Period
to 31 March 2020

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 6 months to 31 March 2020 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
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 473 507 445
Rank change year-on-year +34 -62 -21
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 200 341 475
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.87% 0.89% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 284 381
Median daily rate £425 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £302 £300 £275
90th Percentile £559 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £380 £365
% change year-on-year +11.84% +4.11% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Median hourly rate £50.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.67% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £37.50 £29.45 £24.50
90th Percentile £53.23 £38.75 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £50.50 £28.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +77.19% -18.57% -12.50%

VB.NET is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 22,984 38,316 40,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.91% 43.47% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,709 27,030 28,469
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £483 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.58% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 600 734
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.65 £17.43
90th Percentile £56.15 £53.75 £50.75
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in England

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB.NET in England.

Daily rate trend for VB.NET in England

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB.NET in England over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VB.NET in England

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB.NET in England.

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 6 months to 31 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +113 107 £475 +18.75% 23
South East +92 32 £375 -2.28% 35
North of England -1 26 £355 -2.07% 33
East of England +41 18 £415 -27.83% 10
North West -26 14 £360 -0.69% 11
South West +40 12 £420 -4.27% 9
Yorkshire +43 8 £325 - 14
Midlands +29 5 £335 +3.08% 34
North East +25 4 £393 -1.88% 8
West Midlands +21 4 £335 +3.08% 23
East Midlands +24 1 - - 11
VB.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 200 (100.00%) .NET
2 164 (82.00%) C#
3 131 (65.50%) SQL
4 75 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 60 (30.00%) Finance
6 55 (27.50%) Oracle
7 53 (26.50%) JavaScript
8 52 (26.00%) ASP.NET
9 51 (25.50%) HTML
10 49 (24.50%) WinForms
10 49 (24.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 44 (22.00%) Web Services
11 44 (22.00%) XML
12 43 (21.50%) Microsoft
13 42 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
14 41 (20.50%) T-SQL
15 40 (20.00%) CSS
16 35 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 33 (16.50%) MVC
18 30 (15.00%) Visual Studio
19 29 (14.50%) SOAP
19 29 (14.50%) .NET Framework
20 28 (14.00%) SharePoint
20 28 (14.00%) jQuery
21 26 (13.00%) Microsoft Excel
21 26 (13.00%) Banking
22 24 (12.00%) VB
22 24 (12.00%) VBA
22 24 (12.00%) Java
23 23 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting 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 28 (14.00%) SharePoint
2 19 (9.50%) IIS
3 7 (3.50%) Confluence
4 6 (3.00%) CMS
5 5 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.50%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.00%) Oracle 10gAS
8 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.50%) Apache
9 1 (0.50%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.50%) JBoss
9 1 (0.50%) nginx
9 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (13.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Elite 3E
2 3 (1.50%) Endur
3 2 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.50%) Azure
2 8 (4.00%) Power Platform
3 7 (3.50%) AWS
4 3 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.50%) Office 365
5 2 (1.00%) GCP
5 2 (1.00%) GitHub
6 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.50%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Serverless
6 1 (0.50%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.00%) DMZ
1 6 (3.00%) HTTP
1 6 (3.00%) Intranet
1 6 (3.00%) SSL
2 5 (2.50%) Extranet
2 5 (2.50%) Internet
3 4 (2.00%) SMS
4 3 (1.50%) Network Security
4 3 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.50%) Firewall
6 1 (0.50%) FTP
6 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 35 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (9.50%) Oracle Database
5 18 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (6.00%) Relational Database
7 11 (5.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (5.50%) UniData
8 9 (4.50%) DTS
8 9 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (3.50%) Power BI
9 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (3.00%) mvBase
10 6 (3.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (3.00%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.50%) OpenQM
11 5 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (24.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 13 (6.50%) JIRA
4 7 (3.50%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.50%) Selenium
5 6 (3.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (2.50%) eggPlant
7 4 (2.00%) HP UFT
7 4 (2.00%) Rational Functional Tester
7 4 (2.00%) SilkTest
8 3 (1.50%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (1.50%) Subversion
8 3 (1.50%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (1.50%) webpack
9 2 (1.00%) gulp
9 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.50%) Grunt
10 1 (0.50%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.50%) Sublime Text
General
1 60 (30.00%) Finance
2 26 (13.00%) Banking
3 14 (7.00%) Back Office
4 6 (3.00%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.00%) Front Office
4 6 (3.00%) Legal
5 4 (2.00%) Law
5 4 (2.00%) Retail
6 3 (1.50%) Marketing
7 2 (1.00%) Housing Association
7 2 (1.00%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.00%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 156 (78.00%) Developer
2 62 (31.00%) .NET Developer
3 56 (28.00%) C# Developer
4 30 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 30 (15.00%) VB.NET Developer
5 20 (10.00%) Applications Developer
6 18 (9.00%) Architect
7 17 (8.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 17 (8.50%) SQL Developer
8 16 (8.00%) Software Developer
9 12 (6.00%) SSIS Developer
10 11 (5.50%) Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) C# Developer - Commodities
11 9 (4.50%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.00%) .NET Software Developer
13 7 (3.50%) C# Software Developer
14 6 (3.00%) .NET Applications Developer
14 6 (3.00%) Lead Developer
14 6 (3.00%) Senior Applications Developer
14 6 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (100.00%) .NET
2 52 (26.00%) ASP.NET
3 51 (25.50%) HTML
4 49 (24.50%) WinForms
5 44 (22.00%) Web Services
5 44 (22.00%) XML
6 40 (20.00%) CSS
7 29 (14.50%) .NET Framework
7 29 (14.50%) SOAP
8 28 (14.00%) jQuery
9 22 (11.00%) WPF
10 20 (10.00%) HTML5
11 17 (8.50%) XSLT
12 16 (8.00%) Ajax
13 15 (7.50%) WCF
14 14 (7.00%) JSON
15 13 (6.50%) REST
16 10 (5.00%) ADO.NET
16 10 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 9 (4.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.50%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.50%) User Experience
4 5 (2.50%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.50%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.50%) NHS
5 3 (1.50%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.00%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.50%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.00%) Windows
2 12 (6.00%) Unix
3 8 (4.00%) Linux
4 3 (1.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.50%) Android
5 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.50%) Solaris
5 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (16.50%) MVC
3 23 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (9.50%) SOA
5 17 (8.50%) OO
6 16 (8.00%) Project Management
6 16 (8.00%) Web Development
7 15 (7.50%) SDLC
8 12 (6.00%) Waterfall
9 10 (5.00%) CRM
9 10 (5.00%) Process Improvement
10 9 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (4.50%) Document Management
10 9 (4.50%) Information Management
10 9 (4.50%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.50%) RAD
10 9 (4.50%) Refactoring
10 9 (4.50%) TDD
10 9 (4.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 164 (82.00%) C#
2 131 (65.50%) SQL
3 53 (26.50%) JavaScript
4 41 (20.50%) T-SQL
5 24 (12.00%) Java
5 24 (12.00%) VB
5 24 (12.00%) VBA
6 16 (8.00%) Python
7 15 (7.50%) C++
8 11 (5.50%) C
8 11 (5.50%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.00%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.00%) XAML
10 6 (3.00%) VB6
11 4 (2.00%) PHP
11 4 (2.00%) Ruby
11 4 (2.00%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.00%) UniBasic
11 4 (2.00%) VBScript
12 2 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.50%) Degree
3 10 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.00%) ISEB
5 6 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.00%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (2.50%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.00%) MCP
8 3 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.50%) MCITP
8 3 (1.50%) MCPD
8 3 (1.50%) MCTS
9 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.50%) CISA
10 1 (0.50%) CISM
10 1 (0.50%) CISSP
10 1 (0.50%) MBA
10 1 (0.50%) OSCE
10 1 (0.50%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.00%) QA
2 5 (2.50%) GDPR
3 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) COBIT
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) NIST
4 1 (0.50%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 8 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.50%) Oracle Statspack
1 3 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.50%) Grafana
2 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.50%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.50%) Kibana
2 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.50%) Puppet
2 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (27.50%) Oracle
2 43 (21.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.50%) OpenLink
4 10 (5.00%) jBASE
4 10 (5.00%) UiPath
5 9 (4.50%) Blue Prism
5 9 (4.50%) Murex
5 9 (4.50%) SunGard
6 6 (3.00%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.50%) Citrix
7 5 (2.50%) SAP
8 4 (2.00%) HP
8 4 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.50%) BT
9 3 (1.50%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.50%) Meridio
9 3 (1.50%) Netezza
9 3 (1.50%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 3 (1.50%) Sybase
10 2 (1.00%) Sitecore