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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 238 257 219
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -38
Contract jobs citing VB6 8 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.093% 0.063% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.19% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Average daily rate £400 £350 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +28.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £298 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £350 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £303 £286
% change year-on-year
+22.31% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £31.00
VB6
England

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
2902 3191 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.89% 33.44% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1783 1449
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 118 134
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 2 £400 -
East Sussex - 2 £468 - 2
Hampshire +3 1 £295 -15.71% 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) VB
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 7 (38.89%) .NET
4 7 (38.89%) ITIL
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
6 5 (27.78%) DB2
6 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
7 4 (22.22%) COBOL
7 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
7 4 (22.22%) zOS
7 4 (22.22%) Mainframe
7 4 (22.22%) Unix
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (16.67%) WPF
8 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
8 3 (16.67%) Change Control
8 3 (16.67%) ServiceNow
8 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
8 3 (16.67%) VBA

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) DB2
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (11.11%) MS Access
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 4 (22.22%) Software Developer
2 4 (22.22%) VB Developer
2 4 (22.22%) VB6 Developer
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Applications Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) DB2 Support
4 2 (11.11%) Server Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) WinForms
2 3 (16.67%) WPF
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Remoting
4 1 (5.56%) Classic ASP
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.11%) Wiki
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) zOS
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
4 3 (16.67%) Change Control
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (16.67%) ITSM
4 3 (16.67%) Logistics
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Document Management
5 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
5 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) Wealth Management
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) VB
2 8 (44.44%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) COBOL
3 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 3 (16.67%) VBA
5 2 (11.11%) VBScript
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) VC++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle