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 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 61 51 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing VB6 2 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.39% 1.05% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.96% 3.00% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate
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- £289 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.42%
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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
208 200 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 40.63% 34.84% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 107 72
Average daily rate £425 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £133 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 33 16
Average hourly rate £35.18 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.60 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) VBA
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) OCP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) OCP
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle