Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 511 497 461
Rank change year-on-year -14 -36 -19
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 351 457 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.92% 1.01% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 357 318
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.19%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £254
90th Percentile £600 £525 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +13.82% +9.82%
10th Percentile £36.88 £25.73 £25.23
90th Percentile £53.75 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +35.71% +13.82% +9.82%

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 37,965 45,295 40,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 44.36% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,256 31,776 27,706
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 742 772
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.73 £15.81
90th Percentile £55.70 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 August 2019. 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 -17 322 £390 +4.00% 244
UK excluding London -5 184 £375 +3.45% 225
London +18 155 £413 -8.33% 35
South East +41 65 £401 -1.29% 72
North of England -3 51 £363 - 33
North West +11 34 £360 -4.00% 22
East of England +24 22 £390 +11.43% 25
Midlands -3 19 £363 +16.00% 49
Wales +18 12 £606 +86.54% 5
Yorkshire +14 12 £350 +9.38% 10
East Midlands +16 11 £375 +30.43% 21
South West -35 9 £413 -1.49% 30
West Midlands +10 8 £350 +9.38% 28
Scotland +14 7 £413 +3.13% 10
North East +23 5 £400 +23.08% 1
Northern Ireland +2 1 £250 -28.57% 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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.

1 351 (100.00%) .NET
2 304 (86.61%) C#
3 210 (59.83%) SQL
4 170 (48.43%) SQL Server
5 130 (37.04%) Finance
6 101 (28.77%) Banking
7 97 (27.64%) WinForms
8 89 (25.36%) Microsoft
9 85 (24.22%) T-SQL
10 74 (21.08%) ASP.NET
11 72 (20.51%) Oracle
12 70 (19.94%) Data Warehouse
13 65 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (16.81%) Microsoft Excel
14 59 (16.81%) SDLC
15 57 (16.24%) VB
15 57 (16.24%) VBA
16 56 (15.95%) HTML
17 54 (15.38%) MVC
18 52 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 48 (13.68%) JavaScript
19 48 (13.68%) WCF
20 46 (13.11%) CSS
21 45 (12.82%) Unit Testing
22 42 (11.97%) Web Services
23 41 (11.68%) XML
24 40 (11.40%) Back Office
25 38 (10.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 38 (10.83%) Visual Studio
26 37 (10.54%) WPF

