Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 487 394 361
Rank change year-on-year -93 -33 -30
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 430 581 700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.02% 1.46% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 386 463
UK median daily rate £363 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £268 £250 £245
90th Percentile £517 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 25
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.13% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £22.60 £19.88 £28.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £48.13 £55.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -23.13% -5.88% +25.00%

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 42,225 39,668 41,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.10% 40.82% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,782 27,236 28,048
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £289 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 867 1,054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.56 £14.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.20 £51.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -75 417 £363 +5.07% 316
UK excluding London -70 269 £350 +7.69% 277
London -34 159 £375 - 55
South East -30 108 £400 +11.89% 54
Midlands +7 61 £315 +7.23% 57
North of England -10 56 £319 +1.19% 77
West Midlands +19 38 £313 +4.08% 31
North West -19 26 £325 +4.00% 40
South West -25 23 £344 +14.58% 42
East Midlands -9 20 £363 +31.82% 26
Yorkshire -1 19 £304 -3.57% 35
East of England -15 13 £350 -26.32% 30
North East +54 11 £353 +2.55% 2
Scotland -17 9 £369 +22.92% 10
Wales +2 1 - - 7
Northern Ireland -25 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 430 (100.00%) .NET
2 342 (79.53%) C#
3 262 (60.93%) SQL
4 261 (60.70%) SQL Server
5 182 (42.33%) ASP.NET
6 137 (31.86%) MVC
7 129 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 125 (29.07%) Finance
9 114 (26.51%) CSS
10 112 (26.05%) HTML
11 102 (23.72%) Web Services
12 100 (23.26%) Microsoft
13 99 (23.02%) Oracle
14 97 (22.56%) .NET Framework
15 95 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
16 85 (19.77%) T-SQL
17 83 (19.30%) WinForms
18 78 (18.14%) jQuery
19 77 (17.91%) Windows
20 68 (15.81%) Team Foundation Server
21 64 (14.88%) VB
22 60 (13.95%) AngularJS
23 58 (13.49%) Microsoft Excel
24 54 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
25 53 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
26 52 (12.09%) Ajax
27 50 (11.63%) VBA
28 48 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
28 48 (11.16%) ASP.NET Web API
29 47 (10.93%) XML

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 17 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.02%) CMS
3 9 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (2.09%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (1.63%) IIS
5 3 (0.70%) SAS
6 2 (0.47%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.47%) JBoss
6 2 (0.47%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.23%) Confluence
7 1 (0.23%) Drupal
7 1 (0.23%) LiveLink
Applications
1 58 (13.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.47%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 54 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.63%) SaaS
4 5 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (1.16%) Serverless
5 4 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.47%) Route 53
6 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) npm
7 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.02%) Internet
2 7 (1.63%) FTP
3 6 (1.40%) HTTP
3 6 (1.40%) SMTP
3 6 (1.40%) SSL
4 5 (1.16%) CTI
5 4 (0.93%) LDAP
6 3 (0.70%) AMQP
6 3 (0.70%) Intranet
6 3 (0.70%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.70%) SAN
6 3 (0.70%) SSH
6 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.70%) VPN
7 2 (0.47%) NAS
7 2 (0.47%) Network Security
7 2 (0.47%) UPnP
7 2 (0.47%) VDSL
7 2 (0.47%) WAN
7 2 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (60.70%) SQL Server
2 44 (10.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 44 (10.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (8.84%) Oracle Database
4 28 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (6.28%) Relational Database
6 23 (5.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (4.88%) RDBMS
7 21 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 16 (3.72%) Big Data
11 15 (3.49%) MySQL
12 10 (2.33%) Power BI
13 8 (1.86%) NoSQL
14 7 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (1.40%) Data Lake
15 6 (1.40%) Hadoop
15 6 (1.40%) InterSystems Cache
15 6 (1.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 68 (15.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (7.21%) Visual Studio
3 23 (5.35%) ReSharper
4 19 (4.42%) MSBuild
4 19 (4.42%) NUnit
5 17 (3.95%) JIRA
6 14 (3.26%) TeamCity
7 13 (3.02%) Git (software)
7 13 (3.02%) Moq
7 13 (3.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (3.02%) Selenium
8 11 (2.56%) Jenkins
8 11 (2.56%) SpecFlow
9 10 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (2.09%) Subversion
11 7 (1.63%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.93%) Ant
12 4 (0.93%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.93%) JMeter
12 4 (0.93%) JUnit
General
1 125 (29.07%) Finance
2 47 (10.93%) Banking
3 19 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 17 (3.95%) Back Office
5 15 (3.49%) Front Office
6 14 (3.26%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.56%) Marketing
8 10 (2.33%) Retail
9 7 (1.63%) Automotive
9 7 (1.63%) Law
10 6 (1.40%) Advertising
10 6 (1.40%) Legal
10 6 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 367 (85.35%) Developer
2 260 (60.47%) .NET Developer
3 195 (45.35%) C# Developer
4 164 (38.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 105 (24.42%) VB.NET Developer
6 78 (18.14%) SQL Developer
7 71 (16.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 58 (13.49%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 53 (12.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 42 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 36 (8.37%) WinForms Developer
12 35 (8.14%) SQL Server Developer
13 32 (7.44%) Software Developer
13 32 (7.44%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
14 25 (5.81%) AWS Developer
15 20 (4.65%) Analyst
16 18 (4.19%) .NET Software Developer
16 18 (4.19%) Senior Developer
17 16 (3.72%) SSIS Developer
18 14 (3.26%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 430 (100.00%) .NET
2 182 (42.33%) ASP.NET
3 114 (26.51%) CSS
4 112 (26.05%) HTML
5 102 (23.72%) Web Services
6 97 (22.56%) .NET Framework
7 83 (19.30%) WinForms
8 78 (18.14%) jQuery
9 60 (13.95%) AngularJS
10 53 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 52 (12.09%) Ajax
12 48 (11.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 47 (10.93%) XML
14 39 (9.07%) WPF
15 33 (7.67%) Entity Framework
16 29 (6.74%) HTML5
17 26 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 25 (5.81%) WCF
19 21 (4.88%) SOAP
20 20 (4.65%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.14%) Client/Server
2 25 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.63%) Derivative
6 7 (1.63%) User Experience
7 6 (1.40%) Fintech
7 6 (1.40%) Robotics
7 6 (1.40%) STB
8 4 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.93%) MPEG
9 3 (0.70%) Clustering
10 2 (0.47%) FMCG
10 2 (0.47%) iPad
10 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.47%) NHS
11 1 (0.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (17.91%) Windows
2 15 (3.49%) Windows Server
3 11 (2.56%) Linux
3 11 (2.56%) Unix
4 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.93%) Android
5 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (31.86%) MVC
2 95 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (10.00%) Web Development
5 42 (9.77%) TDD
6 40 (9.30%) OO
7 39 (9.07%) Test Automation
8 35 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (6.98%) Unit Testing
10 28 (6.51%) Scrum
11 27 (6.28%) MVVM
12 23 (5.35%) Prototyping
13 22 (5.12%) OOP
14 20 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (4.42%) Mathematics
15 19 (4.42%) Release Management
15 19 (4.42%) Web Application Development
16 18 (4.19%) E-Commerce
17 16 (3.72%) Project Management
18 15 (3.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 342 (79.53%) C#
2 262 (60.93%) SQL
3 129 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 85 (19.77%) T-SQL
5 64 (14.88%) VB
6 50 (11.63%) VBA
7 27 (6.28%) Java
8 24 (5.58%) VB6
9 22 (5.12%) PHP
10 16 (3.72%) PowerShell
11 15 (3.49%) PL/SQL
11 15 (3.49%) Python
12 13 (3.02%) C++
13 12 (2.79%) TypeScript
13 12 (2.79%) VBScript
14 10 (2.33%) Perl
15 7 (1.63%) MUMPS
15 7 (1.63%) R
16 6 (1.40%) XAML
17 4 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (7.67%) Degree
2 10 (2.33%) ISEB
2 10 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.16%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.93%) MCSA
5 4 (0.93%) MCSE
6 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.47%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.47%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.47%) OSCP
7 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.47%) PMP
8 1 (0.23%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.28%) QA
2 6 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.47%) IFRS
4 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.70%) vSphere
2 3 (0.70%) XenApp
2 3 (0.70%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.47%) Firmware
3 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 100 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 99 (23.02%) Oracle
3 19 (4.42%) Citrix
4 13 (3.02%) Sitecore
5 11 (2.56%) Blue Prism
6 9 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.63%) HP
8 5 (1.16%) New Relic
8 5 (1.16%) SAP
8 5 (1.16%) Siebel
9 4 (0.93%) Fortinet
9 4 (0.93%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.93%) Sybase
9 4 (0.93%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.70%) Capita
10 3 (0.70%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.70%) Google
10 3 (0.70%) Ivanti
10 3 (0.70%) Tableau