Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 481 412 375
Rank change year-on-year -69 -37 -56
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 454 598 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.57% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% 1.40% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 407 470
UK median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £268 £213 £231
90th Percentile £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +12.69% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 25
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £38.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.61% -8.82% +21.43%
10th Percentile £22.75 £22.19 £28.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £48.38 £55.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -33.75% -5.88% +22.30%

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 42856 42621 44072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.98% 40.33% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 29285 29821
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 796 887 1042
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +22.63%
10th Percentile £16.07 £14.30 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.97%

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -27 432 £375 +11.11% 90
UK excluding London -63 276 £366 +12.69% 75
London +6 176 £375 - 16
South East +7 107 £400 +11.89% 20
Midlands +26 65 £344 +10.80% 20
North of England -4 47 £309 -1.98% 20
West Midlands +45 38 £325 +8.24% 12
East Midlands -6 24 £370 +28.70% 8
North West -13 23 £300 - 8
East of England -16 21 £350 +12.00% 7
South West -38 19 £363 +15.08% 7
Scotland -18 16 £375 +29.31%
North East +66 12 £400 +14.29% 3
Yorkshire -6 12 £310 -3.13% 9
Wales +10 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland -43 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 453 (99.78%) .NET
2 356 (78.41%) C#
3 287 (63.22%) SQL
4 267 (58.81%) SQL Server
5 180 (39.65%) ASP.NET
6 146 (32.16%) MVC
7 145 (31.94%) JavaScript
8 139 (30.62%) Finance
9 126 (27.75%) HTML
10 119 (26.21%) CSS
11 118 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
12 115 (25.33%) Web Services
13 112 (24.67%) Microsoft
14 102 (22.47%) Windows
15 101 (22.25%) Oracle
16 93 (20.48%) T-SQL
17 92 (20.26%) .NET Framework
17 92 (20.26%) jQuery
18 79 (17.40%) VB
19 78 (17.18%) WinForms
20 60 (13.22%) Ajax
21 57 (12.56%) AngularJS
22 56 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
22 56 (12.33%) Microsoft Excel
23 54 (11.89%) VBA
23 54 (11.89%) TDD
24 53 (11.67%) XML
25 52 (11.45%) ASP.NET MVC
26 51 (11.23%) ASP.NET Web API
27 49 (10.79%) Web Development

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 20 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.86%) IIS
3 10 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.76%) CMS
5 6 (1.32%) JBoss
6 3 (0.66%) LiveLink
6 3 (0.66%) SAS
6 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.44%) Apache
7 2 (0.44%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.44%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.44%) ThingWorx
7 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.44%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 56 (12.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.44%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 46 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.54%) SaaS
4 6 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (1.32%) Serverless
5 5 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.66%) IaaS
6 3 (0.66%) PaaS
7 2 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) npm
8 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.42%) Internet
2 7 (1.54%) FTP
3 6 (1.32%) HTTP
3 6 (1.32%) LDAP
4 5 (1.10%) 802.11
4 5 (1.10%) ADSL
4 5 (1.10%) Bluetooth
4 5 (1.10%) Broadband
4 5 (1.10%) CTI
4 5 (1.10%) IPv4
4 5 (1.10%) IPv6
4 5 (1.10%) UPnP
4 5 (1.10%) VDSL
4 5 (1.10%) WAN
4 5 (1.10%) Wireless
4 5 (1.10%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.88%) NAS
5 4 (0.88%) SSL
6 3 (0.66%) Intranet
6 3 (0.66%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (58.81%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (8.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (7.27%) Oracle Database
5 28 (6.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (4.63%) Relational Database
8 17 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (3.52%) Big Data
10 15 (3.30%) MySQL
10 15 (3.30%) RDBMS
11 12 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.64%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (2.20%) Power BI
13 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (1.76%) MongoDB
14 7 (1.54%) NoSQL
14 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (1.32%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 56 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (8.37%) Visual Studio
3 17 (3.74%) MSBuild
4 15 (3.30%) JIRA
5 13 (2.86%) NUnit
5 13 (2.86%) Selenium
6 12 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (2.20%) SpecFlow
8 9 (1.98%) JUnit
9 8 (1.76%) Git (software)
9 8 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (1.76%) ReSharper
10 7 (1.54%) Ant
10 7 (1.54%) Gradle
10 7 (1.54%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.32%) Moq
12 5 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.88%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.88%) Hudson
13 4 (0.88%) Redmine
General
1 139 (30.62%) Finance
2 42 (9.25%) Banking
3 18 (3.96%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.52%) Back Office
5 13 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.86%) Front Office
6 12 (2.64%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.42%) Marketing
8 10 (2.20%) Automotive
9 9 (1.98%) Retail
10 7 (1.54%) Advertising
10 7 (1.54%) Legal
11 3 (0.66%) Electronics
11 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 363 (79.96%) Developer
2 245 (53.96%) .NET Developer
3 170 (37.44%) C# Developer
4 146 (32.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 92 (20.26%) VB.NET Developer
6 62 (13.66%) SQL Developer
7 51 (11.23%) ASP.NET Developer
8 43 (9.47%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 41 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 38 (8.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 36 (7.93%) Software Developer
12 30 (6.61%) WinForms Developer
13 28 (6.17%) SQL Server Developer
14 24 (5.29%) .NET Software Developer
15 21 (4.63%) Analyst
16 17 (3.74%) AWS Developer
16 17 (3.74%) Consultant
16 17 (3.74%) VB Developer
16 17 (3.74%) Web Developer
17 15 (3.30%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (99.78%) .NET
2 180 (39.65%) ASP.NET
3 126 (27.75%) HTML
4 119 (26.21%) CSS
5 115 (25.33%) Web Services
6 92 (20.26%) .NET Framework
6 92 (20.26%) jQuery
7 78 (17.18%) WinForms
8 60 (13.22%) Ajax
9 57 (12.56%) AngularJS
10 53 (11.67%) XML
11 52 (11.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 51 (11.23%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (7.05%) WPF
14 29 (6.39%) HTML5
15 28 (6.17%) Entity Framework
16 27 (5.95%) WCF
17 26 (5.73%) JSON
18 20 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 16 (3.52%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.95%) Client/Server
2 26 (5.73%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.08%) Derivative
7 11 (2.42%) User Experience
8 8 (1.76%) Fintech
8 8 (1.76%) STB
9 6 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.10%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.10%) Robotics
11 4 (0.88%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.66%) FMCG
13 2 (0.44%) Clustering
13 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.44%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.44%) New Media
13 2 (0.44%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.44%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 102 (22.47%) Windows
2 16 (3.52%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.08%) Linux
4 13 (2.86%) Unix
5 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.66%) Android
8 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.22%) HPUX
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (32.16%) MVC
2 118 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (11.89%) TDD
4 49 (10.79%) Web Development
5 38 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (6.17%) Scrum
7 27 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (5.73%) SDLC
8 26 (5.73%) Unit Testing
9 25 (5.51%) Release Management
9 25 (5.51%) Test Automation
10 24 (5.29%) OO
11 22 (4.85%) E-Commerce
12 21 (4.63%) CRM
13 19 (4.19%) MVVM
13 19 (4.19%) SOLID
14 18 (3.96%) Prototyping
15 17 (3.74%) BDD
15 17 (3.74%) Project Management
15 17 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 356 (78.41%) C#
2 287 (63.22%) SQL
3 145 (31.94%) JavaScript
4 93 (20.48%) T-SQL
5 79 (17.40%) VB
6 54 (11.89%) VBA
7 47 (10.35%) Java
8 46 (10.13%) VB6
9 25 (5.51%) PHP
9 25 (5.51%) PowerShell
10 19 (4.19%) PL/SQL
11 16 (3.52%) C++
12 13 (2.86%) TypeScript
13 12 (2.64%) Python
14 11 (2.42%) VBScript
15 10 (2.20%) Perl
16 8 (1.76%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.54%) Ruby
18 6 (1.32%) XAML
19 4 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (9.03%) Degree
2 9 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.76%) ISEB
4 7 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.88%) MCSA
6 4 (0.88%) MCSE
7 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.44%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.44%) OSCP
8 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.44%) PMP
9 1 (0.22%) MCP
9 1 (0.22%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.39%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.10%) Firmware
2 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.44%) vSphere
3 2 (0.44%) XenApp
3 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.66%) Puppet
4 2 (0.44%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.44%) Nagios
5 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.22%) Mesos
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 112 (24.67%) Microsoft
2 101 (22.25%) Oracle
3 13 (2.86%) Citrix
4 11 (2.42%) Blue Prism
5 10 (2.20%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.76%) AppDynamics
8 7 (1.54%) HP
8 7 (1.54%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.32%) SAP
9 6 (1.32%) Sybase
10 5 (1.10%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.10%) Siebel
11 4 (0.88%) Dell
11 4 (0.88%) Fortinet
11 4 (0.88%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.66%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.66%) Kofax
12 3 (0.66%) OpenText
12 3 (0.66%) VMware