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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 122 110 104
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing VB6 5 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.32% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.82% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £398 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +15.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £362 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £405 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.28%
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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
1103 971 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.98% 38.93% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 489 384
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 32 31
Average hourly rate £43.00 £32.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 26 November 2014. 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 -9 1 £338 -3.57% 3
South Lanarkshire - - - -
VB6
UK

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 14 (100.00%) VB
2 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) VBA
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) Classic ASP
7 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
7 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
8 2 (14.29%) System Testing
8 2 (14.29%) NHibernate
8 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) JSON
8 2 (14.29%) Informatics
8 2 (14.29%) HL7
8 2 (14.29%) Open Source
8 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (14.29%) Health Informatics
8 2 (14.29%) User Stories
8 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 2 (14.29%) CSS
8 2 (14.29%) XML
8 2 (14.29%) XSLT

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) VB Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) VB6 Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Report Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) VB Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) Classic ASP
3 2 (14.29%) NHibernate
3 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) XSLT
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Informatics
1 2 (14.29%) Open Source
1 2 (14.29%) Health Informatics
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
2 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
3 2 (14.29%) System Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) User Stories
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) VB
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) VBA
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (14.29%) VBScript
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
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