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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 500 437 453
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +16
Contract jobs citing VB6 86 119 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.66% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 70 50
Average daily rate
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£325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £441 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
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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
19485 18017 17104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.45% 37.62% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13289 11823 10727
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
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 £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 379 549
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.02 £15.33 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.50 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 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 3 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 -9 22 £413 +2.86% 5
South West -4 12 £330 +26.92% 5
East Midlands 0 10 £313 +35.86% 4
Yorkshire -44 10 £325 +1.56% 7
North East -15 9 £288 - 3
East of England -4 8 £300 -25.00%
West Midlands +5 7 £275 - 3
South East -27 7 £338 +40.62% 12
North West -28 2 £313 +4.16% 4
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VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 195 (100.00%) VB
2 163 (83.59%) .NET
3 121 (62.05%) SQL Server
4 101 (51.79%) C#
5 100 (51.28%) SQL
6 86 (44.10%) VB.NET
7 58 (29.74%) Microsoft
8 55 (28.21%) Visual Studio
9 50 (25.64%) HTML
9 50 (25.64%) ASP.NET
10 46 (23.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 45 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
12 42 (21.54%) XML
13 41 (21.03%) T-SQL
14 40 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 37 (18.97%) Finance
17 36 (18.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 35 (17.95%) Windows
19 34 (17.44%) CSS
20 33 (16.92%) Oracle
21 30 (15.38%) Web Services
22 28 (14.36%) WinForms
23 27 (13.85%) WCF
23 27 (13.85%) IBM
24 26 (13.33%) TDD
24 26 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
24 26 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
25 25 (12.82%) IIS
26 24 (12.31%) Manufacturing

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 25 (12.82%) IIS
2 8 (4.10%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.54%) CMS
3 3 (1.54%) Apache
4 2 (1.03%) MTS
4 2 (1.03%) Confluence
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.03%) Node.js
5 1 (0.51%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.51%) JBoss
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.28%) FTP
2 12 (6.15%) Internet
3 2 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.03%) LDAP
3 2 (1.03%) SMTP
4 1 (0.51%) HTTP
4 1 (0.51%) SNMP
4 1 (0.51%) DNS
4 1 (0.51%) SSL
4 1 (0.51%) Firewall
4 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (62.05%) SQL Server
2 46 (23.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 36 (18.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (10.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (9.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (4.62%) Oracle Database
8 9 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (4.10%) DTS
10 7 (3.59%) MS Access
11 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (1.03%) MySQL
13 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
14 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (28.21%) Visual Studio
2 26 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.18%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.67%) Subversion
5 10 (5.13%) JIRA
5 10 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (4.10%) Maven
7 5 (2.56%) ClearQuest
7 5 (2.56%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (2.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.05%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.54%) WebSpeed
9 3 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.54%) PVCS
9 3 (1.54%) FinalBuilder
10 2 (1.03%) NSubstitute
10 2 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (1.03%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.03%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.03%) AccuRev
General
1 37 (18.97%) Finance
2 24 (12.31%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.56%) French Language
4 4 (2.05%) Automotive
5 3 (1.54%) Legal
5 3 (1.54%) Retail
6 2 (1.03%) Banking
6 2 (1.03%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Advertising
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 125 (64.10%) Developer
2 45 (23.08%) VB Developer
3 41 (21.03%) .NET Developer
3 41 (21.03%) VB6 Developer
4 32 (16.41%) Programmer
5 23 (11.79%) VB Programmer
6 19 (9.74%) C# Developer
7 15 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
8 14 (7.18%) Senior Developer
9 10 (5.13%) Analyst
10 8 (4.10%) Consultant
10 8 (4.10%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.59%) AWS Developer
11 7 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (3.08%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (3.08%) Architect
12 6 (3.08%) Support Engineer
13 5 (2.56%) Applications Support
13 5 (2.56%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
14 4 (2.05%) Senior VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (83.59%) .NET
2 50 (25.64%) HTML
2 50 (25.64%) ASP.NET
3 42 (21.54%) XML
4 34 (17.44%) CSS
5 30 (15.38%) Web Services
6 28 (14.36%) WinForms
7 27 (13.85%) WCF
8 21 (10.77%) WPF
9 17 (8.72%) .NET Framework
10 14 (7.18%) jQuery
11 12 (6.15%) ADO.NET
12 10 (5.13%) ADO
12 10 (5.13%) XSL
13 9 (4.62%) SOAP
13 9 (4.62%) COM+
14 7 (3.59%) WF
14 7 (3.59%) HTML5
14 7 (3.59%) Entity Framework
14 7 (3.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.59%) NHS
3 5 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.03%) User Experience
5 2 (1.03%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.51%) Life Science
6 1 (0.51%) CMDB
6 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.51%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.51%) iPhone
6 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.51%) EPoS
6 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.95%) Windows
2 6 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.54%) Linux
3 3 (1.54%) UNIX
4 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.51%) Solaris
5 1 (0.51%) Android
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.33%) TDD
3 24 (12.31%) MVC
4 22 (11.28%) OO
4 22 (11.28%) SDLC
5 20 (10.26%) Unit Testing
6 15 (7.69%) SOA
7 14 (7.18%) Migration
8 11 (5.64%) Software Engineering
8 11 (5.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (5.13%) Scrum
10 8 (4.10%) CRM
11 7 (3.59%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.59%) System Testing
12 6 (3.08%) Time Management
12 6 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (3.08%) Data Migration
12 6 (3.08%) Data Transformation
12 6 (3.08%) OOP
12 6 (3.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (100.00%) VB
2 101 (51.79%) C#
3 100 (51.28%) SQL
4 86 (44.10%) VB.NET
5 41 (21.03%) T-SQL
6 39 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 23 (11.79%) PL/SQL
8 19 (9.74%) VBScript
9 11 (5.64%) C++
9 11 (5.64%) Java
9 11 (5.64%) PowerShell
10 10 (5.13%) VBA
11 4 (2.05%) Perl
12 3 (1.54%) PHP
12 3 (1.54%) Delphi
12 3 (1.54%) VC++
12 3 (1.54%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.03%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.03%) F#
13 2 (1.03%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 16 (8.21%) Degree
2 5 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.05%) MCDBA
3 4 (2.05%) MCAD
3 4 (2.05%) MCSD
4 1 (0.51%) HND
4 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.13%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) HL7
2 2 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.10%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 58 (29.74%) Microsoft
2 33 (16.92%) Oracle
3 27 (13.85%) IBM
4 3 (1.54%) Progress
4 3 (1.54%) Sculptor
5 2 (1.03%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.51%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.51%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.51%) Vignette
6 1 (0.51%) Siebel
6 1 (0.51%) BEA
6 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.51%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.51%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.51%) Metastorm
6 1 (0.51%) Perforce
6 1 (0.51%) OpenText
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