The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 188 211 212
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +1
Contract jobs citing VB6 12 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.22% 0.068%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.51% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £350 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
- +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.28%
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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 City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2559 3160 2879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.03% 43.33% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2040 2454 2239
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £18.00 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £52.82 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VB6
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 17 (100.00%) VB
2 11 (64.71%) .NET
3 10 (58.82%) Finance
4 8 (47.06%) Business Objects
5 7 (41.18%) CODA
5 7 (41.18%) Sybase
5 7 (41.18%) CODA-Financials
5 7 (41.18%) BusinessObjects XI
6 6 (35.29%) C#
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
7 5 (29.41%) Banking
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (17.65%) WCF
9 3 (17.65%) VBA
10 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
10 2 (11.76%) CSS
10 2 (11.76%) XML
10 2 (11.76%) Windows
10 2 (11.76%) VBScript
10 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
10 2 (11.76%) C++
10 2 (11.76%) Oracle
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
11 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
11 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
11 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (41.18%) CODA-Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) BusinessObjects XI
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
1 1 (5.88%) NUnit
1 1 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Developer
3 7 (41.18%) Support Analyst
3 7 (41.18%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Business Objects Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Quantitative Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (11.76%) Programmer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Designer
6 1 (5.88%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Designer
6 1 (5.88%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Junior
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) WCF
3 2 (11.76%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) XSD
4 1 (5.88%) XSL
4 1 (5.88%) XSLT
4 1 (5.88%) ActiveX
4 1 (5.88%) MSMQ
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) Spring
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) Use Case
3 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) UML
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) VB
2 6 (35.29%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) VBA
5 2 (11.76%) VBScript
5 2 (11.76%) C++
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Business Objects
2 7 (41.18%) Sybase
2 7 (41.18%) CODA
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft