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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 497 409 380
Rank change year-on-year
-88 -29
Contract jobs citing VB6 100 163 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.83% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 101 93
Average daily rate
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£328 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.28%

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
21318 19610 19119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.36% 38.32% 37.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14352 12561 11537
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 562 657
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £15.25 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -74 96 £325 - 52
London -2 39 £363 -8.22% 11
City of London +21 18 £405 +8.00% 2
North East - 16 £330 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 16 £330 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £330 - 1
East Midlands +5 8 £250 -5.66% 1
South East -32 8 £338 +13.44% 7
North West -2 7 £300 -7.69% 9
West Midlands -25 7 £350 +9.37% 9
East of England -17 6 £205 -36.92% 3
Scotland -8 4 £350 -13.58% 2
Manchester -9 4 £285 - 4
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Brighton +3 3 £366 +4.64% 3
East Sussex -5 3 £366 +4.64% 3
Yorkshire -44 3 £323 +2.38% 5
Enfield - 3 £250 - 2
Staffordshire +3 2 - - 4
Birmingham -6 2 £375 +68.53% 3
Preston -9 2 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -12 2 - -
Milton Keynes -14 2 - -
Northamptonshire -17 2 - -
Lancashire -25 2 £350 +27.27%
South West -26 2 £341 +24.09% 6
Oxfordshire -28 2 £325 +25.00%
Nottingham - 2 - -
Cheshire +3 1 - - 4
Glasgow 0 1 £338 - 2

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 210 (100.00%) VB
2 142 (67.62%) .NET
3 117 (55.71%) SQL Server
4 111 (52.86%) SQL
5 81 (38.57%) C#
6 66 (31.43%) VB.NET
7 59 (28.10%) Oracle
8 48 (22.86%) ASP.NET
9 47 (22.38%) JavaScript
10 44 (20.95%) XML
11 42 (20.00%) VBScript
12 37 (17.62%) PL/SQL
13 35 (16.67%) HTML
14 34 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (15.71%) IIS
16 32 (15.24%) Windows
16 32 (15.24%) Oracle Database
17 30 (14.29%) Java
18 29 (13.81%) Finance
19 27 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
20 26 (12.38%) CSS
20 26 (12.38%) SQL Server 2000
21 24 (11.43%) VBA
22 23 (10.95%) OO
23 22 (10.48%) T-SQL
23 22 (10.48%) Microsoft
23 22 (10.48%) WCF
24 18 (8.57%) ActiveX
24 18 (8.57%) COM+
24 18 (8.57%) UNIX

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 33 (15.71%) IIS
2 14 (6.67%) Tuxedo
3 9 (4.29%) Documentum
4 6 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.90%) MTS
6 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.95%) SAS
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.48%) MS Project
3 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.33%) CODA-Financials
2 6 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.95%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.95%) HTTP
1 2 (0.95%) SSL
2 1 (0.48%) VPN
2 1 (0.48%) DNS
2 1 (0.48%) LDAP
2 1 (0.48%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (55.71%) SQL Server
2 32 (15.24%) Oracle Database
3 27 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (12.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 15 (7.14%) DTS
6 13 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (6.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (4.29%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.33%) BusinessObjects XI
10 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.43%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.95%) Ingres
13 2 (0.95%) MS Access
14 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.48%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 17 (8.10%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.86%) NUnit
4 4 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.43%) JUnit
5 3 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (1.43%) Moq
5 3 (1.43%) MSBuild
5 3 (1.43%) Maven
5 3 (1.43%) Selenium
5 3 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.95%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.95%) Subversion
7 1 (0.48%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.48%) Toad
7 1 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.48%) JIRA
7 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 29 (13.81%) Finance
2 9 (4.29%) Banking
3 4 (1.90%) Retail
3 4 (1.90%) Back Office
4 2 (0.95%) German Language
4 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.48%) Publishing
5 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 148 (70.48%) Developer
2 60 (28.57%) VB Developer
3 53 (25.24%) VB6 Developer
4 45 (21.43%) .NET Developer
5 31 (14.76%) Analyst
6 19 (9.05%) VB.NET Developer
7 17 (8.10%) Programmer
8 15 (7.14%) Support Analyst
8 15 (7.14%) C# Developer
9 13 (6.19%) Applications Support
10 11 (5.24%) Senior Developer
10 11 (5.24%) Software Developer
11 10 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (4.29%) VB Programmer
12 9 (4.29%) Technical Leader
12 9 (4.29%) Applications Developer
13 8 (3.81%) Technical Support
14 7 (3.33%) Architect
14 7 (3.33%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (67.62%) .NET
2 48 (22.86%) ASP.NET
3 44 (20.95%) XML
4 35 (16.67%) HTML
5 26 (12.38%) CSS
6 22 (10.48%) WCF
7 18 (8.57%) COM+
7 18 (8.57%) ActiveX
8 13 (6.19%) XSD
9 12 (5.71%) Classic ASP
9 12 (5.71%) XSLT
9 12 (5.71%) .NET Framework
10 11 (5.24%) Web Services
10 11 (5.24%) XSL
11 10 (4.76%) jQuery
12 8 (3.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 7 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (2.86%) JSON
14 6 (2.86%) WinForms
14 6 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.43%) W3C
2 3 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (0.95%) Fixed Income
3 2 (0.95%) E-Learning
3 2 (0.95%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.48%) Derivative
4 1 (0.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (0.48%) Informatics
4 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.48%) Ergonomics
4 1 (0.48%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.48%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.48%) Open Source
4 1 (0.48%) Health Informatics
4 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.24%) Windows
2 18 (8.57%) UNIX
3 14 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.33%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.95%) Solaris
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (10.95%) OO
3 15 (7.14%) CRM
3 15 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 14 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 14 (6.67%) MVC
5 12 (5.71%) Software Engineering
6 11 (5.24%) Migration
7 10 (4.76%) SOA
8 8 (3.81%) OOA/OOD
8 8 (3.81%) TDD
9 7 (3.33%) OOP
10 6 (2.86%) Project Management
10 6 (2.86%) Asset Management
10 6 (2.86%) Business Analysis
10 6 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (2.38%) MVVM
11 5 (2.38%) Mentoring
11 5 (2.38%) Data Modelling
11 5 (2.38%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 210 (100.00%) VB
2 111 (52.86%) SQL
3 81 (38.57%) C#
4 66 (31.43%) VB.NET
5 47 (22.38%) JavaScript
6 42 (20.00%) VBScript
7 37 (17.62%) PL/SQL
8 30 (14.29%) Java
9 24 (11.43%) VBA
10 22 (10.48%) T-SQL
11 16 (7.62%) C
12 14 (6.67%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.38%) C++
14 4 (1.90%) Perl
14 4 (1.90%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.43%) COBOL
16 2 (0.95%) PHP
16 2 (0.95%) XAML
17 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (1.90%) Degree
2 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.95%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (1.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 59 (28.10%) Oracle
2 22 (10.48%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.24%) Sybase
4 8 (3.81%) Business Objects
5 7 (3.33%) CODA
6 3 (1.43%) Telerik
6 3 (1.43%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.95%) Northgate
8 1 (0.48%) Sage
8 1 (0.48%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.48%) Citrix
8 1 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.48%) IBM
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