Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 444 509 464
Rank change year-on-year +65 -45 -25
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 180 380 489
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.91% 0.97% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 321 381
Median daily rate £425 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £311 £306 £275
90th Percentile £550 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Median hourly rate £50.50 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.03% +10.00% -24.53%
10th Percentile £48.20 £19.78 £23.67
90th Percentile £53.00 £41.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.50 £30.17 £30.00
% change year-on-year +67.40% +0.56% -24.53%

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 19,703 39,301 43,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.91% 42.88% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,257 27,228 30,335
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +7.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 681 788
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £18.03 £18.00 £16.83
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +8.75% -2.44%

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 24 May 2020.

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
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 24 May 2020. 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 +61 169 £425 +11.84% 55
London +104 96 £475 +22.58% 9
UK excluding London +24 82 £400 +6.67% 47
South East +91 24 £388 -5.49% 11
North of England +13 22 £340 -6.53% 11
East of England +51 15 £400 -23.81% 6
North West -8 11 £303 -16.55% 8
Scotland +34 9 £428 +22.11% 1
Yorkshire +56 7 £320 -8.57% 2
South West +42 7 £420 -4.55% 5
Midlands +58 5 £368 +13.08% 13
Work from Home +9 5 £250 -56.52% 4
West Midlands +55 4 £368 +13.08% 11
North East +23 4 £393 -1.88% 1
East Midlands +41 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 180 (100.00%) .NET
2 149 (82.78%) C#
3 111 (61.67%) SQL
4 78 (43.33%) SQL Server
5 53 (29.44%) Oracle
6 50 (27.78%) Finance
7 47 (26.11%) HTML
8 46 (25.56%) JavaScript
8 46 (25.56%) ASP.NET
9 44 (24.44%) Web Services
10 43 (23.89%) WinForms
11 40 (22.22%) Microsoft
12 39 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (21.11%) XML
14 37 (20.56%) CSS
14 37 (20.56%) T-SQL
14 37 (20.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 35 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 31 (17.22%) MVC
16 31 (17.22%) SharePoint
17 30 (16.67%) SOAP
17 30 (16.67%) Windows
17 30 (16.67%) IIS
18 29 (16.11%) jQuery
19 27 (15.00%) Visual Studio
20 25 (13.89%) Banking
20 25 (13.89%) Azure
21 24 (13.33%) VBA
22 23 (12.78%) VB
22 23 (12.78%) Microsoft Excel

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 31 (17.22%) SharePoint
2 30 (16.67%) IIS
3 6 (3.33%) CMS
4 5 (2.78%) Confluence
5 3 (1.67%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.11%) JBoss
6 2 (1.11%) Oracle 10gAS
6 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.56%) Apache
7 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.56%) nginx
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (12.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Endur
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.89%) Azure
2 8 (4.44%) Power Platform
3 7 (3.89%) AWS
4 4 (2.22%) Office 365
5 3 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.11%) GCP
7 1 (0.56%) GitHub
7 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.56%) IaaS
7 1 (0.56%) PaaS
7 1 (0.56%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.56%) SaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Serverless
7 1 (0.56%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.33%) DMZ
1 6 (3.33%) HTTP
1 6 (3.33%) Intranet
1 6 (3.33%) SSL
2 5 (2.78%) Extranet
2 5 (2.78%) Internet
3 4 (2.22%) SMS
4 3 (1.67%) Network Security
4 3 (1.67%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.56%) Firewall
5 1 (0.56%) FTP
5 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 35 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (12.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 17 (9.44%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (7.22%) Relational Database
7 11 (6.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (6.11%) UniData
8 10 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (5.00%) DTS
10 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (3.89%) Power BI
12 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (3.33%) mvBase
12 6 (3.33%) RDBMS
13 5 (2.78%) OpenQM
13 5 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (20.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.00%) JIRA
4 6 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.78%) Selenium
6 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.67%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.67%) eggPlant
7 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.11%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.11%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (1.11%) SilkTest
8 2 (1.11%) Subversion
8 2 (1.11%) webpack
9 1 (0.56%) Ant
9 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.56%) JUnit
9 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (27.78%) Finance
2 25 (13.89%) Banking
3 11 (6.11%) Back Office
4 6 (3.33%) Retail
5 4 (2.22%) Front Office
5 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.67%) Marketing
7 2 (1.11%) Housing Association
7 2 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.11%) Law
7 2 (1.11%) Legal
7 2 (1.11%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.11%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 133 (73.89%) Developer
2 49 (27.22%) .NET Developer
3 45 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 21 (11.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (10.56%) VB.NET Developer
6 15 (8.33%) Applications Developer
7 14 (7.78%) SQL Developer
8 13 (7.22%) Software Developer
9 12 (6.67%) Analyst
10 11 (6.11%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 10 (5.56%) Architect
12 9 (5.00%) SSIS Developer
13 7 (3.89%) Applications Engineer
13 7 (3.89%) C# Developer - Commodities
14 6 (3.33%) .NET Applications Developer
14 6 (3.33%) .NET Software Developer
14 6 (3.33%) Lead Developer
14 6 (3.33%) ServiceNow Developer
15 5 (2.78%) Analyst Developer
15 5 (2.78%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (100.00%) .NET
2 47 (26.11%) HTML
3 46 (25.56%) ASP.NET
4 44 (24.44%) Web Services
5 43 (23.89%) WinForms
6 38 (21.11%) XML
7 37 (20.56%) CSS
8 30 (16.67%) SOAP
9 29 (16.11%) jQuery
10 20 (11.11%) .NET Framework
11 19 (10.56%) WCF
12 18 (10.00%) WPF
13 17 (9.44%) HTML5
14 16 (8.89%) JSON
15 15 (8.33%) XSLT
16 14 (7.78%) Ajax
17 13 (7.22%) REST
18 12 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 10 (5.56%) ADO.NET
20 8 (4.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.33%) PKI
3 6 (3.33%) User Experience
4 5 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.78%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.11%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.11%) NHS
6 2 (1.11%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.11%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.56%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.67%) Windows
2 13 (7.22%) Windows Server
3 10 (5.56%) Unix
4 6 (3.33%) Linux
5 3 (1.67%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.56%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (17.22%) MVC
3 17 (9.44%) SOA
4 16 (8.89%) SDLC
5 15 (8.33%) OO
6 13 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (7.22%) Project Management
7 12 (6.67%) Migration
7 12 (6.67%) Workflow
8 11 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (6.11%) Web Development
9 10 (5.56%) CRM
9 10 (5.56%) Scrum
10 9 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.00%) ERP
10 9 (5.00%) Information Management
10 9 (5.00%) Waterfall
11 8 (4.44%) Content Management
11 8 (4.44%) Unit Testing
12 7 (3.89%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (82.78%) C#
2 111 (61.67%) SQL
3 46 (25.56%) JavaScript
4 37 (20.56%) T-SQL
5 24 (13.33%) VBA
6 23 (12.78%) VB
7 21 (11.67%) Java
8 15 (8.33%) PowerShell
9 13 (7.22%) Python
10 12 (6.67%) C++
11 11 (6.11%) PL/SQL
12 10 (5.56%) Shell Script
13 9 (5.00%) PHP
14 7 (3.89%) XAML
15 6 (3.33%) VB6
16 5 (2.78%) C
17 4 (2.22%) Ruby
17 4 (2.22%) UniBasic
17 4 (2.22%) VBScript
18 2 (1.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (7.78%) Degree
2 10 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.89%) CISSP
5 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.78%) Master's Degree
7 4 (2.22%) ISEB
7 4 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (1.67%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.67%) MCITP
9 2 (1.11%) CEH
9 2 (1.11%) CISA
9 2 (1.11%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.56%) CISM
10 1 (0.56%) GIAC
10 1 (0.56%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.56%) MBA
10 1 (0.56%) MCSA
10 1 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.56%) QA
2 5 (2.78%) GDPR
3 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.11%) NIST
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) COSO
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (1.67%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.56%) Ansible
4 1 (0.56%) Grafana
4 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.56%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.56%) Kibana
4 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (29.44%) Oracle
2 40 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.67%) OpenLink
4 10 (5.56%) jBASE
5 7 (3.89%) Murex
5 7 (3.89%) SunGard
6 6 (3.33%) Blue Prism
6 6 (3.33%) ServiceNow
6 6 (3.33%) UiPath
7 5 (2.78%) Citrix
8 4 (2.22%) HP
9 3 (1.67%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.67%) Netezza
9 3 (1.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 3 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.67%) SAP
9 3 (1.67%) Sybase
10 2 (1.11%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.11%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.56%) DevExpress