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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 477 430 407
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -23
Contract jobs citing VB6 96 141 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.74% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 88 92
Average daily rate
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£295 £330 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 22
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
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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
19327 19145 20502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.08% 39.65% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12333 12354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 389 507 709
Average hourly rate £34.25 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 16 September 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 16 September 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
South East +2 24 £260 -27.77% 12
North West +2 19 £285 -5.00% 5
London -21 18 £269 -30.64% 7
Yorkshire -9 12 £310 +8.77% 11
West Midlands -29 5 £308 +16.03% 8
East of England -33 4 £325 -13.33% 2
East Midlands -8 1 £250 -28.57% 1
South West -25 1 - - 11
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VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 216 (100.00%) VB
2 142 (65.74%) .NET
3 134 (62.04%) SQL Server
4 107 (49.54%) SQL
5 89 (41.20%) C#
6 64 (29.63%) VB.NET
7 62 (28.70%) JavaScript
8 53 (24.54%) ASP.NET
9 52 (24.07%) HTML
9 52 (24.07%) Oracle
10 51 (23.61%) XML
11 46 (21.30%) Windows
12 44 (20.37%) VBScript
13 41 (18.98%) CSS
14 35 (16.20%) Microsoft
15 33 (15.28%) IIS
15 33 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
16 32 (14.81%) SQL Server 2000
16 32 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
17 30 (13.89%) Java
18 27 (12.50%) PL/SQL
19 26 (12.04%) VBA
19 26 (12.04%) WCF
20 25 (11.57%) Finance
20 25 (11.57%) DTS
20 25 (11.57%) Visual Studio
20 25 (11.57%) Oracle Database
21 24 (11.11%) MS Excel
21 24 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
22 23 (10.65%) .NET Framework

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (15.28%) IIS
2 10 (4.63%) Documentum
3 9 (4.17%) Tuxedo
4 5 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.39%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.46%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.46%) Apache
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.39%) HTTP
1 3 (1.39%) Intranet
2 2 (0.93%) SSL
3 1 (0.46%) VPN
3 1 (0.46%) DNS
3 1 (0.46%) LDAP
3 1 (0.46%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (62.04%) SQL Server
2 32 (14.81%) SQL Server 2000
2 32 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (11.57%) Oracle Database
3 25 (11.57%) DTS
4 24 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (7.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (4.63%) Ingres
7 8 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (3.24%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.31%) MS Access
11 4 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.39%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.39%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.93%) OLAP
14 1 (0.46%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 25 (11.57%) Visual Studio
2 19 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.63%) NUnit
4 9 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.24%) MSBuild
5 7 (3.24%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (1.85%) ClearQuest
8 3 (1.39%) Moq
8 3 (1.39%) Subversion
8 3 (1.39%) Maven
8 3 (1.39%) JIRA
8 3 (1.39%) Selenium
9 2 (0.93%) JUnit
10 1 (0.46%) T4 Templates
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.46%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.46%) Toad
General
1 25 (11.57%) Finance
2 4 (1.85%) Back Office
2 4 (1.85%) Banking
2 4 (1.85%) Marketing
3 3 (1.39%) Retail
3 3 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.46%) Publishing
4 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.46%) German Language
Job Titles
1 163 (75.46%) Developer
2 80 (37.04%) VB Developer
3 71 (32.87%) VB6 Developer
4 42 (19.44%) .NET Developer
5 26 (12.04%) Analyst
6 22 (10.19%) Programmer
7 21 (9.72%) C# Developer
8 18 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
9 15 (6.94%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (6.02%) Senior Developer
11 12 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
12 10 (4.63%) Software Developer
12 10 (4.63%) Technical Support
12 10 (4.63%) Oracle Developer
13 9 (4.17%) Applications Support
13 9 (4.17%) Senior VB Developer
13 9 (4.17%) Senior VB6 Developer
14 8 (3.70%) VB Programmer
14 8 (3.70%) Support Analyst
14 8 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (65.74%) .NET
2 53 (24.54%) ASP.NET
3 52 (24.07%) HTML
4 51 (23.61%) XML
5 41 (18.98%) CSS
6 26 (12.04%) WCF
7 23 (10.65%) .NET Framework
8 22 (10.19%) COM+
9 21 (9.72%) Classic ASP
10 19 (8.80%) ActiveX
11 17 (7.87%) jQuery
11 17 (7.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 15 (6.94%) JSON
12 15 (6.94%) XSLT
12 15 (6.94%) Web Services
13 12 (5.56%) XSL
13 12 (5.56%) WPF
14 11 (5.09%) XSD
14 11 (5.09%) WinForms
15 9 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.24%) W3C
3 3 (1.39%) Fixed Income
3 3 (1.39%) N-Tier
4 2 (0.93%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.46%) Derivative
5 1 (0.46%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (0.46%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 46 (21.30%) Windows
2 17 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (5.56%) UNIX
5 10 (4.63%) Windows XP
5 10 (4.63%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.93%) Solaris
7 1 (0.46%) Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (10.19%) OO
3 17 (7.87%) SOA
4 16 (7.41%) MVC
5 15 (6.94%) CRM
6 14 (6.48%) MVVM
7 13 (6.02%) Software Engineering
8 11 (5.09%) TDD
8 11 (5.09%) Migration
8 11 (5.09%) Unit Testing
9 10 (4.63%) Performance Testing
10 9 (4.17%) Project Management
11 8 (3.70%) UML
12 7 (3.24%) OOD
12 7 (3.24%) Systems Analysis
12 7 (3.24%) Use Case
13 6 (2.78%) Quality Management
13 6 (2.78%) OOP
13 6 (2.78%) Data Modelling
13 6 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 216 (100.00%) VB
2 107 (49.54%) SQL
3 89 (41.20%) C#
4 64 (29.63%) VB.NET
5 62 (28.70%) JavaScript
6 44 (20.37%) VBScript
7 30 (13.89%) Java
8 27 (12.50%) PL/SQL
9 26 (12.04%) VBA
10 22 (10.19%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.63%) C
11 10 (4.63%) C++
12 9 (4.17%) Shell Script
12 9 (4.17%) XAML
13 6 (2.78%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.31%) Perl
15 1 (0.46%) COBOL
15 1 (0.46%) Delphi
15 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (1.85%) SC Cleared
1 4 (1.85%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.39%) Degree
3 2 (0.93%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.48%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 52 (24.07%) Oracle
2 35 (16.20%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.63%) Sybase
4 5 (2.31%) Business Objects
5 4 (1.85%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.39%) Telerik
6 3 (1.39%) Citrix
7 1 (0.46%) Sage
7 1 (0.46%) EMC
7 1 (0.46%) SAP
7 1 (0.46%) IBM
7 1 (0.46%) Northgate
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