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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 585 569 470
Rank change year-on-year -16 -99 +49
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 248 104 184
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.18% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 0.45% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 75 142
10th Percentile £350 £313 £316
25th Percentile £400 £355 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £415 £433
Median % change year-on-year +2.41% -4.16% +13.95%
75th Percentile £538 £475 £525
90th Percentile £678 £538 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year - - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
10th Percentile - - £48.38
25th Percentile - - £49.25
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £51.50
Median % change year-on-year - -32.04% +80.70%
75th Percentile - - £53.00
90th Percentile - - £53.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £51.50
% change year-on-year - - +125.53%

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 32,142 23,122 20,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.75% 40.55% 40.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,403 16,269 14,354
10th Percentile £381 £325 £325
25th Percentile £455 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £653 £594 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +16.47% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 534 450 363
10th Percentile £19.52 £17.00 £17.25
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £21.54
Median hourly rate £50.00 £41.15 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.51% -3.18% -1.16%
75th Percentile £61.75 £51.94 £50.00
90th Percentile £74.85 £62.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -3.41%

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB.NET.

Daily rate trend for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB.NET over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB.NET.

Hourly rate trend 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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -19 214 £450 +9.09% 69
UK excluding London +5 109 £400 - 54
Work from Home -76 107 £400 - 24
London -58 104 £525 +10.53% 19
North of England -8 57 £400 +11.89% 8
North West -19 33 £400 +11.89% 2
Yorkshire -25 16 £400 +8.11% 4
Midlands -41 14 £425 +9.68% 14
South East -35 13 £395 -1.31% 11
South West -22 10 - - 11
East Midlands -8 8 £425 -8.60% 4
North East - 8 £450 - 2
Scotland -7 5 £400 -11.11%
West Midlands -48 5 £388 +3.33% 10
East of England -30 4 £425 +6.25% 6
Wales - 4 £338 - 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £130 -