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 31 (8.83%) IIS
2 17 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.42%) Captiva
4 5 (1.42%) Documentum
5 4 (1.14%) nginx
6 3 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.57%) Apache
7 2 (0.57%) JBoss
7 2 (0.57%) LiveLink
7 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.28%) Confluence
8 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (16.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (5.70%) Endur
2 6 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.40%) Azure
2 11 (3.13%) Power Platform
3 6 (1.71%) AWS
4 4 (1.14%) Force.com
4 4 (1.14%) GCP
4 4 (1.14%) GitHub
5 3 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.85%) Office 365
6 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.28%) IaaS
6 1 (0.28%) NuGet
6 1 (0.28%) PaaS
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.28%) HTTP
2 7 (1.99%) Internet
3 4 (1.14%) FTP
3 4 (1.14%) Intranet
4 2 (0.57%) SSL
4 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.28%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (48.43%) SQL Server
2 70 (19.94%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (10.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 19 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (3.99%) MS Access
8 12 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (3.13%) NoSQL
9 11 (3.13%) Power BI
10 10 (2.85%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (2.56%) Star Schema
12 7 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.42%) DB2
14 5 (1.42%) OLAP
14 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (10.83%) Visual Studio
2 29 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (6.27%) JIRA
4 17 (4.84%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.71%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.71%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.42%) Selenium
7 4 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.85%) git-flow
8 3 (0.85%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (0.85%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.85%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (0.85%) WiX
9 2 (0.57%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.57%) FishEye
9 2 (0.57%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.57%) JUnit
9 2 (0.57%) MSTest
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 130 (37.04%) Finance
2 101 (28.77%) Banking
3 40 (11.40%) Back Office
4 25 (7.12%) Front Office
5 22 (6.27%) Financial Institution
6 15 (4.27%) Investment Banking
7 13 (3.70%) Retail
8 10 (2.85%) Military
9 9 (2.56%) Law
10 7 (1.99%) Public Sector
11 6 (1.71%) Manufacturing
12 4 (1.14%) Automotive
12 4 (1.14%) French Language
13 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.57%) Legal
14 2 (0.57%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.28%) Advertising
15 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.28%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 292 (83.19%) Developer
2 163 (46.44%) .NET Developer
3 143 (40.74%) C# Developer
4 93 (26.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 60 (17.09%) VB.NET Developer
6 50 (14.25%) WinForms Developer
7 49 (13.96%) SQL Developer
8 37 (10.54%) Software Developer
9 32 (9.12%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 26 (7.41%) .NET Software Developer
11 21 (5.98%) Senior Developer
12 20 (5.70%) Endur Developer
12 20 (5.70%) OpenLink Developer
12 20 (5.70%) SSIS Developer
13 15 (4.27%) Architect
13 15 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.99%) C# Software Developer
14 14 (3.99%) Senior .NET Developer
15 12 (3.42%) Robotic Process Automation Architect
15 12 (3.42%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (100.00%) .NET
2 97 (27.64%) WinForms
3 74 (21.08%) ASP.NET
4 56 (15.95%) HTML
5 48 (13.68%) WCF
6 46 (13.11%) CSS
7 42 (11.97%) Web Services
8 41 (11.68%) XML
9 37 (10.54%) WPF
10 35 (9.97%) .NET Framework
11 27 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (6.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 20 (5.70%) REST
14 19 (5.41%) ADO.NET
14 19 (5.41%) HTML5
15 18 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (5.13%) Middleware
15 18 (5.13%) SOAP
16 16 (4.56%) AngularJS
17 14 (3.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (5.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 20 (5.70%) Derivative
3 20 (5.70%) Equities
4 17 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.99%) Robotics
6 12 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.42%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.14%) NHS
11 3 (0.85%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.57%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.57%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.57%) AS400
12 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.57%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.97%) Windows
2 9 (2.56%) Android
3 7 (1.99%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.42%) Linux
4 5 (1.42%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.85%) Unix
6 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (16.81%) SDLC
3 54 (15.38%) MVC
4 45 (12.82%) Unit Testing
5 36 (10.26%) ETL
6 35 (9.97%) Software Engineering
7 27 (7.69%) Analytics
8 26 (7.41%) Migration
8 26 (7.41%) SOLID
9 24 (6.84%) TDD
10 23 (6.55%) Data Analysis
11 22 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (6.27%) Data Migration
12 20 (5.70%) E-Commerce
12 20 (5.70%) Release Management
13 19 (5.41%) Robotic Process Automation
13 19 (5.41%) Test Automation
14 18 (5.13%) Information Management
15 17 (4.84%) Artificial Intelligence
16 16 (4.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 304 (86.61%) C#
2 210 (59.83%) SQL
3 85 (24.22%) T-SQL
4 57 (16.24%) VB
4 57 (16.24%) VBA
5 48 (13.68%) JavaScript
6 31 (8.83%) PL/SQL
7 29 (8.26%) PowerShell
8 27 (7.69%) Java
9 23 (6.55%) Python
10 18 (5.13%) C++
11 16 (4.56%) C
12 13 (3.70%) VB6
13 8 (2.28%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.99%) VC++
15 4 (1.14%) Apex Code
15 4 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (1.14%) SOQL
15 4 (1.14%) VBScript
16 3 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.70%) Degree
2 13 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.85%) CISSP
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.28%) HNC
5 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.41%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.28%) EMIR
3 1 (0.28%) JTAG
3 1 (0.28%) MiFID
3 1 (0.28%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.57%) Ansible
2 2 (0.57%) Puppet
2 2 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.28%) Grafana
3 1 (0.28%) Kibana
3 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 89 (25.36%) Microsoft
2 72 (20.51%) Oracle
3 20 (5.70%) OpenLink
4 17 (4.84%) Citrix
5 15 (4.27%) Automation Anywhere
5 15 (4.27%) Blue Prism
5 15 (4.27%) UiPath
6 7 (1.99%) OpenText
7 6 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.42%) Micro Focus
8 5 (1.42%) Telerik
9 3 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.57%) Cadence
10 2 (0.57%) Databricks
10 2 (0.57%) IBM
10 2 (0.57%) Meridio
10 2 (0.57%) webMethods
11 1 (0.28%) ABBYY
11 1 (0.28%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.28%) Sitecore