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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 123 136 105
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Contract jobs citing VB6 12 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.17% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% 0.43% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Average daily rate
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£330 £283 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -33.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £226 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £385 £458
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 South West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1130 1159 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.02% 39.18% 35.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 779 429
Average daily rate £375 £350 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 64 45
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.20 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -

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 3 June 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 3 June 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
Somerset +11 5 - -
Gloucestershire -4 5 £343 +67.07% 3
Dorset - 2 £290 -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 14 (70.00%) C#
2 14 (70.00%) .NET
3 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (55.00%) Web Services
5 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (45.00%) IIS
6 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (40.00%) VB.NET
8 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (30.00%) SOA
8 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (30.00%) Asset Management
8 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (30.00%) Software Deployment
9 5 (25.00%) Finance
9 5 (25.00%) XML
9 5 (25.00%) C++
10 4 (20.00%) HTML
10 4 (20.00%) Java
10 4 (20.00%) Oracle
10 4 (20.00%) Software Delivery
11 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
11 3 (15.00%) MS Access
11 3 (15.00%) WSDL

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 9 (45.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (15.00%) MS Access
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) FinalBuilder
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Integration Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Lead Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) AWS Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (70.00%) .NET
2 11 (55.00%) Web Services
3 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (25.00%) XML
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 3 (15.00%) COM+
6 3 (15.00%) XSL
6 3 (15.00%) WSDL
6 3 (15.00%) XML Schema
6 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (10.00%) MFC
7 2 (10.00%) ADO.NET
8 1 (5.00%) EJB
8 1 (5.00%) Servlets
8 1 (5.00%) jQuery
8 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) SOA
1 6 (30.00%) Asset Management
1 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
1 6 (30.00%) Software Deployment
2 4 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) System Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) VB
2 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 14 (70.00%) C#
3 8 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (25.00%) C++
6 4 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (10.00%) VC++
8 1 (5.00%) VBScript
8 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle