Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 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
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 438 424 353
Rank change year-on-year -14 -71 -84
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 464 580 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.15% 1.37% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 406 482
UK median daily rate £350 £345 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +2.60% +7.60%
10th Percentile £253 £213 £231
90th Percentile £509 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 14
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £28.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.82% -32.12% +28.91%
10th Percentile £25.23 £11.00 £29.44
90th Percentile £37.50 £43.60 £56.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £28.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +9.82% -32.12% +28.91%

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 40376 42416 42499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 39.23% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27729 29156 28274
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 771 911 905
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £15.79 £13.28 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%

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 23 August 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 16 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 23 August 2017. 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 -15 436 £350 - 128
UK excluding London -25 292 £350 +7.69% 118
London +4 166 £359 -7.42% 15
South East +14 91 £375 - 41
Midlands +20 82 £350 +6.87% 21
North of England +14 53 £325 +4.00% 33
East Midlands -17 41 £338 - 9
West Midlands +45 40 £363 +11.54% 12
East of England 0 29 £325 +4.00% 7
North West -4 21 £335 +11.67% 21
Yorkshire +24 20 £140 -56.92% 9
South West -36 17 £350 +11.11% 11
Scotland +17 16 £375 +32.74% 2
North East +52 12 £325 +10.08% 3
Wales +4 4 - - 3
Northern Ireland -52 2 £275 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 463 (99.78%) .NET
2 352 (75.86%) C#
3 303 (65.30%) SQL
4 257 (55.39%) SQL Server
5 179 (38.58%) ASP.NET
6 134 (28.88%) Finance
7 129 (27.80%) MVC
8 128 (27.59%) HTML
9 126 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
10 125 (26.94%) Microsoft
11 122 (26.29%) JavaScript
12 116 (25.00%) CSS
13 110 (23.71%) Windows
14 100 (21.55%) T-SQL
15 96 (20.69%) Web Services
16 91 (19.61%) jQuery
17 90 (19.40%) Oracle
18 79 (17.03%) VB
19 67 (14.44%) WinForms
20 63 (13.58%) .NET Framework
21 56 (12.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 55 (11.85%) VB6
23 54 (11.64%) Ajax
23 54 (11.64%) XML
24 53 (11.42%) Java
24 53 (11.42%) TDD
25 47 (10.13%) Web Development
26 45 (9.70%) Team Foundation Server
26 45 (9.70%) ASP.NET MVC
26 45 (9.70%) VBA

