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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 151 178 193
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +15
Contract jobs citing VB6 1 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.032% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.071% 0.52% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Average daily rate £192 £385 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.12% +0.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £308 £289
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £31.00
VB6
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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
1401 2308 2521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.66% 45.85% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1891 1909
Average daily rate £485 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 14
Average hourly rate £29.64 £29.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.95 £24.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) VB
1 7 (100.00%) VBA
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) Confluence
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (28.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 2 (28.57%) Cognos Event Studio
4 2 (28.57%) Cognos Metric Studio
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk
4 2 (28.57%) Market Risk
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Data Extraction
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 2 (28.57%) Cognos Event Studio
3 2 (28.57%) Cognos Metric Studio
3 2 (28.57%) MS Access
4 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Data Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Market Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Market Data Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Market Data Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Market Data Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 1 (14.29%) DBA
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk
1 2 (28.57%) Data Extraction
1 2 (28.57%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) VB
1 7 (100.00%) VBA
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Cognos
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) SAP