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 3 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 58 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB6 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.17% - 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% - 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£360 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £295
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
224 194 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.15% 39.51% 35.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 101 76
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £25.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) MVVM
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) XAML
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (33.33%) GUI Developer
3 1 (33.33%) UI Developer
3 1 (33.33%) WPF Developer
3 1 (33.33%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) LINQ
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) XAML
3 1 (33.33%) C#