The first table below looks at the demand for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 58 - 64
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB6 4 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.60% - 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.56% - 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate
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£338 - £280
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 - £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 - £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +7.64%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
256 257 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 38.44% 41.72% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 137 202
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 29
Average hourly rate £37.25 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £30.06 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB6
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VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VB6
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hitchin - 2 £350 -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
VB6
East of England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 14 (100.00%) VB
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) QA
2 7 (50.00%) VBScript
2 7 (50.00%) XML
2 7 (50.00%) CSS
2 7 (50.00%) OO
2 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) IIS
3 6 (42.86%) .NET
3 6 (42.86%) OOP
3 6 (42.86%) XSL
3 6 (42.86%) XSLT
3 6 (42.86%) JIRA
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (14.29%) APMP
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 2 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (14.29%) COM+
6 2 (14.29%) VB.NET

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 7 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (7.14%) JCAPS
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DTS
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (7.14%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) VB Developer
2 7 (50.00%) VB6 Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.14%) Delphi Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) XML
1 7 (50.00%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) XSL
2 6 (42.86%) XSLT
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) COM+
4 2 (14.29%) Middleware
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (7.14%) Classic ASP
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.14%) JSP
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) OO
2 6 (42.86%) OOP
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) VB
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) VBScript
3 4 (28.57%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.14%) Delphi
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Sybase