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 248 (100.00%) .NET
2 233 (93.95%) C#
3 104 (41.94%) SQL Server
4 103 (41.53%) Agile
5 97 (39.11%) SQL
6 95 (38.31%) Software Engineering
7 72 (29.03%) ASP.NET
8 67 (27.02%) .NET Framework
9 65 (26.21%) TDD
10 63 (25.40%) OO
11 61 (24.60%) Finance
12 60 (24.19%) Oracle
12 60 (24.19%) JavaScript
12 60 (24.19%) Azure
13 59 (23.79%) Social Skills
14 58 (23.39%) OOP
14 58 (23.39%) Microsoft
15 49 (19.76%) PL/SQL
15 49 (19.76%) DevOps
16 48 (19.35%) HTML
17 45 (18.15%) Windows
17 45 (18.15%) SDLC
18 44 (17.74%) T-SQL
19 41 (16.53%) MVC
20 39 (15.73%) Microservices
21 38 (15.32%) Microsoft Excel
22 37 (14.92%) AngularJS
22 37 (14.92%) Team Foundation Server
23 36 (14.52%) Java
24 35 (14.11%) 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 22 (8.87%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (6.45%) IIS
3 14 (5.65%) Sitefinity
4 6 (2.42%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.02%) Confluence
5 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.40%) Apache
7 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Documentum
7 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 38 (15.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 60 (24.19%) Azure
2 33 (13.31%) AWS
3 28 (11.29%) SaaS
4 20 (8.06%) Power Platform
5 16 (6.45%) PowerApps
6 13 (5.24%) AWS CodeDeploy
6 13 (5.24%) Azure Logic Apps
6 13 (5.24%) Azure Pipelines
7 7 (2.82%) Microsoft 365
8 5 (2.02%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.02%) Serverless
9 4 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.61%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.61%) Power Automate
10 3 (1.21%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (0.81%) Datadog
11 2 (0.81%) GitHub
12 1 (0.40%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.03%) Internet
2 2 (0.81%) DNS
2 2 (0.81%) SSH
2 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.40%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.40%) DHCP
3 1 (0.40%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) HTTP
3 1 (0.40%) IPsec
3 1 (0.40%) LAN
3 1 (0.40%) Network Security
3 1 (0.40%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.40%) SSL
3 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.69%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
5 10 (4.03%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.42%) DTS
9 5 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.61%) Power BI
11 3 (1.21%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
12 2 (0.81%) GIS
12 2 (0.81%) MySQL
13 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.40%) MS Access
13 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.40%) Redis
13 1 (0.40%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 37 (14.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 21 (8.47%) JIRA
4 20 (8.06%) Visual Studio
5 19 (7.66%) Jenkins
6 13 (5.24%) Moq
6 13 (5.24%) NUnit
7 10 (4.03%) ReSharper
8 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.61%) GitLab
10 2 (0.81%) Selenium
10 2 (0.81%) SilkTest
11 1 (0.40%) GoCD
11 1 (0.40%) IBM UrbanCode
11 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.40%) Sourcetree
11 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (24.60%) Finance
2 59 (23.79%) Social Skills
3 30 (12.10%) Banking
4 23 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.03%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.82%) Local Government
7 6 (2.42%) Back Office
7 6 (2.42%) Front Office
7 6 (2.42%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.21%) Billing
8 3 (1.21%) Law
8 3 (1.21%) Police
9 2 (0.81%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.81%) Publishing
9 2 (0.81%) Retail
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) German Language
10 1 (0.40%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 131 (52.82%) Developer
2 75 (30.24%) .NET Developer
3 58 (23.39%) Software Engineer
4 48 (19.35%) C# Developer
5 26 (10.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (8.87%) .NET Software Engineer
7 19 (7.66%) VB.NET Developer
8 17 (6.85%) Senior Developer
9 14 (5.65%) SQL Developer
10 13 (5.24%) Backend Developer
11 12 (4.84%) Senior C# Developer
12 10 (4.03%) .NET Software Developer
12 10 (4.03%) Technical Leader
13 9 (3.63%) C# VB.NET Developer
14 8 (3.23%) C# Developer - Commodities
14 8 (3.23%) Software Developer
15 7 (2.82%) C# Software Engineer
16 6 (2.42%) Analyst
16 6 (2.42%) ServiceNow Developer
17 5 (2.02%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (100.00%) .NET
2 72 (29.03%) ASP.NET
3 67 (27.02%) .NET Framework
4 48 (19.35%) HTML
5 37 (14.92%) AngularJS
6 35 (14.11%) CSS
7 29 (11.69%) XML
8 28 (11.29%) WPF
9 27 (10.89%) Web Services
10 23 (9.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 21 (8.47%) LINQ
12 20 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (8.06%) HTML5
12 20 (8.06%) REST
13 19 (7.66%) .NET Core
14 18 (7.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (7.26%) JSON
15 17 (6.85%) Entity Framework
16 16 (6.45%) Node.js
16 16 (6.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (4.84%) User Experience
3 4 (1.61%) Legacy Applications
4 3 (1.21%) Legacy Systems
5 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.81%) Derivative
5 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.40%) Clustering
6 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.40%) IoT
6 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.40%) PKI
6 1 (0.40%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.15%) Windows
2 5 (2.02%) Android
2 5 (2.02%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.61%) Linux
3 4 (1.61%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.61%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.81%) Unix
4 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (41.53%) Agile
2 95 (38.31%) Software Engineering
3 65 (26.21%) TDD
4 63 (25.40%) OO
5 58 (23.39%) OOP
6 49 (19.76%) DevOps
7 45 (18.15%) SDLC
8 41 (16.53%) MVC
9 39 (15.73%) Microservices
10 34 (13.71%) Scrum
11 30 (12.10%) Clean Code
11 30 (12.10%) Data Analysis
12 26 (10.48%) Software Testing
13 25 (10.08%) CI/CD
14 24 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (8.47%) Unit Testing
16 17 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (6.85%) CRM
17 16 (6.45%) Test Automation
18 15 (6.05%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 233 (93.95%) C#
2 97 (39.11%) SQL
3 60 (24.19%) JavaScript
4 49 (19.76%) PL/SQL
5 44 (17.74%) T-SQL
6 36 (14.52%) Java
7 35 (14.11%) VBA
8 34 (13.71%) VB
9 32 (12.90%) Go
10 21 (8.47%) C
11 19 (7.66%) Python
12 15 (6.05%) PowerShell
13 13 (5.24%) PHP
14 9 (3.63%) C++
15 4 (1.61%) C++/CLI
15 4 (1.61%) J#
16 2 (0.81%) R
17 1 (0.40%) F#
17 1 (0.40%) Ruby
17 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.42%) Degree
3 5 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) CCIE
4 1 (0.40%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.40%) CISSP
4 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) MCSD
4 1 (0.40%) MCSE
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.68%) QA
2 5 (2.02%) EMIR
2 5 (2.02%) MiFID
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (9.27%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 60 (24.19%) Oracle
2 58 (23.39%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.45%) Pega
4 15 (6.05%) Google
5 14 (5.65%) Citrix
5 14 (5.65%) Sitecore
6 10 (4.03%) ServiceNow
7 8 (3.23%) MuleSoft
7 8 (3.23%) Siemens
8 5 (2.02%) VMware
9 3 (1.21%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.81%) Automation Anywhere
10 2 (0.81%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.81%) SAP
10 2 (0.81%) UiPath
11 1 (0.40%) F5
11 1 (0.40%) FireEye
11 1 (0.40%) IronPort
11 1 (0.40%) Thales
11 1 (0.40%) Xceptor