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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 497 440 409
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -31
Contract jobs citing VB6 104 135 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.65% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 77 92
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £298 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.52% -7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 19
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.92%

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
20730 20692 21644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.29% 38.77% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13121 12993 12976
Average daily rate £388 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 575 785
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.90 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -45 94 £290 -10.76% 49
South East -2 25 £238 -20.83% 12
Yorkshire +15 21 £320 +12.28% 6
North West -3 16 £285 -5.00% 8
London -32 16 £388 -0.32% 3
West Yorkshire +6 15 £320 +12.28% 4
Surrey - 15 £225 - 4
Manchester +5 14 £285 - 5
Scotland -15 9 £350 +32.07% 2
Leeds +8 6 £320 +12.28% 4
Oxfordshire +2 6 £273 +4.80% 1
Edinburgh -5 6 £388 +46.22% 1
West Midlands -16 5 £308 +16.03% 5
South West -32 4 £248 - 10
North Yorkshire - 4 £320 - 2
York - 4 £320 - 2
City of London +11 3 £700 +86.66% 1
Glasgow -7 3 £350 - 1
East Sussex -8 3 £315 -6.66% 2
East of England -20 3 £338 -10.00% 4
Oxford 0 2 £263 -4.54% 1
Witney -2 2 £325 +25.00%
Hertfordshire -12 2 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £235 -
Hitchin - 2 £350 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £290 -
Dorset -2 1 - -
Lancashire -17 1 £300 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £238 - 3
Cheshire - 1 £300 - 1

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 236 (100.00%) VB
2 156 (66.10%) .NET
3 152 (64.41%) SQL Server
4 106 (44.92%) SQL
5 103 (43.64%) C#
6 69 (29.24%) VB.NET
7 64 (27.12%) ASP.NET
8 60 (25.42%) JavaScript
9 58 (24.58%) Windows
10 56 (23.73%) XML
10 56 (23.73%) HTML
11 52 (22.03%) Microsoft
12 45 (19.07%) CSS
13 40 (16.95%) VBScript
13 40 (16.95%) Oracle
14 35 (14.83%) VBA
14 35 (14.83%) MS Excel
15 34 (14.41%) SQL Server 2008
16 33 (13.98%) SQL Server 2000
16 33 (13.98%) IIS
16 33 (13.98%) SQL Server 2005
17 30 (12.71%) Finance
18 27 (11.44%) DTS
18 27 (11.44%) Visual Studio
18 27 (11.44%) Java
19 25 (10.59%) T-SQL
19 25 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
19 25 (10.59%) WCF
20 24 (10.17%) .NET Framework
20 24 (10.17%) COM+

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (13.98%) IIS
2 10 (4.24%) Documentum
3 5 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.42%) JCAPS
6 1 (0.42%) CICS
6 1 (0.42%) Apache
Applications
1 35 (14.83%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.27%) HTTP
1 3 (1.27%) Intranet
2 2 (0.85%) SSL
3 1 (0.42%) LDAP
3 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (64.41%) SQL Server
2 34 (14.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (13.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 33 (13.98%) SQL Server 2000
4 27 (11.44%) DTS
5 22 (9.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (5.93%) Ingres
8 13 (5.51%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.12%) MS Access
10 5 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (2.12%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.85%) OLAP
13 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (11.44%) Visual Studio
2 20 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (4.66%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.97%) Rhino Mocks
4 7 (2.97%) MSBuild
4 7 (2.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (2.97%) NUnit
5 6 (2.54%) JIRA
6 5 (2.12%) Subversion
7 4 (1.69%) ClearQuest
8 3 (1.27%) Maven
9 1 (0.42%) JUnit
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.42%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.42%) Toad
9 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.42%) T4 Templates
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 30 (12.71%) Finance
2 4 (1.69%) Banking
2 4 (1.69%) Marketing
3 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.85%) Back Office
4 2 (0.85%) German Language
4 2 (0.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 180 (76.27%) Developer
2 92 (38.98%) VB Developer
3 81 (34.32%) VB6 Developer
4 41 (17.37%) .NET Developer
5 30 (12.71%) Analyst
6 21 (8.90%) C# Developer
6 21 (8.90%) Programmer
7 17 (7.20%) VB.NET Developer
8 16 (6.78%) Senior Developer
8 16 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (5.08%) Analyst Programmer
9 12 (5.08%) Software Developer
9 12 (5.08%) Applications Support
10 11 (4.66%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.66%) Technical Support
10 11 (4.66%) Senior VB Developer
11 10 (4.24%) Senior VB6 Developer
11 10 (4.24%) SQL Developer
12 9 (3.81%) Oracle Developer
13 7 (2.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (66.10%) .NET
2 64 (27.12%) ASP.NET
3 56 (23.73%) HTML
3 56 (23.73%) XML
4 45 (19.07%) CSS
5 25 (10.59%) WCF
6 24 (10.17%) .NET Framework
6 24 (10.17%) Classic ASP
6 24 (10.17%) COM+
7 18 (7.63%) XSLT
7 18 (7.63%) JSON
8 17 (7.20%) Web Services
9 16 (6.78%) ActiveX
9 16 (6.78%) jQuery
9 16 (6.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 15 (6.36%) WPF
10 15 (6.36%) WinForms
11 10 (4.24%) Ajax
11 10 (4.24%) XSL
12 9 (3.81%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.97%) W3C
2 3 (1.27%) Fixed Income
2 3 (1.27%) N-Tier
3 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (0.85%) E-Learning
3 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.42%) Open Source
4 1 (0.42%) Health Informatics
4 1 (0.42%) Derivative
4 1 (0.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (0.42%) Informatics
4 1 (0.42%) Ergonomics
4 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 58 (24.58%) Windows
2 20 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (6.36%) Windows 7
5 13 (5.51%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.85%) UNIX
6 2 (0.85%) Solaris
7 1 (0.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (9.75%) OO
3 18 (7.63%) SOA
4 17 (7.20%) MVC
5 15 (6.36%) Migration
5 15 (6.36%) CRM
5 15 (6.36%) MVVM
6 13 (5.51%) TDD
6 13 (5.51%) Software Engineering
7 12 (5.08%) Unit Testing
8 10 (4.24%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (3.81%) OOP
9 9 (3.81%) Project Management
9 9 (3.81%) Regression Testing
10 7 (2.97%) Use Case
10 7 (2.97%) Kanban
10 7 (2.97%) Quality Management
10 7 (2.97%) OOD
10 7 (2.97%) UML
10 7 (2.97%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 236 (100.00%) VB
2 106 (44.92%) SQL
3 103 (43.64%) C#
4 69 (29.24%) VB.NET
5 60 (25.42%) JavaScript
6 40 (16.95%) VBScript
7 35 (14.83%) VBA
8 27 (11.44%) Java
9 25 (10.59%) T-SQL
10 16 (6.78%) PL/SQL
11 11 (4.66%) XAML
11 11 (4.66%) C++
12 6 (2.54%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.69%) Perl
14 1 (0.42%) PHP
14 1 (0.42%) Delphi
14 1 (0.42%) C
14 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (1.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.27%) Degree
2 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.85%) APMP
4 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.42%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.20%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Vendors
1 52 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 40 (16.95%) Oracle
3 10 (4.24%) Sybase
4 5 (2.12%) Business Objects
4 5 (2.12%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.69%) Citrix
6 3 (1.27%) Telerik
7 1 (0.42%) Sage
7 1 (0.42%) VMware
7 1 (0.42%) EMC
7 1 (0.42%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.42%) SAP
7 1 (0.42%) IBM
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