Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 525 450 414
Rank change year-on-year -75 -36 -13
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 360 488 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.48% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 1.12% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 392 324
UK median daily rate £380 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +7.35% +1.49%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.87% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.57% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £19.45 £24.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £54.50 £48.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.84 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -34.76% -12.50% +23.08%

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 40,827 43,493 37,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.87% 43.02% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,430 30,426 25,832
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £380
% change year-on-year +5.59% +5.92% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 775 841
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +5.19%
10th Percentile £17.61 £16.61 £16.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.85 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -87 333 £380 +4.11% 111
UK excluding London -58 215 £375 +7.14% 99
London -25 138 £390 +6.85% 21
North of England +19 91 £363 +3.57% 28
North West +37 71 £363 +1.05% 19
South East -34 45 £394 -12.44% 22
Midlands -38 31 £325 +4.00% 25
West Midlands -38 25 £325 +3.17% 19
East of England +12 17 £525 +75.00% 7
Yorkshire -12 13 £338 +8.87% 8
Wales +10 11 £313 -
South West -35 10 £440 +29.41% 8
Scotland +14 9 £406 +8.33% 9
North East +2 7 £400 +14.29% 1
East Midlands +2 6 £325 +13.04% 6
Northern Ireland +19 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 360 (100.00%) .NET
2 290 (80.56%) C#
3 219 (60.83%) SQL
4 214 (59.44%) SQL Server
5 110 (30.56%) Finance
6 108 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 96 (26.67%) WinForms
8 87 (24.17%) ASP.NET
8 87 (24.17%) Microsoft
9 84 (23.33%) VB
10 81 (22.50%) T-SQL
11 79 (21.94%) Oracle
12 73 (20.28%) WPF
13 72 (20.00%) HTML
14 70 (19.44%) Banking
15 66 (18.33%) Data Warehouse
16 62 (17.22%) MVC
17 58 (16.11%) CSS
18 57 (15.83%) JavaScript
18 57 (15.83%) VBA
19 56 (15.56%) WCF
20 55 (15.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 52 (14.44%) .NET Framework
21 52 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
22 50 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
22 50 (13.89%) XML
23 48 (13.33%) Windows
24 45 (12.50%) Web Services
24 45 (12.50%) Software Engineering
25 41 (11.39%) ASP.NET Web API

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 29 (8.06%) IIS
2 12 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.50%) Apache
4 9 (2.50%) JBoss
4 9 (2.50%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.22%) nginx
5 8 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.67%) Confluence
7 5 (1.39%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.11%) CMS
9 2 (0.56%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 50 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.83%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.28%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.89%) GitHub
3 9 (2.50%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.39%) Force.com
5 5 (1.39%) IaaS
6 4 (1.11%) PaaS
7 3 (0.83%) Office 365
8 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.61%) HTTP
1 13 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.50%) SSL
3 8 (2.22%) Internet
4 7 (1.94%) FTP
5 6 (1.67%) DNS
6 2 (0.56%) AMQP
6 2 (0.56%) DHCP
6 2 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.56%) SMTP
6 2 (0.56%) SSH
6 2 (0.56%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.28%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.28%) NFC
7 1 (0.28%) Profibus
7 1 (0.28%) RS-232
7 1 (0.28%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (59.44%) SQL Server
2 66 (18.33%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (15.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (8.06%) NoSQL
6 22 (6.11%) Oracle Database
7 20 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 16 (4.44%) Relational Database
9 13 (3.61%) Power BI
10 11 (3.06%) MongoDB
11 10 (2.78%) OLAP
11 10 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (2.78%) Star Schema
12 9 (2.50%) MySQL
12 9 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (2.22%) Oracle OLAP
13 8 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (1.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 6 (1.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 28 (7.78%) JIRA
2 23 (6.39%) Git (software)
2 23 (6.39%) Visual Studio
3 18 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
4 15 (4.17%) Selenium
4 15 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (3.61%) AccuRev
5 13 (3.61%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.06%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (2.50%) Eclipse
8 9 (2.50%) IntelliJ
