Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 406 485 456
Rank change year-on-year +79 -29 -20
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 107 353 467
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.42% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 0.98% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 293 367
Median daily rate £443 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.46% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £283
90th Percentile £570 £600 £525
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +35.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £36.63 £37.75 £27.67
90th Percentile £51.88 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% +40.00%

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 13,333 35,857 41,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.66% 42.78% 44.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,970 25,036 29,612
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 626 702
Median hourly rate £35.25 £45.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% +9.42% +0.30%
10th Percentile £17.75 £20.41 £17.50
90th Percentile £57.20 £55.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +8.64% -

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 3 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VB.NET in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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 +123 68 £488 +18.18% 10
North of England +55 10 £441 +20.89% 18
South East +117 9 £344 -14.28% 13
South West +90 9 £420 +15.07% 11
Midlands +77 7 £343 -5.52% 16
North West +28 7 £454 +25.17% 15
East Midlands +56 5 £360 -4.00% 5
East of England +60 3 £400 +2.89% 5
Yorkshire +76 2 £315 -13.10% 2
West Midlands +57 2 £300 -15.79% 11
North East +35 1 £350 -12.50% 1
VB.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 107 (100.00%) .NET
2 85 (79.44%) C#
3 63 (58.88%) SQL
4 47 (43.93%) SQL Server
5 40 (37.38%) Oracle
6 38 (35.51%) JavaScript
7 36 (33.64%) Finance
8 34 (31.78%) Microsoft
9 32 (29.91%) Web Services
10 30 (28.04%) ASP.NET
11 28 (26.17%) WinForms
12 26 (24.30%) HTML
13 24 (22.43%) Visual Studio
14 23 (21.50%) Windows
15 22 (20.56%) Microsoft Excel
15 22 (20.56%) T-SQL
16 21 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (19.63%) Oracle Database
17 20 (18.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (18.69%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (16.82%) CSS
19 17 (15.89%) XML
19 17 (15.89%) SharePoint
19 17 (15.89%) Azure
19 17 (15.89%) JSON
20 16 (14.95%) IIS
21 15 (14.02%) SOAP
21 15 (14.02%) Migration
21 15 (14.02%) WCF
21 15 (14.02%) Banking

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 17 (15.89%) SharePoint
2 16 (14.95%) IIS
3 3 (2.80%) Confluence
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (20.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.80%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.89%) Azure
2 3 (2.80%) Office 365
3 1 (0.93%) AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.93%) GCP
3 1 (0.93%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) PaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Power Platform
3 1 (0.93%) PowerApps
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Serverless
3 1 (0.93%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.54%) HTTP
2 5 (4.67%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (3.74%) Internet
4 2 (1.87%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.87%) Skype
4 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.93%) DNS
5 1 (0.93%) FTP
5 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.93%) Intranet
5 1 (0.93%) SMS
5 1 (0.93%) SSL
5 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (43.93%) SQL Server
2 21 (19.63%) Oracle Database
3 20 (18.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (12.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (8.41%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (7.48%) Relational Database
7 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (5.61%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (3.74%) DTS
11 3 (2.80%) MS Access
11 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (2.80%) TKPROF
12 2 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.87%) UniData
Development Applications
1 24 (22.43%) Visual Studio
2 20 (18.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.48%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.80%) eggPlant
4 3 (2.80%) JIRA
4 3 (2.80%) Selenium
5 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.87%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.87%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (1.87%) SilkTest
5 2 (1.87%) Subversion
6 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.93%) GitLab
6 1 (0.93%) Postman
6 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
General
1 36 (33.64%) Finance
2 15 (14.02%) Banking
3 9 (8.41%) Back Office
4 3 (2.80%) Front Office
4 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.87%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (77.57%) Developer
2 30 (28.04%) .NET Developer
2 30 (28.04%) C# Developer
3 13 (12.15%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (8.41%) VB.NET Developer
5 8 (7.48%) Consultant
6 7 (6.54%) Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) CRM Developer
6 7 (6.54%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Applications Developer
7 5 (4.67%) C# Developer - Commodities
7 5 (4.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 5 (4.67%) OpenLink Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Implementation Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) ServiceNow Developer
8 4 (3.74%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.74%) WPF Developer
9 3 (2.80%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (29.91%) Web Services
3 30 (28.04%) ASP.NET
4 28 (26.17%) WinForms
5 26 (24.30%) HTML
6 18 (16.82%) CSS
7 17 (15.89%) JSON
7 17 (15.89%) XML
8 15 (14.02%) SOAP
8 15 (14.02%) WCF
9 12 (11.21%) WPF
10 9 (8.41%) jQuery
11 8 (7.48%) .NET Framework
11 8 (7.48%) ADO.NET
12 7 (6.54%) SAML
13 6 (5.61%) LDAP
13 6 (5.61%) OAuth
13 6 (5.61%) RESTful
13 6 (5.61%) SPML
13 6 (5.61%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.61%) PKI
3 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.87%) Reinsurance
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.93%) Life Science
4 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.50%) Windows
2 13 (12.15%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.48%) Unix
5 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (3.74%) Linux
6 4 (3.74%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.80%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (14.02%) Migration
3 14 (13.08%) MVC
4 12 (11.21%) Unit Testing
5 11 (10.28%) SDLC
6 9 (8.41%) CRM
6 9 (8.41%) OO
6 9 (8.41%) Scrum
7 8 (7.48%) Information Management
7 8 (7.48%) SOA
8 7 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.54%) Data Management
8 7 (6.54%) DevOps
8 7 (6.54%) Fund Accounting
8 7 (6.54%) Kanban
8 7 (6.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 7 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (6.54%) Qualitative Analysis
8 7 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (5.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 85 (79.44%) C#
2 63 (58.88%) SQL
3 38 (35.51%) JavaScript
4 22 (20.56%) T-SQL
5 14 (13.08%) Java
6 13 (12.15%) VBA
7 11 (10.28%) PowerShell
7 11 (10.28%) VB
8 10 (9.35%) C++
9 9 (8.41%) PL/SQL
9 9 (8.41%) Shell Script
10 8 (7.48%) VBScript
11 4 (3.74%) C
12 3 (2.80%) Python
12 3 (2.80%) XAML
13 2 (1.87%) VB6
14 1 (0.93%) Perl
14 1 (0.93%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.48%) Degree
4 7 (6.54%) CISSP
5 5 (4.67%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.80%) ISEB
6 3 (2.80%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.93%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.93%) CEH
8 1 (0.93%) CISA
8 1 (0.93%) CISM
8 1 (0.93%) CRISC
8 1 (0.93%) HND
8 1 (0.93%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.93%) MCITP
8 1 (0.93%) MCSA
8 1 (0.93%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) COBIT
2 1 (0.93%) COSO
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) NIST
System Software
1 9 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.41%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (5.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle Statspack
4 2 (1.87%) Ansible
5 1 (0.93%) SCCM
5 1 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Terraform
5 1 (0.93%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (37.38%) Oracle
2 34 (31.78%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.35%) OpenLink
4 5 (4.67%) Murex
4 5 (4.67%) SunGard
5 4 (3.74%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.80%) HP
6 3 (2.80%) SAP
7 2 (1.87%) jBASE
8 1 (0.93%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.93%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.93%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.93%) F5
8 1 (0.93%) FNZ
8 1 (0.93%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.93%) UiPath