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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 189 207 196
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing VB6 11 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.065% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.16% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Average daily rate
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£393 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £417 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £605 £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 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £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
2333 2558 2738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.01% 41.78% 42.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1889 2014 2123
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £305 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 28
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -30.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £14.25 £14.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £37.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 19 (100.00%) VB
2 16 (84.21%) .NET
3 10 (52.63%) C#
3 10 (52.63%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
4 8 (42.11%) VB.NET
4 8 (42.11%) WCF
5 7 (36.84%) WPF
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) TDD
5 7 (36.84%) Web Services
6 6 (31.58%) XML
6 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (26.32%) WinForms
7 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 5 (26.32%) SOA
7 5 (26.32%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (21.05%) CSS
8 4 (21.05%) HTML
8 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
8 4 (21.05%) WF
9 3 (15.79%) CODA
9 3 (15.79%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (15.79%) System Testing
9 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Sybase
9 3 (15.79%) Business Objects
9 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 5 (26.32%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) VB6 Developer
2 6 (31.58%) VB Developer
3 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) AWS Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.53%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) WCF
3 7 (36.84%) WPF
3 7 (36.84%) Web Services
4 6 (31.58%) XML
5 5 (26.32%) WinForms
6 4 (21.05%) CSS
6 4 (21.05%) HTML
6 4 (21.05%) WF
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
8 2 (10.53%) XHTML
8 2 (10.53%) XSLT
9 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
9 1 (5.26%) jQuery
9 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) TDD
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
3 5 (26.32%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) System Testing
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Kanban
5 2 (10.53%) Workflow
5 2 (10.53%) Content Management
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) MVC
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) VB
2 10 (52.63%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) VB.NET
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) CODA
1 3 (15.79%) Sybase
1 3 (15.79%) Business Objects
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Sitecore