Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 549 502 409
Rank change year-on-year -47 -93 -31
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 368 444 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.43% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 1.02% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 330 405
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +7.35% +4.62%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £222
90th Percentile £553 £519 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 17
UK median hourly rate - £30.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.13% -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -23.13% -5.88%

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 47,118 43,396 41,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.75% 41.99% 40.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,185 30,443 28,680
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £285
90th Percentile £644 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 782 870
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.98% +4.60%
10th Percentile £16.37 £16.25 £14.43
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.23 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.44
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.43% +5.16%

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 12 December 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
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 12 December 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 -59 339 £375 +3.09% 276
UK excluding London -60 226 £360 +2.86% 265
London -31 136 £450 +15.38% 31
North of England -2 72 £360 +18.52% 60
North West +23 62 £360 +20.00% 38
Midlands -16 53 £344 +5.77% 76
South East -82 43 £375 - 61
West Midlands -14 37 £350 +9.38% 57
South West -28 23 £438 +25.45% 29
Scotland -5 17 £450 +20.00% 11
East Midlands +5 16 £338 -10.00% 19
East of England -13 11 £375 +15.38% 19
Yorkshire -26 9 £240 -20.99% 19
Wales -10 3 £375 - 9
Northern Ireland +29 2 £350 -
Isle of Man - 2 £348 -
North East -15 1 £300 -25.00% 3

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 368 (100.00%) .NET
2 307 (83.42%) C#
3 234 (63.59%) SQL
4 232 (63.04%) SQL Server
5 139 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (32.61%) ASP.NET
7 102 (27.72%) MVC
8 94 (25.54%) WinForms
9 77 (20.92%) JavaScript
9 77 (20.92%) Microsoft
10 74 (20.11%) .NET Framework
11 68 (18.48%) Finance
12 65 (17.66%) T-SQL
13 62 (16.85%) WPF
14 61 (16.58%) HTML
15 60 (16.30%) VB
16 55 (14.95%) Oracle
17 52 (14.13%) E-Commerce
18 50 (13.59%) WCF
19 48 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
19 48 (13.04%) CSS
20 46 (12.50%) JIRA
21 44 (11.96%) Degree
22 43 (11.68%) Software Engineering
22 43 (11.68%) NoSQL
23 42 (11.41%) Computer Science
23 42 (11.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 38 (10.33%) AccuRev
25 37 (10.05%) AngularJS
25 37 (10.05%) Web 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 28 (7.61%) IIS
2 15 (4.08%) CMS
3 13 (3.53%) Apache
4 10 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (2.72%) SAS
5 8 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.90%) JBoss
6 7 (1.90%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.09%) Confluence
7 4 (1.09%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.82%) nginx
8 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Sage 200
2 4 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.82%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.82%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.27%) Endur
4 1 (0.27%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.53%) npm
3 5 (1.36%) GitHub
3 5 (1.36%) Office 365
4 4 (1.09%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.09%) IaaS
4 4 (1.09%) PaaS
5 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.35%) AMQP
2 8 (2.17%) Internet
3 6 (1.63%) DNS
3 6 (1.63%) HTTP
4 5 (1.36%) Intranet
4 5 (1.36%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.82%) FTP
5 3 (0.82%) SSL
6 2 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.54%) SMS
6 2 (0.54%) SMTP
7 1 (0.27%) DHCP
7 1 (0.27%) Network Security
7 1 (0.27%) SSH
7 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (63.04%) SQL Server
2 43 (11.68%) NoSQL
3 42 (11.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (7.34%) SQL Server 2000
6 21 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (4.35%) MySQL
7 16 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 16 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (2.72%) Oracle Database 12c
9 10 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (2.45%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (2.45%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.90%) Power BI
11 7 (1.90%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.09%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 46 (12.50%) JIRA
2 38 (10.33%) AccuRev
3 32 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 21 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 20 (5.43%) Karma Test Runner
6 19 (5.16%) Visual Studio
7 16 (4.35%) Mocha
7 16 (4.35%) Protractor
8 15 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (3.53%) Selenium
9 13 (3.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (2.17%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.90%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.90%) JUnit
12 6 (1.63%) Jenkins
12 6 (1.63%) NUnit
13 4 (1.09%) Grunt
13 4 (1.09%) SpecFlow
13 4 (1.09%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (18.48%) Finance
2 34 (9.24%) Banking
3 12 (3.26%) Retail
4 6 (1.63%) Advertising
4 6 (1.63%) Back Office
4 6 (1.63%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.36%) Games
6 4 (1.09%) Front Office
6 4 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.09%) Legal
7 2 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.27%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 305 (82.88%) Developer
2 210 (57.07%) .NET Developer
3 125 (33.97%) C# Developer
4 102 (27.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 88 (23.91%) VB.NET Developer
6 47 (12.77%) Software Developer
7 45 (12.23%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 35 (9.51%) C# Software Developer
9 31 (8.42%) SQL Developer
10 29 (7.88%) ASP.NET Developer
11 23 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
12 22 (5.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (4.62%) Analyst
14 15 (4.08%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (3.80%) Senior Developer
16 13 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
17 11 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 11 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
17 11 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
18 10 (2.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (100.00%) .NET
2 120 (32.61%) ASP.NET
3 94 (25.54%) WinForms
4 74 (20.11%) .NET Framework
5 62 (16.85%) WPF
6 61 (16.58%) HTML
7 50 (13.59%) WCF
8 48 (13.04%) CSS
9 37 (10.05%) AngularJS
9 37 (10.05%) Web Services
10 33 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 33 (8.97%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (8.15%) jQuery
12 28 (7.61%) XML
13 25 (6.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 23 (6.25%) Gherkin
14 23 (6.25%) HTML5
15 22 (5.98%) Node.js
16 21 (5.71%) .NET Core
17 19 (5.16%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.17%) Robotics
4 6 (1.63%) Fintech
4 6 (1.63%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.63%) Reinsurance
5 5 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.36%) Online Gambling
5 5 (1.36%) Online Games
6 4 (1.09%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.82%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.82%) NHS
7 3 (0.82%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.15%) Windows
2 12 (3.26%) Linux
3 11 (2.99%) Unix
4 9 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.09%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.09%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.82%) CentOS
7 2 (0.54%) AIX
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.27%) Android
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (27.72%) MVC
3 52 (14.13%) E-Commerce
4 43 (11.68%) Software Engineering
5 42 (11.41%) Computer Science
6 35 (9.51%) SDLC
7 30 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (7.88%) Microservices
9 27 (7.34%) Web Development
10 23 (6.25%) DevOps
11 22 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (5.71%) MVVM
12 21 (5.71%) Scrum
13 20 (5.43%) Open Source
13 20 (5.43%) TDD
13 20 (5.43%) Web Application Development
14 15 (4.08%) Migration
14 15 (4.08%) OO
15 13 (3.53%) ETL
15 13 (3.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 307 (83.42%) C#
2 234 (63.59%) SQL
3 77 (20.92%) JavaScript
4 65 (17.66%) T-SQL
5 60 (16.30%) VB
6 37 (10.05%) PL/SQL
7 33 (8.97%) Java
8 32 (8.70%) VBA
9 25 (6.79%) VB6
10 15 (4.08%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.72%) C
11 10 (2.72%) Python
12 8 (2.17%) PHP
12 8 (2.17%) Scala
12 8 (2.17%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.90%) C++
14 5 (1.36%) Perl
15 4 (1.09%) Haskell
16 3 (0.82%) Erlang
16 3 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 44 (11.96%) Degree
2 15 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.27%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.27%) ISEB
6 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.27%) MCSA
6 1 (0.27%) MCSE
6 1 (0.27%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.62%) QA
2 9 (2.45%) Dodd-Frank
2 9 (2.45%) EMIR
2 9 (2.45%) MiFID
3 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.54%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.54%) IFRS
4 2 (0.54%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (4.08%) Docker
2 12 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.54%) XenApp
4 1 (0.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (3.53%) Docker Swarm
2 8 (2.17%) Puppet
3 4 (1.09%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.82%) Grafana
4 3 (0.82%) Kibana
5 2 (0.54%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.27%) Ansible
6 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 77 (20.92%) Microsoft
2 55 (14.95%) Oracle
3 21 (5.71%) Citrix
4 7 (1.90%) webMethods
5 6 (1.63%) UiPath
6 5 (1.36%) Sage
7 4 (1.09%) Google
8 3 (0.82%) Meridio
8 3 (0.82%) Tableau
9 2 (0.54%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.54%) Infoblox
9 2 (0.54%) SAP
9 2 (0.54%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.27%) Ariba
10 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.27%) Charles River
10 1 (0.27%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.27%) HP
10 1 (0.27%) OpenLink
10 1 (0.27%) Sybase