The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 City of London 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 200 211 212
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing VB6 5 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.085% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Average daily rate
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£538 £383 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.52% -21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £318 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £425 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £336
% change year-on-year
- -10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £39.51 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +58.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +7.64%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2494 3121 3025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.29% 43.93% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1936 2403 2346
Average daily rate £451 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 23
Average hourly rate £29.74 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £22.50 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.64 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 8 (100.00%) VB
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) C++
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Fixed Income
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) VBA
5 2 (25.00%) CICS
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
6 1 (12.50%) Classic ASP
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (12.50%) COM+
6 1 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (12.50%) VBScript
6 1 (12.50%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (25.00%) CICS
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (12.50%) ClearQuest
1 1 (12.50%) NUnit
1 1 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Quantitative Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Quantitative Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) WCF
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
4 1 (12.50%) Classic ASP
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) COM+
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware
4 1 (12.50%) WinForms
4 1 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) Ajax
4 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) VB
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VBA
4 2 (25.00%) C
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft