The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 544 510 459
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -51
Contract jobs citing VB6 82 102 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.42% 0.52% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 69 62
Average daily rate £360 £310 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £303 £286
% change year-on-year
+22.31% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £27.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 - £113.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £31.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19656 19551 18415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.21% 37.75% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13337 12950 11549
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 441 498
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VB6
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB6 within the UK.

VB6 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VB6
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB6 within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

VB6 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VB6
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB6 within the UK.

VB6 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VB6
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -24 68 £350 +14.75% 34
West Midlands -2 17 £375 +42.85% 2
Scotland -2 13 £375 +7.14% 1
London -20 11 £225 -35.71% 4
North East -14 10 £350 +16.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 10 £350 -22.47%
Tyne and Wear -23 10 £350 +16.66%
Solihull - 10 £375 -
South East +19 8 £400 +14.28% 6
East Midlands -8 7 £285 - 11
Northamptonshire - 6 - - 6
Edinburgh -11 5 £500 +66.66% 1
North West -17 5 £300 - 3
Yorkshire -23 5 £315 -1.56% 2
Northampton - 5 - - 3
Leeds -11 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire -11 4 - - 1
East of England +1 3 £410 +7.89% 1
Staffordshire -5 3 £370 +34.54%
Lancashire - 3 - - 1
Livingston - 3 £375 -
West Lothian - 3 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £410 -
Berkshire +8 2 £400 -
Exeter +3 2 £290 -3.33%
Devon +1 2 £290 -3.33%
South West -8 2 £290 -3.33% 5
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
East Sussex - 2 £468 - 2
Liverpool - 2 £300 -

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 162 (100.00%) VB
2 132 (81.48%) .NET
3 100 (61.73%) VB.NET
4 92 (56.79%) C#
5 78 (48.15%) SQL Server
6 68 (41.98%) SQL
7 46 (28.40%) Microsoft
8 39 (24.07%) Oracle
9 35 (21.60%) WinForms
10 30 (18.52%) VBA
11 28 (17.28%) Finance
12 24 (14.81%) Migration
12 24 (14.81%) .NET Framework
13 23 (14.20%) HTML
13 23 (14.20%) ASP.NET
14 22 (13.58%) Windows
14 22 (13.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (12.35%) Software Engineering
16 20 (12.35%) MS Excel
16 20 (12.35%) T-SQL
17 16 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
18 14 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
18 14 (8.64%) JavaScript
18 14 (8.64%) CSS
18 14 (8.64%) Visual Studio
19 13 (8.02%) ITIL
20 12 (7.41%) Classic ASP

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (6.79%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (4.32%) IIS
4 5 (3.09%) Confluence
4 5 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.23%) Documentum
5 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.62%) Captiva
6 1 (0.62%) JBoss
6 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.62%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.62%) DNS
2 1 (0.62%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.94%) DB2
6 8 (4.94%) Oracle Database
7 7 (4.32%) MS Access
7 7 (4.32%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.70%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.70%) RDBMS
9 5 (3.09%) MySQL
10 2 (1.23%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 2 (1.23%) Cognos Event Studio
10 2 (1.23%) Cognos Metric Studio
10 2 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (8.64%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.09%) JIRA
5 4 (2.47%) Subversion
6 3 (1.85%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.62%) NUnit
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.62%) Rational Robot
8 1 (0.62%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.62%) Selenium
General
1 28 (17.28%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Banking
3 9 (5.56%) Retail
4 7 (4.32%) Back Office
4 7 (4.32%) Front Office
5 6 (3.70%) Games
6 2 (1.23%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) Billing
6 2 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) German Language
7 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 127 (78.40%) Developer
2 74 (45.68%) .NET Developer
3 52 (32.10%) VB.NET Developer
4 49 (30.25%) VB Developer
5 47 (29.01%) VB6 Developer
6 22 (13.58%) C# Developer
7 19 (11.73%) Analyst
8 15 (9.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (8.64%) Software Developer
9 14 (8.64%) SQL Developer
9 14 (8.64%) WinForms Developer
10 11 (6.79%) Applications Support
10 11 (6.79%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.94%) Analyst Developer
11 8 (4.94%) Oracle Developer
11 8 (4.94%) SharePoint Developer
12 7 (4.32%) Applications Support Analyst
12 7 (4.32%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 7 (4.32%) Senior Developer
13 6 (3.70%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (81.48%) .NET
2 35 (21.60%) WinForms
3 24 (14.81%) .NET Framework
4 23 (14.20%) ASP.NET
4 23 (14.20%) HTML
5 14 (8.64%) CSS
6 12 (7.41%) Classic ASP
7 11 (6.79%) Web Services
8 10 (6.17%) XML
9 8 (4.94%) WPF
10 7 (4.32%) COM+
11 6 (3.70%) jQuery
12 4 (2.47%) ADO.NET
12 4 (2.47%) Entity Framework
13 3 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.85%) CSS3
13 3 (1.85%) HTML5
13 3 (1.85%) WCF
14 2 (1.23%) .NET Remoting
14 2 (1.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.70%) Online Games
3 5 (3.09%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.09%) Reference Data
4 4 (2.47%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.23%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.23%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.23%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.23%) Wiki
6 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.62%) Derivative
6 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.62%) iPhone
6 1 (0.62%) iSeries
6 1 (0.62%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.58%) Windows
2 8 (4.94%) Unix
3 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.47%) zOS
5 3 (1.85%) Linux
5 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.62%) Solaris
6 1 (0.62%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.81%) Migration
2 21 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.35%) Software Engineering
4 16 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (8.02%) ITIL
7 10 (6.17%) Project Management
8 9 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 9 (5.56%) MVC
8 9 (5.56%) Scrum
9 8 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (4.94%) SDLC
10 7 (4.32%) Change Management
11 6 (3.70%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.70%) Risk Management
12 5 (3.09%) Data Management
12 5 (3.09%) Mentoring
12 5 (3.09%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.09%) Service Management
12 5 (3.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 162 (100.00%) VB
2 100 (61.73%) VB.NET
3 92 (56.79%) C#
4 68 (41.98%) SQL
5 30 (18.52%) VBA
6 20 (12.35%) T-SQL
7 14 (8.64%) JavaScript
8 11 (6.79%) C++
9 10 (6.17%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.70%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.70%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.09%) Java
11 5 (3.09%) Python
12 4 (2.47%) COBOL
13 3 (1.85%) C
13 3 (1.85%) VBScript
14 1 (0.62%) C-shell
14 1 (0.62%) PHP
14 1 (0.62%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (6.79%) Degree
2 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.09%) HND
3 5 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.85%) HNC
5 3 (1.85%) MCP
5 3 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.85%) TickIT
3 2 (1.23%) Basel II
3 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 46 (28.40%) Microsoft
2 39 (24.07%) Oracle
3 9 (5.56%) SAP
4 3 (1.85%) Cognos
4 3 (1.85%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.23%) Siebel
5 2 (1.23%) Sybase
6 1 (0.62%) Avaya
6 1 (0.62%) Capita
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco
6 1 (0.62%) IBM
6 1 (0.62%) Motorola
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Rate: £270 - £300 per day
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Edward Carter Solutions
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