Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 494 458 446
Rank change year-on-year -36 -12 -89
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 460 471 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.49% 0.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.02% 1.17% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 320 401
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -
10th Percentile £288 £252 £213
90th Percentile £525 £501 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 23
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.82% +9.82% -30.00%
10th Percentile £25.73 £25.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £37.50 £43.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year +13.82% +9.82% -30.00%

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 45,304 40,261 42,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.37% 42.01% 39.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,772 27,667 29,239
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 767 911
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.88 £16.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.11% +7.33% +4.17%

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 21 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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 -28 429 £375 +7.14% 314
UK excluding London -61 260 £363 +3.57% 292
London +11 197 £450 +25.44% 38
North of England +13 82 £363 +11.54% 78
North West +20 55 £375 +11.94% 47
Midlands -41 54 £313 -10.71% 82
South East -71 51 £406 +8.33% 60
West Midlands -35 31 £320 -11.72% 47
South West -4 23 £419 +19.64% 37
East Midlands -25 23 £288 -14.81% 35
Yorkshire -12 22 £320 +128.57% 26
East of England -13 22 £350 +7.69% 19
Scotland -29 21 £388 +3.33% 11
Wales -17 6 £325 - 3
North East -8 5 £325 - 5
Northern Ireland +29 1 £350 +27.27% 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 460 (100.00%) .NET
2 361 (78.48%) C#
3 304 (66.09%) SQL
4 247 (53.70%) SQL Server
5 159 (34.57%) ASP.NET
6 153 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (25.22%) Microsoft
8 107 (23.26%) MVC
9 104 (22.61%) T-SQL
10 97 (21.09%) JavaScript
11 96 (20.87%) VB
12 88 (19.13%) Finance
13 85 (18.48%) WinForms
14 76 (16.52%) .NET Framework
15 69 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 68 (14.78%) HTML
17 65 (14.13%) Oracle
18 61 (13.26%) Team Foundation Server
18 61 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
19 59 (12.83%) Windows
20 52 (11.30%) jQuery
21 51 (11.09%) Visual Studio
22 50 (10.87%) Scrum
22 50 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 49 (10.65%) VB6
23 49 (10.65%) PL/SQL
24 48 (10.43%) Web Services
25 46 (10.00%) CSS
25 46 (10.00%) VBA
26 44 (9.57%) AngularJS

