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 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 531 490 476
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -14
Contract jobs citing VB6 97 125 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.62% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 78 51
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 £273 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.40%
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
21619 20303 19473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.89% 37.13% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14531 12992 12054
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
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 £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 418 567
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

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 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 30 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 -53 90 £325 +1.56% 44
London +5 23 £391 -4.10% 5
South West +5 12 £330 +33.33% 2
East Midlands +1 12 £313 +35.86% 4
Yorkshire -49 11 £325 +1.56% 4
City of London -2 10 £383 -28.83% 1
West Yorkshire -41 9 £325 +1.56% 4
Gloucestershire +1 8 £333 +41.48%
East of England -1 8 £313 -10.71% 2
South East -29 8 £338 +48.35% 9
West Midlands +6 7 £288 -4.16% 9
Hertfordshire -8 7 £300 -11.11%
Tyne and Wear -19 7 £338 - 3
North East -21 7 £338 - 3
Leicestershire +3 6 £300 +30.43% 2
Cheltenham - 6 £331 -
Coventry +9 5 £270 -16.92% 1
Leeds -34 5 £325 +1.56% 3
Nottinghamshire - 5 £313 - 1
South Wales - 5 £330 -
Wales - 5 £330 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £300 -
Cardiff - 4 £330 -
Leicester +13 3 £350 +52.17% 1
Sunderland -3 3 - - 1
North Yorkshire -8 3 £325 +1.56%
North West -30 3 £306 +5.60% 6
Dorset 0 2 £225 - 1
Bournemouth -1 2 £225 - 1
York -12 2 £325 +1.56%

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 209 (100.00%) VB
2 173 (82.78%) .NET
3 133 (63.64%) SQL Server
4 114 (54.55%) C#
5 107 (51.20%) SQL
6 93 (44.50%) VB.NET
7 64 (30.62%) Microsoft
8 63 (30.14%) HTML
9 62 (29.67%) ASP.NET
10 57 (27.27%) Visual Studio
11 52 (24.88%) XML
12 51 (24.40%) SQL Server 2000
13 46 (22.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 46 (22.01%) JavaScript
13 46 (22.01%) T-SQL
14 45 (21.53%) Windows
15 41 (19.62%) CSS
16 40 (19.14%) Finance
17 39 (18.66%) Agile Software Development
18 36 (17.22%) Oracle
19 35 (16.75%) Web Services
19 35 (16.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 31 (14.83%) WCF
20 31 (14.83%) Team Foundation Server
21 30 (14.35%) WinForms
22 29 (13.88%) IBM
23 28 (13.40%) IIS
23 28 (13.40%) TDD
23 28 (13.40%) SQL Server 2012
24 26 (12.44%) MVC

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 28 (13.40%) IIS
2 8 (3.83%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.91%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.44%) CMS
4 3 (1.44%) JBoss
4 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.96%) Apache
5 2 (0.96%) MTS
5 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.96%) Node.js
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.48%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 17 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.00%) FTP
2 12 (5.74%) Internet
3 4 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.44%) DNS
4 3 (1.44%) SSL
4 3 (1.44%) LDAP
4 3 (1.44%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.96%) SMTP
6 1 (0.48%) HTTP
6 1 (0.48%) SNMP
6 1 (0.48%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 51 (24.40%) SQL Server 2000
3 46 (22.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (16.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (13.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (11.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (9.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (4.78%) Oracle Database
9 7 (3.35%) MS Access
9 7 (3.35%) DTS
10 6 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.96%) MySQL
13 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.48%) Oracle9i Database
14 1 (0.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 57 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 31 (14.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (6.70%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.22%) Subversion
5 11 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (4.78%) JIRA
7 8 (3.83%) Maven
8 5 (2.39%) ClearQuest
8 5 (2.39%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (1.91%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.44%) FinalBuilder
10 3 (1.44%) WebSpeed
10 3 (1.44%) PVCS
11 2 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.96%) AccuRev
11 2 (0.96%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.96%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.96%) NSubstitute
12 1 (0.48%) GCC
General
1 40 (19.14%) Finance
2 25 (11.96%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.39%) French Language
4 4 (1.91%) Retail
4 4 (1.91%) Automotive
5 3 (1.44%) Legal
6 2 (0.96%) Back Office
6 2 (0.96%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 138 (66.03%) Developer
2 57 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 47 (22.49%) VB Developer
4 41 (19.62%) VB6 Developer
5 30 (14.35%) Programmer
6 24 (11.48%) C# Developer
7 21 (10.05%) VB Programmer
8 20 (9.57%) VB.NET Developer
9 12 (5.74%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.31%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.83%) Analyst
11 8 (3.83%) Consultant
12 7 (3.35%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.35%) Applications Support
13 6 (2.87%) Senior .NET Developer
13 6 (2.87%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (2.87%) AWS Developer
14 5 (2.39%) SQL Developer
14 5 (2.39%) Architect
15 4 (1.91%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (82.78%) .NET
2 63 (30.14%) HTML
3 62 (29.67%) ASP.NET
4 52 (24.88%) XML
5 41 (19.62%) CSS
6 35 (16.75%) Web Services
7 31 (14.83%) WCF
8 30 (14.35%) WinForms
9 25 (11.96%) WPF
9 25 (11.96%) .NET Framework
10 15 (7.18%) jQuery
11 14 (6.70%) XSL
11 14 (6.70%) ADO.NET
12 12 (5.74%) COM+
12 12 (5.74%) AngularJS
13 10 (4.78%) SOAP
14 9 (4.31%) XHTML
14 9 (4.31%) Entity Framework
15 8 (3.83%) HTML5
15 8 (3.83%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.39%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.39%) NHS
2 5 (2.39%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
4 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.48%) Life Science
5 1 (0.48%) CMDB
5 1 (0.48%) Wiki
5 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.48%) Online Games
5 1 (0.48%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.48%) iPhone
5 1 (0.48%) EPoS
5 1 (0.48%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.53%) Windows
2 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.39%) UNIX
4 4 (1.91%) Linux
5 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.96%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.96%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.96%) Android
6 2 (0.96%) Solaris
6 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.48%) zOS
7 1 (0.48%) VME
7 1 (0.48%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.66%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.40%) TDD
3 26 (12.44%) MVC
4 22 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 21 (10.05%) SDLC
6 20 (9.57%) OO
7 17 (8.13%) SOA
8 14 (6.70%) Migration
9 11 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (4.78%) Scrum
11 9 (4.31%) Software Engineering
12 8 (3.83%) Project Management
12 8 (3.83%) CRM
12 8 (3.83%) Incident Management
13 7 (3.35%) System Testing
13 7 (3.35%) Time Management
13 7 (3.35%) Kanban
13 7 (3.35%) E-Commerce
14 6 (2.87%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (2.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 209 (100.00%) VB
2 114 (54.55%) C#
3 107 (51.20%) SQL
4 93 (44.50%) VB.NET
5 46 (22.01%) T-SQL
5 46 (22.01%) JavaScript
6 22 (10.53%) PL/SQL
7 16 (7.66%) VBScript
8 14 (6.70%) C++
8 14 (6.70%) PowerShell
9 11 (5.26%) VBA
10 9 (4.31%) Java
11 5 (2.39%) Perl
12 4 (1.91%) Delphi
12 4 (1.91%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.44%) PHP
13 3 (1.44%) VC++
14 2 (0.96%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.96%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (7.18%) Degree
2 5 (2.39%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.39%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.91%) MCDBA
3 4 (1.91%) MCAD
3 4 (1.91%) MCSD
4 1 (0.48%) HND
4 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.78%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) HL7
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (4.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 64 (30.62%) Microsoft
2 36 (17.22%) Oracle
3 29 (13.88%) IBM
4 4 (1.91%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.44%) Sculptor
5 3 (1.44%) Progress
6 2 (0.96%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.48%) Sun
7 1 (0.48%) BEA
7 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.48%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.48%) Perforce
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