The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 378 343
Rank change year-on-year +17 -35  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 230 254 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.51% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 1.31% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 180 204
Median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £219 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £475 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% -23.52%  

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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18068 19331 19324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.80% 39.09% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24306 27144 25112
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 817 831
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £15.75 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VB.NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in England

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in England

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in England

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in England

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 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
London +11 84 £375 -3.22% 29
South East +36 50 £400 +6.66% 44
Midlands +14 40 £350 +3.70% 30
North of England +50 31 £300 -2.43% 32
East Midlands -12 23 £350 -9.67% 9
West Midlands +24 17 £388 +16.10% 20
North West +20 14 £335 +21.81% 20
East of England +3 14 £325 -17.46% 4
South West -23 11 £313 -0.79% 6
Yorkshire +16 10 £125 -63.23% 11
North East +70 7 £338 +9.75% 1
VB.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 463 (99.36%) .NET
2 349 (74.89%) C#
3 286 (61.37%) SQL
4 255 (54.72%) SQL Server
5 192 (41.20%) ASP.NET
6 145 (31.12%) Microsoft
7 136 (29.18%) MVC
8 131 (28.11%) HTML
9 128 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
10 124 (26.61%) CSS
11 120 (25.75%) JavaScript
12 109 (23.39%) T-SQL
13 100 (21.46%) Windows
13 100 (21.46%) Finance
14 89 (19.10%) Web Services
15 83 (17.81%) VB
16 81 (17.38%) jQuery
17 72 (15.45%) WinForms
18 71 (15.24%) Oracle
19 69 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 63 (13.52%) .NET Framework
21 62 (13.30%) Unit Testing
22 58 (12.45%) VB6
23 52 (11.16%) Team Foundation Server
23 52 (11.16%) ASP.NET MVC
24 50 (10.73%) XML
25 49 (10.52%) Java
25 49 (10.52%) SQL Server 2008
26 48 (10.30%) Ajax
27 46 (9.87%) SQL Server Integration Services

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 29 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.51%) IIS
3 9 (1.93%) CMS
4 8 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.86%) Apache
7 3 (0.64%) JBoss
7 3 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.64%) StreamWeaver
7 3 (0.64%) ThingWorx
7 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.43%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.21%) Kentico
9 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 40 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.86%) Endur
4 3 (0.64%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.93%) Office 365
4 7 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (1.50%) SaaS
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.64%) IaaS
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 3 (0.64%) PaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) GitHub
7 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.50%) HTTP
2 6 (1.29%) DNS
3 5 (1.07%) DHCP
3 5 (1.07%) FTP
3 5 (1.07%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.07%) LDAP
3 5 (1.07%) NetScaler
4 4 (0.86%) Wireless
5 3 (0.64%) 802.11
5 3 (0.64%) ADSL
5 3 (0.64%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.64%) Internet
5 3 (0.64%) IPv4
5 3 (0.64%) IPv6
5 3 (0.64%) SAN
5 3 (0.64%) SSL
5 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.64%) UPnP
5 3 (0.64%) VDSL
5 3 (0.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (54.72%) SQL Server
2 69 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (10.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (9.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (7.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 34 (7.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (4.29%) Big Data
8 19 (4.08%) Relational Database
9 18 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (3.00%) MS Access
10 14 (3.00%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.79%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (2.79%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (2.58%) MongoDB
12 12 (2.58%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (2.36%) Hadoop
14 10 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (2.15%) NoSQL
15 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (11.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (9.23%) Visual Studio
3 24 (5.15%) MSBuild
4 23 (4.94%) NUnit
5 16 (3.43%) Moq
5 16 (3.43%) ReSharper
6 15 (3.22%) Git (software)
7 14 (3.00%) JIRA
8 12 (2.58%) Selenium
9 11 (2.36%) Ant
9 11 (2.36%) Gradle
10 9 (1.93%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.72%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.72%) Hudson
12 7 (1.50%) JUnit
13 6 (1.29%) SpecFlow
14 5 (1.07%) Subversion
15 3 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.64%) Maven
15 3 (0.64%) SilkTest
General
1 100 (21.46%) Finance
2 29 (6.22%) Banking
3 21 (4.51%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.22%) Marketing
5 13 (2.79%) Retail
6 12 (2.58%) Advertising
7 11 (2.36%) Back Office
7 11 (2.36%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.15%) Automotive
8 10 (2.15%) Front Office
9 2 (0.43%) Billing
9 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.43%) Publishing
9 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 364 (78.11%) Developer
2 226 (48.50%) .NET Developer
3 136 (29.18%) C# Developer
4 117 (25.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 91 (19.53%) VB.NET Developer
6 83 (17.81%) SQL Developer
7 54 (11.59%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 49 (10.52%) ASP.NET Developer
9 37 (7.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 34 (7.30%) WinForms Developer
11 32 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 29 (6.22%) Software Developer
13 26 (5.58%) Analyst
14 24 (5.15%) SQL Server Developer
15 23 (4.94%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
16 22 (4.72%) Oracle Developer
16 22 (4.72%) WPF Developer
17 21 (4.51%) VB Developer
18 18 (3.86%) C# Software Developer
18 18 (3.86%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (99.36%) .NET
2 192 (41.20%) ASP.NET
3 131 (28.11%) HTML
4 124 (26.61%) CSS
5 89 (19.10%) Web Services
6 81 (17.38%) jQuery
7 72 (15.45%) WinForms
8 63 (13.52%) .NET Framework
9 52 (11.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (10.73%) XML
11 48 (10.30%) Ajax
12 42 (9.01%) WPF
13 41 (8.80%) ASP.NET Web API
14 35 (7.51%) WCF
15 34 (7.30%) AngularJS
16 30 (6.44%) HTML5
17 26 (5.58%) ADO.NET
18 24 (5.15%) LINQ
19 21 (4.51%) JSON
20 17 (3.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.22%) Client/Server
3 17 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.15%) Derivative
7 8 (1.72%) Clustering
7 8 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.50%) STB
9 6 (1.29%) Fintech
9 6 (1.29%) PKI
9 6 (1.29%) SCADA
10 5 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.07%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.07%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.07%) User Experience
10 5 (1.07%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.86%) Equities
11 4 (0.86%) New Media
12 3 (0.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 100 (21.46%) Windows
2 23 (4.94%) Linux
3 18 (3.86%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.36%) Unix
4 11 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.50%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.43%) Android
7 2 (0.43%) Solaris
7 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (29.18%) MVC
2 128 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (13.30%) Unit Testing
4 44 (9.44%) TDD
5 42 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (8.58%) Scrum
6 40 (8.58%) SDLC
7 36 (7.73%) Web Development
8 29 (6.22%) OO
9 28 (6.01%) Test Automation
10 26 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (4.51%) E-Commerce
11 21 (4.51%) ETL
12 20 (4.29%) Release Management
13 18 (3.86%) Prototyping
14 17 (3.65%) Analytics
15 16 (3.43%) CRM
15 16 (3.43%) Migration
15 16 (3.43%) MVVM
16 15 (3.22%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 349 (74.89%) C#
2 286 (61.37%) SQL
3 120 (25.75%) JavaScript
4 109 (23.39%) T-SQL
5 83 (17.81%) VB
6 58 (12.45%) VB6
7 49 (10.52%) Java
8 37 (7.94%) VBA
9 32 (6.87%) PowerShell
10 20 (4.29%) Python
11 15 (3.22%) VBScript
12 13 (2.79%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.79%) TypeScript
13 12 (2.58%) Perl
14 10 (2.15%) PHP
15 9 (1.93%) C++
16 7 (1.50%) C
17 6 (1.29%) Bash Shell
17 6 (1.29%) X++
18 5 (1.07%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (5.15%) Degree
2 20 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.29%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.07%) ISEB
5 5 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.43%) HNC
7 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.21%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.94%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) GxP
2 2 (0.43%) IFRS
2 2 (0.43%) IFRS 9
2 2 (0.43%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.21%) MiFID
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.07%) vSphere
3 4 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.86%) XenApp
4 3 (0.64%) Firmware
4 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.43%) Docker
5 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) Samba
6 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (1.50%) Puppet
2 5 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.64%) SCCM
4 2 (0.43%) WSUS
5 1 (0.21%) Ansible
5 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.21%) Mesos
5 1 (0.21%) MIIS
5 1 (0.21%) Nagios
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 145 (31.12%) Microsoft
2 71 (15.24%) Oracle
3 11 (2.36%) SAP
4 10 (2.15%) Blue Prism
4 10 (2.15%) Citrix
5 9 (1.93%) IBM
5 9 (1.93%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.93%) Sitecore
6 8 (1.72%) ServiceNow
7 7 (1.50%) AppDynamics
7 7 (1.50%) HP
7 7 (1.50%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.29%) Cisco
8 6 (1.29%) VMware
9 5 (1.07%) McAfee
9 5 (1.07%) Symantec
10 4 (0.86%) OpenLink
10 4 (0.86%) Pega
11 3 (0.64%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.64%) DevExpress
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day 300-325/day (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rate
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
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Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Ventnor, Isle of Wight
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Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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