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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 333 263 258
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -5
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 339 420 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.77% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.57% 2.07% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 270 244
Average daily rate
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£338 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £406 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.24% -4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 23
Average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -23.07%

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
21619 20303 19473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.89% 37.13% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14531 12992 12054
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 418 567
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

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 30 July 2015.

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 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 -68 309 £338 +5.46% 302
London +12 102 £409 +23.86% 40
South East -75 48 £350 +7.69% 47
City of London +16 43 £425 +21.42% 11
West Midlands -1 40 £300 +9.09% 35
South West +1 36 £365 +40.38% 44
East of England -1 25 £338 +16.37% 14
Yorkshire -51 22 £311 -2.73% 20
East Midlands +1 21 £300 +7.14% 30
West Yorkshire -40 18 £310 -0.80% 13
Gloucestershire +5 16 £368 +63.33% 2
Wales +13 15 £425 +50.44% 4
Coventry +9 15 £265 +17.77% 4
Staffordshire -5 13 £323 -2.27% 6
Scotland -5 12 £325 -3.84% 3
Hampshire -8 12 £350 +7.69% 12
Leeds -43 12 £318 +0.39% 10
Hertfordshire -2 11 £338 +3.84% 4
Gloucester - 11 £368 - 1
Kent -13 10 £338 +35.00% 3
Leicestershire +4 9 £300 +21.21% 7
Norfolk +2 8 £338 +16.37% 1
North East -24 8 £406 +74.73% 7
Oxfordshire -29 8 £508 +88.14% 6
South Wales +11 7 £425 +50.44% 1
Cardiff +1 7 £425 +50.44%
Edinburgh -4 7 £325 -13.33% 1
Berkshire +5 6 £405 +1.25% 11
Bristol -2 6 £363 +8.20% 12
Maidstone -4 6 £350 - 1

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 726 (99.73%) .NET
2 478 (65.66%) C#
3 420 (57.69%) SQL Server
4 395 (54.26%) SQL
5 354 (48.63%) ASP.NET
6 221 (30.36%) HTML
7 206 (28.30%) JavaScript
8 181 (24.86%) Microsoft
9 180 (24.73%) Finance
10 167 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
11 146 (20.05%) CSS
12 145 (19.92%) VB
13 136 (18.68%) .NET Framework
14 132 (18.13%) Visual Studio
15 131 (17.99%) XML
16 126 (17.31%) Web Services
16 126 (17.31%) MVC
17 124 (17.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 117 (16.07%) T-SQL
19 112 (15.38%) Windows
20 111 (15.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 106 (14.56%) SDLC
22 97 (13.32%) WCF
23 93 (12.77%) VB6
24 92 (12.64%) SQL Server 2008
25 89 (12.23%) jQuery
26 88 (12.09%) Team Foundation Server
27 79 (10.85%) Oracle
27 79 (10.85%) WinForms
28 75 (10.30%) SQL Server 2012