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 25 (5.43%) IIS
2 18 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.30%) CMS
5 5 (1.09%) Apache
5 5 (1.09%) SAS
5 5 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.65%) Confluence
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.22%) JBoss
8 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (9.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.43%) Revit
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.52%) Sage 200
2 4 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.43%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.43%) Sage CRM
3 2 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.43%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.22%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.22%) Endur
4 1 (0.22%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 61 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.00%) npm
3 6 (1.30%) PaaS
4 4 (0.87%) Office 365
5 3 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.43%) Trello
7 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.22%) GitHub
7 1 (0.22%) SaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.78%) AMQP
2 10 (2.17%) Internet
3 6 (1.30%) SMS
4 1 (0.22%) Intranet
4 1 (0.22%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.22%) Network Security
4 1 (0.22%) SAN
4 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (53.70%) SQL Server
2 69 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (4.57%) Relational Database
6 20 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (3.91%) Oracle Database
8 17 (3.70%) RDBMS
9 15 (3.26%) MySQL
10 12 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (2.39%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.96%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (1.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
16 3 (0.65%) Riak
Development Applications
1 61 (13.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (11.09%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.43%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.78%) Cucumber
5 21 (4.57%) JIRA
5 21 (4.57%) Karma Test Runner
6 20 (4.35%) Mocha
6 20 (4.35%) Protractor
7 15 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (2.61%) Selenium
9 11 (2.39%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.96%) AccuRev
10 9 (1.96%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.74%) ReSharper
11 8 (1.74%) SonarQube
12 7 (1.52%) Subversion
13 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (1.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 5 (1.09%) NUnit
15 4 (0.87%) TeamCity
General
1 88 (19.13%) Finance
2 35 (7.61%) Banking
3 16 (3.48%) Games
4 12 (2.61%) Advertising
4 12 (2.61%) Back Office
4 12 (2.61%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.17%) Retail
6 9 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.30%) Legal
8 5 (1.09%) Front Office
8 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.09%) Law
8 5 (1.09%) Marketing
9 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 363 (78.91%) Developer
2 242 (52.61%) .NET Developer
3 129 (28.04%) C# Developer
4 121 (26.30%) VB.NET Developer
5 111 (24.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 55 (11.96%) SQL Developer
7 51 (11.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 48 (10.43%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 43 (9.35%) Software Developer
10 36 (7.83%) Senior Developer
11 35 (7.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 28 (6.09%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
13 27 (5.87%) Senior .NET Developer
14 25 (5.43%) Azure Developer
15 22 (4.78%) VB Developer
16 20 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
17 19 (4.13%) .NET Software Developer
18 18 (3.91%) C# Software Developer
18 18 (3.91%) VB6 Developer
19 17 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (100.00%) .NET
2 159 (34.57%) ASP.NET
3 85 (18.48%) WinForms
4 76 (16.52%) .NET Framework
5 68 (14.78%) HTML
6 52 (11.30%) jQuery
7 48 (10.43%) Web Services
8 46 (10.00%) CSS
9 44 (9.57%) AngularJS
10 42 (9.13%) WPF
11 36 (7.83%) XML
12 33 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (7.17%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (6.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 31 (6.74%) WCF
15 29 (6.30%) Gherkin
16 28 (6.09%) Entity Framework
17 25 (5.43%) Node.js
18 22 (4.78%) RabbitMQ
19 20 (4.35%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (3.26%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.09%) Fintech
6 5 (1.09%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.09%) Online Gambling
6 5 (1.09%) Online Games
6 5 (1.09%) Robotics
7 4 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (0.87%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.65%) Derivative
8 3 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.65%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.65%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 59 (12.83%) Windows
2 11 (2.39%) Unix
3 9 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (0.87%) Linux
6 3 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.22%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (23.26%) MVC
3 50 (10.87%) Scrum
4 42 (9.13%) TDD
5 39 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (8.48%) Software Engineering
6 37 (8.04%) OO
7 34 (7.39%) E-Commerce
8 33 (7.17%) Microservices
9 32 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (5.65%) OOP
11 24 (5.22%) Project Management
12 23 (5.00%) Web Development
13 22 (4.78%) Analytics
13 22 (4.78%) MVVM
14 21 (4.57%) Open Source
14 21 (4.57%) SDLC
15 18 (3.91%) Test Automation
16 17 (3.70%) ETL
16 17 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 361 (78.48%) C#
2 304 (66.09%) SQL
3 104 (22.61%) T-SQL
4 97 (21.09%) JavaScript
5 96 (20.87%) VB
6 49 (10.65%) PL/SQL
6 49 (10.65%) VB6
7 46 (10.00%) VBA
8 37 (8.04%) Java
9 18 (3.91%) C
9 18 (3.91%) C++
10 15 (3.26%) Python
11 14 (3.04%) VBScript
12 11 (2.39%) R
13 10 (2.17%) Perl
13 10 (2.17%) PHP
13 10 (2.17%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.87%) Erlang
15 4 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.57%) Degree
4 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.65%) ISEB
6 2 (0.43%) HND
6 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.43%) MCP
6 2 (0.43%) MCPD
6 2 (0.43%) MCSA
6 2 (0.43%) MCSE
6 2 (0.43%) MCTS
6 2 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.22%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.22%) MCSD
7 1 (0.22%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.83%) QA
2 10 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
2 10 (2.17%) EMIR
2 10 (2.17%) MiFID
3 9 (1.96%) SLA
4 4 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (3.26%) Docker
2 5 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) NFS
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.65%) Puppet
3 2 (0.43%) Ansible
3 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.22%) vRealize
4 1 (0.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 116 (25.22%) Microsoft
2 65 (14.13%) Oracle
3 10 (2.17%) Citrix
4 9 (1.96%) SAP
5 8 (1.74%) UiPath
6 7 (1.52%) CyberArk
6 7 (1.52%) Sage
7 4 (0.87%) Meridio
7 4 (0.87%) Tableau
7 4 (0.87%) Telerik
8 3 (0.65%) Blue Prism
8 3 (0.65%) Borland
8 3 (0.65%) Capita
8 3 (0.65%) HP
8 3 (0.65%) Infragistics
8 3 (0.65%) InterSystems
9 2 (0.43%) Dell
9 2 (0.43%) SimCorp
9 2 (0.43%) Sybase
9 2 (0.43%) VMware