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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 325 249 241
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -8
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 341 454 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.86% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 2.29% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 264 249
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £209 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 28
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -1.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -1.53%

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
21268 19830 18656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.47% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14258 12810 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.05%
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 £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 409 589
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 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
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 3 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 -84 313 £325 +4.00% 291
London +19 124 £375 -3.22% 50
South East -64 40 £350 +16.66% 59
City of London +10 39 £406 +15.98% 16
South West -6 39 £363 +61.11% 41
West Midlands -14 34 £300 -4.00% 33
Yorkshire -55 26 £305 +1.66% 30
West Yorkshire -45 21 £300 +0.84% 22
East of England -8 20 £325 +8.33% 14
East Midlands -10 17 £300 +8.10% 19
Leeds -52 14 £304 +2.10% 11
Coventry +10 13 £265 +20.45% 4
Leicestershire +2 13 £300 +13.20% 1
Scotland -1 13 £325 +7.97% 7
Somerset +14 12 £344 +16.52% 12
Gloucestershire +2 12 £368 +70.93% 7
Wales +15 11 £425 +142.85% 5
Gloucester - 11 £368 - 3
Leicester +6 10 £300 +13.20%
Hertfordshire -3 10 £350 -12.50% 5
Kent -6 10 £338 +35.00% 4
Oxfordshire -22 10 £475 +31.94% 2
Edinburgh +6 8 £325 -13.33% 5
Staffordshire -12 8 £325 -1.51% 7
Hampshire -14 8 £350 +14.28% 15
North West -35 8 £325 +22.64% 41
Cardiff +10 7 £425 +142.85% 4
South Wales +3 7 £425 +142.85% 5
Bristol +2 7 £369 +10.07% 11
Maidstone -2 6 £350 - 2

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 718 (99.72%) .NET
2 465 (64.58%) C#
3 410 (56.94%) SQL
3 410 (56.94%) SQL Server
4 355 (49.31%) ASP.NET
5 216 (30.00%) HTML
6 204 (28.33%) JavaScript
7 171 (23.75%) Microsoft
8 165 (22.92%) Finance
9 163 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
10 144 (20.00%) VB
11 139 (19.31%) .NET Framework
12 136 (18.89%) CSS
13 130 (18.06%) Visual Studio
14 126 (17.50%) XML
15 123 (17.08%) Web Services
16 122 (16.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 118 (16.39%) T-SQL
18 113 (15.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 110 (15.28%) MVC
20 107 (14.86%) Windows
21 102 (14.17%) WCF
22 101 (14.03%) SDLC
23 93 (12.92%) Team Foundation Server
24 92 (12.78%) SQL Server 2008
25 88 (12.22%) VB6
25 88 (12.22%) Oracle
26 84 (11.67%) WinForms
27 75 (10.42%) jQuery
28 72 (10.00%) Scrum

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 65 (9.03%) IIS
2 50 (6.94%) SharePoint
3 24 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (2.50%) CMS
5 16 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (1.53%) SAS
8 10 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.25%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.83%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.83%) Oracle BPEL
11 5 (0.69%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.69%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.69%) K2 blackpearl
12 4 (0.56%) Apache
13 3 (0.42%) ArcSDE
14 2 (0.28%) WordPress
14 2 (0.28%) DNN
Applications
1 65 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.89%) MS Office
3 8 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.11%) MS Project
4 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.42%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (1.67%) Adobe Campaign
2 10 (1.39%) WebTrends
3 6 (0.83%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) Agresso
6 1 (0.14%) SmartPlant
6 1 (0.14%) Endur
6 1 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.14%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.39%) Google Analytics
1 10 (1.39%) Adobe Analytics
2 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.83%) Office 365
4 5 (0.69%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.22%) Internet
2 11 (1.53%) HTTP
3 8 (1.11%) LDAP
4 7 (0.97%) SSL
5 6 (0.83%) FTP
6 5 (0.69%) DHCP
6 5 (0.69%) Firewall
7 3 (0.42%) Wireless
7 3 (0.42%) NAS
7 3 (0.42%) SAN
7 3 (0.42%) Intranet
7 3 (0.42%) Telnet
7 3 (0.42%) Broadband
7 3 (0.42%) SMTP
7 3 (0.42%) DNS
8 2 (0.28%) Modbus
8 2 (0.28%) Profibus
8 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.28%) SMS
8 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (56.94%) SQL Server
2 122 (16.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 113 (15.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (12.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 70 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 64 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 62 (8.61%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (6.53%) Oracle Database
9 29 (4.03%) Relational Database
10 25 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
12 19 (2.64%) MySQL
13 17 (2.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 17 (2.36%) MS Access
14 16 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
15 15 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
16 11 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (1.25%) DTS
17 9 (1.25%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 130 (18.06%) Visual Studio
2 93 (12.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (3.19%) JIRA
4 16 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.94%) NUnit
5 14 (1.94%) Subversion
6 7 (0.97%) Maven
6 7 (0.97%) Selenium
6 7 (0.97%) AccuRev
6 7 (0.97%) JUnit
7 6 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.83%) ClearQuest
7 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.69%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.56%) HP UFT
9 4 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.56%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.56%) Ant
9 4 (0.56%) ERwin
9 4 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 165 (22.92%) Finance
2 57 (7.92%) Banking
3 29 (4.03%) Back Office
4 26 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.92%) Marketing
6 18 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.22%) Retail
8 9 (1.25%) Automotive
8 9 (1.25%) Legal
9 7 (0.97%) Publishing
9 7 (0.97%) Law
10 6 (0.83%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.69%) Advertising
12 4 (0.56%) Military
13 3 (0.42%) Games
13 3 (0.42%) Electronics
13 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 550 (76.39%) Developer
2 246 (34.17%) .NET Developer
3 101 (14.03%) VB.NET Developer
4 86 (11.94%) C# Developer
5 80 (11.11%) Analyst
6 69 (9.58%) C# .NET Developer
7 55 (7.64%) SQL Developer
8 37 (5.14%) Senior Developer
9 34 (4.72%) Programmer
9 34 (4.72%) Software Developer
10 33 (4.58%) VB Developer
11 32 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
12 29 (4.03%) Web Developer
13 27 (3.75%) Applications Developer
14 24 (3.33%) AWS Developer
15 23 (3.19%) Architect
16 22 (3.06%) Analyst Developer
17 20 (2.78%) VB6 Developer
17 20 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 20 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 718 (99.72%) .NET
2 355 (49.31%) ASP.NET
3 216 (30.00%) HTML
4 139 (19.31%) .NET Framework
5 136 (18.89%) CSS
6 126 (17.50%) XML
7 123 (17.08%) Web Services
8 102 (14.17%) WCF
9 84 (11.67%) WinForms
10 75 (10.42%) jQuery
11 55 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 41 (5.69%) Ajax
13 39 (5.42%) XSLT
14 37 (5.14%) WPF
15 36 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 30 (4.17%) HTML5
16 30 (4.17%) SOAP
17 23 (3.19%) CSS3
18 22 (3.06%) DHTML
19 19 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 14 (1.94%) NHS
4 13 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.39%) SCADA
6 9 (1.25%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.11%) N-Tier
8 7 (0.97%) MPEG
8 7 (0.97%) Management Information System
8 7 (0.97%) Clustering
8 7 (0.97%) STB
8 7 (0.97%) Mathematics
8 7 (0.97%) iPad
9 6 (0.83%) W3C
10 5 (0.69%) GIS
10 5 (0.69%) Replication
10 5 (0.69%) Economics
10 5 (0.69%) PKI
10 5 (0.69%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 107 (14.86%) Windows
2 25 (3.47%) UNIX
3 11 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (1.39%) Linux
4 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.56%) Android
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.14%) OS/400
8 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (15.28%) MVC
3 101 (14.03%) SDLC
4 72 (10.00%) Scrum
5 55 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
6 54 (7.50%) Web Development
7 50 (6.94%) Unit Testing
8 48 (6.67%) OO
9 47 (6.53%) TDD
10 40 (5.56%) E-Commerce
10 40 (5.56%) Workflow
11 37 (5.14%) ETL
11 37 (5.14%) Migration
12 36 (5.00%) Software Engineering
13 29 (4.03%) ITIL
14 27 (3.75%) SOA
15 25 (3.47%) Project Management
16 23 (3.19%) CRM
16 23 (3.19%) System Testing
17 22 (3.06%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 465 (64.58%) C#
2 410 (56.94%) SQL
3 204 (28.33%) JavaScript
4 144 (20.00%) VB
5 118 (16.39%) T-SQL
6 88 (12.22%) VB6
7 59 (8.19%) PL/SQL
8 58 (8.06%) Java
9 57 (7.92%) VBA
10 52 (7.22%) VBScript
11 32 (4.44%) PowerShell
12 24 (3.33%) C++
13 17 (2.36%) PHP
14 13 (1.81%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.11%) Perl
16 7 (0.97%) C
16 7 (0.97%) XMLA
17 6 (0.83%) Ruby
18 5 (0.69%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.69%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 71 (9.86%) Degree
2 47 (6.53%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.53%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.25%) ISEB
6 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.69%) CISSP
8 5 (0.69%) HND
9 4 (0.56%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.56%) MCAD
9 4 (0.56%) MCSD
9 4 (0.56%) HNC
9 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.42%) MCTS
10 3 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.28%) MCITP
11 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.22%) QA
2 6 (0.83%) SLA
3 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.42%) Basel II
4 2 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.42%) Firmware
3 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (0.83%) SCCM
3 6 (0.83%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 4 (0.56%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 171 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 88 (12.22%) Oracle
3 31 (4.31%) Business Objects
4 18 (2.50%) HP
5 17 (2.36%) Sitecore
6 15 (2.08%) Adobe
6 15 (2.08%) Tableau
7 12 (1.67%) Eloqua
7 12 (1.67%) Aprimo
8 11 (1.53%) Google
9 9 (1.25%) IBM
10 7 (0.97%) SAP
11 6 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.69%) ESRI
12 5 (0.69%) Teradata
12 5 (0.69%) Telerik
12 5 (0.69%) Splunk
13 3 (0.42%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.42%) OpenText
13 3 (0.42%) EPiServer
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