The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 65 66 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs citing VB6 7 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.80% 0.13% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 0.37% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£290 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 - £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £289 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
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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 Bristol region.

Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
345 269 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.38% 34.98% 38.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 205 156
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £400 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 16
Average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.30 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.13 £42.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 8 (100.00%) VB
2 7 (87.50%) MS Access
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) Adobe
6 1 (12.50%) CSS

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (12.50%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) MS Access
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 6 (75.00%) Programmer
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (25.00%) VB Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Access Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) VB Analyst Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
4 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) V-Model
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) VB
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe