The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 516 495 453
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -42
Contract jobs citing VB6 65 90 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.51% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 63 61
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £27.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 - £113.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £31.00
VB6
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
17933 17670 17036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.58% 37.97% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12294 11854 10829
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 402 462
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.85 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £44.50 £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 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 13 February 2016.

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 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
West Midlands -8 16 £375 +42.85% 2
London -28 11 £225 -35.71% 6
North East -17 10 £350 +16.66%
South East +11 7 £381 +8.92% 5
East Midlands +1 7 £285 - 10
North West -9 5 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -17 4 - - 3
East of England +1 3 £410 +7.89% 1
South West -15 2 £290 -3.33% 5
VB6
UK

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 140 (100.00%) VB
2 115 (82.14%) .NET
3 88 (62.86%) VB.NET
4 77 (55.00%) C#
5 64 (45.71%) SQL Server
6 63 (45.00%) SQL
7 39 (27.86%) Microsoft
8 34 (24.29%) WinForms
9 30 (21.43%) Oracle
10 29 (20.71%) VBA
11 22 (15.71%) Finance
11 22 (15.71%) Migration
11 22 (15.71%) .NET Framework
12 21 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (15.00%) ASP.NET
13 20 (14.29%) T-SQL
14 19 (13.57%) MS Excel
14 19 (13.57%) Software Engineering
14 19 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (13.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (12.14%) HTML
16 16 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
17 15 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 14 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
19 13 (9.29%) Windows
19 13 (9.29%) ITIL
19 13 (9.29%) JavaScript
19 13 (9.29%) Visual Studio
20 12 (8.57%) Classic ASP
20 12 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (7.86%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.43%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (5.00%) IIS
4 5 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.86%) Confluence
6 2 (1.43%) Documentum
6 2 (1.43%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.71%) JBoss
7 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (13.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.71%) DNS
2 1 (0.71%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (5.71%) DB2
7 6 (4.29%) MS Access
7 6 (4.29%) NoSQL
7 6 (4.29%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.29%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.29%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.71%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 21 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (9.29%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.86%) JIRA
4 4 (2.86%) Subversion
5 3 (2.14%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.71%) Rational Robot
7 1 (0.71%) Selenium
General
1 22 (15.71%) Finance
2 8 (5.71%) Banking
3 7 (5.00%) Front Office
4 6 (4.29%) Games
4 6 (4.29%) Retail
5 4 (2.86%) Back Office
6 2 (1.43%) Advertising
6 2 (1.43%) Billing
6 2 (1.43%) Legal
6 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.71%) Automotive
7 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (77.86%) Developer
2 64 (45.71%) .NET Developer
3 46 (32.86%) VB.NET Developer
4 35 (25.00%) VB Developer
5 33 (23.57%) VB6 Developer
6 22 (15.71%) C# Developer
7 19 (13.57%) Analyst
8 15 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (10.00%) Software Developer
9 14 (10.00%) WinForms Developer
10 12 (8.57%) SQL Developer
11 11 (7.86%) Applications Support
11 11 (7.86%) Support Analyst
12 8 (5.71%) Analyst Developer
12 8 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
12 8 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
13 7 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
13 7 (5.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
14 6 (4.29%) Applications Developer
14 6 (4.29%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (82.14%) .NET
2 34 (24.29%) WinForms
3 22 (15.71%) .NET Framework
4 21 (15.00%) ASP.NET
5 17 (12.14%) HTML
6 12 (8.57%) Classic ASP
7 10 (7.14%) Web Services
7 10 (7.14%) XML
8 9 (6.43%) CSS
9 8 (5.71%) WPF
10 5 (3.57%) jQuery
11 4 (2.86%) ADO.NET
11 4 (2.86%) Entity Framework
12 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (2.14%) COM+
12 3 (2.14%) CSS3
12 3 (2.14%) HTML5
12 3 (2.14%) WCF
13 2 (1.43%) .NET Remoting
13 2 (1.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.29%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.29%) Online Games
3 5 (3.57%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.57%) Reference Data
4 4 (2.86%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.43%) Wiki
6 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.71%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.71%) Derivative
6 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.71%) iSeries
6 1 (0.71%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.71%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.29%) Windows
2 5 (3.57%) Unix
3 4 (2.86%) zOS
4 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.71%) Solaris
5 1 (0.71%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.71%) Migration
2 19 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.57%) Software Engineering
3 16 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (9.29%) ITIL
6 10 (7.14%) Project Management
7 9 (6.43%) E-Commerce
7 9 (6.43%) MVC
8 8 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (5.71%) Scrum
9 7 (5.00%) Change Management
9 7 (5.00%) SDLC
10 6 (4.29%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.29%) Risk Management
11 5 (3.57%) Data Management
11 5 (3.57%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.57%) Problem Management
11 5 (3.57%) Service Management
12 4 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (100.00%) VB
2 88 (62.86%) VB.NET
3 77 (55.00%) C#
4 63 (45.00%) SQL
5 29 (20.71%) VBA
6 20 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 13 (9.29%) JavaScript
8 10 (7.14%) PowerShell
9 9 (6.43%) C++
10 5 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.57%) Python
11 4 (2.86%) COBOL
12 3 (2.14%) C
12 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.43%) VBScript
14 1 (0.71%) C-shell
14 1 (0.71%) Java
14 1 (0.71%) PHP
14 1 (0.71%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) Degree
2 5 (3.57%) HND
3 4 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.14%) HNC
4 3 (2.14%) MCP
4 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) TickIT
2 2 (1.43%) Basel II
2 2 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 39 (27.86%) Microsoft
2 30 (21.43%) Oracle
3 8 (5.71%) SAP
4 3 (2.14%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.43%) Cognos
5 2 (1.43%) Siebel
5 2 (1.43%) Sybase
6 1 (0.71%) Capita
6 1 (0.71%) IBM
6 1 (0.71%) Motorola
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