The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 132 132 108
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Contract jobs citing VB6 12 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.94% 0.35% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£330 £248 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -23.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
VB6
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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 South West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1280 1156 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.00% 37.68% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 760 447
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 47 42
Average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £20.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VB6
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VB6
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VB6
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Gloucestershire +6 8 £333 +41.48%
Dorset +1 2 £225 - 2
Devon 0 1 - -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 20 (100.00%) VB
2 17 (85.00%) SQL
3 16 (80.00%) .NET
4 14 (70.00%) C#
5 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
6 12 (60.00%) Web Services
7 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (55.00%) IIS
7 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
7 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (55.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (45.00%) Finance
8 9 (45.00%) C++
8 9 (45.00%) T-SQL
8 9 (45.00%) VB.NET
9 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (35.00%) XML
10 7 (35.00%) HTML
10 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
11 6 (30.00%) COM+
11 6 (30.00%) XSL
11 6 (30.00%) WSDL
11 6 (30.00%) XML Schema
11 6 (30.00%) Software Delivery
12 5 (25.00%) Software Deployment
12 5 (25.00%) ADO.NET
12 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (25.00%) Asset Management

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (55.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (15.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) FinalBuilder
2 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) AccuRev
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Integration Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Lead Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C++ Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Programmer
6 2 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (10.00%) VB Developer
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) WinForms Developer
7 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) Web Services
3 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (35.00%) XML
4 7 (35.00%) HTML
5 6 (30.00%) XSL
5 6 (30.00%) WSDL
5 6 (30.00%) XML Schema
5 6 (30.00%) COM+
6 5 (25.00%) ADO.NET
7 3 (15.00%) MFC
8 2 (10.00%) Middleware
8 2 (10.00%) WinForms
9 1 (5.00%) jQuery
9 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Software Delivery
2 5 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 5 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 5 (25.00%) SOA
2 5 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.00%) UML
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) VB
2 17 (85.00%) SQL
3 14 (70.00%) C#
4 9 (45.00%) C++
4 9 (45.00%) T-SQL
4 9 (45.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (15.00%) VC++
6 1 (5.00%) VBScript
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle