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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 488 401 416
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +15
Contract jobs citing VB6 91 151 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.85% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 79 64
Average daily rate
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£310 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £248 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.90% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.42%
VB6
UK

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
18849 17849 16993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.02% 38.12% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13036 11536 10558
Average daily rate £400 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 519 695
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
London +26 42 £369 -6.64% 7
South West -18 15 £303 +11.00% 2
East of England -18 8 £205 -33.87% 3
East Midlands +7 7 - - 3
West Midlands -14 7 £275 +14.58% 7
South East -48 5 £350 +34.61% 7
North West -11 3 £325 - 4
Yorkshire -55 2 £325 +1.56%
North East - 2 £376 - 2
VB6
UK

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 190 (100.00%) VB
2 128 (67.37%) .NET
3 107 (56.32%) SQL
4 100 (52.63%) SQL Server
5 72 (37.89%) C#
6 60 (31.58%) Oracle
7 55 (28.95%) VB.NET
8 47 (24.74%) PL/SQL
9 44 (23.16%) JavaScript
10 40 (21.05%) ASP.NET
11 38 (20.00%) Oracle Database
12 37 (19.47%) XML
13 32 (16.84%) Microsoft
14 31 (16.32%) VBScript
15 29 (15.26%) Java
16 27 (14.21%) IIS
16 27 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (13.16%) Finance
17 25 (13.16%) HTML
18 24 (12.63%) SQL Server 2008
19 23 (12.11%) CSS
20 22 (11.58%) Windows
20 22 (11.58%) WCF
21 21 (11.05%) T-SQL
22 20 (10.53%) OO
22 20 (10.53%) UNIX
23 17 (8.95%) ActiveX
23 17 (8.95%) VBA
23 17 (8.95%) C
23 17 (8.95%) SQL Server 2000

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (14.21%) IIS
2 15 (7.89%) Tuxedo
3 6 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.11%) MTS
5 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.05%) Documentum
6 2 (1.05%) SAS
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.53%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.53%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.05%) MS Project
2 2 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.26%) CODA-Financials
2 6 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.05%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.05%) HTTP
1 2 (1.05%) SSL
2 1 (0.53%) VPN
2 1 (0.53%) DNS
2 1 (0.53%) LDAP
2 1 (0.53%) DHCP
2 1 (0.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 38 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 24 (12.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (8.95%) SQL Server 2000
5 12 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (5.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (5.26%) BusinessObjects XI
7 10 (5.26%) MS Access
7 10 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (3.16%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (3.16%) DTS
9 6 (3.16%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.58%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (1.05%) Ingres
12 1 (0.53%) SQL Navigator
12 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.53%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (6.32%) Visual Studio
1 12 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.58%) Selenium
2 3 (1.58%) JUnit
2 3 (1.58%) Moq
2 3 (1.58%) NUnit
3 2 (1.05%) Subversion
3 2 (1.05%) Maven
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.53%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.53%) Toad
4 1 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.53%) ClearQuest
General
1 25 (13.16%) Finance
2 8 (4.21%) Banking
3 6 (3.16%) Back Office
4 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.58%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) German Language
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (67.37%) Developer
2 43 (22.63%) VB Developer
3 38 (20.00%) VB6 Developer
4 34 (17.89%) .NET Developer
5 30 (15.79%) Analyst
6 21 (11.05%) Programmer
7 16 (8.42%) Applications Support
8 13 (6.84%) Support Analyst
9 12 (6.32%) Analyst Programmer
9 12 (6.32%) VB.NET Developer
10 11 (5.79%) C# Developer
11 10 (5.26%) Applications Developer
11 10 (5.26%) Software Developer
11 10 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (5.26%) VB Programmer
12 9 (4.74%) Financial Analyst
13 8 (4.21%) Architect
13 8 (4.21%) Senior Developer
14 7 (3.68%) Software Engineer
14 7 (3.68%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (67.37%) .NET
2 40 (21.05%) ASP.NET
3 37 (19.47%) XML
4 25 (13.16%) HTML
5 23 (12.11%) CSS
6 22 (11.58%) WCF
7 17 (8.95%) ActiveX
8 14 (7.37%) XSD
8 14 (7.37%) Web Services
9 12 (6.32%) XSL
10 10 (5.26%) .NET Framework
11 9 (4.74%) XSLT
11 9 (4.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (4.21%) Classic ASP
13 7 (3.68%) COM+
13 7 (3.68%) jQuery
13 7 (3.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 7 (3.68%) WPF
14 6 (3.16%) XHTML
15 5 (2.63%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.05%) Data Integration
2 2 (1.05%) Equities
2 2 (1.05%) Derivative
2 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
2 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.53%) Data Conversion
3 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.53%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.53%) Ergonomics
3 1 (0.53%) Open Source
3 1 (0.53%) User Experience
3 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.58%) Windows
2 20 (10.53%) UNIX
3 6 (3.16%) Windows XP
3 6 (3.16%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.58%) Solaris
6 2 (1.05%) Linux
6 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (10.53%) OO
3 14 (7.37%) Performance Testing
4 13 (6.84%) MVC
5 11 (5.79%) Software Engineering
6 10 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 9 (4.74%) Scrum
7 9 (4.74%) OOP
8 8 (4.21%) CRM
8 8 (4.21%) SOA
8 8 (4.21%) TDD
9 6 (3.16%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.16%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (3.16%) MVVM
10 5 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.63%) Migration
10 5 (2.63%) Data Analysis
11 4 (2.11%) Workflow
11 4 (2.11%) OOD
11 4 (2.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (100.00%) VB
2 107 (56.32%) SQL
3 72 (37.89%) C#
4 55 (28.95%) VB.NET
5 47 (24.74%) PL/SQL
6 44 (23.16%) JavaScript
7 31 (16.32%) VBScript
8 29 (15.26%) Java
9 21 (11.05%) T-SQL
10 17 (8.95%) VBA
10 17 (8.95%) C
11 14 (7.37%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.58%) COBOL
13 2 (1.05%) C++
13 2 (1.05%) Perl
13 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.53%) XAML
14 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (2.63%) Degree
2 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) APMP
3 1 (0.53%) MCP
3 1 (0.53%) OCP
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.58%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 60 (31.58%) Oracle
2 32 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.32%) Sybase
4 10 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 10 (5.26%) CODA
5 4 (2.11%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.58%) Telerik
6 3 (1.58%) IBM
7 2 (1.05%) Northgate
7 2 (1.05%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.53%) Sage
8 1 (0.53%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.53%) Adobe
8 1 (0.53%) Sun
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix
Canterbury, Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £144 - £145 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago