The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 248 208 206
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -2
Contract jobs citing VB6 5 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.054% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.89% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 10
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£350 £263 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3133 2819 2474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.79% 33.56% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1478 1301
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 134 175
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £11.25 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VB6
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
Berkshire +2 2 - - 1
Hampshire -16 2 £350 - 2
Kent -13 1 £350 - 2
Surrey - - - - 3
West Sussex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 2
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 15 (100.00%) VB
2 14 (93.33%) .NET
3 12 (80.00%) C#
4 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (60.00%) SQL
5 7 (46.67%) WCF
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
7 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (20.00%) NUnit
8 3 (20.00%) MVC
8 3 (20.00%) Migration
8 3 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (20.00%) Selenium
8 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (20.00%) WPF
8 3 (20.00%) Silverlight
8 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle
8 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (20.00%) MVVM
8 3 (20.00%) Moq
9 2 (13.33%) Back Office
9 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
9 2 (13.33%) Web Services
9 2 (13.33%) UNIX
9 2 (13.33%) Windows

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (13.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Ingres
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) OLAP
3 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (20.00%) NUnit
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Moq
3 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Back Office
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) VB6 Developer
3 3 (20.00%) VB Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (20.00%) VB Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Programmer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) WCF
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (20.00%) WPF
4 3 (20.00%) Silverlight
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) ActiveX
5 2 (13.33%) MSMQ
5 2 (13.33%) XHTML
5 2 (13.33%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (6.67%) MDX
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) MVC
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
1 3 (20.00%) Scrum
1 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (20.00%) MVVM
2 2 (13.33%) SOA
2 2 (13.33%) System Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) VB
2 12 (80.00%) C#
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
6 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (13.33%) C
7 2 (13.33%) Perl
7 2 (13.33%) COBOL
8 1 (6.67%) Java
8 1 (6.67%) VBA
8 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Northgate