Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 448 421 372
Rank change year-on-year -27 -49 -54
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 432 545 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.56% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.09% 1.37% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 379 422
England median daily rate £375 £338 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.74% +1.08%
10th Percentile £267 £213 £225
90th Percentile £525 £450 £486
UK median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 20
England median hourly rate £26.50 £38.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.61% -13.89% +28.57%
10th Percentile £22.75 £22.19 £39.36
90th Percentile £37.50 £48.38 £56.53
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -31.61% -8.82% +21.43%

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 39620 39750 40690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.21% 40.50% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27942 27561 27880
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 818 948
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.77 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +22.63%

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 2017. 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 +6 176 £375 - 16
South East +7 107 £400 +11.89% 20
Midlands +26 65 £344 +10.80% 19
North of England -4 47 £309 -1.98% 20
West Midlands +45 38 £325 +8.24% 11
East Midlands -6 24 £370 +28.70% 8
North West -13 23 £300 - 8
East of England -16 21 £350 +12.00% 7
South West -38 19 £363 +15.08% 7
North East +66 12 £400 +14.29% 3
Yorkshire -6 12 £310 -3.13% 9
VB.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 431 (99.77%) .NET
2 337 (78.01%) C#
3 271 (62.73%) SQL
4 260 (60.19%) SQL Server
5 170 (39.35%) ASP.NET
6 142 (32.87%) MVC
7 136 (31.48%) Finance
8 134 (31.02%) JavaScript
9 117 (27.08%) HTML
10 114 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
11 111 (25.69%) CSS
12 110 (25.46%) Web Services
13 109 (25.23%) Microsoft
14 100 (23.15%) Windows
15 96 (22.22%) Oracle
16 89 (20.60%) .NET Framework
16 89 (20.60%) jQuery
17 87 (20.14%) T-SQL
18 74 (17.13%) WinForms
19 72 (16.67%) VB
20 56 (12.96%) Microsoft Excel
20 56 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
21 54 (12.50%) VBA
22 52 (12.04%) TDD
22 52 (12.04%) Ajax
23 51 (11.81%) AngularJS
24 50 (11.57%) ASP.NET Web API
24 50 (11.57%) ASP.NET MVC
25 49 (11.34%) XML
26 47 (10.88%) Java

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 20 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.01%) IIS
3 10 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.85%) CMS
5 6 (1.39%) JBoss
6 3 (0.69%) LiveLink
6 3 (0.69%) SAS
6 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.46%) Apache
7 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.46%) ThingWorx
7 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.46%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 56 (12.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.46%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 46 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.62%) SaaS
4 6 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (1.39%) Serverless
5 5 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.69%) IaaS
6 3 (0.69%) PaaS
7 2 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.23%) npm
8 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.55%) Internet
2 7 (1.62%) FTP
3 6 (1.39%) HTTP
3 6 (1.39%) LDAP
4 5 (1.16%) 802.11
4 5 (1.16%) ADSL
4 5 (1.16%) Bluetooth
4 5 (1.16%) Broadband
4 5 (1.16%) CTI
4 5 (1.16%) IPv4
4 5 (1.16%) IPv6
4 5 (1.16%) UPnP
4 5 (1.16%) VDSL
4 5 (1.16%) WAN
4 5 (1.16%) Wireless
4 5 (1.16%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.93%) NAS
5 4 (0.93%) SSL
6 3 (0.69%) Intranet
6 3 (0.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (60.19%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (9.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (7.64%) Oracle Database
5 28 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (4.40%) Relational Database
8 17 (3.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (3.70%) Big Data
10 13 (3.01%) MySQL
10 13 (3.01%) RDBMS
11 12 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (2.31%) Power BI
13 8 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (1.85%) MongoDB
14 7 (1.62%) NoSQL
14 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (1.39%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 56 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (8.10%) Visual Studio
3 17 (3.94%) MSBuild
4 15 (3.47%) JIRA
5 13 (3.01%) NUnit
5 13 (3.01%) Selenium
6 12 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (2.31%) SpecFlow
8 9 (2.08%) JUnit
9 8 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (1.85%) ReSharper
10 7 (1.62%) Ant
10 7 (1.62%) Gradle
10 7 (1.62%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.39%) Git (software)
11 6 (1.39%) Moq
12 5 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.93%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.93%) Hudson
13 4 (0.93%) Redmine
General
1 136 (31.48%) Finance
2 39 (9.03%) Banking
3 18 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.70%) Back Office
5 13 (3.01%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.01%) Front Office
6 12 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.55%) Marketing
8 10 (2.31%) Automotive
9 7 (1.62%) Advertising
9 7 (1.62%) Legal
9 7 (1.62%) Retail
10 3 (0.69%) Electronics
10 3 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 342 (79.17%) Developer
2 226 (52.31%) .NET Developer
3 163 (37.73%) C# Developer
4 139 (32.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 83 (19.21%) VB.NET Developer
6 62 (14.35%) SQL Developer
7 50 (11.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 41 (9.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 40 (9.26%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 37 (8.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 35 (8.10%) Software Developer
12 28 (6.48%) SQL Server Developer
12 28 (6.48%) WinForms Developer
13 23 (5.32%) .NET Software Developer
14 17 (3.94%) Analyst
14 17 (3.94%) AWS Developer
14 17 (3.94%) Consultant
14 17 (3.94%) Web Developer
15 15 (3.47%) C# Software Developer
15 15 (3.47%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (99.77%) .NET
2 170 (39.35%) ASP.NET
3 117 (27.08%) HTML
4 111 (25.69%) CSS
5 110 (25.46%) Web Services
6 89 (20.60%) .NET Framework
6 89 (20.60%) jQuery
7 74 (17.13%) WinForms
8 52 (12.04%) Ajax
9 51 (11.81%) AngularJS
10 50 (11.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (11.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 49 (11.34%) XML
12 30 (6.94%) WPF
13 29 (6.71%) HTML5
14 28 (6.48%) Entity Framework
15 26 (6.02%) JSON
15 26 (6.02%) WCF
16 20 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 15 (3.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 26 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.24%) Derivative
7 10 (2.31%) User Experience
8 8 (1.85%) Fintech
8 8 (1.85%) STB
9 6 (1.39%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.16%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.16%) Robotics
11 4 (0.93%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.69%) FMCG
13 2 (0.46%) Clustering
13 2 (0.46%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.46%) MPEG
13 2 (0.46%) New Media
13 2 (0.46%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.46%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 100 (23.15%) Windows
2 16 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.24%) Linux
4 13 (3.01%) Unix
5 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.69%) Android
8 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) HPUX
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (32.87%) MVC
2 114 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (12.04%) TDD
4 41 (9.49%) Web Development
5 36 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (6.48%) Scrum
7 27 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (6.02%) Unit Testing
9 25 (5.79%) Release Management
9 25 (5.79%) SDLC
9 25 (5.79%) Test Automation
10 22 (5.09%) OO
11 21 (4.86%) CRM
11 21 (4.86%) E-Commerce
12 19 (4.40%) MVVM
13 18 (4.17%) Prototyping
14 17 (3.94%) BDD
14 17 (3.94%) Project Management
14 17 (3.94%) SOLID
14 17 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 337 (78.01%) C#
2 271 (62.73%) SQL
3 134 (31.02%) JavaScript
4 87 (20.14%) T-SQL
5 72 (16.67%) VB
6 54 (12.50%) VBA
7 47 (10.88%) Java
8 39 (9.03%) VB6
9 25 (5.79%) PowerShell
10 23 (5.32%) PHP
11 16 (3.70%) C++
12 14 (3.24%) PL/SQL
13 13 (3.01%) TypeScript
14 12 (2.78%) Python
15 11 (2.55%) VBScript
16 10 (2.31%) Perl
17 8 (1.85%) Bash Shell
18 7 (1.62%) Ruby
19 6 (1.39%) XAML
20 4 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (9.49%) Degree
2 9 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.85%) ISEB
4 7 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.93%) MCSA
6 4 (0.93%) MCSE
7 3 (0.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.46%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.46%) OSCP
8 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.46%) PMP
9 1 (0.23%) MCP
9 1 (0.23%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.71%) QA
2 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.16%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.16%) Firmware
2 3 (0.69%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.46%) vSphere
3 2 (0.46%) XenApp
3 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.23%) Docker
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.69%) Puppet
4 2 (0.46%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.46%) Nagios
5 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.23%) Mesos
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 109 (25.23%) Microsoft
2 96 (22.22%) Oracle
3 13 (3.01%) Citrix
4 10 (2.31%) Blue Prism
4 10 (2.31%) Sitecore
5 9 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.85%) AppDynamics
7 7 (1.62%) HP
7 7 (1.62%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.39%) SAP
8 6 (1.39%) Sybase
9 5 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.16%) Siebel
10 4 (0.93%) Dell
10 4 (0.93%) Fortinet
10 4 (0.93%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.69%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.69%) Kofax
11 3 (0.69%) OpenText
11 3 (0.69%) VMware