8 9 (2.50%) JUnit
9 8 (2.22%) Ant
9 8 (2.22%) Gatling
9 8 (2.22%) Grunt
9 8 (2.22%) gulp
9 8 (2.22%) Sublime Text
10 7 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 110 (30.56%) Finance
2 70 (19.44%) Banking
3 40 (11.11%) Back Office
4 23 (6.39%) Retail
5 14 (3.89%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.06%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.94%) French Language
8 6 (1.67%) Automotive
9 4 (1.11%) Billing
9 4 (1.11%) Front Office
9 4 (1.11%) German Language
10 3 (0.83%) Law
10 3 (0.83%) Retail Finance
11 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 291 (80.83%) Developer
2 212 (58.89%) .NET Developer
3 135 (37.50%) C# Developer
4 112 (31.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 82 (22.78%) VB.NET Developer
6 57 (15.83%) SQL Developer
7 42 (11.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 42 (11.67%) Software Developer
8 31 (8.61%) .NET Software Developer
9 27 (7.50%) WinForms Developer
10 25 (6.94%) C# Software Developer
11 16 (4.44%) Architect
12 15 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (3.89%) Senior Developer
13 14 (3.89%) SQL Server Developer
13 14 (3.89%) SSIS Developer
14 13 (3.61%) PL/SQL Developer
14 13 (3.61%) Senior .NET Developer
15 12 (3.33%) Software Engineer
16 11 (3.06%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (100.00%) .NET
2 96 (26.67%) WinForms
3 87 (24.17%) ASP.NET
4 73 (20.28%) WPF
5 72 (20.00%) HTML
6 58 (16.11%) CSS
7 56 (15.56%) WCF
8 52 (14.44%) .NET Framework
9 50 (13.89%) XML
10 45 (12.50%) Web Services
11 41 (11.39%) ASP.NET Web API
12 33 (9.17%) jQuery
13 32 (8.89%) HTML5
14 31 (8.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 24 (6.67%) AngularJS
16 23 (6.39%) SOAP
17 21 (5.83%) JSON
17 21 (5.83%) REST
18 20 (5.56%) Middleware
19 19 (5.28%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.39%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (3.61%) NHS
3 12 (3.33%) Robotics
4 11 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.50%) Fintech
6 8 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.67%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.39%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.11%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.56%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.56%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.56%) Social Network
12 1 (0.28%) Verilog
12 1 (0.28%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.33%) Windows
2 14 (3.89%) Linux
3 10 (2.78%) Unix
3 10 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.22%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.39%) Android
8 3 (0.83%) CentOS
8 3 (0.83%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (17.22%) MVC
3 45 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 36 (10.00%) SDLC
5 35 (9.72%) ETL
6 34 (9.44%) E-Commerce
7 32 (8.89%) SOLID
8 31 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (8.33%) Data Analysis
10 29 (8.06%) DevOps
11 28 (7.78%) Migration
11 28 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (6.39%) Test Automation
12 23 (6.39%) Web Development
13 21 (5.83%) Computer Science
13 21 (5.83%) Data Migration
13 21 (5.83%) Unit Testing
14 20 (5.56%) CRM
14 20 (5.56%) Microservices
15 18 (5.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 290 (80.56%) C#
2 219 (60.83%) SQL
3 84 (23.33%) VB
4 81 (22.50%) T-SQL
5 57 (15.83%) JavaScript
5 57 (15.83%) VBA
6 37 (10.28%) PL/SQL
7 31 (8.61%) VB6
8 30 (8.33%) Java
9 21 (5.83%) Python
10 18 (5.00%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.50%) Perl
11 9 (2.50%) Ruby
11 9 (2.50%) Scala
12 8 (2.22%) Groovy
12 8 (2.22%) Haskell
13 7 (1.94%) C
13 7 (1.94%) C++
14 5 (1.39%) Apex Code
14 5 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (5.28%) Degree
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.56%) MCP
4 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.17%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) CRD IV
2 4 (1.11%) IFRS
2 4 (1.11%) IFRS 9
2 4 (1.11%) ISO 15022
2 4 (1.11%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) GDPR
3 1 (0.28%) HL7
3 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.28%) MISRA
3 1 (0.28%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.28%) PMO
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 12 (3.33%) Docker
2 2 (0.56%) Squid
2 2 (0.56%) XenApp
3 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (2.50%) Puppet
2 8 (2.22%) Grafana
2 8 (2.22%) Kibana
3 3 (0.83%) Ansible
3 3 (0.83%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.56%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (24.17%) Microsoft
2 79 (21.94%) Oracle
3 21 (5.83%) Citrix
4 10 (2.78%) Blue Prism
5 9 (2.50%) Google
5 9 (2.50%) UiPath
5 9 (2.50%) webMethods
6 8 (2.22%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.22%) Automation Anywhere
7 7 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.11%) IFS
8 4 (1.11%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.56%) ABBYY
9 2 (0.56%) Cadence
9 2 (0.56%) Databricks
9 2 (0.56%) Kofax
9 2 (0.56%) OpenText
9 2 (0.56%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.28%) Apple
10 1 (0.28%) Sage