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 23 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.31%) IIS
3 9 (1.94%) CMS
4 8 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.29%) JBoss
7 4 (0.86%) Apache
7 4 (0.86%) ThingWorx
7 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.65%) LiveLink
8 3 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.65%) StreamWeaver
8 3 (0.65%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.43%) SAS
9 2 (0.43%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.22%) Predix
Applications
1 45 (9.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.86%) Endur
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.43%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
3 9 (1.94%) SaaS
4 5 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.65%) IaaS
5 3 (0.65%) PaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.16%) HTTP
2 5 (1.08%) 802.11
2 5 (1.08%) ADSL
2 5 (1.08%) Bluetooth
2 5 (1.08%) Broadband
2 5 (1.08%) FTP
2 5 (1.08%) Internet
2 5 (1.08%) IPv4
2 5 (1.08%) IPv6
2 5 (1.08%) UPnP
2 5 (1.08%) VDSL
2 5 (1.08%) WAN
2 5 (1.08%) Wireless
2 5 (1.08%) Wireshark
3 4 (0.86%) LDAP
3 4 (0.86%) NAS
4 3 (0.65%) NetScaler
4 3 (0.65%) SAN
5 2 (0.43%) Intranet
5 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (55.39%) SQL Server
2 56 (12.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (8.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (8.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (5.82%) Oracle Database
6 26 (5.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (5.39%) Big Data
7 25 (5.39%) Relational Database
8 20 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (3.02%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.80%) MongoDB
10 13 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (2.59%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (2.37%) Hadoop
12 11 (2.37%) NoSQL
12 11 (2.37%) Power BI
12 11 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (9.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (9.48%) Visual Studio
3 17 (3.66%) NUnit
4 16 (3.45%) MSBuild
5 15 (3.23%) JIRA
6 13 (2.80%) Git (software)
7 11 (2.37%) Ant
7 11 (2.37%) Gradle
7 11 (2.37%) JUnit
8 9 (1.94%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.72%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.72%) Hudson
9 8 (1.72%) Moq
9 8 (1.72%) ReSharper
10 6 (1.29%) Selenium
10 6 (1.29%) Subversion
11 5 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.86%) Bugzilla
12 4 (0.86%) Redmine
12 4 (0.86%) Trac
General
1 134 (28.88%) Finance
2 35 (7.54%) Banking
3 22 (4.74%) Manufacturing
4 19 (4.09%) Marketing
5 16 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 15 (3.23%) Front Office
7 12 (2.59%) Advertising
7 12 (2.59%) Automotive
8 10 (2.16%) Back Office
8 10 (2.16%) Retail
9 4 (0.86%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.65%) Electronics
11 2 (0.43%) Billing
11 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.43%) Legal
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 359 (77.37%) Developer
2 228 (49.14%) .NET Developer
3 132 (28.45%) C# Developer
4 111 (23.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 96 (20.69%) VB.NET Developer
6 61 (13.15%) SQL Developer
7 46 (9.91%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 39 (8.41%) ASP.NET Developer
9 38 (8.19%) Software Developer
10 33 (7.11%) WinForms Developer
11 27 (5.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 26 (5.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 22 (4.74%) .NET Software Developer
14 21 (4.53%) C# Software Developer
15 20 (4.31%) Consultant
16 19 (4.09%) Analyst
16 19 (4.09%) VB Developer
16 19 (4.09%) VB6 Developer
17 18 (3.88%) SQL Server Developer
18 16 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (99.78%) .NET
2 179 (38.58%) ASP.NET
3 128 (27.59%) HTML
4 116 (25.00%) CSS
5 96 (20.69%) Web Services
6 91 (19.61%) jQuery
7 67 (14.44%) WinForms
8 63 (13.58%) .NET Framework
9 54 (11.64%) Ajax
9 54 (11.64%) XML
10 45 (9.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (8.41%) ASP.NET Web API
12 35 (7.54%) WPF
13 32 (6.90%) HTML5
14 31 (6.68%) AngularJS
15 25 (5.39%) WCF
16 23 (4.96%) JSON
17 19 (4.09%) ADO.NET
18 17 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 14 (3.02%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (4.09%) Client/Server
3 19 (4.09%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.88%) Derivative
5 12 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.59%) User Experience
6 11 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.94%) Fintech
8 8 (1.72%) SCADA
8 8 (1.72%) STB
9 6 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.08%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.86%) Equities
11 4 (0.86%) New Media
12 3 (0.65%) Clustering
12 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.43%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.43%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 110 (23.71%) Windows
2 20 (4.31%) Linux
3 13 (2.80%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.16%) Unix
5 9 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.43%) Android
8 2 (0.43%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) HPUX
9 1 (0.22%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (27.80%) MVC
2 126 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (11.42%) TDD
4 47 (10.13%) Web Development
5 42 (9.05%) Scrum
6 39 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (8.41%) Unit Testing
7 34 (7.33%) SDLC
8 31 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (5.60%) Test Automation
10 25 (5.39%) OO
11 20 (4.31%) BDD
11 20 (4.31%) ETL
12 19 (4.09%) E-Commerce
12 19 (4.09%) Release Management
13 18 (3.88%) Analytics
14 17 (3.66%) Mathematics
15 16 (3.45%) Project Management
15 16 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (3.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 352 (75.86%) C#
2 303 (65.30%) SQL
3 122 (26.29%) JavaScript
4 100 (21.55%) T-SQL
5 79 (17.03%) VB
6 55 (11.85%) VB6
7 53 (11.42%) Java
8 45 (9.70%) VBA
9 30 (6.47%) PowerShell
10 23 (4.96%) PL/SQL
11 19 (4.09%) Python
12 16 (3.45%) TypeScript
13 14 (3.02%) Perl
14 13 (2.80%) VBScript
15 12 (2.59%) PHP
16 10 (2.16%) C++
17 8 (1.72%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.72%) Ruby
18 7 (1.51%) C
19 3 (0.65%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 30 (6.47%) Degree
2 11 (2.37%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.51%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.86%) ISEB
4 4 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) HNC
7 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.96%) QA
2 3 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.43%) GxP
3 2 (0.43%) IFRS
3 2 (0.43%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.08%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.08%) Firmware
1 5 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.86%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.86%) vSphere
3 3 (0.65%) XenApp
3 3 (0.65%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) Docker
5 1 (0.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (1.08%) Puppet
2 4 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.43%) Nagios
3 2 (0.43%) SCCM
3 2 (0.43%) WSUS
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
4 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.22%) Mesos
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 125 (26.94%) Microsoft
2 90 (19.40%) Oracle
3 12 (2.59%) Blue Prism
3 12 (2.59%) Citrix
4 10 (2.16%) SAP
4 10 (2.16%) Sitecore
5 9 (1.94%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.72%) AppDynamics
6 8 (1.72%) HP
7 7 (1.51%) IBM
7 7 (1.51%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.08%) Dell
8 5 (1.08%) VMware
9 4 (0.86%) OpenLink
9 4 (0.86%) Pega
10 3 (0.65%) AppSense
10 3 (0.65%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.65%) Kofax
10 3 (0.65%) OpenText
10 3 (0.65%) Sybase