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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 367 384 347
Rank change year-on-year +17 -37  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 248 280 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.52% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.26% 1.34% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 187 218
Median daily rate £366 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.51% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -23.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.63 £42.50
% change year-on-year -29.82% -16.17%  

VB.NET is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19649 20853 21330
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.97% 38.75% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13427 14322 14249
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 450 435
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.43 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VB.NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 228 £365 +6.18% 157
London +2 82 £375 +1.35% 32
South East +23 54 £400 +6.66% 42
Kingston Upon Thames +6 21 £370 -8.07% 2
East Midlands -8 21 £344 -8.33% 12
West Midlands +11 17 £388 +14.81% 21
Surrey +16 15 £416 +11.00% 11
North West +22 14 £335 +16.52% 21
East of England -3 13 £288 -26.98% 2
Oxfordshire - 13 £400 - 3
Oxford - 12 £400 -
South West -14 11 £313 -0.79% 10
Scotland +30 10 £388 +40.90% 3
Yorkshire +23 9 £125 -63.23% 14
Manchester +14 9 £336 +22.27% 13
Hampshire +9 9 £300 -17.24% 7
Leicestershire -3 9 £275 +59.42% 2
City of London -15 9 £475 +43.93% 5
Edinburgh +19 8 £388 - 1
North East +62 7 £338 +9.75% 1
South Yorkshire +12 7 £125 -61.53% 3
Kent +5 7 £475 +26.66% 3
Birmingham +15 6 £425 +28.78% 6
Nottingham +7 6 £304 -10.00% 2
Berkshire +6 6 £405 +8.00% 5
Northampton 0 6 £450 +9.09% 1
Nottinghamshire -4 6 £304 -10.00% 3
Northamptonshire -7 6 £450 +12.50% 2
Staffordshire - 6 £328 - 9
Reigate - 6 £400 - 6

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 491 (99.39%) .NET
2 369 (74.70%) C#
3 304 (61.54%) SQL
4 266 (53.85%) SQL Server
5 205 (41.50%) ASP.NET
6 151 (30.57%) Microsoft
7 150 (30.36%) MVC
8 141 (28.54%) HTML
9 135 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
10 131 (26.52%) CSS
11 126 (25.51%) JavaScript
12 115 (23.28%) T-SQL
13 109 (22.06%) Windows
14 96 (19.43%) Finance
15 94 (19.03%) Web Services
15 94 (19.03%) VB
16 83 (16.80%) jQuery
17 73 (14.78%) WinForms
18 72 (14.57%) Oracle
19 71 (14.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 69 (13.97%) VB6
21 67 (13.56%) .NET Framework
22 63 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC
23 62 (12.55%) Unit Testing
24 56 (11.34%) SQL Server 2008
24 56 (11.34%) XML
25 54 (10.93%) Ajax
26 53 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
27 48 (9.72%) TDD
27 48 (9.72%) Java

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 32 (6.48%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.66%) IIS
3 10 (2.02%) CMS
4 9 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.21%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.81%) Apache
7 4 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.61%) JBoss
8 3 (0.61%) Predix
8 3 (0.61%) StreamWeaver
8 3 (0.61%) ThingWorx
8 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.40%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.40%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.20%) Kentico
10 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.81%) Endur
3 4 (0.81%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.82%) Office 365
4 7 (1.42%) SaaS
5 6 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.61%) IaaS
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 3 (0.61%) PaaS
7 2 (0.40%) GitHub
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.82%) HTTP
2 6 (1.21%) DNS
3 5 (1.01%) DHCP
3 5 (1.01%) FTP
3 5 (1.01%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.01%) LDAP
3 5 (1.01%) NetScaler
4 3 (0.61%) Internet
4 3 (0.61%) SAN
4 3 (0.61%) SSL
4 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.61%) Wireless
5 2 (0.40%) 802.11
5 2 (0.40%) ADSL
5 2 (0.40%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.40%) Broadband
5 2 (0.40%) IPv4
5 2 (0.40%) IPv6
5 2 (0.40%) WAN
5 2 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 71 (14.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 56 (11.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (8.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (7.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (7.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (4.45%) Relational Database
8 17 (3.44%) Big Data
8 17 (3.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (3.24%) MS Access
10 15 (3.04%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (2.43%) MongoDB
12 12 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (2.23%) Hadoop
14 10 (2.02%) NoSQL
14 10 (2.02%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 53 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (9.51%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.06%) MSBuild
4 22 (4.45%) NUnit
5 16 (3.24%) Git (software)
5 16 (3.24%) Moq
5 16 (3.24%) ReSharper
6 13 (2.63%) JIRA
7 11 (2.23%) Ant
7 11 (2.23%) Gradle
7 11 (2.23%) Selenium
8 9 (1.82%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.62%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.62%) Hudson
10 6 (1.21%) JUnit
10 6 (1.21%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.21%) Subversion
11 3 (0.61%) Maven
11 3 (0.61%) SilkTest
11 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 96 (19.43%) Finance
2 29 (5.87%) Banking
3 21 (4.25%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.83%) Marketing
5 13 (2.63%) Retail
6 12 (2.43%) Advertising
7 11 (2.23%) Automotive
7 11 (2.23%) Back Office
7 11 (2.23%) Front Office
8 9 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Billing
9 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.40%) Publishing
9 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 389 (78.74%) Developer
2 250 (50.61%) .NET Developer
3 149 (30.16%) C# Developer
4 128 (25.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 106 (21.46%) VB.NET Developer
6 84 (17.00%) SQL Developer
7 61 (12.35%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 48 (9.72%) ASP.NET Developer
9 36 (7.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 34 (6.88%) WinForms Developer
11 32 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 31 (6.28%) Software Developer
13 27 (5.47%) Analyst
14 26 (5.26%) VB Developer
15 24 (4.86%) SQL Server Developer
16 23 (4.66%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
16 23 (4.66%) VB6 Developer
17 22 (4.45%) Oracle Developer
17 22 (4.45%) WPF Developer
18 19 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (99.39%) .NET
2 205 (41.50%) ASP.NET
3 141 (28.54%) HTML
4 131 (26.52%) CSS
5 94 (19.03%) Web Services
6 83 (16.80%) jQuery
7 73 (14.78%) WinForms
8 67 (13.56%) .NET Framework
9 63 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 56 (11.34%) XML
11 54 (10.93%) Ajax
12 47 (9.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 44 (8.91%) WPF
14 42 (8.50%) AngularJS
15 36 (7.29%) WCF
16 29 (5.87%) HTML5
17 28 (5.67%) ADO.NET
18 25 (5.06%) LINQ
19 20 (4.05%) JSON
20 17 (3.44%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.87%) Client/Server
3 16 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.02%) Derivative
6 9 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.82%) SCADA
7 8 (1.62%) Clustering
7 8 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.62%) User Experience
8 6 (1.21%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.21%) PKI
8 6 (1.21%) STB
9 5 (1.01%) Fintech
9 5 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.01%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.81%) Equities
10 4 (0.81%) New Media
11 3 (0.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 109 (22.06%) Windows
2 23 (4.66%) Linux
3 20 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.02%) Unix
5 10 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.42%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.42%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.40%) Android
8 2 (0.40%) Solaris
8 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) HPUX
9 1 (0.20%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (30.36%) MVC
2 135 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (12.55%) Unit Testing
4 48 (9.72%) TDD
5 45 (9.11%) Web Development
6 43 (8.70%) Scrum
7 41 (8.30%) SDLC
8 39 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (6.07%) OO
10 26 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (4.86%) Test Automation
12 22 (4.45%) E-Commerce
13 21 (4.25%) ETL
14 20 (4.05%) BDD
15 19 (3.85%) Release Management
16 18 (3.64%) Migration
16 18 (3.64%) Prototyping
17 16 (3.24%) MVVM
18 15 (3.04%) CRM
18 15 (3.04%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 369 (74.70%) C#
2 304 (61.54%) SQL
3 126 (25.51%) JavaScript
4 115 (23.28%) T-SQL
5 94 (19.03%) VB
6 69 (13.97%) VB6
7 48 (9.72%) Java
8 38 (7.69%) VBA
9 30 (6.07%) PowerShell
10 18 (3.64%) Python
11 17 (3.44%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.63%) VBScript
13 12 (2.43%) TypeScript
14 11 (2.23%) Perl
15 10 (2.02%) PHP
16 9 (1.82%) C++
17 7 (1.42%) C
18 6 (1.21%) X++
19 5 (1.01%) Bash Shell
20 4 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (4.45%) Degree
2 20 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.21%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.81%) ISEB
5 4 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.40%) HNC
7 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.66%) QA
2 4 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.40%) GxP
3 2 (0.40%) IFRS
3 2 (0.40%) IFRS 9
3 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.20%) Basel III
4 1 (0.20%) MiFID
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.01%) vSphere
3 4 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.81%) XenApp
4 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.40%) Docker
5 2 (0.40%) Firmware
5 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) Samba
6 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (1.62%) Puppet
2 6 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.61%) SCCM
6 2 (0.40%) WSUS
7 1 (0.20%) Ansible
7 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.20%) Mesos
7 1 (0.20%) MIIS
7 1 (0.20%) Nagios
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 151 (30.57%) Microsoft
2 72 (14.57%) Oracle
3 14 (2.83%) SAP
4 10 (2.02%) Blue Prism
4 10 (2.02%) Citrix
4 10 (2.02%) Sitecore
5 9 (1.82%) IBM
5 9 (1.82%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.82%) ServiceNow
6 8 (1.62%) AppDynamics
7 7 (1.42%) HP
7 7 (1.42%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.21%) Cisco
8 6 (1.21%) VMware
9 5 (1.01%) McAfee
9 5 (1.01%) Symantec
10 4 (0.81%) OpenLink
10 4 (0.81%) Pega
10 4 (0.81%) Sage
11 3 (0.61%) Atlassian
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + Long term contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Scunthorpe
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago