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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank - 122 115
Contract jobs citing VB6 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.039% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.097% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £315 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £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
931 1031 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.46% 39.88% 42.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 620 502
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 20
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (100.00%) VB
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) COM+
4 4 (57.14%) DCOM
4 4 (57.14%) HTTP
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 4 (57.14%) C++
4 4 (57.14%) STL
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) XML
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) ATL
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) OLE DB
6 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) SOAP
6 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 2 (28.57%) WPF
6 2 (28.57%) SDLC
6 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
7 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (14.29%) PowerShell

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Development Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) COM+
3 4 (57.14%) DCOM
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) STL
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (42.86%) ATL
4 3 (42.86%) OLE DB
5 2 (28.57%) SOAP
5 2 (28.57%) WPF
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) VB
2 6 (85.71%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) C++
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle