Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 15 October 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)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 492 473 413
Rank change year-on-year -19 -60 -17
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 431 452 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.94% 1.10% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 320 407
UK median daily rate £375 £364 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +0.75%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £213
90th Percentile £531 £524 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 15
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -18.46% -23.53%
10th Percentile £25.73 £22.75 £13.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £37.50 £45.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year +32.08% -25.61% -16.18%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 45,854 41,226 42,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.48% 41.89% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,158 28,581 29,194
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 788 913
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.23 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +1.35%

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VB.NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 15 October 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
England -45 403 £375 +3.45% 355
UK excluding London -49 251 £360 +2.86% 303
London +3 177 £450 +20.00% 69
North of England +9 80 £363 +16.94% 77
North West +32 68 £363 +31.82% 42
Midlands -34 54 £338 -3.57% 75
South East -57 47 £375 -6.25% 65
West Midlands -10 33 £338 -0.74% 57
South West -9 27 £438 +16.67% 38
East Midlands -12 21 £325 -7.14% 18
East of England -11 18 £375 +7.14% 32
Scotland -20 18 £438 +12.90% 13
Yorkshire -23 11 £308 +3.36% 28
Wales -12 4 £375 - 3
Isle of Man - 2 £348 -
Northern Ireland +34 1 £350 - 1
North East -17 1 £300 -12.73% 7

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 431 (100.00%) .NET
2 351 (81.44%) C#
3 290 (67.29%) SQL
4 240 (55.68%) SQL Server
5 159 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
6 145 (33.64%) ASP.NET
7 108 (25.06%) MVC
8 97 (22.51%) WinForms
8 97 (22.51%) Microsoft
9 93 (21.58%) JavaScript
10 90 (20.88%) T-SQL
11 84 (19.49%) VB
12 77 (17.87%) Finance
13 74 (17.17%) .NET Framework
14 63 (14.62%) HTML
15 57 (13.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 55 (12.76%) Oracle
16 55 (12.76%) WPF
17 52 (12.06%) E-Commerce
18 51 (11.83%) VBA
19 49 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
20 46 (10.67%) PL/SQL
21 45 (10.44%) Microsoft Excel
21 45 (10.44%) Web Services
21 45 (10.44%) Software Engineering
22 44 (10.21%) CSS
22 44 (10.21%) Degree
23 43 (9.98%) JIRA
24 42 (9.74%) AngularJS
25 40 (9.28%) SQL Server Integration Services

VB.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 32 (7.42%) IIS
2 15 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.55%) CMS
4 10 (2.32%) SAS
5 9 (2.09%) Apache
6 5 (1.16%) Confluence
7 4 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.70%) JBoss
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (10.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Sage 200
2 5 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.93%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.70%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.46%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.23%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.23%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.23%) Endur
6 1 (0.23%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.23%) Magento
6 1 (0.23%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.23%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 49 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.57%) npm
3 4 (0.93%) Office 365
4 3 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.70%) GitHub
5 2 (0.46%) Trello
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.23%) SaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.80%) AMQP
2 10 (2.32%) Internet
3 5 (1.16%) Intranet
4 3 (0.70%) SMS
5 2 (0.46%) FTP
5 2 (0.46%) HTTP
6 1 (0.23%) DNS
6 1 (0.23%) Network Security
6 1 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.23%) SMTP
6 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (55.68%) SQL Server
2 57 (13.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (9.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (7.42%) NoSQL
5 25 (5.80%) SQL Server 2000
6 24 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (4.87%) Oracle Database
8 17 (3.94%) MySQL
9 15 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (3.25%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (2.09%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (2.09%) Relational Database
13 9 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (1.39%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.93%) Power BI
15 4 (0.93%) Riak
Development Applications
1 43 (9.98%) JIRA
2 34 (7.89%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.42%) AccuRev
4 30 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (6.03%) Cucumber
5 26 (6.03%) Karma Test Runner
5 26 (6.03%) Visual Studio
6 25 (5.80%) Mocha
6 25 (5.80%) Protractor
7 13 (3.02%) Selenium
8 11 (2.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (2.09%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.39%) NUnit
10 6 (1.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.70%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.70%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.70%) JUnit
13 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
General
1 77 (17.87%) Finance
2 40 (9.28%) Banking
3 12 (2.78%) Advertising
3 12 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 10 (2.32%) Games
4 10 (2.32%) Retail
5 9 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.86%) Back Office
7 5 (1.16%) Front Office
7 5 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.93%) Law
8 4 (0.93%) Legal
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
9 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 346 (80.28%) Developer
2 219 (50.81%) .NET Developer
3 126 (29.23%) C# Developer
4 103 (23.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 95 (22.04%) VB.NET Developer
6 47 (10.90%) Software Developer
7 39 (9.05%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 36 (8.35%) SQL Developer
9 34 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
10 24 (5.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 24 (5.57%) C# Software Developer
11 20 (4.64%) .NET Software Developer
12 17 (3.94%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.71%) Analyst
13 16 (3.71%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (3.25%) Angular Developer
14 14 (3.25%) Consultant
14 14 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
14 14 (3.25%) WinForms Developer
15 13 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (100.00%) .NET
2 145 (33.64%) ASP.NET
3 97 (22.51%) WinForms
4 74 (17.17%) .NET Framework
5 63 (14.62%) HTML
6 55 (12.76%) WPF
7 45 (10.44%) Web Services
8 44 (10.21%) CSS
9 42 (9.74%) AngularJS
10 38 (8.82%) WCF
11 36 (8.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 35 (8.12%) jQuery
13 34 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 34 (7.89%) Gherkin
14 31 (7.19%) XML
15 30 (6.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (6.26%) Node.js
17 25 (5.80%) Chai
17 25 (5.80%) GraphQL
17 25 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.58%) Computer Science
2 33 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.09%) Robotics
6 6 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.39%) Online Gambling
6 6 (1.39%) Online Games
7 4 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (0.93%) Reinsurance
7 4 (0.93%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.70%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.46%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.46%) Fintech
9 2 (0.46%) NHS
9 2 (0.46%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.42%) Windows
2 10 (2.32%) Unix
3 8 (1.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.39%) Linux
5 2 (0.46%) Android
6 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (25.06%) MVC
3 52 (12.06%) E-Commerce
4 45 (10.44%) Software Engineering
5 38 (8.82%) Microservices
6 33 (7.66%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (7.42%) Scrum
7 32 (7.42%) SDLC
8 25 (5.80%) MVVM
8 25 (5.80%) TDD
9 24 (5.57%) Open Source
10 23 (5.34%) OO
11 21 (4.87%) Web Development
12 18 (4.18%) Analytics
12 18 (4.18%) Project Management
13 16 (3.71%) ETL
13 16 (3.71%) OOP
13 16 (3.71%) Open Source Development
14 15 (3.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 351 (81.44%) C#
2 290 (67.29%) SQL
3 93 (21.58%) JavaScript
4 90 (20.88%) T-SQL
5 84 (19.49%) VB
6 51 (11.83%) VBA
7 46 (10.67%) PL/SQL
8 40 (9.28%) Java
9 37 (8.58%) VB6
10 17 (3.94%) C
11 15 (3.48%) C++
12 11 (2.55%) Python
13 10 (2.32%) R
14 9 (2.09%) PHP
14 9 (2.09%) VBScript
15 7 (1.62%) Perl
15 7 (1.62%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.39%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.39%) TypeScript
17 5 (1.16%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 44 (10.21%) Degree
2 31 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 30 (6.96%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.46%) MCP
6 2 (0.46%) MCPD
6 2 (0.46%) MCTS
7 1 (0.23%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) ISEB
7 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.23%) MCSA
7 1 (0.23%) MCSE
7 1 (0.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.71%) QA
2 10 (2.32%) Dodd-Frank
2 10 (2.32%) EMIR
2 10 (2.32%) MiFID
3 6 (1.39%) SLA
4 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) HL7
5 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (3.94%) Docker
2 3 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.25%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (0.70%) Puppet
3 1 (0.23%) Ansible
3 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 97 (22.51%) Microsoft
2 55 (12.76%) Oracle
3 18 (4.18%) Citrix
4 10 (2.32%) UiPath
5 8 (1.86%) Sage
6 6 (1.39%) CyberArk
6 6 (1.39%) SAP
7 4 (0.93%) Blue Prism
7 4 (0.93%) Meridio
7 4 (0.93%) Tableau
7 4 (0.93%) Telerik
8 3 (0.70%) Infragistics
8 3 (0.70%) webMethods
9 2 (0.46%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.46%) HP
10 1 (0.23%) Ariba
10 1 (0.23%) Cerner
10 1 (0.23%) Dell
10 1 (0.23%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.23%) Fortinet