The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the East of England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 121 112 111
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing VB6 27 5 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.86% 0.22% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.26% 0.57% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 8
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £295 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £87.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1194 873 1338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.94% 38.65% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 480 667
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 74 128
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.40 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.39 £25.50 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VB6
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +1 9 £340 +23.63% 2
Norfolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 43 (100.00%) VB
2 28 (65.12%) SQL Server
3 27 (62.79%) .NET
4 23 (53.49%) CSS
5 21 (48.84%) HTML
6 20 (46.51%) XML
7 19 (44.19%) C#
8 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
8 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
9 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
10 13 (30.23%) Windows
10 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
11 11 (25.58%) Finance
11 11 (25.58%) SOA
12 10 (23.26%) VB.NET
12 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (20.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
13 9 (20.93%) Java
13 9 (20.93%) XSLT
14 8 (18.60%) COM+
14 8 (18.60%) IIS
14 8 (18.60%) SQL
14 8 (18.60%) VBA
14 8 (18.60%) Ingres
14 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
14 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
14 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (16.28%) Kanban
15 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (18.60%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) Intranet
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (65.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (18.60%) Ingres
4 3 (6.98%) DTS
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.33%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
4 4 (9.30%) JIRA
5 3 (6.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.33%) Subversion
6 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (81.40%) Developer
2 18 (41.86%) VB Developer
3 12 (27.91%) VB6 Developer
4 9 (20.93%) .NET Developer
5 7 (16.28%) Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) Analyst Programmer
6 6 (13.95%) C# Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Programmer
6 6 (13.95%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) WPF Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Programmer
9 1 (2.33%) Senior VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (62.79%) .NET
2 23 (53.49%) CSS
3 21 (48.84%) HTML
4 20 (46.51%) XML
5 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
6 9 (20.93%) XSLT
7 8 (18.60%) COM+
8 7 (16.28%) JSON
8 7 (16.28%) WPF
8 7 (16.28%) LINQ
8 7 (16.28%) HTML5
8 7 (16.28%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (13.95%) Web Services
10 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
11 4 (9.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (9.30%) XSL
11 4 (9.30%) SOAP
11 4 (9.30%) Middleware
12 3 (6.98%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) SOA
2 7 (16.28%) TDD
2 7 (16.28%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (16.28%) Kanban
2 7 (16.28%) MVVM
3 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
3 5 (11.63%) OOP
3 5 (11.63%) OO
4 3 (6.98%) UML
4 3 (6.98%) MVC
4 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.98%) Release Management
4 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Migration
5 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL
6 1 (2.33%) Project Management
6 1 (2.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (100.00%) VB
2 19 (44.19%) C#
3 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.26%) VB.NET
5 9 (20.93%) Java
6 8 (18.60%) SQL
6 8 (18.60%) VBA
7 7 (16.28%) XAML
8 5 (11.63%) VBScript
8 5 (11.63%) Perl
9 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
10 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
11 1 (2.33%) Delphi
11 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) DevExpress
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Sybase