The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 120 121 115
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing VB6 3 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.16% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.45% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 9
Average daily rate £410 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £324 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £436 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £31.00
VB6
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
799 890 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 34.09% 35.43% 40.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 495 538
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £224 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 71 87
Average hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% +8.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £32.40 £19.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB6 across the East of England region.

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the East of England region.

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

VB6
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the East of England region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - 3 £410 -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing VB6 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB6.

1 6 (100.00%) VB
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) C-shell
4 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) C#

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing VB6 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB6. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Technical Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 2 (33.33%) VB Developer
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft