 (0.52%) SCOM
6 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.17%) Ambari
7 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.17%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 186 (32.01%) Microsoft
2 86 (14.80%) Oracle
3 19 (3.27%) Sitecore
4 18 (3.10%) SAP
5 8 (1.38%) Lumension
6 7 (1.20%) HP
6 7 (1.20%) IBM
6 7 (1.20%) Nintex
6 7 (1.20%) Remedy
6 7 (1.20%) VMware
7 6 (1.03%) Intel Security
7 6 (1.03%) RedGate
8 5 (0.86%) AppDynamics
8 5 (0.86%) ILOG
9 4 (0.69%) Blue Prism
9 4 (0.69%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.69%) Sybase
9 4 (0.69%) Telerik
10 3 (0.52%) iManage
10 3 (0.52%) Tableau
Preston, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £24 - 26 per hour
Posted: 45 minutes ago
South West
ITF Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £212 - £273 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HFG
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Initial 3 month contract, market rates, great team
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 27 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago