The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 June 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 120 129
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 13 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.56% 0.39% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.38% 1.14% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 11
Median daily rate £288 £394 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.98% +31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £575 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.63 £42.50
% change year-on-year -29.82% -16.17%  

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 East of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 939 881 1056
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 40.40% 34.56% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 521 628
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 64 58
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £27.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in the East of England

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in the East of England

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in the East of England

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire - 5 £250 -
Essex -15 3 £325 -7.47% 1
Suffolk +13 2 £425 -26.08%
Norfolk +1 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £220 -
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (86.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (86.36%) SQL
3 17 (77.27%) C#
4 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
5 12 (54.55%) Web Services
6 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 10 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (40.91%) T-SQL
9 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
9 8 (36.36%) Finance
10 7 (31.82%) CSS
10 7 (31.82%) XML
10 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
10 7 (31.82%) HTML
10 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (31.82%) Degree
10 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (27.27%) QA
12 5 (22.73%) WCF
12 5 (22.73%) jQuery
12 5 (22.73%) JSON
12 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (22.73%) VBScript
12 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (22.73%) ETL
12 5 (22.73%) Data Transformation
12 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (18.18%) CRM

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) 802.11
1 2 (9.09%) ADSL
1 2 (9.09%) Bluetooth
1 2 (9.09%) Broadband
1 2 (9.09%) IPv4
1 2 (9.09%) IPv6
1 2 (9.09%) NAS
1 2 (9.09%) UPnP
1 2 (9.09%) VDSL
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
1 2 (9.09%) Wireless
1 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (86.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.64%) OLAP
6 3 (13.64%) OLTP
6 3 (13.64%) QlikView
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (9.09%) Bugzilla
3 2 (9.09%) JUnit
3 2 (9.09%) Redmine
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) Trac
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 13 (59.09%) .NET Developer
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Developer
4 5 (22.73%) ETL Developer
5 4 (18.18%) .NET Team Leader
5 4 (18.18%) CRM Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Lead .NET Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Lead Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Team Leader
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
6 2 (9.09%) SSIS Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 2 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (54.55%) Web Services
3 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (31.82%) CSS
4 7 (31.82%) HTML
4 7 (31.82%) XML
5 5 (22.73%) jQuery
5 5 (22.73%) JSON
5 5 (22.73%) WCF
6 4 (18.18%) CAML
6 4 (18.18%) RESTful
6 4 (18.18%) XSL
7 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
7 3 (13.64%) MDX
7 3 (13.64%) SOAP
8 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
8 2 (9.09%) Classic ASP
8 2 (9.09%) WinForms
8 2 (9.09%) XSLT
9 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) STB
3 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (22.73%) Data Transformation
2 5 (22.73%) ETL
2 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (18.18%) CRM
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Data Integration
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
4 3 (13.64%) Web Development
5 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 2 (9.09%) ETL Development
5 2 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (9.09%) Network Packet Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) SQL
2 17 (77.27%) C#
3 9 (40.91%) T-SQL
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) VBScript
6 3 (13.64%) VB
7 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 2 (9.09%) Perl
7 2 (9.09%) PHP
7 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 2 (9.09%) Ruby
7 2 (9.09%) VB6
8 1 (4.55%) Java
8 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) IFRS
2 2 (9.09%) IFRS 9
3 1 (4.55%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.55%) SAP