Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 565 459 529
Rank change year-on-year -106 +70 -10
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 241 76 318
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.72% 0.57% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 52 249
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
25th Percentile £350 £355 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £463 £400
Median % change year-on-year -13.51% +15.63% +6.67%
75th Percentile £492 £533 £538
90th Percentile £714 £688 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £390
% change year-on-year -5.33% +8.33% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
10th Percentile £33.39 £51.63 £41.25
25th Percentile £43.28 £52.19 £42.19
Median hourly rate £48.26 £53.75 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.22% +13.16% +35.71%
75th Percentile £51.63 £54.69 £52.81
90th Percentile £52.69 £54.88 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.25 £53.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year -10.23% +13.16% +35.71%

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 33,366 13,348 35,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.55% 42.37% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,014 9,346 24,885
10th Percentile £363 £313 £320
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £481 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.20% +1.21% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £680 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 263 641
10th Percentile £17.49 £13.00 £19.18
25th Percentile £25.50 £21.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.32 £37.93 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.49% -14.78% +5.95%
75th Percentile £58.75 £47.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £67.76 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +13.92% -10.23% +3.53%

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VB.NET as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB.NET.

Daily rate trend for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB.NET over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB.NET.

Hourly rate trend for VB.NET in the UK

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VB.NET over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -115 202 £400 -12.33% 140
London -126 106 £475 -2.56% 29
UK excluding London -125 95 £400 -5.33% 120
Work from Home -183 59 £350 -20.00% 21
North of England -46 48 £400 -4.48% 39
North West -28 36 £401 -8.81% 25
Midlands -62 24 £325 - 33
West Midlands -49 19 £325 +8.33% 23
South East -96 12 £440 -12.00% 24
Yorkshire -41 8 £400 +21.21% 10
East Midlands -30 5 £433 +20.14% 10
Scotland -80 4 £400 - 5
North East - 4 £400 - 4
East of England - 3 £223 - 2
South West -56 2 - - 14
Wales - 2 £275 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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.

1 241 (100.00%) .NET
2 207 (85.89%) C#
3 150 (62.24%) SQL
4 113 (46.89%) SQL Server
5 82 (34.02%) Oracle
6 79 (32.78%) Microsoft
7 68 (28.22%) Finance
7 68 (28.22%) Microsoft Excel
8 61 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (24.48%) VBA
9 59 (24.48%) JavaScript
10 58 (24.07%) Windows
11 55 (22.82%) ASP.NET
12 51 (21.16%) MVC
13 48 (19.92%) .NET Framework
14 43 (17.84%) HTML
14 43 (17.84%) SharePoint
15 42 (17.43%) CSS
15 42 (17.43%) Software Engineering
16 41 (17.01%) VB
17 38 (15.77%) T-SQL
17 38 (15.77%) Banking
18 33 (13.69%) Azure
19 32 (13.28%) PowerShell
19 32 (13.28%) OO
20 28 (11.62%) Oracle Database
20 28 (11.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 28 (11.62%) DevOps
21 27 (11.20%) Data Analysis
22 26 (10.79%) OOP

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 43 (17.84%) SharePoint
2 24 (9.96%) IIS
3 14 (5.81%) Confluence
4 8 (3.32%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.07%) CMS
6 5 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.83%) nginx
8 1 (0.41%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 68 (28.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.69%) Azure
2 16 (6.64%) Power Platform
3 11 (4.56%) PowerApps
4 9 (3.73%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (2.49%) AWS
5 6 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.49%) GitHub
5 6 (2.49%) PaaS
5 6 (2.49%) SaaS
6 5 (2.07%) Amazon EKS
6 5 (2.07%) AWS CodeCommit
6 5 (2.07%) AWS CodePipeline
6 5 (2.07%) Azure Pipelines
6 5 (2.07%) GCP
6 5 (2.07%) IaaS
6 5 (2.07%) OpenShift
6 5 (2.07%) Power Automate
7 4 (1.66%) Azure Event Grid
7 4 (1.66%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (0.83%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.56%) Internet
2 6 (2.49%) Firewall
3 5 (2.07%) Intranet
3 5 (2.07%) IPv4
3 5 (2.07%) LAN
3 5 (2.07%) WAN
4 2 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.41%) DNS
5 1 (0.41%) FTP
5 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.41%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (46.89%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.62%) Oracle Database
3 16 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.81%) Power BI
5 11 (4.56%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (4.56%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (4.15%) MySQL
6 10 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.32%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.49%) DTS
8 6 (2.49%) MS Access
8 6 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.66%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2017
12 2 (0.83%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 23 (9.54%) Visual Studio
2 22 (9.13%) GitLab
3 21 (8.71%) Git (software)
3 21 (8.71%) JIRA
4 17 (7.05%) ReSharper
5 16 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.32%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.49%) webpack
8 5 (2.07%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (1.24%) Selenium
11 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.41%) AutoIt
12 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket Server
12 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.41%) REST Assured
12 1 (0.41%) Sikuli
12 1 (0.41%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.41%) Subversion
12 1 (0.41%) TestComplete
General
1 68 (28.22%) Finance
2 38 (15.77%) Banking
3 21 (8.71%) Social Skills
4 13 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.73%) Games
6 7 (2.90%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.07%) Front Office
8 3 (1.24%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.24%) Retail
9 2 (0.83%) Advertising
9 2 (0.83%) Back Office
9 2 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Automotive
10 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.41%) Local Government
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 177 (73.44%) Developer
2 102 (42.32%) .NET Developer
3 62 (25.73%) C# Developer
4 43 (17.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (9.96%) SharePoint Developer
6 18 (7.47%) Software Engineer
6 18 (7.47%) VB.NET Developer
7 16 (6.64%) Consultant
7 16 (6.64%) Software Developer
8 12 (4.98%) .NET Software Developer
8 12 (4.98%) Analyst
9 11 (4.56%) SQL Developer
10 10 (4.15%) Lead Developer
10 10 (4.15%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.32%) Applications Support
12 7 (2.90%) C# VB.NET Developer
13 6 (2.49%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.49%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
13 6 (2.49%) ServiceNow Developer
13 6 (2.49%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (100.00%) .NET
2 55 (22.82%) ASP.NET
3 48 (19.92%) .NET Framework
4 43 (17.84%) HTML
5 42 (17.43%) CSS
6 28 (11.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 26 (10.79%) Web Services
8 22 (9.13%) SOAP
9 20 (8.30%) JSON
10 18 (7.47%) WPF
11 17 (7.05%) HTML5
12 15 (6.22%) REST
12 15 (6.22%) RESTful
12 15 (6.22%) XML
13 14 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (5.81%) WinForms
14 13 (5.39%) .NET Core
14 13 (5.39%) AngularJS
14 13 (5.39%) jQuery
15 10 (4.15%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.56%) User Experience
2 9 (3.73%) Legacy Code
3 8 (3.32%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.90%) NHS
5 6 (2.49%) Derivative
6 5 (2.07%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.07%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.24%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.83%) Equities
9 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.83%) State Machine
10 1 (0.41%) Clustering
10 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.41%) FMCG
10 1 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.41%) Legacy Applications
10 1 (0.41%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 58 (24.07%) Windows
2 19 (7.88%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.32%) Linux
4 7 (2.90%) Unix
4 7 (2.90%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (21.16%) MVC
3 42 (17.43%) Software Engineering
4 32 (13.28%) OO
5 28 (11.62%) DevOps
6 27 (11.20%) Data Analysis
7 26 (10.79%) OOP
8 25 (10.37%) TDD
9 21 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (8.71%) Test Automation
10 20 (8.30%) Scrum
10 20 (8.30%) SOA
11 19 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (7.47%) ITIL
13 17 (7.05%) Unit Testing
14 16 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (6.22%) Web Development
16 13 (5.39%) Issue Tracking
16 13 (5.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 207 (85.89%) C#
2 150 (62.24%) SQL
3 59 (24.48%) JavaScript
3 59 (24.48%) VBA
4 41 (17.01%) VB
5 38 (15.77%) T-SQL
6 32 (13.28%) PowerShell
7 16 (6.64%) Java
7 16 (6.64%) PL/SQL
8 14 (5.81%) C++
9 12 (4.98%) C
9 12 (4.98%) PHP
9 12 (4.98%) Python
10 11 (4.56%) Go
11 7 (2.90%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.90%) Perl
12 6 (2.49%) R
13 5 (2.07%) Ruby
13 5 (2.07%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.07%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.83%) Degree
5 2 (0.83%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.41%) CISA
6 1 (0.41%) CISSP
6 1 (0.41%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.54%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) GDPR
3 1 (0.41%) GRC
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) NIST
System Software
1 24 (9.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.90%) SCCM
2 6 (2.49%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.07%) Ansible
3 5 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.07%) Puppet
3 5 (2.07%) Terraform
4 3 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.41%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.41%) MIIS
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 82 (34.02%) Oracle
2 79 (32.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.49%) ServiceNow
3 6 (2.49%) UiPath
4 5 (2.07%) Alibaba
4 5 (2.07%) IBM
5 4 (1.66%) Citrix
6 2 (0.83%) Blue Prism
6 2 (0.83%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.83%) Splunk
6 2 (0.83%) Trayport
6 2 (0.83%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.41%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.41%) HP
7 1 (0.41%) Murex
7 1 (0.41%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.41%) SunGard
7 1 (0.41%) Sybase
7 1 (0.41%) Telerik