The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for VB.NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 150 167
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 14 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.40% 0.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.87% 0.86% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 26
Median daily rate £318 £330 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -22.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £333 £325
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £33.05
% change year-on-year - -60.66%  

VB.NET is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1606 1620 2284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 49.68% 46.52% 42.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1384 1829
Median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 13
Median hourly rate £28.35 £19.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.18% -36.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.77% +5.55%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VB.NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in the City of London

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB.NET in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in the City of London

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in the City of London

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 25 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (80.00%) C#
3 18 (72.00%) SQL
4 16 (64.00%) Finance
5 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
6 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 12 (48.00%) VB
6 12 (48.00%) VBA
7 11 (44.00%) .NET Framework
8 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (40.00%) Banking
8 10 (40.00%) Front Office
9 9 (36.00%) Oracle
9 9 (36.00%) Investment Banking
9 9 (36.00%) WinForms
9 9 (36.00%) Mathematics
9 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database
10 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
11 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (16.00%) jQuery
12 4 (16.00%) CSS
12 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
12 4 (16.00%) HTML
12 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
12 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (16.00%) Power BI
13 3 (12.00%) QlikView

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Sage 50
2 1 (4.00%) Endur
2 1 (4.00%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database
3 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (16.00%) Power BI
6 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (12.00%) QlikView
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (8.00%) SAS EBI
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (4.00%) OLAP
8 1 (4.00%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (4.00%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Moq
2 1 (4.00%) NUnit
2 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Banking
2 10 (40.00%) Front Office
3 9 (36.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Developer
2 13 (52.00%) .NET Developer
3 11 (44.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 11 (44.00%) C# Developer
4 9 (36.00%) WinForms Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) SSIS Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) SSRS Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Business Developer
6 2 (8.00%) SQL BI Developer
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.00%) VB Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) ETL Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Process Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (44.00%) .NET Framework
3 9 (36.00%) WinForms
4 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (16.00%) CSS
5 4 (16.00%) HTML
5 4 (16.00%) jQuery
6 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.00%) XML
8 1 (4.00%) Ajax
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (4.00%) Handlebars
8 1 (4.00%) LESS
8 1 (4.00%) MDX
8 1 (4.00%) NHibernate
8 1 (4.00%) Sass
8 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Equities
3 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) Data Extraction
3 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Analytics
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (4.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (4.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (4.00%) MVC
4 1 (4.00%) Release Management
4 1 (4.00%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (4.00%) SDLC
4 1 (4.00%) TDD
4 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) C#
2 18 (72.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) VB
3 12 (48.00%) VBA
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Sage
4 1 (4.00%) Blue Prism
4 1 (4.00%) OpenLink