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 73 (10.03%) IIS
2 54 (7.42%) SharePoint
3 24 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (2.61%) CMS
4 19 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 17 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (1.51%) SAS
8 10 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (1.37%) ArcGIS
8 10 (1.37%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.10%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.82%) ArcSDE
10 6 (0.82%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.82%) K2 blackpearl
11 4 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.41%) JBoss
12 3 (0.41%) Apache
12 3 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 73 (10.03%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.67%) MS Office
3 8 (1.10%) MS Project
3 8 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.41%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.14%) Simulink
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 12 (1.65%) Adobe Campaign
2 10 (1.37%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.69%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) Agresso
6 1 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.14%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.37%) Google Analytics
1 10 (1.37%) Adobe Analytics
2 7 (0.96%) Office 365
2 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.82%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.20%) Internet
2 12 (1.65%) HTTP
3 9 (1.24%) SSL
3 9 (1.24%) FTP
4 7 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.96%) LDAP
5 6 (0.82%) Intranet
6 5 (0.69%) DNS
6 5 (0.69%) DHCP
7 4 (0.55%) Firewall
8 3 (0.41%) Wireless
8 3 (0.41%) NAS
8 3 (0.41%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.41%) Telnet
8 3 (0.41%) SMTP
8 3 (0.41%) Broadband
9 2 (0.27%) SMS
10 1 (0.14%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 124 (17.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 111 (15.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (12.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 75 (10.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 65 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (8.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 39 (5.36%) Oracle Database
9 36 (4.95%) Relational Database
10 32 (4.40%) BusinessObjects
11 29 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (3.43%) SQL Server 2000
13 20 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (2.47%) MS Access
14 18 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (2.20%) MySQL
16 15 (2.06%) Oracle BI EE
17 13 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
18 11 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 10 (1.37%) DTS
Development Applications
1 132 (18.13%) Visual Studio
2 88 (12.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (3.30%) JIRA
4 17 (2.34%) Subversion
4 17 (2.34%) Git (software)
5 13 (1.79%) NUnit
6 8 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (0.96%) JUnit
7 7 (0.96%) Maven
7 7 (0.96%) Selenium
7 7 (0.96%) AccuRev
8 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.69%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.69%) ERwin
9 5 (0.69%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.55%) Ant
10 4 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.55%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 4 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 180 (24.73%) Finance
2 62 (8.52%) Banking
3 32 (4.40%) Back Office
4 28 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.88%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.75%) Marketing
7 15 (2.06%) Retail
8 10 (1.37%) Legal
9 9 (1.24%) Automotive
10 7 (0.96%) Publishing
10 7 (0.96%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.82%) Law
11 6 (0.82%) Advertising
12 4 (0.55%) Games
12 4 (0.55%) Military
12 4 (0.55%) Electronics
13 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 556 (76.37%) Developer
2 263 (36.13%) .NET Developer
3 121 (16.62%) VB.NET Developer
4 83 (11.40%) C# Developer
5 81 (11.13%) Analyst
6 68 (9.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 56 (7.69%) SQL Developer
8 37 (5.08%) Programmer
9 34 (4.67%) ASP.NET Developer
10 32 (4.40%) VB Developer
11 31 (4.26%) Web Developer
12 29 (3.98%) Senior Developer
13 28 (3.85%) Software Developer
14 26 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 24 (3.30%) AWS Developer
16 23 (3.16%) Architect
16 23 (3.16%) Applications Developer
17 21 (2.88%) Analyst Developer
18 19 (2.61%) VB6 Developer
19 18 (2.47%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 726 (99.73%) .NET
2 354 (48.63%) ASP.NET
3 221 (30.36%) HTML
4 146 (20.05%) CSS
5 136 (18.68%) .NET Framework
6 131 (17.99%) XML
7 126 (17.31%) Web Services
8 97 (13.32%) WCF
9 89 (12.23%) jQuery
10 79 (10.85%) WinForms
11 51 (7.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 46 (6.32%) Ajax
13 41 (5.63%) XSLT
14 34 (4.67%) HTML5
15 33 (4.53%) WPF
15 33 (4.53%) SOAP
15 33 (4.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 28 (3.85%) CSS3
17 22 (3.02%) DHTML
18 19 (2.61%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.02%) Client/Server
3 14 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.65%) NHS
5 10 (1.37%) GIS
6 9 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.24%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.10%) Data Structures
8 7 (0.96%) iPad
8 7 (0.96%) N-Tier
8 7 (0.96%) MPEG
8 7 (0.96%) STB
9 6 (0.82%) SCADA
9 6 (0.82%) W3C
9 6 (0.82%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.69%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.69%) Clustering
10 5 (0.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 112 (15.38%) Windows
2 23 (3.16%) UNIX
3 13 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.37%) Linux
6 7 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.55%) Android
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) OS/400
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.14%) VME
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (17.31%) MVC
3 106 (14.56%) SDLC
4 72 (9.89%) Scrum
5 59 (8.10%) Web Development
5 59 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
6 51 (7.01%) Unit Testing
7 49 (6.73%) OO
8 46 (6.32%) TDD
9 43 (5.91%) E-Commerce
10 38 (5.22%) ETL
11 34 (4.67%) Migration
12 33 (4.53%) Workflow
13 31 (4.26%) Software Engineering
14 29 (3.98%) ITIL
15 28 (3.85%) SOA
16 24 (3.30%) Project Management
17 23 (3.16%) CRM
17 23 (3.16%) System Testing
18 22 (3.02%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 478 (65.66%) C#
2 395 (54.26%) SQL
3 206 (28.30%) JavaScript
4 145 (19.92%) VB
5 117 (16.07%) T-SQL
6 93 (12.77%) VB6
7 64 (8.79%) VBA
8 55 (7.55%) VBScript
9 54 (7.42%) Java
10 47 (6.46%) PL/SQL
11 40 (5.49%) PowerShell
12 24 (3.30%) C++
13 17 (2.34%) PHP
14 13 (1.79%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.37%) Perl
16 9 (1.24%) Python
17 8 (1.10%) MATLAB
18 7 (0.96%) XMLA
19 6 (0.82%) R
19 6 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (9.75%) Degree
2 39 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.71%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.24%) ISEB
5 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.10%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.69%) CISSP
8 4 (0.55%) MCDBA
8 4 (0.55%) MCAD
8 4 (0.55%) MCSD
8 4 (0.55%) HNC
8 4 (0.55%) HND
8 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.27%) MCTS
10 2 (0.27%) MCITP
11 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.92%) QA
2 6 (0.82%) SLA
3 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.41%) Basel II
4 2 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.41%) Firmware
3 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (0.82%) SCCM
3 6 (0.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 4 (0.55%) SCOrch
4 4 (0.55%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 181 (24.86%) Microsoft
2 79 (10.85%) Oracle
3 20 (2.75%) HP
4 18 (2.47%) Tableau
5 16 (2.20%) Sitecore
6 15 (2.06%) Adobe
7 12 (1.65%) IBM
7 12 (1.65%) Aprimo
7 12 (1.65%) Eloqua
8 10 (1.37%) Google
8 10 (1.37%) ESRI
9 8 (1.10%) SAP
10 6 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.69%) Teradata
11 5 (0.69%) Telerik
12 4 (0.55%) Splunk
12 4 (0.55%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.41%) Sculptor
13 3 (0.41%) OpenText
13 3 (0.41%) Progress
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Heat Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kettering
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £335 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £290 - £320 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Staffordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Salford
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 15 days ago