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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 370 325 307
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -18
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 268 364 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.66% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 1.71% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 239 247
Median daily rate £350 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +44.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £36.60 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £51.31 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +92.30%

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
20194 21255 21257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.56% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13845 14485 14460
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 542 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -49 239 £350 +7.69% 154
London +20 62 £370 +17.46% 24
South East +24 55 £360 +20.00% 34
South West +8 31 £300 -22.58% 7
North West -4 28 £315 +5.00% 24
Hampshire +34 26 £375 +26.05% 2
Yorkshire +3 16 £313 -2.34% 12
East Midlands -25 15 £275 -8.33% 19
West Midlands -41 15 £325 -3.70% 24
Lancashire -1 13 £300 +44.57% 3
Leicestershire +7 10 £275 +2.80% 5
Scotland -13 10 £338 +3.84% 1
East of England -8 8 £475 +49.60% 9
City of London -9 8 £330 +3.12% 4
Manchester -10 8 £300 -7.69% 13
South Yorkshire - 8 £340 - 2
Buckinghamshire +18 7 £363 +25.00% 8
North East -25 7 £350 +1.44% 1
Tyne and Wear -30 7 £350 -2.77% 1
East Sussex +12 6 £300 -35.82% 4
Surrey +10 6 £360 -10.00% 6
West Yorkshire +2 6 £313 -0.39% 9
Gloucestershire +1 6 £275 -37.14%
Doncaster - 6 - -
Winchester - 6 £375 -
Milton Keynes +19 5 - - 2
Swindon +5 5 £450 +20.00% 2
Wiltshire 0 5 £450 +28.57% 3
Wales -5 5 £325 +0.77% 2
Blackpool -8 5 £360 -4.00%

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 609 (100.00%) .NET
2 476 (78.16%) C#
3 377 (61.90%) SQL Server
4 348 (57.14%) SQL
5 267 (43.84%) ASP.NET
6 219 (35.96%) HTML
7 190 (31.20%) JavaScript
8 183 (30.05%) Microsoft
9 181 (29.72%) Agile Software Development
10 180 (29.56%) CSS
11 160 (26.27%) MVC
12 156 (25.62%) XML
13 128 (21.02%) jQuery
14 126 (20.69%) T-SQL
15 119 (19.54%) Windows
16 104 (17.08%) Web Services
17 103 (16.91%) VB
18 96 (15.76%) Team Foundation Server
19 95 (15.60%) Finance
20 85 (13.96%) SharePoint
20 85 (13.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 84 (13.79%) Scrum
22 83 (13.63%) Oracle
22 83 (13.63%) SQL Server 2008
23 82 (13.46%) .NET Framework
24 79 (12.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 79 (12.97%) Visual Studio
25 78 (12.81%) WCF
26 74 (12.15%) VB6
27 73 (11.99%) LINQ

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 85 (13.96%) SharePoint
2 64 (10.51%) IIS
3 46 (7.55%) CMS
4 38 (6.24%) Sitecore CMS
5 25 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (1.97%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.82%) Predix
11 4 (0.66%) SAS
12 3 (0.49%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.49%) Documentum
12 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.49%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.33%) K2 blackpearl
14 1 (0.16%) Apache
14 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 69 (11.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.64%) MS Office
3 6 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.66%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
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
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.96%) Office 365
3 7 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.15%) Boomi
4 3 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.49%) GitHub
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.64%) HTTP
2 7 (1.15%) Internet
3 6 (0.99%) FTP
4 5 (0.82%) LDAP
5 4 (0.66%) Intranet
6 3 (0.49%) Network Security
6 3 (0.49%) SAN
6 3 (0.49%) SSL
7 2 (0.33%) DNS
7 2 (0.33%) Extranet
7 2 (0.33%) SNMP
7 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.16%) DHCP
8 1 (0.16%) Firewall
8 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 85 (13.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 83 (13.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 79 (12.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 55 (9.03%) Relational Database
6 51 (8.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 40 (6.57%) MongoDB
8 26 (4.27%) MS Access
9 25 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (3.45%) Hadoop
10 21 (3.45%) NoSQL
11 19 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (2.79%) Big Data
13 16 (2.63%) Oracle Database
14 14 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (1.48%) RDBMS
17 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 96 (15.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 79 (12.97%) Visual Studio
3 20 (3.28%) Eclipse
4 19 (3.12%) Ant
5 18 (2.96%) Git (software)
6 17 (2.79%) Gradle
6 17 (2.79%) Jenkins
7 16 (2.63%) Hudson
8 10 (1.64%) JIRA
9 9 (1.48%) MSBuild
10 8 (1.31%) Subversion
11 6 (0.99%) Moq
11 6 (0.99%) NUnit
11 6 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.66%) Selenium
13 3 (0.49%) Dreamweaver
13 3 (0.49%) gulp
13 3 (0.49%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.49%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.33%) Xcode
General
1 95 (15.60%) Finance
2 55 (9.03%) Advertising
3 29 (4.76%) Banking
4 26 (4.27%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.79%) Retail
6 12 (1.97%) Back Office
7 11 (1.81%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.48%) Automotive
9 8 (1.31%) Front Office
9 8 (1.31%) Games
10 6 (0.99%) French Language
11 5 (0.82%) Billing
11 5 (0.82%) German Language
11 5 (0.82%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.82%) Law
11 5 (0.82%) Publishing
11 5 (0.82%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.66%) Marketing
13 2 (0.33%) Legal
13 2 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 495 (81.28%) Developer
2 320 (52.55%) .NET Developer
3 140 (22.99%) C# Developer
4 121 (19.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 117 (19.21%) VB.NET Developer
6 76 (12.48%) SQL Developer
7 41 (6.73%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 39 (6.40%) Sitecore Developer
9 37 (6.08%) ASP.NET Developer
10 33 (5.42%) Software Developer
11 28 (4.60%) SharePoint Developer
12 23 (3.78%) .NET Software Developer
12 23 (3.78%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.45%) Applications Support
13 21 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
14 20 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 20 (3.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 20 (3.28%) WinForms Developer
15 19 (3.12%) Applications Developer
15 19 (3.12%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 609 (100.00%) .NET
2 267 (43.84%) ASP.NET
3 219 (35.96%) HTML
4 180 (29.56%) CSS
5 156 (25.62%) XML
6 128 (21.02%) jQuery
7 104 (17.08%) Web Services
8 82 (13.46%) .NET Framework
9 78 (12.81%) WCF
10 73 (11.99%) LINQ
11 64 (10.51%) HTML5
12 62 (10.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 59 (9.69%) Ajax
13 59 (9.69%) WinForms
14 55 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC
15 51 (8.37%) WPF
16 38 (6.24%) LINQ to SQL
17 35 (5.75%) AngularJS
18 34 (5.58%) XSLT
19 25 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.22%) N-Tier
2 39 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.81%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.48%) SCADA
9 6 (0.99%) MPEG
9 6 (0.99%) STB
10 5 (0.82%) Artificial Intelligence
10 5 (0.82%) NHS
10 5 (0.82%) Robotics
10 5 (0.82%) User Experience
11 4 (0.66%) iPad
12 3 (0.49%) Clustering
12 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.49%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.49%) Physics
12 3 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 119 (19.54%) Windows
2 28 (4.60%) Linux
3 20 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.13%) Unix
6 9 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.82%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.66%) Android
10 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.33%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (29.72%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (26.27%) MVC
3 84 (13.79%) Scrum
4 56 (9.20%) Web Development
5 52 (8.54%) TDD
6 47 (7.72%) SDLC
7 46 (7.55%) OOP
8 34 (5.58%) ERP
9 33 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (5.42%) OWASP
9 33 (5.42%) Secure Coding
9 33 (5.42%) Unit Testing
10 32 (5.25%) ITIL
10 32 (5.25%) Migration
10 32 (5.25%) OO
11 26 (4.27%) Release Management
12 22 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (3.61%) Configuration Management
12 22 (3.61%) UML
13 19 (3.12%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 476 (78.16%) C#
2 348 (57.14%) SQL
3 190 (31.20%) JavaScript
4 126 (20.69%) T-SQL
5 103 (16.91%) VB
6 74 (12.15%) VB6
7 72 (11.82%) VBA
8 66 (10.84%) Java
9 36 (5.91%) C++
10 32 (5.25%) PowerShell
11 25 (4.11%) Python
12 21 (3.45%) VBScript
13 16 (2.63%) C
13 16 (2.63%) Perl
14 15 (2.46%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.64%) PHP
16 6 (0.99%) VC++
17 3 (0.49%) Ruby
17 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (7.22%) Degree
2 41 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 16 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.13%) ISEB
5 8 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.82%) HND
9 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.16%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.16%) CHECK Team Leader
12 1 (0.16%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.16%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.16%) MCP
12 1 (0.16%) MCSD
12 1 (0.16%) MCSE
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.12%) QA
2 17 (2.79%) SLA
3 3 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.49%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.16%) Basel II
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.33%) Docker
3 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.81%) Puppet
3 6 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 183 (30.05%) Microsoft
2 83 (13.63%) Oracle
3 42 (6.90%) Sitecore
4 17 (2.79%) Red Hat
5 16 (2.63%) ILOG
6 14 (2.30%) SAP
7 9 (1.48%) AppDynamics
7 9 (1.48%) Blue Prism
8 8 (1.31%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.15%) Dell
10 4 (0.66%) LexisNexis
10 4 (0.66%) Nintex
11 3 (0.49%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.49%) Kofax
11 3 (0.49%) Lotus
11 3 (0.49%) Sun
11 3 (0.49%) Sybase
11 3 (0.49%) Telerik
11 3 (0.49%) Teradata
11 3 (0.49%) VMware
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