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 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 183 195 187
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing VB6 13 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.22% 0.089%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.51% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Average daily rate
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£405 £390 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £330 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £423 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £289 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £147.50 -
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 City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2341 2560 2365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.11% 43.29% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1930 1952 1837
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £26.21 £17.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £52.50
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 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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) VB
2 18 (69.23%) .NET
3 16 (61.54%) Finance
4 10 (38.46%) CODA
4 10 (38.46%) CODA-Financials
4 10 (38.46%) Sybase
4 10 (38.46%) SQL
4 10 (38.46%) Business Objects
4 10 (38.46%) BusinessObjects XI
5 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (30.77%) C#
7 7 (26.92%) Banking
8 6 (23.08%) VBA
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 6 (23.08%) Windows
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 5 (19.23%) WCF
10 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
10 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
10 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
10 4 (15.38%) Web Services
11 3 (11.54%) XML
11 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
11 3 (11.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
12 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (7.69%) Derivative
12 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (38.46%) CODA-Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) BusinessObjects XI
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Support Analyst
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Financial Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Applications Support
4 4 (15.38%) Applications Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Business Objects Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Applications Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) VB Developer
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Junior
7 1 (3.85%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Junior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Junior C# Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) WCF
3 4 (15.38%) Web Services
4 3 (11.54%) XML
4 3 (11.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.69%) CSS
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.85%) EJB
6 1 (3.85%) XSD
6 1 (3.85%) XSL
6 1 (3.85%) XSLT
6 1 (3.85%) ActiveX
6 1 (3.85%) MSMQ
6 1 (3.85%) XHTML
6 1 (3.85%) HTML
6 1 (3.85%) WPF
6 1 (3.85%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Derivative
1 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.69%) Equities
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.85%) Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) Scrum
3 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.85%) Content Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) TDD
3 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.85%) System Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
3 1 (3.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) VB
2 10 (38.46%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) C#
4 6 (23.08%) VBA
5 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.85%) VBScript
7 1 (3.85%) COBOL
7 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) CODA
1 10 (38.46%) Sybase
1 10 (38.46%) Business Objects
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Sitecore
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle