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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 507 434 399
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -35
Contract jobs citing VB6 98 153 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.75% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 100 103
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£309 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 20
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.05%

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
21330 20480 21444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.75% 38.79% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13832 13055 12673
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £556 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 554 767
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 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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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 -70 93 £300 -7.69% 47
London -18 23 £251 -35.36% 7
South East -10 19 £275 -30.37% 13
North West -5 15 £285 -5.00% 5
Manchester -6 12 £280 - 4
Yorkshire -26 8 £310 +8.77% 6
City of London +20 7 £343 -8.66% 2
East Sussex -7 6 £350 -16.66% 3
West Yorkshire -13 6 £310 +8.77% 2
West Midlands -29 6 £325 +22.64% 9
Surrey - 6 £228 - 2
Oxfordshire -6 5 £275 +5.76% 1
Leeds +7 4 £310 +8.77% 2
Scotland -9 4 £350 +32.07% 2
Brighton - 3 £366 - 3
Glasgow - 3 £350 - 2
Cheshire +4 2 £300 - 1
East of England -20 2 £243 -35.33% 4
Staffordshire - 2 £290 - 4
Oxford - 2 £263 -
York +1 1 £320 +6.66% 3
Edinburgh +1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 1 - -
North Yorkshire -2 1 £320 +6.66% 3
East Midlands -2 1 £250 -28.57%
Milton Keynes -3 1 - -
Birmingham -6 1 £400 +55.33% 3
Hertfordshire -25 1 £160 -48.80% 3
Lancashire -27 1 - -
South West -30 1 £308 -6.81% 3

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 225 (100.00%) VB
2 146 (64.89%) .NET
3 128 (56.89%) SQL Server
4 108 (48.00%) SQL
5 86 (38.22%) C#
6 63 (28.00%) VB.NET
7 56 (24.89%) Oracle
7 56 (24.89%) JavaScript
8 52 (23.11%) XML
9 51 (22.67%) ASP.NET
10 48 (21.33%) Windows
11 44 (19.56%) HTML
12 42 (18.67%) VBScript
13 35 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (15.56%) CSS
14 32 (14.22%) SQL Server 2000
14 32 (14.22%) Microsoft
14 32 (14.22%) Oracle Database
15 30 (13.33%) VBA
15 30 (13.33%) IIS
15 30 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
16 29 (12.89%) Java
16 29 (12.89%) PL/SQL
17 27 (12.00%) Finance
18 26 (11.56%) WCF
19 25 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
19 25 (11.11%) MS Excel
19 25 (11.11%) DTS
20 21 (9.33%) COM+
20 21 (9.33%) OO

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 30 (13.33%) IIS
2 14 (6.22%) Tuxedo
3 9 (4.00%) Documentum
4 6 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.44%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.44%) Apache
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.33%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.44%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.33%) HTTP
1 3 (1.33%) Intranet
2 2 (0.89%) SSL
3 1 (0.44%) VPN
3 1 (0.44%) DNS
3 1 (0.44%) LDAP
3 1 (0.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (56.89%) SQL Server
2 32 (14.22%) SQL Server 2000
2 32 (14.22%) Oracle Database
3 30 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (11.11%) DTS
5 15 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (4.44%) Ingres
7 8 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (3.11%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.78%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.78%) MS Access
11 3 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.33%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.33%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.44%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (8.44%) Visual Studio
2 14 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.44%) NUnit
4 7 (3.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (3.11%) Rhino Mocks
4 7 (3.11%) MSBuild
5 4 (1.78%) ClearQuest
6 3 (1.33%) Moq
6 3 (1.33%) Maven
6 3 (1.33%) JIRA
6 3 (1.33%) Selenium
6 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.89%) JUnit
7 2 (0.89%) Subversion
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.44%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.44%) Toad
8 1 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 27 (12.00%) Finance
2 5 (2.22%) Banking
3 4 (1.78%) Marketing
4 3 (1.33%) Back Office
4 3 (1.33%) Retail
4 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.89%) German Language
6 1 (0.44%) Publishing
6 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (70.22%) Developer
2 79 (35.11%) VB Developer
3 70 (31.11%) VB6 Developer
4 40 (17.78%) .NET Developer
5 31 (13.78%) Analyst
6 23 (10.22%) Programmer
7 19 (8.44%) VB.NET Developer
8 18 (8.00%) C# Developer
9 14 (6.22%) Senior Developer
10 13 (5.78%) Support Analyst
11 12 (5.33%) Analyst Programmer
11 12 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (4.89%) Applications Support
12 11 (4.89%) Software Developer
13 10 (4.44%) Senior VB Developer
13 10 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
13 10 (4.44%) Technical Leader
14 9 (4.00%) VB Programmer
14 9 (4.00%) Senior VB6 Developer
15 8 (3.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (64.89%) .NET
2 52 (23.11%) XML
3 51 (22.67%) ASP.NET
4 44 (19.56%) HTML
5 35 (15.56%) CSS
6 26 (11.56%) WCF
7 21 (9.33%) COM+
8 20 (8.89%) .NET Framework
9 19 (8.44%) Classic ASP
10 18 (8.00%) ActiveX
11 16 (7.11%) XSLT
11 16 (7.11%) jQuery
12 15 (6.67%) Web Services
13 13 (5.78%) WinForms
14 12 (5.33%) XSD
15 11 (4.89%) XSL
15 11 (4.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 10 (4.44%) JSON
17 9 (4.00%) ADO.NET
18 8 (3.56%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.11%) W3C
3 3 (1.33%) Fixed Income
3 3 (1.33%) N-Tier
4 2 (0.89%) E-Learning
4 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.44%) Open Source
5 1 (0.44%) Health Informatics
5 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.44%) Derivative
5 1 (0.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (0.44%) Informatics
5 1 (0.44%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 48 (21.33%) Windows
2 17 (7.56%) UNIX
2 17 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (4.89%) Windows 7
4 11 (4.89%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.89%) Solaris
6 1 (0.44%) Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (9.33%) OO
3 20 (8.89%) MVC
4 15 (6.67%) CRM
4 15 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 12 (5.33%) Unit Testing
5 12 (5.33%) SOA
5 12 (5.33%) Migration
6 11 (4.89%) Software Engineering
7 9 (4.00%) Project Management
7 9 (4.00%) MVVM
8 8 (3.56%) UML
9 7 (3.11%) OOD
9 7 (3.11%) Use Case
9 7 (3.11%) Asset Management
10 6 (2.67%) TDD
10 6 (2.67%) Systems Analysis
10 6 (2.67%) OOP
10 6 (2.67%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (2.22%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 225 (100.00%) VB
2 108 (48.00%) SQL
3 86 (38.22%) C#
4 63 (28.00%) VB.NET
5 56 (24.89%) JavaScript
6 42 (18.67%) VBScript
7 30 (13.33%) VBA
8 29 (12.89%) PL/SQL
8 29 (12.89%) Java
9 18 (8.00%) T-SQL
10 15 (6.67%) C
11 14 (6.22%) Shell Script
12 10 (4.44%) C++
13 6 (2.67%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.22%) Perl
15 4 (1.78%) XAML
16 1 (0.44%) PHP
16 1 (0.44%) COBOL
16 1 (0.44%) Delphi
16 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (1.78%) Degree
2 3 (1.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.89%) APMP
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 56 (24.89%) Oracle
2 32 (14.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.33%) Sybase
4 6 (2.67%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.33%) CODA
5 3 (1.33%) Telerik
6 1 (0.44%) Northgate
6 1 (0.44%) Sage
6 1 (0.44%) Mapinfo
6 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.44%) IBM
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