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 3 months to 29 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)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 367 375 310
Rank change year-on-year +8 -65  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 252 299 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.56% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% 1.46% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 213 219
Median daily rate £330 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +6.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £475 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 17
Median hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18650 20508 19874
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.23% 38.10% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12836 14058 12875
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 474 406
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +10.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £50.00 £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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 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
England +13 237 £338 -3.57% 169
South East +34 66 £350 -7.89% 49
London +19 63 £365 -13.35% 16
East Midlands -19 29 £310 -4.61% 18
Oxfordshire +14 21 £350 +16.66% 5
West Midlands -3 20 £350 +3.70% 26
North West +27 18 £301 -3.06% 20
Kent +24 17 £375 +15.38% 8
South West -2 14 £275 -21.42% 12
Leicestershire 0 13 £275 +3.77% 4
Yorkshire +11 12 £313 -3.84% 12
City of London -3 12 £293 -11.36% 3
Hampshire +4 11 £275 -26.17% 7
Oxford +3 11 £350 +16.66% 2
East of England -2 10 £250 -24.52% 13
Kingston Upon Thames +4 9 £400 +2.56% 2
Lancashire +25 7 £275 -10.56% 2
Gloucestershire +8 7 £275 -24.13% 1
Birmingham +2 7 £375 +7.14% 10
Leicester 0 7 - - 2
Northampton -12 7 £375 +2.73% 1
Northamptonshire -19 7 £375 -1.63% 8
Abingdon - 7 £350 -
Maidstone +5 6 £375 -6.25%
Cirencester +2 6 £275 -9.83%
North East -17 6 £288 - 3
Berkshire +24 5 £175 -54.83% 8
Manchester +15 5 £325 +8.33% 11
West Yorkshire +9 5 £386 +18.84% 6
Southampton +7 5 £313 - 3

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for VB.NET.

1 499 (99.60%) .NET
2 358 (71.46%) C#
3 295 (58.88%) SQL Server
4 289 (57.68%) SQL
5 207 (41.32%) ASP.NET
6 162 (32.34%) Microsoft
7 155 (30.94%) HTML
7 155 (30.94%) MVC
8 137 (27.35%) CSS
9 132 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
10 130 (25.95%) JavaScript
11 111 (22.16%) T-SQL
12 101 (20.16%) Windows
13 86 (17.17%) SQL Server 2008
14 84 (16.77%) VB
15 78 (15.57%) Oracle
16 76 (15.17%) XML
16 76 (15.17%) jQuery
17 75 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 74 (14.77%) Finance
19 67 (13.37%) .NET Framework
20 64 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
21 63 (12.57%) WinForms
21 63 (12.57%) Web Services
21 63 (12.57%) MS Excel
22 61 (12.18%) SharePoint
22 61 (12.18%) Team Foundation Server
22 61 (12.18%) Unit Testing
23 60 (11.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 55 (10.98%) VB6

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 61 (12.18%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.99%) IIS
3 20 (3.99%) CMS
4 12 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (2.40%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (1.80%) Predix
6 8 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.60%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.80%) SAS
8 3 (0.60%) StreamWeaver
9 2 (0.40%) Apache
9 2 (0.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.40%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 63 (12.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.80%) MS Office
3 7 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.59%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.80%) Sage 50
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.39%) Office 365
3 8 (1.60%) Boomi
4 7 (1.40%) GitHub
5 6 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.40%) DNS
1 7 (1.40%) HTTP
2 6 (1.20%) LDAP
3 5 (1.00%) DHCP
3 5 (1.00%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.80%) Intranet
4 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.60%) FTP
5 3 (0.60%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.60%) SSL
6 2 (0.40%) Extranet
6 2 (0.40%) Skype
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.20%) Firewall
7 1 (0.20%) Internet
7 1 (0.20%) SNMP
7 1 (0.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (58.88%) SQL Server
2 86 (17.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 60 (11.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (7.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (7.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 36 (7.19%) MS Access
8 31 (6.19%) Relational Database
9 24 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (3.59%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (2.99%) Oracle Database
13 14 (2.79%) RDBMS
13 14 (2.79%) SQL Server 2000
14 13 (2.59%) MongoDB
15 12 (2.40%) Hadoop
16 11 (2.20%) NoSQL
17 10 (2.00%) Big Data
18 9 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
19 8 (1.60%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 61 (12.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (10.78%) Visual Studio
3 21 (4.19%) MSBuild
4 17 (3.39%) ReSharper
5 16 (3.19%) Moq
5 16 (3.19%) NUnit
6 13 (2.59%) Eclipse
7 11 (2.20%) Selenium
8 10 (2.00%) Ant
8 10 (2.00%) Gradle
8 10 (2.00%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.80%) Git (software)
9 9 (1.80%) Hudson
10 7 (1.40%) JIRA
10 7 (1.40%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.00%) Subversion
12 4 (0.80%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.60%) SilkTest
14 2 (0.40%) HP UFT
14 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 74 (14.77%) Finance
2 31 (6.19%) Advertising
3 25 (4.99%) Banking
4 16 (3.19%) Automotive
5 14 (2.79%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.79%) Retail
6 10 (2.00%) Front Office
6 10 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.60%) Marketing
8 7 (1.40%) Back Office
9 5 (1.00%) Games
10 3 (0.60%) Publishing
10 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.40%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Electronics
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 401 (80.04%) Developer
2 259 (51.70%) .NET Developer
3 126 (25.15%) C# Developer
4 108 (21.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 101 (20.16%) VB.NET Developer
6 70 (13.97%) SQL Developer
7 42 (8.38%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 37 (7.39%) ASP.NET Developer
9 35 (6.99%) WinForms Developer
10 30 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 28 (5.59%) Analyst
12 27 (5.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 25 (4.99%) Oracle Developer
13 25 (4.99%) Software Developer
14 24 (4.79%) SQL Server Developer
15 22 (4.39%) Senior Developer
15 22 (4.39%) WPF Developer
16 21 (4.19%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
17 20 (3.99%) VB Developer
18 19 (3.79%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (99.60%) .NET
2 207 (41.32%) ASP.NET
3 155 (30.94%) HTML
4 137 (27.35%) CSS
5 76 (15.17%) jQuery
5 76 (15.17%) XML
6 67 (13.37%) .NET Framework
7 64 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 63 (12.57%) Web Services
8 63 (12.57%) WinForms
9 55 (10.98%) WPF
10 50 (9.98%) Ajax
10 50 (9.98%) WCF
11 49 (9.78%) LINQ
12 36 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 30 (5.99%) AngularJS
14 29 (5.79%) ADO.NET
15 28 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 23 (4.59%) HTML5
17 21 (4.19%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.79%) Client/Server
3 18 (3.59%) N-Tier
4 14 (2.79%) SCADA
5 6 (1.20%) PKI
6 5 (1.00%) Clustering
6 5 (1.00%) STB
7 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.80%) MPEG
7 4 (0.80%) NHS
7 4 (0.80%) Replication
7 4 (0.80%) User Experience
8 3 (0.60%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.40%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.40%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.40%) Life Science
9 2 (0.40%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.40%) Robotics
9 2 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 101 (20.16%) Windows
2 22 (4.39%) Linux
3 19 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.40%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.40%) Windows XP
5 11 (2.20%) Unix
6 10 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.80%) Android
10 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.40%) Solaris
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (30.94%) MVC
2 132 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (12.18%) Unit Testing
4 49 (9.78%) Scrum
5 38 (7.58%) Migration
6 37 (7.39%) SDLC
6 37 (7.39%) TDD
7 36 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (4.39%) ETL
9 22 (4.39%) OO
10 21 (4.19%) E-Commerce
10 21 (4.19%) MVVM
11 20 (3.99%) OOP
12 19 (3.79%) Web Development
13 18 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (3.39%) Mathematics
14 17 (3.39%) Prototyping
15 16 (3.19%) Workflow
16 14 (2.79%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 358 (71.46%) C#
2 289 (57.68%) SQL
3 130 (25.95%) JavaScript
4 111 (22.16%) T-SQL
5 84 (16.77%) VB
6 55 (10.98%) VB6
6 55 (10.98%) VBA
7 41 (8.18%) Java
8 18 (3.59%) Python
9 16 (3.19%) PowerShell
10 15 (2.99%) VBScript
11 13 (2.59%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.80%) C++
12 9 (1.80%) Perl
13 8 (1.60%) C
14 7 (1.40%) PHP
15 6 (1.20%) X++
16 5 (1.00%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.60%) XAML
18 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (6.79%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.59%) Degree
3 16 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.80%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.40%) ISEB
6 6 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.40%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) HNC
10 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.20%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.59%) QA
2 4 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.40%) IFRS
3 2 (0.40%) IFRS 9
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.20%) Basel II
4 1 (0.20%) Basel III
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) MiFID
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.40%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) vSphere
3 1 (0.20%) Samba
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) XenApp
3 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (2.00%) Puppet
2 8 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.20%) MIIS
5 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 162 (32.34%) Microsoft
2 78 (15.57%) Oracle
3 17 (3.39%) SAP
4 16 (3.19%) Sitecore
5 10 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.80%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.60%) Dell
8 6 (1.20%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.20%) Cisco
8 6 (1.20%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.00%) IBM
9 5 (1.00%) Intel Security
9 5 (1.00%) Symantec
10 4 (0.80%) Blue Prism
10 4 (0.80%) Citrix
10 4 (0.80%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.80%) Sage
10 4 (0.80%) VMware
11 3 (0.60%) Remedy
12 2 (0.40%) TIBCO
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Rate: £200 per day
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