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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 500 472 445
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -27
Contract jobs citing VB6 96 117 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.59% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 62 60
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 15
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00

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
20477 19909 17450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.62% 37.39% 37.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13660 13089 10709
Average daily rate £400 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £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 417 459 611
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.74 £17.40 £16.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.20 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -

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 3 June 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 3 June 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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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 -31 95 £325 +1.56% 47
London +7 23 £444 +10.66% 1
Yorkshire -23 18 £325 +2.36% 5
West Yorkshire -17 15 £325 +2.36% 1
Sunderland +3 14 £288 -
North East +2 14 £288 - 2
Tyne and Wear 0 14 £288 - 1
South East -19 13 £313 +9.64% 14
South West +13 12 £330 +16.81% 3
City of London +17 11 £393 -7.64%
Leeds -8 10 £325 +1.56% 1
Surrey +8 7 £285 +34.11% 5
West Midlands -9 7 £270 -1.81% 6
Coventry - 6 £270 - 1
Somerset +11 5 - -
Gloucestershire -4 5 £343 +67.07% 3
East Midlands -5 4 £338 +27.35% 3
East of England -21 3 - - 5
Cheltenham - 3 £330 -
South Yorkshire -11 2 - - 3
Essex -12 2 - - 2
West Sussex -29 2 £375 -6.25%
North Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Sheffield - 2 - - 3
York - 2 £325 -
Dorset - 2 £290 -
Chelmsford - 2 - -
Harrogate - 2 £325 -
Epsom +1 1 £325 +52.94% 1

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 199 (100.00%) VB
2 160 (80.40%) .NET
3 125 (62.81%) SQL Server
4 107 (53.77%) SQL
5 105 (52.76%) C#
6 78 (39.20%) VB.NET
7 61 (30.65%) Microsoft
8 57 (28.64%) Visual Studio
9 46 (23.12%) XML
9 46 (23.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 45 (22.61%) ASP.NET
10 45 (22.61%) SQL Server 2000
11 43 (21.61%) HTML
12 42 (21.11%) Finance
13 40 (20.10%) T-SQL
14 39 (19.60%) Oracle
14 39 (19.60%) Web Services
15 37 (18.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 34 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (15.58%) JavaScript
18 29 (14.57%) IBM
19 28 (14.07%) PL/SQL
20 26 (13.07%) Windows
21 25 (12.56%) WCF
21 25 (12.56%) Unit Testing
21 25 (12.56%) Team Foundation Server
21 25 (12.56%) SQL Server 2012
22 24 (12.06%) SQL Server 2008
22 24 (12.06%) Manufacturing
22 24 (12.06%) CSS

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 23 (11.56%) IIS
2 9 (4.52%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.51%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.51%) Apache
5 2 (1.01%) MTS
5 2 (1.01%) CMS
5 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.01%) Confluence
5 2 (1.01%) Node.js
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.50%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.50%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.55%) FTP
2 11 (5.53%) Internet
3 5 (2.51%) HTTP
4 3 (1.51%) LDAP
5 2 (1.01%) SMTP
5 2 (1.01%) Firewall
6 1 (0.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (62.81%) SQL Server
2 46 (23.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (22.61%) SQL Server 2000
4 37 (18.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (12.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (12.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (9.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (6.03%) Oracle Database
9 9 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (3.52%) DTS
10 7 (3.52%) MS Access
11 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.51%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (1.51%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.01%) MySQL
12 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 57 (28.64%) Visual Studio
2 25 (12.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.03%) Subversion
3 10 (5.03%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.02%) Maven
4 8 (4.02%) JIRA
4 8 (4.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (3.02%) ClearQuest
6 5 (2.51%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (2.01%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.01%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.51%) WebSpeed
8 3 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (1.51%) PVCS
9 2 (1.01%) FinalBuilder
9 2 (1.01%) NSubstitute
9 2 (1.01%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.01%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.50%) Mercurial
General
1 42 (21.11%) Finance
2 24 (12.06%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.51%) French Language
3 5 (2.51%) Automotive
4 3 (1.51%) Back Office
4 3 (1.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Front Office
5 1 (0.50%) Law
5 1 (0.50%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.50%) Advertising
5 1 (0.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (64.32%) Developer
2 43 (21.61%) VB Developer
3 39 (19.60%) VB6 Developer
4 31 (15.58%) Programmer
5 30 (15.08%) .NET Developer
6 25 (12.56%) VB Programmer
7 17 (8.54%) C# Developer
8 12 (6.03%) Senior Developer
9 11 (5.53%) Analyst
9 11 (5.53%) SQL Developer
10 9 (4.52%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.02%) Consultant
11 8 (4.02%) AWS Developer
12 7 (3.52%) Architect
13 6 (3.02%) VB.NET Developer
13 6 (3.02%) C++ Developer
13 6 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
14 4 (2.01%) Senior SQL Developer
14 4 (2.01%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 4 (2.01%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (80.40%) .NET
2 46 (23.12%) XML
3 45 (22.61%) ASP.NET
4 43 (21.61%) HTML
5 39 (19.60%) Web Services
6 25 (12.56%) WCF
7 24 (12.06%) CSS
8 21 (10.55%) WinForms
8 21 (10.55%) WPF
9 14 (7.04%) COM+
10 13 (6.53%) .NET Framework
11 12 (6.03%) ADO.NET
12 10 (5.03%) ADO
12 10 (5.03%) SOAP
13 9 (4.52%) XSL
14 8 (4.02%) jQuery
15 7 (3.52%) WF
16 6 (3.02%) Entity Framework
16 6 (3.02%) ActiveX
16 6 (3.02%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.52%) NHS
3 5 (2.51%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.51%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.01%) User Experience
5 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.50%) Equities
5 1 (0.50%) Derivative
5 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.50%) Life Science
5 1 (0.50%) CMDB
5 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.07%) Windows
2 6 (3.02%) Linux
3 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.51%) UNIX
4 3 (1.51%) Solaris
5 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.56%) Unit Testing
3 21 (10.55%) OO
4 20 (10.05%) TDD
5 16 (8.04%) MVC
5 16 (8.04%) SOA
6 13 (6.53%) SDLC
7 11 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (5.53%) Software Engineering
8 9 (4.52%) CRM
8 9 (4.52%) Scrum
9 8 (4.02%) System Testing
10 7 (3.52%) Migration
10 7 (3.52%) Asset Management
10 7 (3.52%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.02%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (3.02%) Workflow
11 6 (3.02%) OOP
11 6 (3.02%) Data Transformation
11 6 (3.02%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 199 (100.00%) VB
2 107 (53.77%) SQL
3 105 (52.76%) C#
4 78 (39.20%) VB.NET
5 40 (20.10%) T-SQL
6 31 (15.58%) JavaScript
7 28 (14.07%) PL/SQL
8 20 (10.05%) VBScript
9 19 (9.55%) Java
10 14 (7.04%) C++
11 10 (5.03%) VBA
12 8 (4.02%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.01%) Delphi
13 4 (2.01%) PHP
14 2 (1.01%) C
14 2 (1.01%) VC++
14 2 (1.01%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 2 (1.01%) XAML
14 2 (1.01%) F#
14 2 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (8.54%) Degree
2 7 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.01%) MCAD
5 4 (2.01%) MCSD
5 4 (2.01%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.50%) OCP
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.02%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (4.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 61 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 39 (19.60%) Oracle
3 29 (14.57%) IBM
4 4 (2.01%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.51%) Sybase
5 3 (1.51%) Progress
5 3 (1.51%) Sculptor
5 3 (1.51%) CODA
6 2 (1.01%) Sun
6 2 (1.01%) BEA
6 2 (1.01%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.01%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.50%) Vignette
7 1 (0.50%) Siebel
7 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.50%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.50%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.50%) Metastorm
7 1 (0.50%) OpenText
7 1 (0.50%) Google
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