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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 443 463 432
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -31
Contract jobs citing VB6 114 87 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.62% 0.48% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 45 72
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £418 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.51 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% +23.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- +9.20%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18455 18027 19368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.37% 38.69% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12015 11382 11801
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 524 747
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.50 £18.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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
Yorkshire +32 32 £320 +1.58% 6
South East -16 24 £228 -28.34% 15
London 0 18 £408 +4.95% 12
North West -3 14 £290 -3.33% 8
East of England -20 11 £350 -6.66% 6
East Midlands -1 4 £230 - 2
South West -32 4 £248 -23.84% 11
West Midlands -19 2 £300 +20.00% 5
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VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 234 (100.00%) VB
2 159 (67.95%) .NET
3 150 (64.10%) SQL Server
4 95 (40.60%) SQL
4 95 (40.60%) C#
5 77 (32.91%) VB.NET
6 61 (26.07%) ASP.NET
6 61 (26.07%) Windows
7 59 (25.21%) Microsoft
8 55 (23.50%) HTML
9 50 (21.37%) JavaScript
9 50 (21.37%) XML
10 47 (20.09%) Oracle
11 40 (17.09%) CSS
12 38 (16.24%) MS Excel
13 34 (14.53%) SQL Server 2000
13 34 (14.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 33 (14.10%) SQL Server 2005
15 32 (13.68%) VBA
16 31 (13.25%) Visual Studio
16 31 (13.25%) IIS
17 30 (12.82%) VBScript
18 29 (12.39%) Finance
19 28 (11.97%) DTS
20 25 (10.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 25 (10.68%) .NET Framework
20 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
21 24 (10.26%) COM+
22 22 (9.40%) T-SQL
22 22 (9.40%) Agile Software Development

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 31 (13.25%) IIS
2 10 (4.27%) Documentum
3 6 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.14%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.85%) CICS
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.43%) JCAPS
Applications
1 38 (16.24%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
1 3 (1.28%) Intranet
2 1 (0.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (64.10%) SQL Server
2 34 (14.53%) SQL Server 2000
2 34 (14.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (14.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 28 (11.97%) DTS
5 25 (10.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (7.26%) Ingres
7 15 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (3.85%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.56%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (2.14%) MS Access
10 5 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.71%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.85%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 31 (13.25%) Visual Studio
2 20 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (2.99%) NUnit
5 7 (2.99%) Subversion
5 7 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (2.99%) MSBuild
6 6 (2.56%) JIRA
7 3 (1.28%) Maven
7 3 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.28%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.43%) T4 Templates
9 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (12.39%) Finance
2 5 (2.14%) Back Office
3 4 (1.71%) Banking
3 4 (1.71%) Retail
3 4 (1.71%) Marketing
4 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.43%) Publishing
5 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.43%) German Language
5 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 178 (76.07%) Developer
2 89 (38.03%) VB Developer
3 79 (33.76%) VB6 Developer
4 46 (19.66%) .NET Developer
5 26 (11.11%) Analyst
6 25 (10.68%) VB.NET Developer
7 19 (8.12%) C# Developer
7 19 (8.12%) Programmer
8 15 (6.41%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 13 (5.56%) SQL Developer
10 12 (5.13%) Applications Support
11 11 (4.70%) Technical Support
11 11 (4.70%) Analyst Programmer
11 11 (4.70%) Senior VB Developer
11 11 (4.70%) Senior VB6 Developer
12 10 (4.27%) Software Developer
12 10 (4.27%) Oracle Developer
13 9 (3.85%) Support Analyst
14 7 (2.99%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (67.95%) .NET
2 61 (26.07%) ASP.NET
3 55 (23.50%) HTML
4 50 (21.37%) XML
5 40 (17.09%) CSS
6 25 (10.68%) .NET Framework
7 24 (10.26%) COM+
8 21 (8.97%) Classic ASP
8 21 (8.97%) Web Services
8 21 (8.97%) WinForms
8 21 (8.97%) WCF
9 16 (6.84%) WPF
9 16 (6.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 16 (6.84%) XSLT
10 15 (6.41%) JSON
11 13 (5.56%) jQuery
12 10 (4.27%) LINQ
12 10 (4.27%) Ajax
13 9 (3.85%) ActiveX
13 9 (3.85%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.99%) W3C
2 4 (1.71%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.28%) Fixed Income
4 2 (0.85%) E-Learning
4 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
4 2 (0.85%) Data Integration
4 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.43%) Derivative
5 1 (0.43%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (0.43%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (26.07%) Windows
2 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 14 (5.98%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.85%) UNIX
6 2 (0.85%) Solaris
6 2 (0.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (8.97%) OO
3 15 (6.41%) CRM
3 15 (6.41%) MVC
4 14 (5.98%) Migration
4 14 (5.98%) SOA
5 13 (5.56%) MVVM
6 12 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
7 11 (4.70%) TDD
7 11 (4.70%) Software Engineering
7 11 (4.70%) Unit Testing
8 9 (3.85%) Project Management
9 8 (3.42%) OOD
10 7 (2.99%) Data Modelling
10 7 (2.99%) Quality Management
10 7 (2.99%) UML
10 7 (2.99%) OOP
10 7 (2.99%) Use Case
10 7 (2.99%) Kanban
11 6 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 234 (100.00%) VB
2 95 (40.60%) C#
2 95 (40.60%) SQL
3 77 (32.91%) VB.NET
4 50 (21.37%) JavaScript
5 32 (13.68%) VBA
6 30 (12.82%) VBScript
7 22 (9.40%) T-SQL
8 21 (8.97%) Java
9 12 (5.13%) C++
9 12 (5.13%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.70%) XAML
11 7 (2.99%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.14%) Perl
13 2 (0.85%) C
14 1 (0.43%) Delphi
14 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (1.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.28%) Degree
2 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.85%) MCTS
3 2 (0.85%) APMP
4 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.85%) vSphere
Vendors
1 59 (25.21%) Microsoft
2 47 (20.09%) Oracle
3 10 (4.27%) Sybase
4 6 (2.56%) Business Objects
4 6 (2.56%) Citrix
5 5 (2.14%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.28%) Telerik
7 2 (0.85%) VMware
7 2 (0.85%) SAP
8 1 (0.43%) Sage
8 1 (0.43%) EMC
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Slaughter and May
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Diss
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Epsom
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £290 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago