The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 402 404 390
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing VB6 23 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.081% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 21
Average daily rate
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£391 £408 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £374 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £663 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
VB6
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9979 9766 10561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.51% 41.53% 43.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7282 6979 7472
Average daily rate £450 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 66 104
Average hourly rate £27.78 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £16.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in London

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB6 across the London region.

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in London

VB6
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram in London

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB6 across the London region.

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in London

VB6
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 10 £383 -28.83%
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 49 (100.00%) VB
2 39 (79.59%) .NET
3 32 (65.31%) C#
4 27 (55.10%) SQL
4 27 (55.10%) SQL Server
5 22 (44.90%) VB.NET
6 21 (42.86%) CSS
7 19 (38.78%) XML
8 17 (34.69%) Windows
8 17 (34.69%) WCF
9 16 (32.65%) WPF
9 16 (32.65%) ASP.NET
9 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
9 16 (32.65%) HTML
10 13 (26.53%) Web Services
10 13 (26.53%) TDD
11 12 (24.49%) Finance
12 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (22.45%) Oracle
12 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
13 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
13 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (20.41%) SDLC
14 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
14 9 (18.37%) XHTML
14 9 (18.37%) SOA
14 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
15 8 (16.33%) WinForms
16 7 (14.29%) WF

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (12.24%) IIS
3 3 (6.12%) JBoss
3 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.12%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.08%) Node.js
4 2 (4.08%) CMS
5 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Internet
2 3 (6.12%) NetScaler
2 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.12%) DNS
2 3 (6.12%) SSL
3 2 (4.08%) SMTP
4 1 (2.04%) LDAP
4 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (55.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) DTS
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.16%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (6.12%) Subversion
4 2 (4.08%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.08%) NSubstitute
5 1 (2.04%) JIRA
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.04%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) French Language
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 38 (77.55%) Developer
2 12 (24.49%) .NET Developer
3 8 (16.33%) C# Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.29%) VB Developer
5 6 (12.24%) VB6 Developer
6 5 (10.20%) AWS Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Applications Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Applications Support
8 3 (6.12%) Administrator
8 3 (6.12%) Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Design Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Programmer
8 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Microsoft Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (79.59%) .NET
2 21 (42.86%) CSS
3 19 (38.78%) XML
4 17 (34.69%) WCF
5 16 (32.65%) WPF
5 16 (32.65%) HTML
5 16 (32.65%) ASP.NET
6 13 (26.53%) Web Services
7 9 (18.37%) XHTML
8 8 (16.33%) WinForms
9 7 (14.29%) WF
10 6 (12.24%) .NET Framework
11 5 (10.20%) XSLT
12 4 (8.16%) XSL
12 4 (8.16%) Ajax
12 4 (8.16%) jQuery
13 3 (6.12%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (6.12%) ActiveX
13 3 (6.12%) SOAP
13 3 (6.12%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.08%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) CMDB
4 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.04%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.04%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) TDD
2 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.41%) SDLC
4 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
4 9 (18.37%) SOA
5 6 (12.24%) Kanban
6 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.20%) MVC
6 5 (10.20%) Migration
7 4 (8.16%) Workflow
7 4 (8.16%) Content Management
7 4 (8.16%) ETL
7 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.12%) System Testing
8 3 (6.12%) OO
8 3 (6.12%) Scrum
9 2 (4.08%) OOD
9 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) VB
2 32 (65.31%) C#
3 27 (55.10%) SQL
4 22 (44.90%) VB.NET
5 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
6 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
7 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
8 3 (6.12%) Java
8 3 (6.12%) PHP
8 3 (6.12%) VBA
8 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.08%) F#
10 1 (2.04%) XAML
10 1 (2.04%) C++
10 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
1 2 (4.08%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Oracle
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.04%) BEA
3 1 (2.04%) IBM