The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 119 117 102
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing VB6 13 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.55% 1.08% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Average daily rate £375 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £303 £286
% change year-on-year
+22.31% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £31.00
VB6
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
839 1017 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.93% 37.43% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 607 424
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.12 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £47.50 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

VB6
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

VB6
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 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
Edinburgh -11 5 £500 +66.66% 1
West Lothian - 3 £375 -
Stirling - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
VB6
UK

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 17 (100.00%) VB
2 13 (76.47%) .NET
3 12 (70.59%) C#
4 10 (58.82%) VB.NET
4 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
5 6 (35.29%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) MySQL
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle
7 4 (23.53%) HTML
7 4 (23.53%) CSS
7 4 (23.53%) COM+
7 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
7 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (17.65%) Retail
8 3 (17.65%) Back Office
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) Java
9 2 (11.76%) Unix
9 2 (11.76%) Migration
9 2 (11.76%) Workflow
9 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
9 2 (11.76%) Linux
9 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
9 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (5.88%) Captiva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) MySQL
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Back Office
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) German Language
2 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 12 (70.59%) VB Developer
2 12 (70.59%) VB6 Developer
3 8 (47.06%) .NET Developer
4 6 (35.29%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior SQL Server Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) IT Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) COM+
2 4 (23.53%) CSS
2 4 (23.53%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) EJB
3 1 (5.88%) JPA
3 1 (5.88%) JSP
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
1 2 (11.76%) Workflow
2 1 (5.88%) IT Governance
2 1 (5.88%) Process Management
2 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) VB
2 12 (70.59%) C#
3 10 (58.82%) VB.NET
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.88%) C++
7 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Avaya
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) SAP