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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 501 483 448
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -35
Contract jobs citing VB6 88 94 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.50% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 64 70
Average daily rate
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£328 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.93% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £216 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £290 £298
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -2.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.25
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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
20515 18848 19009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.60% 37.46% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 12142 12158
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 383 513
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +25 23 £400 +3.22% 6
West Midlands +7 12 £375 +21.95% 6
South West -2 12 £275 +11.11% 2
East Midlands - 12 £313 - 6
East of England +8 8 £313 -7.40% 2
North East -20 8 £338 - 1
South East -37 7 £331 +39.47% 7
Yorkshire -45 5 £340 +6.25% 2
North West -45 2 £306 +7.45% 3
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VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 189 (100.00%) VB
2 160 (84.66%) .NET
3 125 (66.14%) SQL Server
4 94 (49.74%) C#
5 91 (48.15%) VB.NET
6 88 (46.56%) SQL
7 67 (35.45%) Microsoft
8 58 (30.69%) HTML
9 56 (29.63%) ASP.NET
10 54 (28.57%) Visual Studio
11 46 (24.34%) SQL Server 2000
12 45 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 43 (22.75%) JavaScript
14 40 (21.16%) XML
14 40 (21.16%) Windows
15 37 (19.58%) T-SQL
16 35 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 34 (17.99%) Finance
17 34 (17.99%) Oracle
17 34 (17.99%) CSS
18 31 (16.40%) IIS
19 29 (15.34%) WinForms
19 29 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
20 26 (13.76%) Web Services
20 26 (13.76%) IBM
20 26 (13.76%) Team Foundation Server
20 26 (13.76%) SQL Server 2012
21 25 (13.23%) SQL Server 2005
22 24 (12.70%) .NET Framework
23 23 (12.17%) Manufacturing

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (16.40%) IIS
2 4 (2.12%) JBoss
2 4 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (2.12%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.12%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.06%) CMS
4 2 (1.06%) Tuxedo
4 2 (1.06%) MTS
5 1 (0.53%) Apache
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.53%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 16 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.64%) FTP
2 11 (5.82%) Internet
3 5 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.12%) DNS
4 4 (2.12%) SSL
4 4 (2.12%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.53%) LDAP
5 1 (0.53%) HTTP
5 1 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (66.14%) SQL Server
2 46 (24.34%) SQL Server 2000
3 45 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (13.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (13.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (11.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.70%) DTS
8 7 (3.70%) Oracle Database
9 6 (3.17%) MS Access
9 6 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.65%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.59%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (1.06%) DB2
13 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
13 2 (1.06%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 2 (1.06%) Cognos Event Studio
Development Applications
1 54 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 26 (13.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (5.82%) Subversion
4 10 (5.29%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (3.70%) JIRA
7 4 (2.12%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.12%) ClearQuest
8 3 (1.59%) Maven
8 3 (1.59%) FinalBuilder
9 2 (1.06%) AccuRev
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.06%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.53%) InterDev
10 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.53%) GCC
10 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
General
1 34 (17.99%) Finance
2 23 (12.17%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.65%) Banking
3 5 (2.65%) Retail
3 5 (2.65%) French Language
4 4 (2.12%) Automotive
5 3 (1.59%) Games
6 1 (0.53%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.53%) Front Office
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 122 (64.55%) Developer
2 53 (28.04%) .NET Developer
3 36 (19.05%) VB Developer
4 30 (15.87%) VB6 Developer
5 24 (12.70%) VB.NET Developer
6 23 (12.17%) Programmer
7 22 (11.64%) C# Developer
8 18 (9.52%) VB Programmer
9 11 (5.82%) Senior Developer
10 10 (5.29%) Analyst
10 10 (5.29%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (4.23%) Consultant
12 7 (3.70%) Applications Support
13 6 (3.17%) Support Engineer
13 6 (3.17%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
14 5 (2.65%) Architect
14 5 (2.65%) Senior .NET Developer
15 4 (2.12%) CRM Consultant
15 4 (2.12%) Senior C# Developer
15 4 (2.12%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (84.66%) .NET
2 58 (30.69%) HTML
3 56 (29.63%) ASP.NET
4 40 (21.16%) XML
5 34 (17.99%) CSS
6 29 (15.34%) WinForms
7 26 (13.76%) Web Services
8 24 (12.70%) .NET Framework
9 21 (11.11%) WCF
10 19 (10.05%) WPF
11 15 (7.94%) ADO.NET
11 15 (7.94%) jQuery
12 12 (6.35%) COM+
12 12 (6.35%) XSL
13 8 (4.23%) XHTML
14 7 (3.70%) Ajax
14 7 (3.70%) HTML5
14 7 (3.70%) Entity Framework
14 7 (3.70%) AngularJS
15 6 (3.17%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.17%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.65%) NHS
4 4 (2.12%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.59%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.59%) Online Games
5 3 (1.59%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.06%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.06%) Wiki
6 2 (1.06%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.53%) EPoS
7 1 (0.53%) Life Science
7 1 (0.53%) CMDB
7 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.53%) Derivative
7 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.16%) Windows
2 9 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.65%) UNIX
4 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.59%) Linux
6 2 (1.06%) zOS
6 2 (1.06%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.06%) Android
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.53%) VME
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (12.17%) MVC
3 21 (11.11%) TDD
4 20 (10.58%) SDLC
5 19 (10.05%) OO
6 18 (9.52%) Migration
7 11 (5.82%) SOA
7 11 (5.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (5.82%) Unit Testing
8 9 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 9 (4.76%) Scrum
9 8 (4.23%) Project Management
9 8 (4.23%) CRM
10 7 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (3.17%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.17%) System Testing
11 6 (3.17%) Time Management
11 6 (3.17%) Kanban
11 6 (3.17%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 189 (100.00%) VB
2 94 (49.74%) C#
3 91 (48.15%) VB.NET
4 88 (46.56%) SQL
5 43 (22.75%) JavaScript
6 37 (19.58%) T-SQL
7 17 (8.99%) PL/SQL
8 16 (8.47%) VBScript
9 13 (6.88%) C++
10 11 (5.82%) PowerShell
11 9 (4.76%) VBA
12 5 (2.65%) Perl
13 4 (2.12%) Java
13 4 (2.12%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.59%) COBOL
14 3 (1.59%) VC++
15 2 (1.06%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.06%) XAML
15 2 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (7.41%) Degree
2 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.12%) MCDBA
3 4 (2.12%) MCAD
3 4 (2.12%) MCSD
3 4 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) HL7
2 2 (1.06%) TickIT
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 67 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.99%) Oracle
3 26 (13.76%) IBM
4 3 (1.59%) Cognos
4 3 (1.59%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.59%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.53%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.53%) Perforce
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