The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 463 421 383
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -38
Contract jobs citing VB6 140 131 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.27% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.66% 0.73% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 75 111
Average daily rate £318 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21195 17889 21032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.87% 36.81% 34.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13677 11010 12415
Average daily rate £375 £375 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 637 740
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -10 132 £315 -6.66% 67
South East +3 42 £290 -19.44% 26
Yorkshire +5 33 £315 +22.92% 6
East of England -11 27 £350 -6.66% 2
West Yorkshire -7 19 £315 +26.00% 6
North Yorkshire - 11 £273 -
Hertfordshire +1 9 £340 +23.63% 2
Leeds -18 9 £320 +12.28% 2
London -61 9 £331 -11.66% 8
West Sussex +10 8 £225 -37.50% 3
Oxfordshire +8 8 £280 -13.84% 2
Hampshire +2 8 £275 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -6 8 £256 +2.50% 8
East Sussex -4 7 £425 - 5
North West -21 7 £363 +26.08% 7
York - 7 £273 -
Brighton - 7 £425 - 5
South West -13 6 £275 -15.38% 8
Surrey -19 5 £375 - 8
Bradford - 5 £325 - 2
Camberley +1 4 £375 -
City of London -11 4 £350 +3.70% 2
East Midlands -12 4 £263 -12.50% 1
Winchester -6 3 £290 -4.13%
Birmingham -9 3 £258 +3.00% 2
Berkshire -13 3 £275 - 2
Scotland -14 3 £275 -13.72% 3
Lancashire -20 3 £350 +21.73%
Reading - 3 £275 - 2
Halifax - 3 - -

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 289 (100.00%) VB
2 195 (67.47%) .NET
3 154 (53.29%) SQL Server
4 126 (43.60%) SQL
5 115 (39.79%) C#
6 98 (33.91%) VB.NET
7 93 (32.18%) ASP.NET
8 76 (26.30%) Oracle
9 65 (22.49%) Microsoft
10 60 (20.76%) JavaScript
11 58 (20.07%) XML
12 57 (19.72%) HTML
13 56 (19.38%) Windows
14 51 (17.65%) Finance
15 44 (15.22%) CSS
16 43 (14.88%) SQL Server 2008
17 42 (14.53%) VBA
17 42 (14.53%) MS Excel
18 39 (13.49%) SQL Server 2005
19 36 (12.46%) Web Services
20 33 (11.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 31 (10.73%) T-SQL
22 30 (10.38%) Visual Studio
23 29 (10.03%) Classic ASP
23 29 (10.03%) Team Foundation Server
24 28 (9.69%) .NET Framework
25 26 (9.00%) Java
26 25 (8.65%) SharePoint
26 25 (8.65%) WinForms
27 23 (7.96%) SQL Server 2000

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 25 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.92%) IIS
3 13 (4.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (3.81%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.04%) CICS
5 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.69%) Tuxedo
6 2 (0.69%) Documentum
6 2 (0.69%) MTS
7 1 (0.35%) Apache
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (14.53%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.11%) Intranet
2 3 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.35%) X.500
3 1 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (53.29%) SQL Server
2 43 (14.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (13.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 33 (11.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (7.96%) SQL Server 2000
6 21 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (6.57%) DTS
8 15 (5.19%) MS Access
9 14 (4.84%) Relational Database
10 12 (4.15%) Oracle Database
10 12 (4.15%) Ingres
11 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects XI
14 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.69%) QlikView
14 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 30 (10.38%) Visual Studio
2 29 (10.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.15%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.15%) Subversion
4 6 (2.08%) NUnit
5 5 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (1.73%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (1.38%) MSBuild
6 4 (1.38%) JIRA
6 4 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.69%) T4 Templates
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.69%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.35%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.35%) MSI
8 1 (0.35%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.35%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.35%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 51 (17.65%) Finance
2 13 (4.50%) Banking
3 9 (3.11%) Back Office
4 4 (1.38%) Retail
5 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.35%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 219 (75.78%) Developer
2 92 (31.83%) VB Developer
3 82 (28.37%) VB6 Developer
4 65 (22.49%) .NET Developer
5 39 (13.49%) Analyst
6 33 (11.42%) VB.NET Developer
7 25 (8.65%) Software Developer
7 25 (8.65%) SQL Developer
8 24 (8.30%) Programmer
9 20 (6.92%) Analyst Programmer
10 18 (6.23%) C# Developer
11 12 (4.15%) SQL Server Developer
12 11 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (3.46%) Applications Support
13 10 (3.46%) Senior Developer
14 9 (3.11%) Oracle Developer
15 8 (2.77%) Applications Developer
16 7 (2.42%) Software Engineer
16 7 (2.42%) Support Analyst
16 7 (2.42%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (67.47%) .NET
2 93 (32.18%) ASP.NET
3 58 (20.07%) XML
4 57 (19.72%) HTML
5 44 (15.22%) CSS
6 36 (12.46%) Web Services
7 29 (10.03%) Classic ASP
8 28 (9.69%) .NET Framework
9 25 (8.65%) WinForms
10 23 (7.96%) XSLT
11 20 (6.92%) WCF
12 19 (6.57%) SOAP
13 18 (6.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 18 (6.23%) COM+
14 15 (5.19%) WPF
14 15 (5.19%) JSON
14 15 (5.19%) jQuery
15 14 (4.84%) DAO
16 13 (4.50%) ActiveX
16 13 (4.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.11%) Client/Server
2 6 (2.08%) W3C
3 5 (1.73%) N-Tier
4 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.04%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.35%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.38%) Windows
2 19 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (6.23%) Windows 7
4 12 (4.15%) Windows XP
5 8 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.77%) Linux
6 7 (2.42%) UNIX
7 4 (1.38%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (6.92%) SOA
2 19 (6.57%) Unit Testing
3 17 (5.88%) MVC
4 15 (5.19%) OO
5 14 (4.84%) Software Engineering
5 14 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (4.50%) Migration
7 12 (4.15%) Systems Analysis
7 12 (4.15%) TDD
8 10 (3.46%) MVVM
8 10 (3.46%) Scrum
9 9 (3.11%) UML
9 9 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (2.42%) ITIL
10 7 (2.42%) Quality Management
10 7 (2.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (2.42%) System Testing
10 7 (2.42%) Kanban
11 6 (2.08%) Multithreading
11 6 (2.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 289 (100.00%) VB
2 126 (43.60%) SQL
3 115 (39.79%) C#
4 98 (33.91%) VB.NET
5 60 (20.76%) JavaScript
6 42 (14.53%) VBA
7 31 (10.73%) T-SQL
8 26 (9.00%) Java
9 21 (7.27%) PL/SQL
10 17 (5.88%) VBScript
11 14 (4.84%) C++
12 12 (4.15%) Perl
13 9 (3.11%) XAML
14 6 (2.08%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.04%) C
16 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.69%) sed
17 2 (0.69%) AWK
17 2 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (3.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.38%) BC Cleared
3 4 (1.38%) Degree
4 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.69%) MCTS
6 1 (0.35%) MCAD
6 1 (0.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.69%) vSphere
2 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) MIIS
Vendors
1 76 (26.30%) Oracle
2 65 (22.49%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.46%) Sybase
4 9 (3.11%) Business Objects
5 7 (2.42%) Citrix
6 5 (1.73%) Sage
6 5 (1.73%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.38%) Telerik
7 4 (1.38%) JBoss
8 2 (0.69%) VMware
8 2 (0.69%) SAP
9 1 (0.35%) McAfee
9 1 (0.35%) IBM
9 1 (0.35%) EMC
9 1 (0.35%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.35%) Advent
West Sussex
Westbourne Partners
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Intapeople
Rate: €220 to €280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + (Depending on experience)
Posted: 21 days ago
Enfield
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 22 days ago