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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 491 404 414
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +10
Contract jobs citing VB6 101 169 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.88% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 88 78
Average daily rate
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£314 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £400 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.90% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.42%

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
20685 19299 18387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 12258 11255
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 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 559 731
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.29 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -87 91 £310 -3.12% 32
London +26 42 £369 -6.64% 6
City of London +12 19 £405 +3.18% 3
South West -18 15 £303 +11.00% 2
Scotland -11 9 £338 -13.46%
East of England -18 8 £205 -33.87% 2
East Midlands +7 7 - - 3
Bristol -8 7 £290 -
West Midlands -14 7 £275 +14.58% 7
South East -48 5 £350 +34.61% 6
Enfield - 5 £250 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £205 -
Glasgow -3 4 £338 -3.57%
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
North West -11 3 £325 - 4
Essex -13 2 - -
Hampshire -19 2 £350 -
Northamptonshire -20 2 - -
Yorkshire -55 2 £325 +1.56%
North East - 2 £376 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £376 - 2
Basingstoke - 2 £350 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £300 - 1
Staffordshire +2 1 - - 3
Exeter -7 1 £300 -7.69%
Preston -9 1 £350 -
Devon -11 1 £300 -7.69%
Birmingham -11 1 £350 +56.42% 1
Milton Keynes -16 1 - -

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 205 (100.00%) VB
2 139 (67.80%) .NET
3 114 (55.61%) SQL
4 108 (52.68%) SQL Server
5 81 (39.51%) C#
6 63 (30.73%) Oracle
7 56 (27.32%) VB.NET
8 48 (23.41%) PL/SQL
9 47 (22.93%) JavaScript
10 46 (22.44%) ASP.NET
11 42 (20.49%) XML
12 38 (18.54%) Oracle Database
13 35 (17.07%) Microsoft
14 33 (16.10%) VBScript
15 32 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
16 30 (14.63%) Java
17 28 (13.66%) HTML
17 28 (13.66%) Finance
18 27 (13.17%) IIS
19 26 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
20 25 (12.20%) CSS
21 23 (11.22%) Windows
21 23 (11.22%) T-SQL
21 23 (11.22%) WCF
22 20 (9.76%) UNIX
22 20 (9.76%) OO
23 18 (8.78%) Web Services
23 18 (8.78%) VBA
24 17 (8.29%) C
24 17 (8.29%) ActiveX

VB6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (13.17%) IIS
2 15 (7.32%) Tuxedo
3 6 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.95%) MTS
5 2 (0.98%) Documentum
5 2 (0.98%) SAS
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.49%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.98%) MS Project
2 2 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (4.88%) CODA-Financials
2 6 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.98%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.44%) HTTP
2 2 (0.98%) SSL
3 1 (0.49%) Intranet
3 1 (0.49%) VPN
3 1 (0.49%) DNS
3 1 (0.49%) LDAP
3 1 (0.49%) DHCP
3 1 (0.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (52.68%) SQL Server
2 38 (18.54%) Oracle Database
3 26 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (8.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 12 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (5.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (5.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (4.88%) BusinessObjects XI
7 10 (4.88%) MS Access
7 10 (4.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (3.41%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.41%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (2.93%) DTS
11 3 (1.46%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.98%) Ingres
13 1 (0.49%) SQL Navigator
13 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.46%) Moq
3 3 (1.46%) JUnit
3 3 (1.46%) Selenium
3 3 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.46%) NUnit
3 3 (1.46%) Subversion
4 2 (0.98%) Maven
4 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.49%) JIRA
5 1 (0.49%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.49%) Toad
5 1 (0.49%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.49%) ClearQuest
General
1 28 (13.66%) Finance
2 8 (3.90%) Banking
3 6 (2.93%) Back Office
4 4 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.46%) Retail
6 2 (0.98%) German Language
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 142 (69.27%) Developer
2 51 (24.88%) VB Developer
3 43 (20.98%) VB6 Developer
4 36 (17.56%) .NET Developer
5 31 (15.12%) Analyst
6 22 (10.73%) Programmer
7 16 (7.80%) Applications Support
8 13 (6.34%) C# Developer
8 13 (6.34%) Support Analyst
9 12 (5.85%) Analyst Programmer
9 12 (5.85%) VB.NET Developer
10 11 (5.37%) VB Programmer
10 11 (5.37%) Applications Developer
10 11 (5.37%) Software Developer
11 10 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
12 9 (4.39%) Financial Analyst
12 9 (4.39%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.90%) Architect
13 8 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (3.90%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (67.80%) .NET
2 46 (22.44%) ASP.NET
3 42 (20.49%) XML
4 28 (13.66%) HTML
5 25 (12.20%) CSS
6 23 (11.22%) WCF
7 18 (8.78%) Web Services
8 17 (8.29%) ActiveX
9 14 (6.83%) XSD
10 12 (5.85%) XSL
11 11 (5.37%) XSLT
11 11 (5.37%) Classic ASP
11 11 (5.37%) .NET Framework
11 11 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (4.88%) COM+
13 8 (3.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (3.90%) WPF
14 7 (3.41%) jQuery
15 6 (2.93%) Silverlight
15 6 (2.93%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.46%) Open Source
3 2 (0.98%) Health Informatics
3 2 (0.98%) Data Integration
3 2 (0.98%) N-Tier
3 2 (0.98%) Equities
3 2 (0.98%) Derivative
3 2 (0.98%) Informatics
3 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.49%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.49%) Ergonomics
4 1 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.22%) Windows
2 20 (9.76%) UNIX
3 7 (3.41%) Windows XP
3 7 (3.41%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.46%) Solaris
6 2 (0.98%) Linux
6 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (9.76%) OO
3 17 (8.29%) Unit Testing
4 16 (7.80%) MVC
5 14 (6.83%) Performance Testing
6 11 (5.37%) Software Engineering
7 9 (4.39%) Scrum
7 9 (4.39%) OOP
8 8 (3.90%) CRM
8 8 (3.90%) SOA
8 8 (3.90%) TDD
9 6 (2.93%) Business Analysis
9 6 (2.93%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (2.93%) System Testing
9 6 (2.93%) MVVM
10 5 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.44%) Data Analysis
10 5 (2.44%) Migration
10 5 (2.44%) Workflow
11 4 (1.95%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 205 (100.00%) VB
2 114 (55.61%) SQL
3 81 (39.51%) C#
4 56 (27.32%) VB.NET
5 48 (23.41%) PL/SQL
6 47 (22.93%) JavaScript
7 33 (16.10%) VBScript
8 30 (14.63%) Java
9 23 (11.22%) T-SQL
10 18 (8.78%) VBA
11 17 (8.29%) C
12 14 (6.83%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.44%) C++
14 3 (1.46%) COBOL
14 3 (1.46%) PHP
14 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.98%) XAML
15 2 (0.98%) Perl
16 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (2.44%) Degree
2 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.49%) APMP
3 1 (0.49%) MCP
3 1 (0.49%) OCP
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.46%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (2.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 63 (30.73%) Oracle
2 35 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.85%) Sybase
4 10 (4.88%) Business Objects
4 10 (4.88%) CODA
5 4 (1.95%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.46%) Telerik
6 3 (1.46%) IBM
7 2 (0.98%) Northgate
7 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.49%) Sage
8 1 (0.49%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.49%) Google
8 1 (0.49%) Adobe
8 1 (0.49%) Sun
8 1 (0.49%) Citrix
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