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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 402 313 240
Rank change year-on-year
-89 -73
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 259 368 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.68% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.25% 1.80% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 239 293
Median daily rate £350 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £512 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £38.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.70% +21.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £35.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £41.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £38.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-58.70% +31.35%

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
20690 20418 19661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.49% 37.62% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14249 13515 12990
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 419 459
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.09%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -84 236 £350 +7.69% 249
London -77 80 £390 +4.00% 34
South East -7 44 £375 +4.16% 39
South West -19 25 £325 - 24
Berkshire +13 24 £375 - 4
West Midlands -10 22 £328 -2.96% 37
City of London +24 20 £334 -11.00% 6
North West -13 19 £300 -5.88% 41
Reading +9 17 £375 +7.14% 3
East Midlands +6 17 £263 -12.50% 21
North East -35 15 £295 +2.69% 4
Wiltshire +3 13 £315 - 4
Scotland -14 13 £315 -8.69% 5
Hampshire +8 12 £388 +9.15% 14
Swindon +5 11 £315 - 3
Tyne and Wear -41 11 £295 +2.69% 4
East of England +3 10 £375 +20.00% 17
Manchester -9 8 £275 -12.00% 18
Somerset -4 7 £400 +23.07% 5
Leicestershire -7 7 £173 -42.50% 6
Northamptonshire +7 6 £344 - 11
Birmingham -1 6 £330 -12.00% 10
Surrey -9 6 £400 +28.00% 4
Lancashire +6 5 £291 -12.07% 5
Sunderland -1 5 £288 - 1
Essex -7 5 £375 +66.66% 5
Edinburgh -12 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -13 5 £331 +12.28% 31
Kegworth - 5 £130 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £390 -

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 594 (100.00%) .NET
2 418 (70.37%) C#
3 349 (58.75%) SQL Server
4 338 (56.90%) SQL
5 242 (40.74%) ASP.NET
6 182 (30.64%) Microsoft
7 171 (28.79%) JavaScript
8 158 (26.60%) VB
9 153 (25.76%) Windows
10 152 (25.59%) MVC
11 148 (24.92%) .NET Framework
12 136 (22.90%) HTML
13 124 (20.88%) XML
14 121 (20.37%) CSS
15 119 (20.03%) Agile Software Development
16 109 (18.35%) T-SQL
17 106 (17.85%) jQuery
18 104 (17.51%) Finance
19 101 (17.00%) MS Excel
20 96 (16.16%) Oracle
21 92 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
22 91 (15.32%) Web Services
23 89 (14.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 84 (14.14%) VB6
25 79 (13.30%) Visual Studio
26 78 (13.13%) WinForms
27 75 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
28 70 (11.78%) SQL Server 2012
29 69 (11.62%) Team Foundation Server
29 69 (11.62%) Web Development

