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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 468 460 410
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -50
Contract jobs citing VB6 115 123 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 0.66% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 72 65
Average daily rate
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£300 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
19023 18515 15928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.65% 37.33% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12526 12216 10008
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 434 579
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.40 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £18.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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
Yorkshire -28 30 £300 -4.76% 4
London +8 28 £438 +32.07% 6
South East -37 19 £319 -8.92% 12
North East - 17 £295 - 4
South West -1 7 £343 +24.54% 1
West Midlands -15 6 - - 12
East of England -10 3 - - 2
North West -24 3 £300 -17.24% 4
East Midlands -6 2 £338 +28.57% 3
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VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 200 (100.00%) VB
2 161 (80.50%) .NET
3 118 (59.00%) SQL Server
4 105 (52.50%) C#
5 103 (51.50%) SQL
6 78 (39.00%) VB.NET
7 63 (31.50%) Microsoft
8 50 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 47 (23.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 44 (22.00%) SQL Server 2000
11 43 (21.50%) ASP.NET
12 40 (20.00%) Oracle
12 40 (20.00%) XML
13 39 (19.50%) HTML
14 38 (19.00%) T-SQL
15 37 (18.50%) Web Services
16 36 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
16 36 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 35 (17.50%) PL/SQL
18 33 (16.50%) Finance
19 32 (16.00%) Windows
20 31 (15.50%) WCF
21 29 (14.50%) JavaScript
22 28 (14.00%) IBM
23 27 (13.50%) CSS
23 27 (13.50%) SQL Server 2012
24 25 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
24 25 (12.50%) Manufacturing
25 24 (12.00%) TDD
25 24 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 23 (11.50%) IIS
2 8 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.00%) MTS
4 3 (1.50%) Apache
4 3 (1.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.00%) CMS
5 2 (1.00%) Confluence
5 2 (1.00%) Node.js
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.50%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.50%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.50%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 12 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Project
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.50%) FTP
2 9 (4.50%) Internet
3 2 (1.00%) Firewall
3 2 (1.00%) LDAP
3 2 (1.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (59.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (23.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (22.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 36 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (13.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (10.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (7.50%) Oracle Database
9 12 (6.00%) MS Access
10 6 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.00%) DTS
10 6 (3.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.50%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.50%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (1.50%) BusinessObjects XI
13 2 (1.00%) MySQL
13 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 50 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 24 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.00%) Subversion
4 9 (4.50%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.00%) JIRA
6 7 (3.50%) Maven
7 6 (3.00%) ClearQuest
8 5 (2.50%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (2.00%) ClearCase
9 4 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (2.00%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.50%) PVCS
10 3 (1.50%) WebSpeed
10 3 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (1.00%) MSBuild
11 2 (1.00%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.00%) NSubstitute
12 1 (0.50%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.50%) Introscope
12 1 (0.50%) JUnit
General
1 33 (16.50%) Finance
2 25 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.50%) French Language
3 5 (2.50%) Automotive
4 4 (2.00%) Back Office
5 3 (1.50%) Banking
5 3 (1.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.50%) Front Office
6 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 121 (60.50%) Developer
2 37 (18.50%) Programmer
3 35 (17.50%) .NET Developer
4 34 (17.00%) VB Developer
5 32 (16.00%) VB6 Developer
6 25 (12.50%) VB Programmer
7 16 (8.00%) Analyst
8 15 (7.50%) Applications Support
9 12 (6.00%) C# Developer
10 11 (5.50%) SQL Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Applications Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.50%) Analyst Programmer
12 9 (4.50%) VB.NET Developer
12 9 (4.50%) AWS Developer
13 8 (4.00%) Consultant
14 7 (3.50%) Architect
15 4 (2.00%) Integration Architect
15 4 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
15 4 (2.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (80.50%) .NET
2 43 (21.50%) ASP.NET
3 40 (20.00%) XML
4 39 (19.50%) HTML
5 37 (18.50%) Web Services
6 31 (15.50%) WCF
7 27 (13.50%) CSS
8 22 (11.00%) WinForms
9 20 (10.00%) WPF
10 13 (6.50%) .NET Framework
11 10 (5.00%) XSL
11 10 (5.00%) ADO
11 10 (5.00%) WF
12 8 (4.00%) Entity Framework
12 8 (4.00%) COM+
13 7 (3.50%) XSLT
13 7 (3.50%) ActiveX
13 7 (3.50%) XHTML
13 7 (3.50%) jQuery
13 7 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (2.00%) NHS
4 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.50%) User Experience
4 3 (1.50%) Equities
4 3 (1.50%) Derivative
5 1 (0.50%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.50%) Life Science
5 1 (0.50%) CMDB
5 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.50%) Open Source
5 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.00%) Windows
2 6 (3.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.50%) Linux
3 5 (2.50%) Windows XP
3 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.00%) UNIX
5 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.00%) Solaris
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (12.00%) TDD
3 22 (11.00%) OO
3 22 (11.00%) Unit Testing
4 18 (9.00%) MVC
5 13 (6.50%) SOA
6 12 (6.00%) Software Engineering
7 11 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (4.50%) Scrum
9 8 (4.00%) Asset Management
9 8 (4.00%) CRM
9 8 (4.00%) OOP
10 7 (3.50%) Workflow
10 7 (3.50%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.00%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (3.00%) Migration
11 6 (3.00%) Content Management
11 6 (3.00%) Software Deployment
12 5 (2.50%) System Testing
12 5 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (100.00%) VB
2 105 (52.50%) C#
3 103 (51.50%) SQL
4 78 (39.00%) VB.NET
5 38 (19.00%) T-SQL
6 35 (17.50%) PL/SQL
7 29 (14.50%) JavaScript
8 22 (11.00%) Java
9 19 (9.50%) VBScript
10 16 (8.00%) VBA
11 6 (3.00%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.00%) C++
12 5 (2.50%) PHP
13 3 (1.50%) Delphi
14 2 (1.00%) F#
14 2 (1.00%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.50%) XAML
15 1 (0.50%) Ruby
15 1 (0.50%) X++
15 1 (0.50%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 13 (6.50%) Degree
2 7 (3.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.00%) MCAD
3 4 (2.00%) MCSD
3 4 (2.00%) MCDBA
3 4 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.50%) MCP
4 1 (0.50%) OCP
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.50%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 63 (31.50%) Microsoft
2 40 (20.00%) Oracle
3 28 (14.00%) IBM
4 6 (3.00%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.00%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.50%) Sybase
6 3 (1.50%) Progress
6 3 (1.50%) CODA
6 3 (1.50%) Sculptor
7 2 (1.00%) BEA
7 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.50%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.50%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.50%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.50%) OpenText
8 1 (0.50%) Vignette
8 1 (0.50%) Siebel
8 1 (0.50%) Adobe
8 1 (0.50%) Sun
8 1 (0.50%) Citrix
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago