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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 277 201 153
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -48
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 384 500 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.98% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.87% 2.59% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 285 371
Average daily rate
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£325 £311 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -3.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.05% -2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 17
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £21.30 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £47.30 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £18.38
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +76.87%

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
20528 19297 18382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.06% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13942 12257 11251
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 559 731
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. 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 -71 367 £325 +4.00% 223
London +42 126 £350 -1.40% 27
South East -49 74 £350 +11.11% 55
West Midlands -2 43 £300 +8.10% 31
South West -34 42 £325 -5.45% 23
East of England -15 29 £300 - 19
City of London -2 25 £375 -11.76% 7
Surrey -2 23 £350 -6.66% 9
North East -15 16 £300 - 2
Hampshire -35 15 £375 +20.00% 17
Coventry +6 14 £325 +6.55% 2
Tyne and Wear - 14 £330 - 2
North West -34 13 £288 -11.53% 37
Yorkshire -64 13 £325 +18.18% 15
Birmingham -3 12 £269 -20.37% 8
Wiltshire -15 12 £338 +1.50% 1
Bristol -5 11 £308 - 5
Buckinghamshire -13 11 £338 +5.46% 4
West Yorkshire -48 11 £320 +16.36% 10
Cambridgeshire -2 10 £234 -28.07% 4
East Midlands -6 10 £330 +22.22% 13
Berkshire -18 10 £388 +38.39% 13
Scotland -21 10 £313 -2.34% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £352 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 9 £331 +1.92% 3
East Sussex -1 9 £330 - 1
Swindon -1 9 £375 +19.04% 1
Brentford - 9 £247 -
Essex -5 8 £338 +19.46% 6
Gloucestershire -11 8 £274 -5.60% 2

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

1 799 (100.00%) .NET
2 536 (67.08%) C#
3 450 (56.32%) SQL
4 435 (54.44%) SQL Server
5 394 (49.31%) ASP.NET
6 221 (27.66%) Microsoft
7 219 (27.41%) HTML
8 216 (27.03%) JavaScript
9 165 (20.65%) MVC
10 162 (20.28%) XML
11 147 (18.40%) CSS
12 145 (18.15%) WCF
13 138 (17.27%) Visual Studio
14 137 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
15 131 (16.40%) Finance
16 121 (15.14%) Web Services
17 119 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 119 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
18 117 (14.64%) .NET Framework
18 117 (14.64%) VB
19 116 (14.52%) Windows
19 116 (14.52%) jQuery
20 108 (13.52%) Oracle
21 100 (12.52%) Team Foundation Server
22 98 (12.27%) T-SQL
23 94 (11.76%) VBA
24 92 (11.51%) MS Excel
24 92 (11.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 87 (10.89%) Scrum
26 83 (10.39%) Analytical Skills

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 81 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 53 (6.63%) IIS
3 36 (4.51%) CMS
4 28 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 24 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (1.88%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.50%) ArcGIS
8 12 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (1.38%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.88%) Kentico
11 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.75%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.63%) Oracle BPEL
12 5 (0.63%) WorkSite
12 5 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.63%) DNN
12 5 (0.63%) Drupal
13 4 (0.50%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 92 (11.51%) MS Excel
2 67 (8.39%) MS Office
3 21 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.13%) MS Project
6 7 (0.88%) ArcInfo
7 4 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.13%) CATIA
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 33 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.25%) SmartPlant
3 7 (0.88%) Endur
3 7 (0.88%) ZaiNet
4 6 (0.75%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.25%) Tridion
8 1 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.13%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.13%) Magento
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.63%) Office 365
3 3 (0.38%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.38%) Firewall
2 17 (2.13%) HTTP
3 12 (1.50%) FTP
4 11 (1.38%) Intranet
5 9 (1.13%) DHCP
6 8 (1.00%) Wireless
6 8 (1.00%) NAS
7 7 (0.88%) Internet
8 6 (0.75%) Broadband
9 5 (0.63%) Telnet
10 4 (0.50%) DNS
11 2 (0.25%) Extranet
11 2 (0.25%) SAN
12 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.13%) SSL
12 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.13%) VPN
12 1 (0.13%) SMTP
12 1 (0.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (54.44%) SQL Server
2 119 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 119 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 92 (11.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (8.14%) Oracle Database
5 61 (7.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 43 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 40 (5.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (4.01%) MS Access
8 32 (4.01%) Relational Database
9 28 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (3.13%) DTS
10 25 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 20 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
12 15 (1.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 13 (1.63%) MySQL
14 10 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
15 8 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 138 (17.27%) Visual Studio
2 100 (12.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (2.50%) JIRA
4 17 (2.13%) Subversion
4 17 (2.13%) Git (software)
5 16 (2.00%) NUnit
6 14 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 14 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (1.63%) Selenium
8 11 (1.38%) JUnit
9 8 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
9 8 (1.00%) Maven
9 8 (1.00%) ReSharper
10 6 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.75%) ClearQuest
10 6 (0.75%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.38%) Hudson
12 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 131 (16.40%) Finance
2 44 (5.51%) Marketing
3 39 (4.88%) Banking
4 19 (2.38%) Retail
5 16 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.75%) Back Office
7 13 (1.63%) Legal
8 9 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.13%) Games
9 8 (1.00%) Front Office
10 6 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.50%) Advertising
12 4 (0.50%) Law
13 3 (0.38%) Military
13 3 (0.38%) Electronics
13 3 (0.38%) Automotive
14 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Local Government
15 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 590 (73.84%) Developer
2 297 (37.17%) .NET Developer
3 139 (17.40%) VB.NET Developer
4 73 (9.14%) C# Developer
5 59 (7.38%) Analyst
6 55 (6.88%) Programmer
6 55 (6.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 42 (5.26%) Web Developer
8 40 (5.01%) Software Developer
9 36 (4.51%) Senior Developer
10 35 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
11 34 (4.26%) Architect
12 32 (4.01%) SQL Developer
13 29 (3.63%) Analyst Programmer
14 26 (3.25%) Consultant
15 24 (3.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 22 (2.75%) Senior .NET Developer
17 21 (2.63%) Tester
17 21 (2.63%) VB Developer
18 20 (2.50%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 799 (100.00%) .NET
2 394 (49.31%) ASP.NET
3 219 (27.41%) HTML
4 162 (20.28%) XML
5 147 (18.40%) CSS
6 145 (18.15%) WCF
7 121 (15.14%) Web Services
8 117 (14.64%) .NET Framework
9 116 (14.52%) jQuery
10 71 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 68 (8.51%) WinForms
12 65 (8.14%) Ajax
13 52 (6.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 47 (5.88%) HTML5
14 47 (5.88%) WPF
15 44 (5.51%) XSLT
16 33 (4.13%) JSON
17 32 (4.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 29 (3.63%) REST
18 29 (3.63%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 83 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.25%) N-Tier
3 26 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.75%) User Experience
5 17 (2.13%) Open Source
6 14 (1.75%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.63%) STB
8 12 (1.50%) FMCG
8 12 (1.50%) GIS
9 11 (1.38%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (1.00%) MPEG
12 7 (0.88%) NHS
12 7 (0.88%) SCADA
12 7 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (0.75%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.75%) Visualisation
14 5 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 116 (14.52%) Windows
2 21 (2.63%) UNIX
3 14 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (1.25%) Linux
5 8 (1.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.75%) Android
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.25%) Solaris
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.13%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (20.65%) MVC
2 137 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (10.89%) Scrum
4 76 (9.51%) OO
5 61 (7.63%) Unit Testing
6 60 (7.51%) CRM
7 53 (6.63%) E-Commerce
8 52 (6.51%) Migration
9 51 (6.38%) TDD
9 51 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
10 46 (5.76%) Software Engineering
11 39 (4.88%) Web Development
12 38 (4.76%) Workflow
13 34 (4.26%) Project Management
13 34 (4.26%) OOP
14 32 (4.01%) Data Management
15 31 (3.88%) Test Scripting
16 28 (3.50%) Web Design
17 26 (3.25%) ETL
17 26 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 536 (67.08%) C#
2 450 (56.32%) SQL
3 216 (27.03%) JavaScript
4 117 (14.64%) VB
5 98 (12.27%) T-SQL
6 94 (11.76%) VBA
7 81 (10.14%) Java
8 73 (9.14%) VBScript
9 56 (7.01%) VB6
10 53 (6.63%) PL/SQL
11 28 (3.50%) PHP
12 23 (2.88%) C++
13 13 (1.63%) C
13 13 (1.63%) Ruby
14 12 (1.50%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.38%) XAML
15 11 (1.38%) Perl
16 9 (1.13%) Python
17 7 (0.88%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (6.13%) Degree
2 48 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 31 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.13%) MCTS
6 8 (1.00%) ISEB
6 8 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.50%) MCITP
10 3 (0.38%) HNC
10 3 (0.38%) HND
11 2 (0.25%) MCSE
11 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.25%) CCNA
11 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.13%) OCP
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.38%) QA
2 5 (0.63%) SLA
3 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.75%) Firmware
3 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.25%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.38%) SCCM
3 2 (0.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.13%) WMI
4 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.13%) Control-M
4 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 221 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 108 (13.52%) Oracle
3 12 (1.50%) IBM
3 12 (1.50%) Sitecore
4 11 (1.38%) Telerik
5 10 (1.25%) HP
6 9 (1.13%) Intergraph
6 9 (1.13%) EPiServer
6 9 (1.13%) DevExpress
7 8 (1.00%) Adobe
7 8 (1.00%) SAP
8 7 (0.88%) Business Objects
8 7 (0.88%) Interwoven
8 7 (0.88%) Open Text
8 7 (0.88%) Tableau
9 6 (0.75%) Trayport
10 4 (0.50%) ESRI
10 4 (0.50%) Sybase
10 4 (0.50%) Informatica
11 3 (0.38%) Cognos
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £144 - £145 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £100 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £36 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West London
Firway Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £275 per annum Good - Dependant on Experience
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
The Datawarehousing Company
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Farnborough
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Wakefield
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 27 days ago