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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 239 230
Rank change year-on-year +43 -9  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 52 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 1.26% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 22
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £341 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.63 £42.50
% change year-on-year -29.82% -16.17%  

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 2723 3088 3248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.95% 35.02% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1917 2023
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 119 86
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Surrey +12 15 £416 +16.43% 11
Oxfordshire - 13 £400 - 3
Hampshire +6 8 £275 -26.66% 6
Berkshire +6 6 £405 +8.00% 5
Kent +4 6 £475 +26.66% 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 7
East Sussex - 1 £425 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £325 -
West Sussex - 1 £300 - 5
VB.NET
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 116 (100.00%) .NET
2 96 (82.76%) C#
3 80 (68.97%) SQL Server
4 75 (64.66%) SQL
5 68 (58.62%) ASP.NET
6 55 (47.41%) MVC
7 48 (41.38%) HTML
8 46 (39.66%) CSS
9 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (29.31%) JavaScript
11 33 (28.45%) jQuery
12 32 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (22.41%) Unit Testing
14 25 (21.55%) MSBuild
14 25 (21.55%) Microsoft
14 25 (21.55%) ASP.NET Web API
15 24 (20.69%) Ajax
16 23 (19.83%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (19.83%) Oracle
17 22 (18.97%) T-SQL
17 22 (18.97%) ADO.NET
18 21 (18.10%) WinForms
19 20 (17.24%) Windows
19 20 (17.24%) WPF
20 19 (16.38%) LINQ
20 19 (16.38%) ASP.NET MVC
21 18 (15.52%) WCF
21 18 (15.52%) Finance
21 18 (15.52%) Prototyping
22 16 (13.79%) 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 9 (7.76%) IIS
2 7 (6.03%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.31%) CMS
5 3 (2.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.72%) StreamWeaver
6 2 (1.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Fireworks
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.59%) IaaS
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 3 (2.59%) PaaS
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle CX
5 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (0.86%) Firewall
1 1 (0.86%) HTTP
1 1 (0.86%) NetScaler
1 1 (0.86%) SSL
1 1 (0.86%) VPN
1 1 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (68.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.93%) SQL Server 2005
2 15 (12.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.31%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.59%) MS Access
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.72%) Big Data
7 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.86%) OLAP
8 1 (0.86%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (21.55%) MSBuild
3 15 (12.93%) Moq
3 15 (12.93%) NUnit
3 15 (12.93%) ReSharper
4 12 (10.34%) Visual Studio
5 9 (7.76%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.31%) Ant
6 5 (4.31%) Gradle
7 4 (3.45%) Subversion
8 3 (2.59%) Maven
8 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.72%) Hudson
9 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.86%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (15.52%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Advertising
2 3 (2.59%) Automotive
2 3 (2.59%) Back Office
3 2 (1.72%) Banking
3 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.86%) Billing
4 1 (0.86%) Games
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (84.48%) Developer
2 76 (65.52%) .NET Developer
3 41 (35.34%) C# Developer
4 38 (32.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (31.90%) SQL Developer
6 30 (25.86%) VB.NET Developer
7 24 (20.69%) ASP.NET Developer
8 21 (18.10%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 20 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 20 (17.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 17 (14.66%) WinForms Developer
10 17 (14.66%) WPF Developer
11 15 (12.93%) Oracle Developer
11 15 (12.93%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (10.34%) Ajax Developer
13 10 (8.62%) WCF Developer
14 8 (6.90%) Senior Developer
14 8 (6.90%) SQL Server Developer
15 7 (6.03%) Software Developer
16 6 (5.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (100.00%) .NET
2 68 (58.62%) ASP.NET
3 48 (41.38%) HTML
4 46 (39.66%) CSS
5 33 (28.45%) jQuery
6 25 (21.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 24 (20.69%) Ajax
8 22 (18.97%) ADO.NET
9 21 (18.10%) WinForms
10 20 (17.24%) WPF
11 19 (16.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (16.38%) LINQ
12 18 (15.52%) WCF
13 16 (13.79%) Web Services
14 15 (12.93%) Caliburn.Micro
14 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 14 (12.07%) XML
16 12 (10.34%) AngularJS
17 11 (9.48%) .NET Framework
18 9 (7.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.72%) Life Science
3 2 (1.72%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.86%) CMDB
4 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.86%) New Media
4 1 (0.86%) PKI
4 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.24%) Windows
2 8 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.59%) Unix
4 2 (1.72%) Linux
4 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.86%) Solaris
5 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.41%) MVC
2 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (22.41%) Unit Testing
4 23 (19.83%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (15.52%) Prototyping
6 15 (12.93%) MVVM
7 11 (9.48%) SDLC
8 10 (8.62%) DevOps
9 9 (7.76%) SOLID
9 9 (7.76%) TDD
10 7 (6.03%) E-Commerce
10 7 (6.03%) Service Management
11 6 (5.17%) Release Management
11 6 (5.17%) Scrum
12 5 (4.31%) BDD
12 5 (4.31%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (4.31%) CRM
12 5 (4.31%) Integration Testing
12 5 (4.31%) OO
13 4 (3.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 96 (82.76%) C#
2 75 (64.66%) SQL
3 34 (29.31%) JavaScript
4 22 (18.97%) T-SQL
5 12 (10.34%) Java
6 8 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.45%) PHP
7 4 (3.45%) VB
8 3 (2.59%) UniBasic
9 2 (1.72%) C++
9 2 (1.72%) Perl
9 2 (1.72%) Python
9 2 (1.72%) VBA
10 1 (0.86%) C
10 1 (0.86%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.17%) Degree
2 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.86%) Docker
1 1 (0.86%) Samba
1 1 (0.86%) vSphere
1 1 (0.86%) XenApp
1 1 (0.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (4.31%) Puppet
2 1 (0.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (21.55%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.83%) Oracle
3 7 (6.03%) AppDynamics
3 7 (6.03%) ServiceNow
4 5 (4.31%) IBM
4 5 (4.31%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.45%) HP
6 3 (2.59%) Blue Prism
6 3 (2.59%) Redback
6 3 (2.59%) Remedy
7 2 (1.72%) BMC
7 2 (1.72%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.86%) Cisco
8 1 (0.86%) Citrix
8 1 (0.86%) Google
8 1 (0.86%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.86%) VMware
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