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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 508 455 468
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +13
Contract jobs citing VB6 90 114 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.62% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 70 45
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £427 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £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
19814 18455 18024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.34% 37.37% 38.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13535 12014 11384
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 389 524
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.95 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
London +5 23 £391 -4.10% 5
South West +5 12 £330 +33.33% 2
East Midlands +1 12 £313 +35.86% 3
Yorkshire -49 11 £325 +1.56% 4
East of England -1 8 £313 -10.71% 2
South East -29 8 £338 +48.35% 9
West Midlands +6 7 £288 -4.16% 9
North East -21 7 £338 - 2
North West -30 3 £306 +5.60% 7
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VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
2 167 (83.50%) .NET
3 126 (63.00%) SQL Server
4 108 (54.00%) C#
5 99 (49.50%) SQL
6 92 (46.00%) VB.NET
7 60 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 57 (28.50%) HTML
8 57 (28.50%) Visual Studio
8 57 (28.50%) ASP.NET
9 46 (23.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 46 (23.00%) XML
9 46 (23.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 42 (21.00%) JavaScript
11 41 (20.50%) CSS
12 40 (20.00%) Windows
12 40 (20.00%) T-SQL
12 40 (20.00%) Finance
13 39 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 34 (17.00%) Oracle
15 33 (16.50%) Web Services
16 30 (15.00%) WCF
16 30 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
17 29 (14.50%) WinForms
18 28 (14.00%) TDD
18 28 (14.00%) IBM
19 27 (13.50%) IIS
19 27 (13.50%) SQL Server 2012
20 26 (13.00%) MVC

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 27 (13.50%) IIS
2 8 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.50%) CMS
3 3 (1.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.50%) JBoss
3 3 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (1.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.00%) Apache
4 2 (1.00%) MTS
4 2 (1.00%) Node.js
5 1 (0.50%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.50%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.50%) FTP
2 12 (6.00%) Internet
3 4 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.50%) DNS
4 3 (1.50%) SSL
4 3 (1.50%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.00%) LDAP
5 2 (1.00%) SMTP
6 1 (0.50%) HTTP
6 1 (0.50%) SNMP
6 1 (0.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (63.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (23.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 46 (23.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (13.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (11.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (4.50%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.50%) MS Access
8 7 (3.50%) DTS
9 6 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.00%) MySQL
12 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.50%) IDMS
13 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 57 (28.50%) Visual Studio
2 30 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.00%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.50%) Subversion
5 11 (5.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (5.00%) JIRA
7 8 (4.00%) Maven
8 5 (2.50%) ClearQuest
8 5 (2.50%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (2.00%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.50%) FinalBuilder
10 3 (1.50%) WebSpeed
10 3 (1.50%) PVCS
11 2 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (1.00%) AccuRev
11 2 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (1.00%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.00%) NSubstitute
12 1 (0.50%) GCC
General
1 40 (20.00%) Finance
2 25 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.50%) French Language
4 4 (2.00%) Retail
4 4 (2.00%) Automotive
5 3 (1.50%) Legal
6 2 (1.00%) Back Office
6 2 (1.00%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Advertising
7 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 132 (66.00%) Developer
2 52 (26.00%) .NET Developer
3 42 (21.00%) VB Developer
4 37 (18.50%) VB6 Developer
5 30 (15.00%) Programmer
6 23 (11.50%) C# Developer
7 21 (10.50%) VB Programmer
8 20 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
9 12 (6.00%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.00%) Analyst
10 8 (4.00%) Consultant
10 8 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (3.00%) AWS Developer
11 6 (3.00%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.00%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (2.50%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.50%) Architect
13 4 (2.00%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (83.50%) .NET
2 57 (28.50%) HTML
2 57 (28.50%) ASP.NET
3 46 (23.00%) XML
4 41 (20.50%) CSS
5 33 (16.50%) Web Services
6 30 (15.00%) WCF
7 29 (14.50%) WinForms
8 25 (12.50%) WPF
9 24 (12.00%) .NET Framework
10 15 (7.50%) jQuery
11 14 (7.00%) XSL
11 14 (7.00%) ADO.NET
12 12 (6.00%) COM+
13 9 (4.50%) SOAP
13 9 (4.50%) XHTML
14 8 (4.00%) WF
14 8 (4.00%) HTML5
14 8 (4.00%) Entity Framework
14 8 (4.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.50%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.50%) NHS
2 5 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.50%) Life Science
5 1 (0.50%) CMDB
5 1 (0.50%) Wiki
5 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.50%) Online Games
5 1 (0.50%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.50%) iPhone
5 1 (0.50%) EPoS
5 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.00%) UNIX
4 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.50%) Linux
5 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.00%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.00%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.50%) zOS
6 1 (0.50%) VME
6 1 (0.50%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (14.00%) TDD
3 26 (13.00%) MVC
4 21 (10.50%) Unit Testing
4 21 (10.50%) SDLC
5 20 (10.00%) OO
6 16 (8.00%) SOA
7 14 (7.00%) Migration
8 11 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (5.00%) Scrum
10 9 (4.50%) Software Engineering
11 8 (4.00%) Project Management
11 8 (4.00%) CRM
11 8 (4.00%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.50%) System Testing
12 7 (3.50%) Time Management
12 7 (3.50%) Kanban
12 7 (3.50%) E-Commerce
13 6 (3.00%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (3.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 200 (100.00%) VB
2 108 (54.00%) C#
3 99 (49.50%) SQL
4 92 (46.00%) VB.NET
5 42 (21.00%) JavaScript
6 40 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 22 (11.00%) PL/SQL
8 16 (8.00%) VBScript
9 14 (7.00%) PowerShell
10 13 (6.50%) C++
11 8 (4.00%) Java
12 7 (3.50%) VBA
13 5 (2.50%) Perl
14 4 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.50%) PHP
15 3 (1.50%) Delphi
15 3 (1.50%) VC++
16 2 (1.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 2 (1.00%) XAML
16 2 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (7.50%) Degree
2 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.00%) MCDBA
3 4 (2.00%) MCAD
3 4 (2.00%) MCSD
3 4 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) HL7
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 60 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.00%) Oracle
3 28 (14.00%) IBM
4 4 (2.00%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.50%) Sculptor
5 3 (1.50%) Progress
6 2 (1.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.50%) BEA
7 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.50%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.50%) Perforce
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