Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 466 389 379
Rank change year-on-year -77 -10 -73
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 457 621 701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.58% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% 1.46% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 415 463
UK median daily rate £365 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% - +3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £231
90th Percentile £525 £470 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 19
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.29% -17.65% +40.50%
10th Percentile £22.75 £14.13 £28.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £45.25 £55.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -29.33% -11.76% +40.50%

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 41655 42605 43559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 40.12% 38.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28934 29274 29458
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £264
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 907 987
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +14.09%
10th Percentile £15.83 £14.20 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

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 October 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 -28 438 £365 +7.75% 131
UK excluding London -49 282 £350 +7.69% 112
London +3 172 £375 -3.23% 23
South East +12 104 £375 - 33
Midlands +39 69 £350 +7.69% 29
North of England +16 53 £310 +0.81% 29
West Midlands +39 38 £333 +10.83% 23
East Midlands -10 28 £350 +3.70% 6
East of England -17 22 £350 +29.63% 8
North West -20 22 £275 -8.33% 19
South West -38 21 £363 +15.08% 9
North East +68 16 £344 +11.79% 2
Yorkshire +10 15 £298 -7.03% 8
Scotland -9 12 £381 +31.47% 2
Wales +11 3 - - 2
Northern Ireland -52 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 456 (99.78%) .NET
2 356 (77.90%) C#
3 285 (62.36%) SQL
4 275 (60.18%) SQL Server
5 179 (39.17%) ASP.NET
6 143 (31.29%) JavaScript
7 141 (30.85%) MVC
8 133 (29.10%) HTML
9 128 (28.01%) Finance
10 126 (27.57%) CSS
11 123 (26.91%) Microsoft
12 118 (25.82%) Web Services
13 117 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
14 109 (23.85%) Windows
15 97 (21.23%) Oracle
16 96 (21.01%) jQuery
17 94 (20.57%) .NET Framework
18 92 (20.13%) T-SQL
19 79 (17.29%) VB
20 66 (14.44%) WinForms
21 60 (13.13%) TDD
21 60 (13.13%) Ajax
22 58 (12.69%) Web Development
23 54 (11.82%) AngularJS
24 53 (11.60%) XML
24 53 (11.60%) Microsoft Excel
25 51 (11.16%) Java
25 51 (11.16%) VB6
26 50 (10.94%) VBA
27 49 (10.72%) Team Foundation Server

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 19 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.50%) IIS
3 8 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.53%) CMS
5 6 (1.31%) JBoss
6 5 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.88%) Apache
7 4 (0.88%) ThingWorx
7 4 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.66%) LiveLink
8 3 (0.66%) SAS
8 3 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.44%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) Kentico
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (11.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.44%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.44%) Endur
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
3 9 (1.97%) SaaS
3 9 (1.97%) Serverless
4 5 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.66%) IaaS
5 3 (0.66%) PaaS
6 2 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.22%) npm
7 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.97%) FTP
2 7 (1.53%) HTTP
2 7 (1.53%) Internet
3 6 (1.31%) LDAP
4 5 (1.09%) 802.11
4 5 (1.09%) ADSL
4 5 (1.09%) Bluetooth
4 5 (1.09%) Broadband
4 5 (1.09%) CTI
4 5 (1.09%) IPv4
4 5 (1.09%) IPv6
4 5 (1.09%) UPnP
4 5 (1.09%) VDSL
4 5 (1.09%) WAN
4 5 (1.09%) Wireless
4 5 (1.09%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.88%) NAS
5 4 (0.88%) SSH
6 3 (0.66%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (60.18%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (7.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (6.35%) Oracle Database
4 29 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (6.13%) Relational Database
6 25 (5.47%) Big Data
7 21 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (3.72%) RDBMS
9 16 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (3.28%) MySQL
11 14 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (2.84%) MongoDB
13 12 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (2.41%) Hadoop
14 11 (2.41%) NoSQL
15 9 (1.97%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.97%) Presto
Development Applications
1 49 (10.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (9.41%) Visual Studio
3 16 (3.50%) NUnit
4 15 (3.28%) JIRA
4 15 (3.28%) MSBuild
5 11 (2.41%) Ant
5 11 (2.41%) Gradle
6 10 (2.19%) JUnit
7 8 (1.75%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.75%) Hudson
7 8 (1.75%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.53%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.53%) ReSharper
9 6 (1.31%) Moq
10 5 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.09%) Selenium
11 4 (0.88%) Redmine
11 4 (0.88%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.88%) Trac
General
1 128 (28.01%) Finance
2 42 (9.19%) Banking
3 18 (3.94%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.28%) Back Office
4 15 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.63%) Automotive
5 12 (2.63%) Front Office
6 11 (2.41%) Retail
7 10 (2.19%) Marketing
8 8 (1.75%) Advertising
9 7 (1.53%) Legal
10 3 (0.66%) Electronics
10 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.44%) Billing
11 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 362 (79.21%) Developer
2 237 (51.86%) .NET Developer
3 152 (33.26%) C# Developer
4 130 (28.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 93 (20.35%) VB.NET Developer
6 63 (13.79%) SQL Developer
7 46 (10.07%) ASP.NET Developer
8 41 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 40 (8.75%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 36 (7.88%) Software Developer
11 30 (6.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 24 (5.25%) SQL Server Developer
12 24 (5.25%) WinForms Developer
13 22 (4.81%) .NET Software Developer
14 21 (4.60%) Analyst
15 20 (4.38%) VB Developer
15 20 (4.38%) Web Developer
16 19 (4.16%) Consultant
17 18 (3.94%) VB6 Developer
18 16 (3.50%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (99.78%) .NET
2 179 (39.17%) ASP.NET
3 133 (29.10%) HTML
4 126 (27.57%) CSS
5 118 (25.82%) Web Services
6 96 (21.01%) jQuery
7 94 (20.57%) .NET Framework
8 66 (14.44%) WinForms
9 60 (13.13%) Ajax
10 54 (11.82%) AngularJS
11 53 (11.60%) XML
12 49 (10.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 44 (9.63%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (6.78%) HTML5
14 31 (6.78%) WPF
15 29 (6.35%) Entity Framework
16 27 (5.91%) JSON
16 27 (5.91%) WCF
17 21 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 18 (3.94%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.25%) Computer Science
2 23 (5.03%) Client/Server
3 21 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (3.50%) Derivative
5 13 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.41%) User Experience
7 9 (1.97%) Fintech
8 8 (1.75%) STB
9 7 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.31%) Robotics
10 6 (1.31%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.88%) SCADA
13 3 (0.66%) Clustering
13 3 (0.66%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.66%) FMCG
13 3 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (0.44%) Equities
14 2 (0.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 109 (23.85%) Windows
2 18 (3.94%) Linux
3 17 (3.72%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.41%) Unix
5 9 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.09%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.22%) Android
9 1 (0.22%) HPUX
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (30.85%) MVC
2 117 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (13.13%) TDD
4 58 (12.69%) Web Development
5 41 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (8.32%) Scrum
7 34 (7.44%) SDLC
8 31 (6.78%) OO
9 30 (6.56%) Unit Testing
10 29 (6.35%) Test Automation
11 26 (5.69%) E-Commerce
12 25 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (4.81%) CRM
14 19 (4.16%) BDD
15 18 (3.94%) MVVM
15 18 (3.94%) Open Source
15 18 (3.94%) Project Management
15 18 (3.94%) Prototyping
16 17 (3.72%) Release Management
16 17 (3.72%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 356 (77.90%) C#
2 285 (62.36%) SQL
3 143 (31.29%) JavaScript
4 92 (20.13%) T-SQL
5 79 (17.29%) VB
6 51 (11.16%) Java
6 51 (11.16%) VB6
7 50 (10.94%) VBA
8 32 (7.00%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.94%) PHP
10 17 (3.72%) PL/SQL
11 16 (3.50%) Python
11 16 (3.50%) TypeScript
12 14 (3.06%) Perl
12 14 (3.06%) VBScript
13 13 (2.84%) C++
14 9 (1.97%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.53%) Ruby
16 5 (1.09%) XAML
17 3 (0.66%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 36 (7.88%) Degree
2 12 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.75%) ISEB
3 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.53%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.88%) MCSA
6 4 (0.88%) MCSE
7 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.44%) PMP
9 1 (0.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.03%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) GxP
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.09%) Firmware
3 4 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.66%) vSphere
4 3 (0.66%) XenApp
4 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.88%) Puppet
3 2 (0.44%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.44%) Nagios
3 2 (0.44%) SCCM
3 2 (0.44%) 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
4 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 123 (26.91%) Microsoft
2 97 (21.23%) Oracle
3 15 (3.28%) Citrix
4 11 (2.41%) Blue Prism
5 10 (2.19%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.97%) HP
6 9 (1.97%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.75%) AppDynamics
7 8 (1.75%) SAP
8 7 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.53%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.31%) Sybase
10 5 (1.09%) Dell
10 5 (1.09%) Siebel
11 4 (0.88%) Fortinet
11 4 (0.88%) Pega
11 4 (0.88%) VMware
12 3 (0.66%) AppSense
12 3 (0.66%) Kofax
12 3 (0.66%) OpenText