The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank - 52 32
Contract jobs citing VB6 0 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.40% 3.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.18% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate
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- £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.05%
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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 Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
218 170 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 44.58% 34.41% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 79 79
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £253 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £515 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 27
Average hourly rate £33.73 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.88% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.09 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £34.00 £37.50
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 Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB6 across the Essex region.

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in Essex

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the Essex region.

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) VB
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (60.00%) Ingres
3 6 (60.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (60.00%) VBA
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (40.00%) C#
5 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (40.00%) XAML
5 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (40.00%) SOA
5 4 (40.00%) DTS
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (40.00%) HTML5
5 4 (40.00%) MVVM
5 4 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (60.00%) Ingres
3 4 (40.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) VB Developer
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (20.00%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (10.00%) VBA Developer
6 1 (10.00%) WPF Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (60.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) HTML5
4 4 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (40.00%) JSON
4 4 (40.00%) WPF
4 4 (40.00%) LINQ
5 3 (30.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (10.00%) XHTML
7 1 (10.00%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (40.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) MVVM
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Kanban
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) VB
2 6 (60.00%) VBA
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) XAML
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) DevExpress