The first table below looks at the demand for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 463 399 376
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -23
Contract jobs citing VB6 127 104 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.65% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 57 105
Average daily rate £318 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19076 15932 19789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.16% 36.97% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12561 10005 11910
Average daily rate £375 £385 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 578 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB6
UK

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in England

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in England

VB6
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram in England

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in England

VB6
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 18 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
South East 0 41 £290 -19.44% 26
Yorkshire 0 30 £315 +26.00% 8
East of England -3 27 £350 +3.70% 2
West Midlands -15 8 £256 +2.50% 8
London -47 8 £331 -14.51% 6
North West -18 7 £363 +26.08% 6
South West -20 6 £275 -15.38% 9
East Midlands -13 4 £263 -12.50% 1
North East - - - - 1
VB6
UK

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 253 (100.00%) VB
2 167 (66.01%) .NET
3 135 (53.36%) SQL Server
4 109 (43.08%) C#
5 96 (37.94%) SQL
6 86 (33.99%) VB.NET
7 71 (28.06%) Oracle
8 69 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 63 (24.90%) Microsoft
10 56 (22.13%) JavaScript
11 54 (21.34%) HTML
12 53 (20.95%) XML
13 52 (20.55%) Windows
14 50 (19.76%) Finance
15 43 (17.00%) CSS
16 36 (14.23%) Web Services
17 32 (12.65%) MS Excel
17 32 (12.65%) SQL Server 2008
18 30 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
18 30 (11.86%) Visual Studio
19 28 (11.07%) .NET Framework
20 26 (10.28%) SQL Server 2005
20 26 (10.28%) Classic ASP
21 25 (9.88%) WinForms
22 24 (9.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 22 (8.70%) VBA
24 21 (8.30%) T-SQL
24 21 (8.30%) IIS
25 20 (7.91%) Java
25 20 (7.91%) XSLT

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 21 (8.30%) IIS
2 13 (5.14%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.95%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.19%) CICS
4 3 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.79%) MTS
5 2 (0.79%) Tuxedo
5 2 (0.79%) Documentum
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (12.65%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.79%) Intranet
3 1 (0.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (53.36%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (10.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (9.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (7.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (4.74%) Oracle Database
6 12 (4.74%) Ingres
6 12 (4.74%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (3.95%) DTS
8 6 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.37%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.98%) MS Access
9 5 (1.98%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (0.79%) QlikView
11 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.79%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 30 (11.86%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.56%) Subversion
4 6 (2.37%) NUnit
4 6 (2.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (1.98%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (1.58%) MSBuild
6 4 (1.58%) JIRA
6 4 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.79%) T4 Templates
7 2 (0.79%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.40%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.40%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.40%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.40%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.40%) WinDbg
General
1 50 (19.76%) Finance
2 13 (5.14%) Banking
3 9 (3.56%) Back Office
4 4 (1.58%) Retail
5 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 201 (79.45%) Developer
2 88 (34.78%) VB Developer
3 78 (30.83%) VB6 Developer
4 65 (25.69%) .NET Developer
5 32 (12.65%) VB.NET Developer
6 25 (9.88%) Analyst
7 24 (9.49%) Software Developer
8 19 (7.51%) SQL Developer
9 18 (7.11%) C# Developer
10 13 (5.14%) Programmer
11 11 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (3.95%) Applications Support
12 10 (3.95%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.95%) Analyst Programmer
12 10 (3.95%) SQL Server Developer
13 9 (3.56%) Oracle Developer
14 7 (2.77%) Architect
15 6 (2.37%) Senior VB Developer
15 6 (2.37%) Senior VB6 Developer
15 6 (2.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (66.01%) .NET
2 69 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 54 (21.34%) HTML
4 53 (20.95%) XML
5 43 (17.00%) CSS
6 36 (14.23%) Web Services
7 28 (11.07%) .NET Framework
8 26 (10.28%) Classic ASP
9 25 (9.88%) WinForms
10 20 (7.91%) XSLT
10 20 (7.91%) WCF
11 19 (7.51%) SOAP
12 18 (7.11%) COM+
12 18 (7.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 16 (6.32%) jQuery
14 15 (5.93%) JSON
15 14 (5.53%) WPF
16 13 (5.14%) HTML5
17 12 (4.74%) LINQ
17 12 (4.74%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.56%) Client/Server
2 6 (2.37%) W3C
3 5 (1.98%) N-Tier
4 4 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.55%) Windows
2 18 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (6.72%) Windows 7
4 11 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 7 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.77%) Linux
6 6 (2.37%) UNIX
7 3 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (7.91%) SOA
2 19 (7.51%) Unit Testing
3 17 (6.72%) MVC
4 15 (5.93%) OO
5 14 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (5.14%) Software Engineering
7 12 (4.74%) TDD
7 12 (4.74%) Migration
8 10 (3.95%) MVVM
8 10 (3.95%) Scrum
9 9 (3.56%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (3.56%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (3.56%) UML
10 7 (2.77%) Quality Management
10 7 (2.77%) System Testing
10 7 (2.77%) Kanban
10 7 (2.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (2.37%) Multithreading
11 6 (2.37%) Test Scripting
11 6 (2.37%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 253 (100.00%) VB
2 109 (43.08%) C#
3 96 (37.94%) SQL
4 86 (33.99%) VB.NET
5 56 (22.13%) JavaScript
6 22 (8.70%) VBA
7 21 (8.30%) T-SQL
8 20 (7.91%) Java
9 18 (7.11%) PL/SQL
10 14 (5.53%) C++
10 14 (5.53%) VBScript
11 11 (4.35%) Perl
12 9 (3.56%) XAML
13 5 (1.98%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.19%) C
14 3 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.79%) sed
15 2 (0.79%) XPath
15 2 (0.79%) AWK
Qualifications
1 6 (2.37%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.98%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.58%) Degree
4 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.79%) MCTS
6 1 (0.40%) MCAD
6 1 (0.40%) MCSD
6 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.79%) vSphere
2 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) MIIS
Vendors
1 71 (28.06%) Oracle
2 63 (24.90%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.56%) Sybase
4 7 (2.77%) Citrix
4 7 (2.77%) Business Objects
5 5 (1.98%) Sage
5 5 (1.98%) DevExpress
6 4 (1.58%) Telerik
7 3 (1.19%) JBoss
8 2 (0.79%) VMware
8 2 (0.79%) SAP
9 1 (0.40%) EMC
9 1 (0.40%) Infragistics
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