Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 517 549 481
Rank change year-on-year +32 -68 -60
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 287 380 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.37% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 0.82% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 302 336
UK median daily rate £402 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +2.70% +9.63%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £363
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.69% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +32.08% -31.61%
10th Percentile £37.00 £32.50 £22.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% +32.08% -33.75%

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 34,032 46,376 43,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.41% 44.68% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,466 32,686 30,204
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £308
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 682 801
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.57 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.24% +3.93% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.69 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +5.96%

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 22 November 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 22 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Top 15 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 22 November 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 +32 262 £400 +5.26% 208
UK excluding London -2 161 £400 +11.11% 199
London +58 110 £450 -1.37% 19
South East +72 69 £400 +6.67% 57
North of England -16 29 £363 +0.69% 42
South West -1 20 £378 -9.85% 28
East of England +38 18 £415 +10.67% 10
Midlands +12 16 £388 +10.71% 52
North West -26 16 £363 +0.69% 23
Yorkshire +45 13 £375 +56.25% 14
East Midlands +16 10 £381 +12.96% 14
Wales +35 7 £625 +66.67% 2
West Midlands +16 6 £400 +14.29% 38
Scotland +18 3 £425 -12.82% 4
Northern Ireland +2 1 £250 -28.57% 4

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 287 (100.00%) .NET
2 246 (85.71%) C#
3 165 (57.49%) SQL
4 128 (44.60%) SQL Server
5 83 (28.92%) Finance
6 81 (28.22%) Microsoft
7 69 (24.04%) WinForms
8 63 (21.95%) ASP.NET
9 58 (20.21%) T-SQL
10 54 (18.82%) Banking
11 50 (17.42%) Oracle
12 48 (16.72%) HTML
13 47 (16.38%) JavaScript
14 45 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
15 44 (15.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 43 (14.98%) MVC
16 43 (14.98%) Web Services
17 42 (14.63%) Visual Studio
17 42 (14.63%) .NET Framework
18 41 (14.29%) Windows
19 40 (13.94%) Microsoft Excel
20 39 (13.59%) VBA
21 38 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
21 38 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 37 (12.89%) SDLC
23 34 (11.85%) WCF
23 34 (11.85%) VB
23 34 (11.85%) XML
24 33 (11.50%) Security Cleared
25 31 (10.80%) CSS

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 26 (9.06%) IIS
2 18 (6.27%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (2.09%) nginx
5 5 (1.74%) Captiva
5 5 (1.74%) Documentum
5 5 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.05%) Confluence
6 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.35%) CICS
8 1 (0.35%) CMS
8 1 (0.35%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.35%) MTS
8 1 (0.35%) Mule
8 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (13.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.83%) Endur
2 10 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.39%) Elite 3E
4 3 (1.05%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.35%) Raiser's Edge
5 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.76%) Azure
2 8 (2.79%) Power Platform
3 7 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (2.09%) Office 365
5 4 (1.39%) AWS
6 3 (1.05%) GCP
7 2 (0.70%) GitHub
7 2 (0.70%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) IaaS
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.35%) NuGet
8 1 (0.35%) PaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Serverless
8 1 (0.35%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.79%) Internet
2 5 (1.74%) HTTP
3 2 (0.70%) Intranet
4 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (44.60%) SQL Server
2 38 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (7.32%) Oracle Database
5 15 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (4.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (4.18%) MS Access
8 10 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (2.79%) Power BI
10 8 (2.79%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (2.44%) NoSQL
11 7 (2.44%) Star Schema
12 6 (2.09%) DB2
12 6 (2.09%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (1.39%) DTS
Development Applications
1 44 (15.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (14.63%) Visual Studio
3 14 (4.88%) JIRA
4 7 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (2.09%) git-flow
5 6 (2.09%) WiX
6 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 3 (1.05%) AccuRev
7 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.70%) eggPlant
8 2 (0.70%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.70%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (0.70%) Selenium
8 2 (0.70%) SilkTest
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.35%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.35%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.35%) NUnit
9 1 (0.35%) ProC
General
1 83 (28.92%) Finance
2 54 (18.82%) Banking
3 26 (9.06%) Back Office
4 16 (5.57%) Front Office
5 15 (5.23%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.48%) Military
7 7 (2.44%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.09%) Legal
8 6 (2.09%) Retail
9 5 (1.74%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.74%) Spanish Language
10 4 (1.39%) Russian Language
11 3 (1.05%) Law
11 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.35%) Advertising
13 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.35%) Marketing
13 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 235 (81.88%) Developer
2 115 (40.07%) .NET Developer
3 97 (33.80%) C# Developer
4 59 (20.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (20.21%) VB.NET Developer
6 34 (11.85%) SQL Developer
7 29 (10.10%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 29 (10.10%) Software Developer
8 24 (8.36%) Senior Developer
9 20 (6.97%) Architect
9 20 (6.97%) WinForms Developer
10 19 (6.62%) .NET Software Developer
11 16 (5.57%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (4.53%) SSIS Developer
13 12 (4.18%) C# Software Developer
14 11 (3.83%) Applications Developer
14 11 (3.83%) Endur Developer
14 11 (3.83%) OpenLink Developer
15 10 (3.48%) Senior .NET Developer
15 10 (3.48%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (100.00%) .NET
2 69 (24.04%) WinForms
3 63 (21.95%) ASP.NET
4 48 (16.72%) HTML
5 43 (14.98%) Web Services
6 42 (14.63%) .NET Framework
7 34 (11.85%) WCF
7 34 (11.85%) XML
8 31 (10.80%) CSS
9 27 (9.41%) WPF
10 16 (5.57%) REST
11 15 (5.23%) HTML5
12 13 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (4.18%) ADO.NET
13 12 (4.18%) AngularJS
13 12 (4.18%) jQuery
13 12 (4.18%) SOAP
13 12 (4.18%) XSLT
14 10 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (3.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.83%) Derivative
3 11 (3.83%) Equities
3 11 (3.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (3.83%) Robotics
3 11 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.09%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.05%) AS400
7 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.05%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.35%) Clustering
9 1 (0.35%) LIMS
9 1 (0.35%) NHS
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.29%) Windows
2 11 (3.83%) Linux
3 10 (3.48%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.14%) Unix
5 6 (2.09%) Android
5 6 (2.09%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.74%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.35%) MVS
8 1 (0.35%) OS/2
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (14.98%) MVC
3 37 (12.89%) SDLC
4 24 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (8.01%) Software Engineering
5 23 (8.01%) Unit Testing
6 22 (7.67%) TDD
7 20 (6.97%) Robotic Process Automation
8 17 (5.92%) ETL
9 14 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (4.88%) Change Management
9 14 (4.88%) OO
10 13 (4.53%) Analytics
10 13 (4.53%) Information Management
11 12 (4.18%) Artificial Intelligence
11 12 (4.18%) Computer Science
11 12 (4.18%) Web Development
12 11 (3.83%) Migration
12 11 (3.83%) Refactoring
12 11 (3.83%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (85.71%) C#
2 165 (57.49%) SQL
3 58 (20.21%) T-SQL
4 47 (16.38%) JavaScript
5 39 (13.59%) VBA
6 34 (11.85%) VB
7 26 (9.06%) Java
8 24 (8.36%) C
8 24 (8.36%) PowerShell
9 20 (6.97%) PL/SQL
10 18 (6.27%) C++
11 15 (5.23%) Python
12 9 (3.14%) VB6
13 7 (2.44%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.74%) VC++
15 3 (1.05%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (0.70%) RPG
17 1 (0.35%) ES6
17 1 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 33 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.83%) Degree
4 7 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.09%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.39%) CISSP
7 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.05%) MCP
8 2 (0.70%) ISEB
8 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.70%) MCPD
8 2 (0.70%) MCTS
8 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.35%) CISM
9 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.35%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.53%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) COBIT
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.35%) EMIR
2 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.35%) MiFID
2 1 (0.35%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (0.35%) TickIT
System Software
1 13 (4.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.09%) Docker
3 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 81 (28.22%) Microsoft
2 50 (17.42%) Oracle
3 15 (5.23%) UiPath
4 14 (4.88%) Blue Prism
5 13 (4.53%) OpenLink
6 11 (3.83%) Automation Anywhere
7 10 (3.48%) Citrix
8 7 (2.44%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.09%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.74%) Micro Focus
10 5 (1.74%) OpenText
10 5 (1.74%) Telerik
11 4 (1.39%) Meridio
12 3 (1.05%) BT
12 3 (1.05%) HP
12 3 (1.05%) SAP
12 3 (1.05%) VMware
13 2 (0.70%) IBM
13 2 (0.70%) Murex
13 2 (0.70%) SunGard