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 3 months to 30 March 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)
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 217 184
Rank change year-on-year +35 -33  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 66 50 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.83% 0.53% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.48% 1.57% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 39 38
Median daily rate £350 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -67.64%  

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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2662 3182 3290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.61% 33.84% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1578 2104 1905
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 120 119
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing VB.NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Oxfordshire +12 21 £350 +16.66% 4
Kent +25 17 £375 +15.38% 7
Hampshire +4 11 £275 -26.17% 8
Berkshire +21 5 £175 -54.83% 8
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £356 -64.37% 3
East Sussex - 3 £349 - 3
Surrey -2 2 £450 +12.50% 8
West Sussex - 2 £388 - 9
Middlesex - 2 £350 -
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South East region with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 113 (100.00%) .NET
2 94 (83.19%) C#
3 78 (69.03%) SQL Server
4 71 (62.83%) SQL
5 67 (59.29%) ASP.NET
6 56 (49.56%) HTML
6 56 (49.56%) MVC
7 55 (48.67%) CSS
8 43 (38.05%) JavaScript
9 40 (35.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (28.32%) jQuery
10 32 (28.32%) LINQ
11 31 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (24.78%) WCF
13 27 (23.89%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (23.89%) Microsoft
14 26 (23.01%) Oracle
14 26 (23.01%) Windows
14 26 (23.01%) Ajax
15 25 (22.12%) XML
16 22 (19.47%) WPF
16 22 (19.47%) Unit Testing
17 21 (18.58%) MSBuild
17 21 (18.58%) ASP.NET Web API
17 21 (18.58%) T-SQL
18 20 (17.70%) ASP.NET MVC
19 19 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (16.81%) WinForms
20 18 (15.93%) IIS
20 18 (15.93%) Web Services

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 18 (15.93%) IIS
2 13 (11.50%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.31%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.31%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (5.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.54%) CMS
5 2 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.77%) StreamWeaver
5 2 (1.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) Boomi
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle CX
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.88%) GitHub
5 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (0.88%) Firewall
1 1 (0.88%) HTTP
1 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
1 1 (0.88%) SSL
1 1 (0.88%) VPN
1 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (69.03%) SQL Server
2 27 (23.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (13.27%) MS Access
4 14 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (11.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (6.19%) MongoDB
7 6 (5.31%) Hadoop
8 5 (4.42%) Big Data
8 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
8 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.88%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.88%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (0.88%) PerformancePoint
12 1 (0.88%) Power BI
12 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (35.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (18.58%) MSBuild
3 17 (15.04%) Visual Studio
4 15 (13.27%) Moq
4 15 (13.27%) NUnit
4 15 (13.27%) ReSharper
5 5 (4.42%) Ant
5 5 (4.42%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.42%) Gradle
6 4 (3.54%) Hudson
6 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.65%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.77%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.77%) Selenium
8 2 (1.77%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (7.08%) Advertising
1 8 (7.08%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Automotive
3 3 (2.65%) Back Office
3 3 (2.65%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (85.84%) Developer
2 72 (63.72%) .NET Developer
3 29 (25.66%) C# Developer
4 28 (24.78%) SQL Developer
5 27 (23.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (21.24%) VB.NET Developer
7 17 (15.04%) WinForms Developer
7 17 (15.04%) WPF Developer
8 16 (14.16%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 15 (13.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (13.27%) Oracle Developer
10 14 (12.39%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (9.73%) Ajax Developer
11 11 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 11 (9.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (8.85%) WCF Developer
13 9 (7.96%) Access Developer
13 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Developer
13 9 (7.96%) Senior Developer
14 7 (6.19%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (100.00%) .NET
2 67 (59.29%) ASP.NET
3 56 (49.56%) HTML
4 55 (48.67%) CSS
5 32 (28.32%) jQuery
5 32 (28.32%) LINQ
6 28 (24.78%) WCF
7 26 (23.01%) Ajax
8 25 (22.12%) XML
9 22 (19.47%) WPF
10 21 (18.58%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (17.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (16.81%) WinForms
13 18 (15.93%) ADO.NET
13 18 (15.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 18 (15.93%) Web Services
14 15 (13.27%) Caliburn.Micro
14 15 (13.27%) HTML5
14 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 13 (11.50%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Client/Server
2 14 (12.39%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.65%) User Experience
4 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.77%) Life Science
5 1 (0.88%) CMDB
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.01%) Windows
2 8 (7.08%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.42%) Linux
3 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.77%) Unix
5 1 (0.88%) Android
5 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Solaris
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (49.56%) MVC
2 31 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.47%) Unit Testing
4 19 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (15.04%) Prototyping
6 16 (14.16%) MVVM
7 15 (13.27%) OOP
8 12 (10.62%) Scrum
9 11 (9.73%) OWASP
9 11 (9.73%) Secure Coding
10 9 (7.96%) Analytics
10 9 (7.96%) Migration
10 9 (7.96%) SDLC
11 8 (7.08%) TDD
12 7 (6.19%) UML
13 6 (5.31%) OO
14 5 (4.42%) E-Commerce
14 5 (4.42%) Service Management
14 5 (4.42%) Software Engineering
14 5 (4.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 94 (83.19%) C#
2 71 (62.83%) SQL
3 43 (38.05%) JavaScript
4 21 (18.58%) T-SQL
5 12 (10.62%) VBA
6 10 (8.85%) Java
7 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.19%) VB
8 4 (3.54%) C
8 4 (3.54%) C++
8 4 (3.54%) Perl
8 4 (3.54%) Python
9 3 (2.65%) PHP
10 2 (1.77%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.77%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) Degree
2 10 (8.85%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.31%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.54%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.77%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.88%) Docker
1 1 (0.88%) Samba
1 1 (0.88%) vSphere
1 1 (0.88%) XenApp
1 1 (0.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (6.19%) Puppet
2 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (23.89%) Microsoft
2 26 (23.01%) Oracle
3 7 (6.19%) Dell
4 6 (5.31%) AppDynamics
5 5 (4.42%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.42%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.54%) IBM
7 3 (2.65%) Remedy
7 3 (2.65%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.77%) BMC
8 2 (1.77%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.77%) Redback
9 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco
9 1 (0.88%) Citrix
9 1 (0.88%) Google
9 1 (0.88%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.88%) VMware
9 1 (0.88%) Xamarin
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