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 3 months to 25 May 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
3 months to
25 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 379 399 320
Rank change year-on-year +20 -79  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 236 265 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.49% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.23% 1.28% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 176 239
Median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 3
Median hourly rate - £24.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -30.71%  

VB.NET is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19247 20693 20352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.20% 38.52% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13135 14257 13473
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 468 421
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.73 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VB.NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 May 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 214 £350 - 167
London -5 61 £355 -10.12% 24
South East +25 49 £396 +5.66% 48
East Midlands -4 30 £338 +14.89% 11
West Midlands +25 21 £350 +6.87% 20
Yorkshire +28 14 £125 -62.26% 11
Leicestershire +2 14 £275 +59.42% 4
City of London -13 14 £380 +13.85% 1
North West +19 13 £336 +12.08% 32
Oxfordshire +9 13 £350 - 4
Oxford +13 11 £350 - 1
East of England -9 11 £250 -33.33% 11
South West -2 10 £268 -16.40% 7
South Yorkshire +10 9 £125 -66.66% 1
Kent - 9 £463 - 1
Scotland +32 8 £260 -17.46% 2
Birmingham +20 8 £400 +21.21% 8
Hampshire +15 8 £275 -37.14% 8
Manchester +7 8 £336 +22.27% 15
Staffordshire +6 8 £340 +16.23% 6
Northampton +2 8 £450 +12.50% 1
Nottinghamshire -1 8 £338 - 1
Northamptonshire -3 8 £450 +12.50% 3
Nottingham +4 7 £304 -10.00%
Leicester +1 7 £350 +7.69% 3
North East +40 6 £325 +10.07% 3
Surrey +8 6 £404 +0.93% 12
Kingston Upon Thames -2 6 £365 -6.41% 3
Edinburgh +20 5 £375 - 1
Berkshire +1 5 £405 +8.00% 10

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 473 (99.37%) .NET
2 353 (74.16%) C#
3 285 (59.87%) SQL
4 263 (55.25%) SQL Server
5 195 (40.97%) ASP.NET
6 158 (33.19%) Microsoft
7 142 (29.83%) MVC
8 130 (27.31%) HTML
9 129 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
10 122 (25.63%) CSS
11 112 (23.53%) JavaScript
12 102 (21.43%) T-SQL
13 91 (19.12%) Windows
14 83 (17.44%) VB
14 83 (17.44%) Finance
15 79 (16.60%) Web Services
15 79 (16.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 71 (14.92%) Oracle
17 69 (14.50%) jQuery
18 66 (13.87%) .NET Framework
19 65 (13.66%) WinForms
20 63 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
21 62 (13.03%) ASP.NET MVC
21 62 (13.03%) Unit Testing
22 60 (12.61%) VB6
23 54 (11.34%) XML
24 52 (10.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 48 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
25 48 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
26 47 (9.87%) WPF

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 35 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.78%) IIS
3 8 (1.68%) CMS
3 8 (1.68%) Predix
3 8 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.84%) Apache
5 4 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (0.84%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.63%) StreamWeaver
7 2 (0.42%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.42%) JBoss
7 2 (0.42%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.42%) SAS
7 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.42%) ThingWorx
7 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.84%) Endur
3 4 (0.84%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.52%) Office 365
4 5 (1.05%) GitHub
4 5 (1.05%) SaaS
5 4 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.21%) Boomi
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.68%) HTTP
2 7 (1.47%) DNS
3 6 (1.26%) LDAP
3 6 (1.26%) NetScaler
4 5 (1.05%) DHCP
4 5 (1.05%) FTP
4 5 (1.05%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.63%) SAN
6 3 (0.63%) SSL
7 2 (0.42%) Internet
7 2 (0.42%) Skype
7 2 (0.42%) SSH
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.21%) Firewall
8 1 (0.21%) VPN
8 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (55.25%) SQL Server
2 79 (16.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 63 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (10.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (8.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 36 (7.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 31 (6.51%) Relational Database
8 22 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (3.99%) MS Access
10 17 (3.57%) Big Data
11 16 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (3.15%) RDBMS
13 14 (2.94%) Oracle Database
13 14 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
13 14 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (2.73%) Hadoop
15 12 (2.52%) MongoDB
16 11 (2.31%) NoSQL
16 11 (2.31%) SQL Server 2016
17 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (9.03%) Visual Studio
3 22 (4.62%) MSBuild
4 20 (4.20%) NUnit
5 16 (3.36%) Moq
5 16 (3.36%) ReSharper
6 12 (2.52%) Git (software)
7 11 (2.31%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.31%) Selenium
8 10 (2.10%) Ant
8 10 (2.10%) Eclipse
8 10 (2.10%) Gradle
8 10 (2.10%) Hudson
9 9 (1.89%) JIRA
10 7 (1.47%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.26%) Subversion
12 4 (0.84%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.63%) SilkTest
14 2 (0.42%) HP UFT
14 2 (0.42%) Mercurial
General
1 83 (17.44%) Finance
2 31 (6.51%) Banking
3 21 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.36%) Automotive
5 15 (3.15%) Advertising
5 15 (3.15%) Retail
6 12 (2.52%) Front Office
7 10 (2.10%) Back Office
7 10 (2.10%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.10%) Marketing
8 3 (0.63%) Billing
8 3 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.42%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 378 (79.41%) Developer
2 243 (51.05%) .NET Developer
3 137 (28.78%) C# Developer
4 121 (25.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 102 (21.43%) VB.NET Developer
6 80 (16.81%) SQL Developer
7 56 (11.76%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 44 (9.24%) ASP.NET Developer
9 33 (6.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 33 (6.93%) WinForms Developer
10 32 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 30 (6.30%) Software Developer
12 27 (5.67%) Analyst
13 24 (5.04%) WPF Developer
14 23 (4.83%) Oracle Developer
14 23 (4.83%) SQL Server Developer
14 23 (4.83%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
15 19 (3.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 19 (3.99%) C# Software Developer
15 19 (3.99%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 473 (99.37%) .NET
2 195 (40.97%) ASP.NET
3 130 (27.31%) HTML
4 122 (25.63%) CSS
5 79 (16.60%) Web Services
6 69 (14.50%) jQuery
7 66 (13.87%) .NET Framework
8 65 (13.66%) WinForms
9 62 (13.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 54 (11.34%) XML
11 47 (9.87%) WPF
12 41 (8.61%) Ajax
13 40 (8.40%) ASP.NET Web API
14 38 (7.98%) AngularJS
15 36 (7.56%) WCF
16 28 (5.88%) ADO.NET
17 26 (5.46%) LINQ
18 22 (4.62%) HTML5
19 17 (3.57%) Classic ASP
20 16 (3.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.25%) Client/Server
3 13 (2.73%) SCADA
4 10 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.68%) Clustering
7 7 (1.47%) Derivative
8 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.26%) PKI
8 6 (1.26%) User Experience
9 5 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.05%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.84%) Equities
10 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.84%) Replication
10 4 (0.84%) STB
10 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.63%) Life Science
11 3 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 91 (19.12%) Windows
2 22 (4.62%) Linux
3 16 (3.36%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.10%) Unix
5 10 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.68%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.68%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.42%) Android
8 2 (0.42%) Solaris
8 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (29.83%) MVC
2 129 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (13.03%) Unit Testing
4 43 (9.03%) Scrum
5 40 (8.40%) SDLC
6 39 (8.19%) TDD
7 38 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (6.51%) Web Development
10 30 (6.30%) OO
11 24 (5.04%) ETL
11 24 (5.04%) Migration
12 22 (4.62%) Test Automation
13 19 (3.99%) E-Commerce
14 18 (3.78%) MVVM
14 18 (3.78%) Prototyping
14 18 (3.78%) Workflow
15 17 (3.57%) Release Management
16 15 (3.15%) Analytics
17 14 (2.94%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 353 (74.16%) C#
2 285 (59.87%) SQL
3 112 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 102 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 83 (17.44%) VB
6 60 (12.61%) VB6
7 44 (9.24%) Java
8 40 (8.40%) VBA
9 22 (4.62%) PowerShell
10 19 (3.99%) Python
11 14 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.73%) VBScript
13 11 (2.31%) TypeScript
14 10 (2.10%) Perl
15 9 (1.89%) C++
16 8 (1.68%) PHP
17 7 (1.47%) C
18 6 (1.26%) X++
19 3 (0.63%) UniBasic
20 2 (0.42%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (5.46%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.73%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.31%) Degree
4 8 (1.68%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (0.84%) ISEB
5 4 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.42%) HNC
7 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.20%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.42%) GxP
3 2 (0.42%) IFRS
3 2 (0.42%) IFRS 9
3 2 (0.42%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.21%) Basel III
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) MiFID
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.05%) vSphere
3 4 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.84%) XenApp
4 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.21%) Docker
5 1 (0.21%) Samba
5 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 6 (1.26%) Puppet
2 5 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.63%) SCCM
5 2 (0.42%) WSUS
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) MIIS
Vendors
1 158 (33.19%) Microsoft
2 71 (14.92%) Oracle
3 19 (3.99%) SAP
4 10 (2.10%) Citrix
4 10 (2.10%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.89%) Blue Prism
5 9 (1.89%) IBM
6 8 (1.68%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.47%) HP
7 7 (1.47%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.26%) Cisco
9 5 (1.05%) McAfee
9 5 (1.05%) Symantec
9 5 (1.05%) VMware
10 4 (0.84%) Dell
10 4 (0.84%) OpenLink
10 4 (0.84%) Pega
10 4 (0.84%) Sage
10 4 (0.84%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.63%) DevExpress
Woking, Surrey
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £300 Per Day Up to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Llanelli, Dyfed
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + Long term contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 9 days ago