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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 138 104 123
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +19
Contract jobs citing VB6 4 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.64% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£248 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
- +6.81%
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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
1160 778 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.56% 34.86% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 479 582
Average daily rate £350 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 98
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 22 August 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
Gloucestershire - 2 £235 -
Dorset +1 1 - -
Devon - 1 £260 - 1
Bristol - - - - 5
Somerset - - - -
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) VB
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
3 5 (55.56%) VBA
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (44.44%) Perl
5 3 (33.33%) DTS
6 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) MS Access
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (22.22%) Silverlight
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
7 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (33.33%) DTS
4 2 (22.22%) MS Access
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) QlikView
5 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (11.11%) MySQL
5 1 (11.11%) OLAP
5 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (11.11%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) VB Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Report Developer
5 1 (11.11%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (11.11%) VBA Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) Silverlight
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) MDX
4 1 (11.11%) WPF
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) MFC
4 1 (11.11%) LAMP
4 1 (11.11%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
2 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
2 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) VB
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
3 5 (55.56%) VBA
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) C++
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Business Objects
2 1 (11.11%) SAP