Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 454 416 406
Rank change year-on-year -38 -10 -58
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 491 485 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 1.30% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 335 425
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £275 £232 £263
90th Percentile £488 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 18
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £38.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.58% +40.91% -19.12%
10th Percentile £23.67 £23.35 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.70 £42.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £38.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -22.58% +72.22% -33.82%

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 43,413 37,358 40,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.07% 41.40% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,364 25,609 27,703
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +2.99% +4.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 807 957
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.75 £16.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.60 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +10.00%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -23 469 £365 +4.29% 295
UK excluding London -42 289 £350 +3.70% 285
London -2 199 £375 +2.74% 34
North of England +17 92 £355 +13.60% 86
Midlands -30 69 £313 -6.37% 67
South East -61 66 £450 +28.57% 70
North West +4 51 £373 +18.73% 49
West Midlands -13 44 £318 -9.29% 42
Yorkshire -5 34 £315 +7.23% 31
East of England +9 25 £325 +30.00% 11
East Midlands -18 25 £288 -12.21% 25
South West -9 18 £348 +26.36% 27
Scotland -39 12 £350 -6.67% 15
North East +11 7 £350 +7.69% 6
Wales -6 6 £275 -26.67% 4
Northern Ireland +7 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 491 (100.00%) .NET
2 381 (77.60%) C#
3 335 (68.23%) SQL
4 266 (54.18%) SQL Server
5 173 (35.23%) ASP.NET
6 138 (28.11%) Finance
7 135 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
8 118 (24.03%) T-SQL
9 117 (23.83%) Microsoft
10 112 (22.81%) MVC
11 102 (20.77%) VB
12 97 (19.76%) WinForms
13 96 (19.55%) JavaScript
14 93 (18.94%) .NET Framework
15 92 (18.74%) Windows
16 87 (17.72%) Team Foundation Server
17 84 (17.11%) Oracle
18 76 (15.48%) HTML
19 75 (15.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 73 (14.87%) CSS
21 71 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
22 67 (13.65%) Web Services
23 60 (12.22%) Scrum
24 59 (12.02%) OO
25 57 (11.61%) jQuery
26 54 (11.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 54 (11.00%) Microsoft Excel
26 54 (11.00%) Visual Studio
27 50 (10.18%) TDD
28 48 (9.78%) VBA

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 22 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (3.46%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.65%) IIS
4 8 (1.63%) CMS
5 7 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.02%) SAS
7 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.20%) Confluence
9 1 (0.20%) Drupal
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (11.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.20%) InDesign
4 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.20%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) SimCorp Dimension
2 5 (1.02%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.41%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.20%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.24%) PaaS
4 10 (2.04%) npm
5 6 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (1.22%) SaaS
5 6 (1.22%) Serverless
6 4 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.81%) Azure Machine Learning
6 4 (0.81%) Route 53
6 4 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.61%) GitHub
8 2 (0.41%) Office 365
9 1 (0.20%) IaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.26%) Internet
2 13 (2.65%) AMQP
3 5 (1.02%) HTTP
4 4 (0.81%) SMS
4 4 (0.81%) SMTP
4 4 (0.81%) SSL
5 2 (0.41%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.41%) FlexRay
6 1 (0.20%) 3G
6 1 (0.20%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.20%) LTE
6 1 (0.20%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.20%) RS-232
6 1 (0.20%) SAN
6 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.20%) VSAN
6 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (54.18%) SQL Server
2 75 (15.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 54 (11.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (8.35%) Relational Database
5 38 (7.74%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (6.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (6.52%) RDBMS
8 28 (5.70%) Oracle Database
9 24 (4.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (2.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.44%) Big Data
12 11 (2.24%) NoSQL
12 11 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (1.63%) InterSystems Cache
14 8 (1.63%) MySQL
15 7 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (1.22%) OLAP
17 5 (1.02%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 87 (17.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (11.00%) Visual Studio
3 27 (5.50%) JIRA
4 25 (5.09%) ReSharper
5 21 (4.28%) Jenkins
6 20 (4.07%) Git (software)
7 19 (3.87%) SonarQube
8 14 (2.85%) Subversion
9 13 (2.65%) TeamCity
10 11 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (2.04%) AccuRev
11 10 (2.04%) NUnit
11 10 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (1.83%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.63%) Karma Test Runner
13 8 (1.63%) Mocha
13 8 (1.63%) Protractor
13 8 (1.63%) Selenium
14 6 (1.22%) SpecFlow
15 5 (1.02%) Mercurial
General
1 138 (28.11%) Finance
2 32 (6.52%) Banking
3 17 (3.46%) Back Office
4 13 (2.65%) Games
4 13 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.24%) Law
6 10 (2.04%) Front Office
7 9 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.83%) Marketing
8 7 (1.43%) Advertising
8 7 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.81%) Automotive
10 3 (0.61%) Electronics
10 3 (0.61%) Legal
10 3 (0.61%) Retail
11 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 399 (81.26%) Developer
2 260 (52.95%) .NET Developer
3 172 (35.03%) C# Developer
4 139 (28.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 127 (25.87%) VB.NET Developer
6 87 (17.72%) SQL Developer
7 74 (15.07%) ASP.NET Developer
8 70 (14.26%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 57 (11.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 47 (9.57%) Software Developer
11 41 (8.35%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
12 40 (8.15%) Senior Developer
13 30 (6.11%) Azure Developer
13 30 (6.11%) Senior .NET Developer
13 30 (6.11%) SQL Server Developer
14 29 (5.91%) VB Developer
15 28 (5.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 24 (4.89%) WinForms Developer
17 23 (4.68%) VB6 Developer
18 21 (4.28%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (100.00%) .NET
2 173 (35.23%) ASP.NET
3 97 (19.76%) WinForms
4 93 (18.94%) .NET Framework
5 76 (15.48%) HTML
6 73 (14.87%) CSS
7 67 (13.65%) Web Services
8 57 (11.61%) jQuery
9 45 (9.16%) WPF
10 44 (8.96%) AngularJS
11 40 (8.15%) WCF
12 38 (7.74%) XML
13 35 (7.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 34 (6.92%) Ajax
15 28 (5.70%) Entity Framework
16 27 (5.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (4.48%) JSON
18 21 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 20 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
20 19 (3.87%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.74%) Enterprise Software
2 35 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.52%) Client/Server
4 17 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.04%) Fintech
7 6 (1.22%) Robotics
8 5 (1.02%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.61%) Derivative
10 3 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.61%) iPad
10 3 (0.61%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.61%) MPEG
11 2 (0.41%) Infotainment
11 2 (0.41%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.41%) STB
11 2 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (18.74%) Windows
2 15 (3.05%) Windows Server
3 13 (2.65%) Unix
4 6 (1.22%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (0.81%) Linux
7 2 (0.41%) Android
7 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (22.81%) MVC
3 60 (12.22%) Scrum
4 59 (12.02%) OO
5 50 (10.18%) TDD
6 46 (9.37%) Test Automation
7 40 (8.15%) Web Development
8 39 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (7.54%) OOP
10 36 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (6.72%) E-Commerce
12 29 (5.91%) Software Engineering
13 27 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (5.09%) Analytics
15 22 (4.48%) Migration
15 22 (4.48%) Project Management
16 21 (4.28%) BDD
16 21 (4.28%) Unit Testing
17 20 (4.07%) Mathematics
17 20 (4.07%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 381 (77.60%) C#
2 335 (68.23%) SQL
3 118 (24.03%) T-SQL
4 102 (20.77%) VB
5 96 (19.55%) JavaScript
6 48 (9.78%) VBA
7 45 (9.16%) VB6
8 41 (8.35%) PL/SQL
9 23 (4.68%) Java
10 19 (3.87%) VBScript
11 17 (3.46%) Python
12 16 (3.26%) R
13 15 (3.05%) C++
14 12 (2.44%) Perl
15 11 (2.24%) C
15 11 (2.24%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.83%) MUMPS
16 9 (1.83%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.83%) TypeScript
17 6 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (4.48%) Degree
2 21 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.22%) ISEB
5 5 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.61%) HND
6 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.41%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.41%) MCP
7 2 (0.41%) MCPD
7 2 (0.41%) MCTS
8 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.20%) MCSA
8 1 (0.20%) MCSD
8 1 (0.20%) MCSE
8 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.85%) QA
2 9 (1.83%) SLA
3 8 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.41%) IFRS
6 1 (0.20%) Basel II
6 1 (0.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (1.63%) Docker
2 6 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Firmware
3 1 (0.20%) NFS
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.20%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.20%) vRealize
4 1 (0.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 117 (23.83%) Microsoft
2 84 (17.11%) Oracle
3 11 (2.24%) Citrix
4 9 (1.83%) Blue Prism
4 9 (1.83%) SAP
5 7 (1.43%) CyberArk
5 7 (1.43%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.22%) SimCorp
7 5 (1.02%) Dell
7 5 (1.02%) Sage
8 4 (0.81%) Hortonworks
8 4 (0.81%) Tableau
9 3 (0.61%) Borland
9 3 (0.61%) New Relic
9 3 (0.61%) Twitter
10 2 (0.41%) Capita
10 2 (0.41%) Intapp
10 2 (0.41%) InterSystems
10 2 (0.41%) Teradata
10 2 (0.41%) VMware