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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 364 309
Rank change year-on-year +17 -55  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 250 300 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.56% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% 1.48% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 213 221
Median daily rate £330 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +6.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £336 £325
% change year-on-year -3.34% +3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 19
Median hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -67.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -67.64%  

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 18501 20249 20069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.19% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12729 13839 13005
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 413
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +2 234 £338 -3.57% 177
South East +28 65 £350 -10.25% 49
London +20 64 £365 -10.70% 20
East Midlands -19 27 £320 -1.53% 14
Oxfordshire +9 20 £350 +16.66% 6
West Midlands -2 19 £350 +3.70% 31
North West +24 18 £301 -5.35% 19
Kent +27 17 £375 +15.38% 5
South West +8 14 £275 -21.42% 11
Yorkshire +11 13 £325 - 13
City of London +3 13 £310 -17.05% 4
Hampshire +4 11 £275 -26.17% 8
Oxford +3 11 £350 +16.66% 2
Leicestershire -5 11 £275 +3.77% 3
Kingston Upon Thames +4 9 £400 +2.56%
East of England -5 9 £348 +4.90% 17
Lancashire +23 7 £275 -10.56% 2
Gloucestershire +9 7 £275 -24.13% 1
Northampton -14 7 £375 +2.73% 2
Northamptonshire -23 7 £375 -1.63% 7
Abingdon - 7 £350 -
West Yorkshire +10 6 £350 +7.69% 6
Maidstone +5 6 £375 -6.25%
Cirencester +2 6 £275 -9.83%
Birmingham +2 6 £375 +7.14% 13
Leicester 0 6 - - 2
North East -19 6 £288 - 3
Berkshire +26 5 £175 -56.25% 8
Manchester +8 5 £325 +8.33% 9
Southampton +8 5 £313 - 3

VB.NET
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 501 (99.60%) .NET
2 360 (71.57%) C#
3 297 (59.05%) SQL Server
4 288 (57.26%) SQL
5 207 (41.15%) ASP.NET
6 163 (32.41%) Microsoft
7 156 (31.01%) MVC
8 154 (30.62%) HTML
9 137 (27.24%) CSS
10 134 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
11 129 (25.65%) JavaScript
12 112 (22.27%) T-SQL
13 101 (20.08%) Windows
14 86 (17.10%) VB
14 86 (17.10%) SQL Server 2008
15 79 (15.71%) Oracle
16 78 (15.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 77 (15.31%) XML
18 75 (14.91%) Finance
18 75 (14.91%) jQuery
19 66 (13.12%) .NET Framework
20 64 (12.72%) Web Services
21 63 (12.52%) MS Excel
21 63 (12.52%) WinForms
21 63 (12.52%) ASP.NET MVC
22 62 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
22 62 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 61 (12.13%) Unit Testing
24 60 (11.93%) SharePoint
25 56 (11.13%) VB6

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 60 (11.93%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.96%) IIS
3 20 (3.98%) CMS
4 12 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (2.39%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.79%) Predix
7 7 (1.39%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.80%) SAS
9 3 (0.60%) Apache
9 3 (0.60%) StreamWeaver
10 2 (0.40%) JBoss
10 2 (0.40%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 63 (12.52%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.79%) MS Office
3 7 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.80%) Sage 50
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.38%) Office 365
3 8 (1.59%) Boomi
4 7 (1.39%) GitHub
5 6 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.39%) DNS
1 7 (1.39%) HTTP
2 6 (1.19%) LDAP
3 5 (0.99%) DHCP
3 5 (0.99%) Kerberos
3 5 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.80%) Intranet
5 3 (0.60%) FTP
5 3 (0.60%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.60%) SSL
6 2 (0.40%) Extranet
6 2 (0.40%) Firewall
6 2 (0.40%) Internet
6 2 (0.40%) Skype
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.20%) SNMP
7 1 (0.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (59.05%) SQL Server
2 86 (17.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (15.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (8.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (7.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 36 (7.16%) MS Access
8 31 (6.16%) Relational Database
9 24 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (4.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (3.58%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (3.18%) Oracle Database
13 14 (2.78%) RDBMS
14 13 (2.58%) MongoDB
14 13 (2.58%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (2.39%) Hadoop
16 11 (2.19%) NoSQL
17 10 (1.99%) Big Data
18 9 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
19 8 (1.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 62 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 21 (4.17%) MSBuild
4 17 (3.38%) ReSharper
5 16 (3.18%) Moq
5 16 (3.18%) NUnit
6 13 (2.58%) Eclipse
7 11 (2.19%) Selenium
8 10 (1.99%) Ant
8 10 (1.99%) Gradle
8 10 (1.99%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.79%) Git (software)
9 9 (1.79%) Hudson
10 7 (1.39%) JIRA
11 6 (1.19%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.99%) Subversion
13 4 (0.80%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.60%) SilkTest
15 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
15 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (14.91%) Finance
2 33 (6.56%) Advertising
3 26 (5.17%) Banking
4 15 (2.98%) Automotive
4 15 (2.98%) Retail
5 14 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.19%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.99%) Front Office
8 7 (1.39%) Back Office
8 7 (1.39%) Marketing
9 5 (0.99%) Games
10 3 (0.60%) Publishing
10 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.40%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Electronics
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 402 (79.92%) Developer
2 259 (51.49%) .NET Developer
3 125 (24.85%) C# Developer
4 107 (21.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 101 (20.08%) VB.NET Developer
6 69 (13.72%) SQL Developer
7 42 (8.35%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 35 (6.96%) ASP.NET Developer
8 35 (6.96%) WinForms Developer
9 29 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 28 (5.57%) Analyst
11 26 (5.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 26 (5.17%) Software Developer
12 25 (4.97%) Oracle Developer
13 24 (4.77%) SQL Server Developer
14 22 (4.37%) WPF Developer
15 21 (4.17%) Senior Developer
16 20 (3.98%) VB Developer
16 20 (3.98%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
17 19 (3.78%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 501 (99.60%) .NET
2 207 (41.15%) ASP.NET
3 154 (30.62%) HTML
4 137 (27.24%) CSS
5 77 (15.31%) XML
6 75 (14.91%) jQuery
7 66 (13.12%) .NET Framework
8 64 (12.72%) Web Services
9 63 (12.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 63 (12.52%) WinForms
10 55 (10.93%) WPF
11 50 (9.94%) WCF
12 49 (9.74%) Ajax
12 49 (9.74%) LINQ
13 35 (6.96%) ASP.NET Web API
14 30 (5.96%) AngularJS
15 29 (5.77%) ADO.NET
16 28 (5.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 22 (4.37%) HTML5
18 20 (3.98%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.77%) Client/Server
3 18 (3.58%) N-Tier
4 14 (2.78%) SCADA
5 6 (1.19%) PKI
6 5 (0.99%) Clustering
6 5 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 5 (0.99%) STB
7 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.80%) MPEG
7 4 (0.80%) NHS
7 4 (0.80%) Replication
7 4 (0.80%) User Experience
8 3 (0.60%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.40%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.40%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.40%) Life Science
9 2 (0.40%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.40%) Robotics
9 2 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 101 (20.08%) Windows
2 23 (4.57%) Linux
3 20 (3.98%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.39%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.39%) Windows XP
5 11 (2.19%) Unix
6 10 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.80%) Android
10 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.40%) Solaris
12 1 (0.20%) CentOS
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (31.01%) MVC
2 134 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (12.13%) Unit Testing
4 48 (9.54%) Scrum
5 38 (7.55%) Migration
5 38 (7.55%) SDLC
6 37 (7.36%) TDD
7 36 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (4.57%) ETL
10 22 (4.37%) OO
11 21 (4.17%) MVVM
11 21 (4.17%) Web Development
12 20 (3.98%) E-Commerce
12 20 (3.98%) OOP
13 18 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (3.38%) Mathematics
14 17 (3.38%) Prototyping
15 16 (3.18%) Workflow
16 14 (2.78%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 360 (71.57%) C#
2 288 (57.26%) SQL
3 129 (25.65%) JavaScript
4 112 (22.27%) T-SQL
5 86 (17.10%) VB
6 56 (11.13%) VB6
7 55 (10.93%) VBA
8 41 (8.15%) Java
9 18 (3.58%) Python
10 16 (3.18%) PowerShell
10 16 (3.18%) VBScript
11 14 (2.78%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.79%) Perl
13 8 (1.59%) C++
14 7 (1.39%) C
14 7 (1.39%) PHP
15 6 (1.19%) X++
16 5 (0.99%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.60%) XAML
18 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.57%) Degree
3 16 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.39%) ISEB
6 6 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.40%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.40%) HNC
9 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.20%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.20%) MCSD
10 1 (0.20%) MCSE
10 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.58%) QA
2 4 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.40%) IFRS
3 2 (0.40%) IFRS 9
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.20%) Basel II
4 1 (0.20%) Basel III
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) MiFID
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.60%) Docker
3 1 (0.20%) MetaFrame
3 1 (0.20%) Samba
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) vSphere
3 1 (0.20%) XenApp
3 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (2.19%) Puppet
2 9 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.20%) MIIS
5 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 163 (32.41%) Microsoft
2 79 (15.71%) Oracle
3 17 (3.38%) SAP
4 15 (2.98%) Sitecore
5 10 (1.99%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.79%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.59%) Dell
8 6 (1.19%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.19%) Cisco
8 6 (1.19%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.99%) Citrix
9 5 (0.99%) IBM
9 5 (0.99%) Intel Security
9 5 (0.99%) Symantec
10 4 (0.80%) Blue Prism
10 4 (0.80%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.80%) Sage
10 4 (0.80%) VMware
11 3 (0.60%) Remedy
12 2 (0.40%) Perforce
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Greater Manchester
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £300 per day 4 Week Contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Watford, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £200 per day
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Oxfordshire
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