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 63 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 50 (8.42%) IIS
3 29 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 22 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 20 (3.37%) CMS
6 13 (2.19%) Node.js
7 12 (2.02%) Apache
7 12 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
7 12 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (1.85%) MS Exchange
9 10 (1.68%) WordPress
10 5 (0.84%) Drupal
10 5 (0.84%) Joomla!
11 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.34%) DNN
12 2 (0.34%) Documentum
12 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.17%) FileNet
Applications
1 101 (17.00%) MS Excel
2 45 (7.58%) MS Office
3 3 (0.51%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.51%) Simulink
3 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) Revit
4 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.68%) Office 365
3 9 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.01%) SaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.34%) Route 53
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.87%) Internet
2 16 (2.69%) HTTP
3 12 (2.02%) SSL
4 9 (1.52%) DNS
4 9 (1.52%) Intranet
5 7 (1.18%) SMTP
6 5 (0.84%) Extranet
6 5 (0.84%) Firewall
6 5 (0.84%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.67%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.34%) DHCP
8 2 (0.34%) DVB
8 2 (0.34%) Network Security
9 1 (0.17%) LDAP
9 1 (0.17%) SAN
9 1 (0.17%) VPN
9 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (58.75%) SQL Server
2 92 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 89 (14.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (11.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (8.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (6.73%) Relational Database
7 36 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (4.38%) Oracle Database
8 26 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (4.04%) RDBMS
10 18 (3.03%) MySQL
11 13 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.85%) Big Data
13 10 (1.68%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.68%) MS Access
13 10 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.52%) Datazen
15 8 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 79 (13.30%) Visual Studio
2 69 (11.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.03%) NUnit
4 13 (2.19%) JIRA
5 10 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (1.52%) MSI
7 7 (1.18%) Subversion
8 6 (1.01%) Selenium
9 5 (0.84%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.84%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.67%) Moq
10 4 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.67%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.51%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.34%) FishEye
12 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 104 (17.51%) Finance
2 53 (8.92%) Banking
3 21 (3.54%) Marketing
4 16 (2.69%) Retail
5 15 (2.53%) Advertising
5 15 (2.53%) Legal
6 12 (2.02%) Back Office
6 12 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.02%) Law
7 10 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.52%) German Language
9 5 (0.84%) French Language
9 5 (0.84%) Italian Language
9 5 (0.84%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.67%) Automotive
10 4 (0.67%) Games
11 3 (0.51%) Front Office
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.34%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 454 (76.43%) Developer
2 307 (51.68%) .NET Developer
3 157 (26.43%) VB.NET Developer
4 116 (19.53%) C# Developer
5 101 (17.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 85 (14.31%) SQL Developer
7 51 (8.59%) ASP.NET Developer
8 47 (7.91%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 34 (5.72%) Analyst
10 33 (5.56%) Software Developer
10 33 (5.56%) VB Developer
11 32 (5.39%) SharePoint Developer
11 32 (5.39%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
12 29 (4.88%) WinForms Developer
13 28 (4.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 28 (4.71%) SQL Server Developer
13 28 (4.71%) VB6 Developer
13 28 (4.71%) Web Developer
14 24 (4.04%) .NET Software Developer
14 24 (4.04%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (100.00%) .NET
2 242 (40.74%) ASP.NET
3 148 (24.92%) .NET Framework
4 136 (22.90%) HTML
5 124 (20.88%) XML
6 121 (20.37%) CSS
7 106 (17.85%) jQuery
8 91 (15.32%) Web Services
9 78 (13.13%) WinForms
10 75 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 42 (7.07%) WPF
12 41 (6.90%) Entity Framework
13 36 (6.06%) Ajax
14 35 (5.89%) WCF
15 32 (5.39%) HTML5
16 29 (4.88%) AngularJS
16 29 (4.88%) JSON
17 27 (4.55%) Classic ASP
18 25 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
19 23 (3.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.39%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.54%) Mathematics
4 15 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.36%) iPad
6 12 (2.02%) N-Tier
7 10 (1.68%) Inversion of Control
8 8 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.18%) STB
10 5 (0.84%) MPEG
11 4 (0.67%) Fintech
11 4 (0.67%) iSeries
12 3 (0.51%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.51%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.51%) NHS
12 3 (0.51%) Online Games
12 3 (0.51%) Replication
12 3 (0.51%) User Experience
13 2 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 153 (25.76%) Windows
2 18 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 17 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (2.36%) Unix
5 13 (2.19%) Linux
5 13 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.67%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Android
10 1 (0.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (25.59%) MVC
2 119 (20.03%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (11.62%) Web Development
4 61 (10.27%) OO
5 51 (8.59%) SDLC
6 45 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
7 44 (7.41%) Scrum
7 44 (7.41%) TDD
8 35 (5.89%) E-Commerce
9 34 (5.72%) Unit Testing
10 33 (5.56%) Migration
11 32 (5.39%) Software Engineering
12 30 (5.05%) Mentoring
13 28 (4.71%) Change Management
14 27 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (4.55%) ITIL
15 20 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (3.20%) Workflow
17 17 (2.86%) Software Testing
18 16 (2.69%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 418 (70.37%) C#
2 338 (56.90%) SQL
3 171 (28.79%) JavaScript
4 158 (26.60%) VB
5 109 (18.35%) T-SQL
6 84 (14.14%) VB6
7 64 (10.77%) VBA
8 53 (8.92%) C++
9 52 (8.75%) VBScript
10 51 (8.59%) Java
11 38 (6.40%) PowerShell
12 32 (5.39%) C
13 29 (4.88%) PL/SQL
14 17 (2.86%) PHP
15 12 (2.02%) XAML
16 10 (1.68%) Python
17 9 (1.52%) COBOL
17 9 (1.52%) MATLAB
17 9 (1.52%) PL/1
18 8 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (10.44%) Degree
2 44 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.01%) ISEB
7 6 (1.01%) MCSD
8 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.67%) MCSE
10 3 (0.51%) HND
11 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.17%) CISSP
12 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.17%) GWAPT
12 1 (0.17%) OSCE
12 1 (0.17%) OSCP
12 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.53%) QA
2 6 (1.01%) SLA
3 4 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.34%) Postfix
3 2 (0.34%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.84%) SCCM
3 4 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.51%) SCOM
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.34%) Puppet
5 2 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.17%) Ambari
6 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 182 (30.64%) Microsoft
2 96 (16.16%) Oracle
3 12 (2.02%) Sitecore
4 10 (1.68%) SAP
4 10 (1.68%) VMware
5 9 (1.52%) HP
6 8 (1.35%) Lumension
7 7 (1.18%) IBM
7 7 (1.18%) Remedy
8 6 (1.01%) Intel Security
8 6 (1.01%) RedGate
9 5 (0.84%) iManage
10 4 (0.67%) Blue Prism
10 4 (0.67%) Citrix
10 4 (0.67%) Telerik
11 3 (0.51%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.51%) Infragistics
11 3 (0.51%) Kofax
11 3 (0.51%) Nintex
12 2 (0.34%) AppDynamics
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + +
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Premier Engineering
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 12 months contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £30.25 - £38.75 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £351 per day
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Leeds
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
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Lockheed Martin
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South West London
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Leeds
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