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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 184 211 196
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -15
Contract jobs citing VB6 9 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.048% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
Average daily rate
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£438 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £350 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
2299 2625 2579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.05% 42.26% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1853 2020 2004
Average daily rate £454 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.34 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% -39.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £18.10 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £92.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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
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 28 April 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 23 (100.00%) VB
2 18 (78.26%) .NET
3 13 (56.52%) C#
4 12 (52.17%) WCF
5 11 (47.83%) SQL
5 11 (47.83%) Finance
6 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (39.13%) Web Services
8 8 (34.78%) Windows
8 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
9 7 (30.43%) TDD
9 7 (30.43%) WPF
10 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
10 6 (26.09%) XML
11 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
11 5 (21.74%) VBA
11 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
11 5 (21.74%) WF
12 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
12 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (17.39%) Sitecore
12 4 (17.39%) WinForms
12 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
12 4 (17.39%) HTML
12 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
12 4 (17.39%) SOA
12 4 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (17.39%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) CODA-Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Applications Support
3 6 (26.09%) Applications Developer
4 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) AWS Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) VB Developer
6 2 (8.70%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (78.26%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) WCF
3 9 (39.13%) Web Services
4 7 (30.43%) WPF
5 6 (26.09%) XML
6 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
6 5 (21.74%) WF
7 4 (17.39%) WinForms
7 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
7 4 (17.39%) HTML
7 4 (17.39%) CSS
8 3 (13.04%) XSLT
8 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
8 3 (13.04%) XHTML
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (4.35%) jQuery
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.35%) MSMQ
9 1 (4.35%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Equities
1 2 (8.70%) Derivative
1 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) TDD
3 4 (17.39%) SOA
3 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Kanban
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) Workflow
4 3 (13.04%) Content Management
5 2 (8.70%) ETL
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) System Testing
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) VB
2 13 (56.52%) C#
3 11 (47.83%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
5 5 (21.74%) VBA
6 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Sitecore
3 3 (13.04%) CODA
3 3 (13.04%) Sybase
3 3 (13.04%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle