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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 127 129 113
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing VB6 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.098% 0.075% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.20% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£350 £275 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -13.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.51% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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 Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
979 987 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.89% 37.18% 41.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 549 508
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 22
Average hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.65 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £34.25 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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
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 17 April 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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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
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
Edinburgh - - - -
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VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) VB
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
3 10 (76.92%) .NET
4 8 (61.54%) C#
5 7 (53.85%) SQL
5 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
6 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
6 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
6 6 (46.15%) XML
7 5 (38.46%) COM+
7 5 (38.46%) Finance
8 4 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (30.77%) DCOM
8 4 (30.77%) STL
8 4 (30.77%) Web Services
8 4 (30.77%) HTTP
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 4 (30.77%) Oracle
8 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
8 4 (30.77%) C++
9 3 (23.08%) ATL
9 3 (23.08%) Classic ASP
9 3 (23.08%) OLE DB
9 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (15.38%) Windows
10 2 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (15.38%) XSLT
10 2 (15.38%) CSS
10 2 (15.38%) SOAP

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C++ Developer
2 4 (30.77%) VB Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Development Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) XML
3 5 (38.46%) COM+
4 4 (30.77%) DCOM
4 4 (30.77%) STL
4 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (23.08%) OLE DB
5 3 (23.08%) ATL
5 3 (23.08%) Classic ASP
6 2 (15.38%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
6 2 (15.38%) JSON
6 2 (15.38%) WPF
6 2 (15.38%) XSLT
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Informatics
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
1 2 (15.38%) Health Informatics
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
2 2 (15.38%) System Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) VB
2 8 (61.54%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) C++
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) PHP
5 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 2 (15.38%) VBScript
6 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Java
6 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
6 1 (7.69%) VBA
6 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) HL7
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft