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 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 402 368 382
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +14
Contract jobs citing VB6 9 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.043% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.42% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 28 12
Average daily rate £225 £350 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £224 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £483 £418
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
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
8977 8891 8693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.45% 42.68% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6664 6632 6177
Average daily rate £474 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.28% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 53 76
Average hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £16.90 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.70 £52.50
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 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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +27 1 £192 -50.12% 3
Bromley - 1 £550 -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (100.00%) VB
2 19 (86.36%) C#
3 17 (77.27%) .NET
4 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
5 13 (59.09%) SQL
6 12 (54.55%) VBA
7 11 (50.00%) Oracle
8 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
9 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (27.27%) Banking
10 6 (27.27%) Scrum
10 6 (27.27%) Finance
11 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
11 5 (22.73%) Front Office
11 5 (22.73%) IIS
11 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
11 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
11 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
12 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
12 4 (18.18%) HTML
12 4 (18.18%) MS Access
12 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
12 4 (18.18%) ETL
12 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
12 4 (18.18%) JIRA
12 4 (18.18%) Confluence
13 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
13 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (13.64%) Kanban

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (22.73%) IIS
2 4 (18.18%) Confluence
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.55%) JBoss
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
1 1 (4.55%) SSL
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) MS Access
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (13.64%) DB2
4 2 (9.09%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 2 (9.09%) Cognos Event Studio
4 2 (9.09%) Cognos Metric Studio
5 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Front Office
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) .NET Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Analyst Developer
4 5 (22.73%) VB Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Data Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) VB6 Developer
5 4 (18.18%) VBA Developer
6 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Excel Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Excel VBA Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Front Office Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Market Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Market Data Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Market Data Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Market Data Support Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Developer
6 3 (13.64%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 4 (18.18%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 3 (13.64%) XML
5 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET
5 2 (9.09%) jQuery
5 2 (9.09%) WCF
5 2 (9.09%) WPF
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Remoting
6 1 (4.55%) Ajax
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (4.55%) COM+
6 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
6 1 (4.55%) NHibernate
6 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (4.55%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Fixed Income
1 3 (13.64%) Reference Data
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Credit Risk
2 2 (9.09%) Data Extraction
2 2 (9.09%) Market Risk
3 1 (4.55%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 4 (18.18%) ETL
3 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Data Management
4 3 (13.64%) Kanban
4 3 (13.64%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) Analytics
5 2 (9.09%) CMMI
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) SDLC
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.09%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Process Management
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) VB
2 19 (86.36%) C#
3 13 (59.09%) SQL
4 12 (54.55%) VBA
5 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
6 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 3 (13.64%) C++
7 3 (13.64%) Python
8 1 (4.55%) Java
8 1 (4.55%) PHP
8 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Cognos
4 2 (9.09%) Sybase
5 1 (4.55%) Capita
5 1 (4.55%) SAP