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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 485 417 391
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -26
Contract jobs citing VB6 100 144 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.78% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 88 80
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£327 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £327 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.05% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.28%
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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
19473 18350 18279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.37% 38.61% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13330 11983 11218
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 515 626
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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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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
London +21 45 £375 -5.06% 7
North East - 16 £330 -
East Midlands -1 8 £250 -5.66% 1
North West -5 7 £300 -7.69% 8
South East -46 7 £350 +27.27% 5
East of England -14 6 £205 -36.92% 2
West Midlands -21 6 £350 +9.37% 8
Yorkshire -41 3 £323 +2.38% 5
South West -34 2 £341 +24.09% 7
VB6
UK

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 197 (100.00%) VB
2 135 (68.53%) .NET
3 111 (56.35%) SQL Server
4 108 (54.82%) SQL
5 78 (39.59%) C#
6 64 (32.49%) VB.NET
7 55 (27.92%) Oracle
8 47 (23.86%) JavaScript
9 46 (23.35%) ASP.NET
10 44 (22.34%) XML
11 41 (20.81%) VBScript
12 37 (18.78%) PL/SQL
13 33 (16.75%) HTML
13 33 (16.75%) IIS
14 31 (15.74%) Windows
14 31 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (15.23%) Oracle Database
16 29 (14.72%) Java
17 27 (13.71%) SQL Server 2008
18 25 (12.69%) SQL Server 2000
18 25 (12.69%) CSS
18 25 (12.69%) Finance
19 24 (12.18%) WCF
20 23 (11.68%) OO
21 22 (11.17%) T-SQL
22 21 (10.66%) VBA
23 20 (10.15%) Microsoft
24 18 (9.14%) ActiveX
24 18 (9.14%) UNIX
25 17 (8.63%) COM+

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 33 (16.75%) IIS
2 14 (7.11%) Tuxedo
3 8 (4.06%) Documentum
4 6 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.03%) MTS
6 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.02%) SAS
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.51%) MS Project
3 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.55%) CODA-Financials
2 6 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.02%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) HTTP
1 2 (1.02%) SSL
2 1 (0.51%) VPN
2 1 (0.51%) DNS
2 1 (0.51%) LDAP
2 1 (0.51%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (56.35%) SQL Server
2 30 (15.23%) Oracle Database
3 27 (13.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (12.69%) SQL Server 2000
5 14 (7.11%) DTS
6 13 (6.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (4.06%) Relational Database
10 7 (3.55%) BusinessObjects XI
11 5 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (2.54%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
13 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (1.02%) Ingres
13 2 (1.02%) MS Access
14 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.51%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 16 (8.12%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.05%) NUnit
4 3 (1.52%) JUnit
4 3 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.52%) Maven
4 3 (1.52%) Selenium
4 3 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.52%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (1.52%) Moq
4 3 (1.52%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.02%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.51%) Subversion
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.51%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.51%) Toad
6 1 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 25 (12.69%) Finance
2 9 (4.57%) Banking
3 5 (2.54%) Back Office
4 3 (1.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
6 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 140 (71.07%) Developer
2 52 (26.40%) VB Developer
3 48 (24.37%) VB6 Developer
4 44 (22.34%) .NET Developer
5 26 (13.20%) Analyst
6 18 (9.14%) VB.NET Developer
7 16 (8.12%) Programmer
7 16 (8.12%) Applications Support
8 15 (7.61%) C# Developer
9 14 (7.11%) Support Analyst
10 11 (5.58%) Applications Developer
11 10 (5.08%) Senior Developer
11 10 (5.08%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (5.08%) Software Developer
11 10 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (4.06%) VB Programmer
13 7 (3.55%) Architect
13 7 (3.55%) Technical Support
13 7 (3.55%) Analyst Programmer
13 7 (3.55%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (68.53%) .NET
2 46 (23.35%) ASP.NET
3 44 (22.34%) XML
4 33 (16.75%) HTML
5 25 (12.69%) CSS
6 24 (12.18%) WCF
7 18 (9.14%) ActiveX
8 17 (8.63%) COM+
9 14 (7.11%) XSD
9 14 (7.11%) .NET Framework
10 12 (6.09%) Web Services
10 12 (6.09%) XSL
11 11 (5.58%) XSLT
12 10 (5.08%) Classic ASP
12 10 (5.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 10 (5.08%) jQuery
13 6 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (3.05%) ADO
13 6 (3.05%) WinForms
14 5 (2.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.52%) W3C
2 3 (1.52%) Derivative
3 2 (1.02%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.02%) Equities
3 2 (1.02%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.51%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.51%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.51%) User Experience
4 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.51%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.51%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.74%) Windows
2 18 (9.14%) UNIX
3 13 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.05%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.02%) Solaris
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (11.68%) OO
3 15 (7.61%) MVC
3 15 (7.61%) Performance Testing
4 14 (7.11%) CRM
5 12 (6.09%) Software Engineering
6 10 (5.08%) SOA
6 10 (5.08%) Unit Testing
7 8 (4.06%) OOA/OOD
7 8 (4.06%) TDD
8 7 (3.55%) Migration
8 7 (3.55%) OOP
9 6 (3.05%) Project Management
9 6 (3.05%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.05%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.54%) MVVM
10 5 (2.54%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.54%) Data Modelling
10 5 (2.54%) OOD
11 4 (2.03%) UML
Programming Languages
1 197 (100.00%) VB
2 108 (54.82%) SQL
3 78 (39.59%) C#
4 64 (32.49%) VB.NET
5 47 (23.86%) JavaScript
6 41 (20.81%) VBScript
7 37 (18.78%) PL/SQL
8 29 (14.72%) Java
9 22 (11.17%) T-SQL
10 21 (10.66%) VBA
11 16 (8.12%) C
12 14 (7.11%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.54%) C++
14 4 (2.03%) Perl
14 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.52%) COBOL
16 2 (1.02%) XAML
17 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (2.03%) Degree
2 2 (1.02%) APMP
3 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.05%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 55 (27.92%) Oracle
2 20 (10.15%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.58%) Sybase
4 8 (4.06%) Business Objects
5 7 (3.55%) CODA
6 3 (1.52%) Telerik
6 3 (1.52%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.02%) Northgate
8 1 (0.51%) Sage
8 1 (0.51%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.51%) Citrix
8 1 (0.51%) IBM
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Rate: £270 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £310 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
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Connectus
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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