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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 517 466 437
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -29
Contract jobs citing VB6 92 125 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.63% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 74 59
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%

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
20903 19772 18648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.36% 37.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14038 12770 11425
Average daily rate £400 £388 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 403 588
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.69 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 -40 86 £325 +1.56% 48
London +7 22 £413 +2.86% 5
South West -1 12 £330 +33.33% 6
East Midlands -2 11 £306 +33.15% 6
Yorkshire -46 10 £325 +1.56% 8
City of London +1 9 £400 -25.58% 1
Tyne and Wear -16 9 £288 - 2
North East -17 9 £288 - 2
East of England -5 8 £300 -25.00%
West Midlands +6 7 £275 - 3
West Yorkshire -41 7 £325 +1.56% 8
Sunderland 0 6 £288 - 1
Leicestershire -3 6 £300 +30.43% 2
Hertfordshire -10 6 £300 -14.28%
South East -25 6 £338 +43.61% 14
Gloucestershire -4 5 £353 +60.22% 2
Coventry - 5 £270 - 1
Leeds -25 4 £325 +1.56% 6
Wales - 4 £330 -
Somerset +10 3 - - 1
Leicester +4 3 £350 +52.17% 1
North Yorkshire -5 3 £325 +1.56%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £375 - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £300 -
Cheltenham - 3 £330 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £330 -
South Wales - 3 £330 -
Dorset -2 2 £290 - 1
York -7 2 £325 +1.56%
South Yorkshire -8 2 - -

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 207 (100.00%) VB
2 171 (82.61%) .NET
3 131 (63.29%) SQL Server
4 109 (52.66%) C#
5 108 (52.17%) SQL
6 89 (43.00%) VB.NET
7 62 (29.95%) Microsoft
8 58 (28.02%) Visual Studio
9 56 (27.05%) HTML
9 56 (27.05%) ASP.NET
10 49 (23.67%) SQL Server 2000
11 48 (23.19%) XML
12 46 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 46 (22.22%) T-SQL
13 45 (21.74%) JavaScript
14 40 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (19.32%) Windows
15 39 (18.84%) Finance
16 37 (17.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 35 (16.91%) CSS
17 35 (16.91%) Oracle
18 32 (15.46%) Web Services
19 29 (14.01%) WinForms
20 28 (13.53%) IBM
20 28 (13.53%) WCF
21 27 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
21 27 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
22 26 (12.56%) IIS
22 26 (12.56%) TDD
23 25 (12.08%) MVC

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 26 (12.56%) IIS
2 8 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.45%) CMS
3 3 (1.45%) Apache
3 3 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.97%) Node.js
4 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.97%) Confluence
4 2 (0.97%) MTS
4 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.48%) JBoss
5 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 15 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.63%) FTP
2 12 (5.80%) Internet
3 3 (1.45%) LDAP
4 2 (0.97%) SMTP
4 2 (0.97%) HTTP
4 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.48%) DNS
5 1 (0.48%) SSL
5 1 (0.48%) Firewall
5 1 (0.48%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (63.29%) SQL Server
2 49 (23.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 46 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (17.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (10.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (10.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (4.83%) Oracle Database
9 9 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (3.86%) DTS
11 7 (3.38%) MS Access
12 4 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.97%) MySQL
14 2 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.97%) NoSQL
15 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 58 (28.02%) Visual Studio
2 27 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (6.76%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.28%) Subversion
5 10 (4.83%) JIRA
5 10 (4.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (3.86%) Maven
7 5 (2.42%) ClearQuest
7 5 (2.42%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (1.93%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.93%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.45%) WebSpeed
9 3 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.45%) PVCS
9 3 (1.45%) FinalBuilder
10 2 (0.97%) NSubstitute
10 2 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.97%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.97%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.97%) AccuRev
General
1 39 (18.84%) Finance
2 24 (11.59%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.42%) French Language
4 4 (1.93%) Automotive
5 3 (1.45%) Banking
5 3 (1.45%) Retail
5 3 (1.45%) Legal
6 2 (0.97%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Front Office
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 134 (64.73%) Developer
2 49 (23.67%) VB Developer
3 47 (22.71%) .NET Developer
4 44 (21.26%) VB6 Developer
5 32 (15.46%) Programmer
6 23 (11.11%) VB Programmer
7 21 (10.14%) C# Developer
8 15 (7.25%) VB.NET Developer
9 14 (6.76%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.83%) Analyst
11 8 (3.86%) Consultant
11 8 (3.86%) SQL Developer
11 8 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (3.38%) AWS Developer
12 7 (3.38%) Support Engineer
13 6 (2.90%) Applications Support
13 6 (2.90%) Architect
13 6 (2.90%) Senior .NET Developer
14 5 (2.42%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
15 4 (1.93%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (82.61%) .NET
2 56 (27.05%) HTML
2 56 (27.05%) ASP.NET
3 48 (23.19%) XML
4 35 (16.91%) CSS
5 32 (15.46%) Web Services
6 29 (14.01%) WinForms
7 28 (13.53%) WCF
8 23 (11.11%) WPF
9 18 (8.70%) .NET Framework
10 15 (7.25%) jQuery
11 12 (5.80%) SOAP
11 12 (5.80%) ADO.NET
12 11 (5.31%) ADO
12 11 (5.31%) COM+
13 10 (4.83%) XSL
13 10 (4.83%) AngularJS
14 8 (3.86%) Entity Framework
15 7 (3.38%) HTML5
15 7 (3.38%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.38%) NHS
3 5 (2.42%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.42%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.97%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.97%) User Experience
5 2 (0.97%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.97%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.48%) Life Science
6 1 (0.48%) CMDB
6 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.48%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.48%) iPhone
6 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.48%) EPoS
6 1 (0.48%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.32%) Windows
2 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (1.93%) Linux
3 4 (1.93%) UNIX
4 2 (0.97%) Windows Phone
4 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.97%) Solaris
4 2 (0.97%) Android
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.48%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (12.56%) TDD
3 25 (12.08%) MVC
4 23 (11.11%) SDLC
5 22 (10.63%) OO
5 22 (10.63%) Unit Testing
6 16 (7.73%) SOA
7 15 (7.25%) Migration
8 11 (5.31%) Software Engineering
8 11 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (4.83%) Scrum
10 8 (3.86%) CRM
11 7 (3.38%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.38%) System Testing
12 6 (2.90%) Time Management
12 6 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (2.90%) Data Migration
12 6 (2.90%) Data Transformation
12 6 (2.90%) OOP
12 6 (2.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (100.00%) VB
2 109 (52.66%) C#
3 108 (52.17%) SQL
4 89 (43.00%) VB.NET
5 46 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 45 (21.74%) JavaScript
7 23 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 19 (9.18%) VBScript
9 14 (6.76%) VBA
10 13 (6.28%) C++
11 12 (5.80%) Java
12 11 (5.31%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.93%) Delphi
13 4 (1.93%) Perl
14 3 (1.45%) PHP
14 3 (1.45%) VC++
14 3 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.97%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.97%) F#
15 2 (0.97%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 16 (7.73%) Degree
2 6 (2.90%) SC Cleared
2 6 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.93%) MCDBA
4 4 (1.93%) MCAD
4 4 (1.93%) MCSD
5 1 (0.48%) HND
5 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.83%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) HL7
2 2 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 62 (29.95%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.91%) Oracle
3 28 (13.53%) IBM
4 3 (1.45%) Progress
4 3 (1.45%) Sculptor
5 2 (0.97%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.48%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.48%) Vignette
6 1 (0.48%) Siebel
6 1 (0.48%) Sun
6 1 (0.48%) BEA
6 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.48%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.48%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.48%) Metastorm
6 1 (0.48%) Perforce
6 1 (0.48%) OpenText
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