Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 17 August 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 330 272 306
Rank change year-on-year -58 +34 -7
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 54 101 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.82% 1.81% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 77 69
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £310
90th Percentile £478 £475 £468
England median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +218.18% -74.12%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% -37.65%

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,611 5,577 6,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.32% 34.93% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,112 3,365 4,142
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £312 £288 £275
90th Percentile £565 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 168 236
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £18.93 £16.46 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.83 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VB.NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in the South East

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in the South East

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in the South East over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in the South East

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in the South East

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Hampshire -9 28 £475 +58.33% 17
Surrey -30 7 £344 -19.12% 6
Thames Valley -32 7 £369 +5.36% 17
West Sussex -2 5 £350 -9.68% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £369 - 6
East Sussex -3 4 £475 +12.43% 3
Berkshire -32 3 £311 -7.78% 6
Kent -2 2 - - 6
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 54 (100.00%) .NET
2 44 (81.48%) C#
3 30 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (40.74%) Oracle
6 21 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 17 (31.48%) SQL
8 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (31.48%) .NET Framework
9 14 (25.93%) TDD
9 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
10 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
10 13 (24.07%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (22.22%) Finance
12 11 (20.37%) OO
12 11 (20.37%) Scrum
13 10 (18.52%) Test Automation
13 10 (18.52%) OOP
13 10 (18.52%) MVC
13 10 (18.52%) B2B
13 10 (18.52%) User Stories
13 10 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
14 9 (16.67%) SonarQube
14 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
14 9 (16.67%) BDD
14 9 (16.67%) RDBMS
14 9 (16.67%) HTML
14 9 (16.67%) T-SQL

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (24.07%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.85%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.85%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (11.11%) MySQL
4 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 9 (16.67%) ReSharper
2 9 (16.67%) SonarQube
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.70%) NSubstitute
5 2 (3.70%) NUnit
5 2 (3.70%) StarTeam
5 2 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.85%) JIRA
6 1 (1.85%) MSI
6 1 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (74.07%) Developer
2 27 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Azure Developer
3 10 (18.52%) BizTalk Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Senior Developer
4 9 (16.67%) Senior BizTalk Developer
5 8 (14.81%) Senior .NET Developer
6 7 (12.96%) BizTalk Integration Developer
6 7 (12.96%) C# Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Integration Developer
6 7 (12.96%) VB.NET Developer
7 6 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (11.11%) Cloud Developer
7 6 (11.11%) Software Developer
8 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (7.41%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (7.41%) Agile Developer
9 4 (7.41%) Analyst
9 4 (7.41%) Applications Support
9 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (31.48%) .NET Framework
3 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
4 9 (16.67%) HTML
4 9 (16.67%) WCF
5 8 (14.81%) CSS
5 8 (14.81%) jQuery
6 6 (11.11%) Entity Framework
7 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (9.26%) CSS3
8 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
8 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (7.41%) WPF
8 4 (7.41%) XML
9 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (5.56%) HTML5
9 3 (5.56%) REST
9 3 (5.56%) SOAP
10 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 2 (3.70%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) RIA
4 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Windows Phone
2 2 (3.70%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) TDD
3 11 (20.37%) OO
3 11 (20.37%) Scrum
4 10 (18.52%) B2B
4 10 (18.52%) MVC
4 10 (18.52%) OOP
4 10 (18.52%) Test Automation
4 10 (18.52%) User Stories
5 9 (16.67%) BDD
5 9 (16.67%) Migration
6 5 (9.26%) Analytical Thinking
6 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.26%) Creative Thinking
6 5 (9.26%) Data Modelling
6 5 (9.26%) Mathematics
6 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.56%) Test Management
8 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (81.48%) C#
2 17 (31.48%) SQL
3 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.96%) PL/SQL
5 7 (12.96%) VBA
6 6 (11.11%) C
6 6 (11.11%) VB
7 4 (7.41%) C++
8 3 (5.56%) VB6
9 2 (3.70%) Java
9 2 (3.70%) PHP
9 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Oracle
2 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (3.70%) Borland
5 1 (1.85%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.85%) Capita
5 1 (1.85%) Epicor
5 1 (1.85%) Sage
5 1 (1.85%) Telerik
5 1 (1.85%) UiPath
5 1 (1.85%) WSO2