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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 133 132 119
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing VB6 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.071% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 0.20% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
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£300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
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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
1153 1010 999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.15% 35.73% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 591 575
Average daily rate £380 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 78
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.34 £14.05 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

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
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 5 March 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
Devon - 2 £300 -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 17 (100.00%) VB
2 10 (58.82%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) .NET
4 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 8 (47.06%) MS Access
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
6 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
6 6 (35.29%) Java
7 5 (29.41%) Oracle
7 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
8 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (23.53%) Web Services
8 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
9 3 (17.65%) HTML
9 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
9 3 (17.65%) XML
9 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
9 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
10 2 (11.76%) V-Model
10 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
10 2 (11.76%) Windows 7

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) MS Access
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Analyst Programmer
2 7 (41.18%) Programmer
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
3 2 (11.76%) VB Developer
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
3 2 (11.76%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Developer
4 1 (5.88%) VB Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) VB Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Access Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) Web Services
4 3 (17.65%) XML
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
6 1 (5.88%) WPF
6 1 (5.88%) LINQ
6 1 (5.88%) COM+
6 1 (5.88%) EJB
6 1 (5.88%) CSS
6 1 (5.88%) Servlets
6 1 (5.88%) XSL
6 1 (5.88%) XSLT
6 1 (5.88%) XHTML
6 1 (5.88%) WSDL
6 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
6 1 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Scrum
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) TDD
2 2 (11.76%) V-Model
2 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) System Testing
3 1 (5.88%) SOA
3 1 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) VB
2 10 (58.82%) C#
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
4 6 (35.29%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
6 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.88%) PHP
7 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe